Area of Practice: Admiralty and Maritime Law

Shipping remains the most important means of moving goods around the world. With nearly 95% of cargo imported to the United States moving through seaports, maritime law—directly or indirectly—affects businesses around the world. Increased global trade, rising energy costs, ongoing environmental regulations, and the threat of terrorism have converged to make this industry change course dramatically.

Admiralty and Maritime Law at Resnick & Louis

Resnick & Louis helps companies find safe passage in these turbulent times by providing legal and business counsel in all aspects of the maritime industry—brown and blue water commerce, offshore exploration and production, cruise lines, and recreational boating. We represent publicly traded and privately owned companies throughout the world in maritime matters. Our admiralty and maritime attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the industry as they have served as P&I Correspondents.

Our success in serving the shipping industry includes a unique combination of regulatory, legislative, defense, and commercial advice and assistance. Our attorneys have knowledge and experience in matters involving compliance with state, federal, and international regulatory requirements, hull and machinery, collision and cargo, wrongful death, bodily injury to crewman and third-parties, including the defense of personal injury claims under the Jones Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, protection and indemnity, general average, salvage, and defending against enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions. We advise international clients on all aspects of admiralty and maritime law and have an international location in London, United Kingdom.

To meet the needs of our admiralty and maritime clients, our attorneys are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maritime Defense Services

  • Ship owners, managers, operators, and charterers
  • Cargo owners and shippers
  • Shipyards and waterfront facilities
  • Marine insurers, including P&I clubs
  • Financial institutions and private equity investors
  • Parties in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings

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