This is a very specialized practice that deals with the statutes and case law affecting our navigable waters - both inland and ocean - and the commerce and recreation which depend upon them. We handle the full spectrum of transactions as well as state and federal maritime and business-related litigation in matters including:
- Commercial fishing
- Recreational boating
- Maritime contracts and liens
- Marine and foreclosures finance
- Boat, marine, and indemnity insurance
Our track record on behalf of clients is noteworthy. For example, we have successfully completed preferred ships mortgage foreclosures, financial transactions for the purchase of boats and achieved excellent outcomes in the defense of marine construction companies in property damage and personal liability cases.
We maintain strategic relationships with key industry groups. We have served as counsel since 1999 for the Garden State Seafood Association, whose members are engaged in all aspects of commercial fishing as well as seafood processing and merchandising. Our longtime membership in the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey has kept us close to the recreational boating and marina industries. Our deep involvement in the Maritime Law Association of the United States, including leadership roles on various key committees, has enabled us to build a national network of professionals to whom we can refer out-of-state marine matters for our New Jersey and Delaware based clients.
We are proud of our extensive experience in this unique area of the law, and have earned a reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients.