Admiralty and Maritime Law Overview
Our admiralty and maritime practice includes all aspects of “brown water” and offshore marine operations. We represent barge owners and operators, towboat companies, line haul operators, cargo interests, stevedores, fleets and terminals, as well as marine underwriters. Our offshore clients include natural resource exploration companies, vessel operators, divers, construction companies, dredge operators and the nation’s only deepwater port. We handle both property damage and personal injury claims, cargo claims and subrogation, vessel seizures and enforcement of maritime liens, as well as any other energy and offshore related litigation.
Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC’s has a comprehensive admiralty and maritime law practice, focusing on litigation and transactional matters in the United States. Our capabilities include the following:
- Litigation and arbitration involving claims for lost, damaged, delayed or hazardous cargo; claims arising out of collisions and allisions; wrongful death and personal injury; contract disputes; oil spills, pollution and product liability; in rem claims against vessels and other property; and complex marine insurance claims.
- Transactional counsel, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and vessel sales; financing; and the full range of shipping, logistics, towage, vessel charter, marine terminal, salvage, stevedoring and other agreements and contracts.
- Domestic and international regulatory counsel, including compliance with the US Ocean Shipping Reform Act; environmental law such as the Clean Water Act and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL); US Coast Guard and Homeland Security regulations such as the Maritime Transportation Security Act; and other shipping laws and policies.