- New Orleans
Lance Sannino is a partner in the Maritime Practice Group. Lance concentrates his practice on admiralty and maritime law and regularly advises and represents clients in a wide variety of maritime commercial, transactional, and regulatory matters.
A native of New Orleans, Lance was admitted to practice in October 2004. He has significant experience in negotiating, preparing, and providing legal opinions on the purchases and sales of a wide range of vessels, bills of lading, contracts of affreightment, charter parties, towage agreements, barge fleeting agreements, terminal agreements, berth applications and terminal rules, master service agreements, and other maritime contracts, as well as vessel repair and construction contracts. Lance also regularly counsels marine, transportation, logistics, and related service providers on financial transactions, risk management, loss prevention, and compliance issues under a wide variety of domestic and international regulatory schemes.
Lance’s commercial and transactional practice is supplemented by his experience in a wide variety of maritime litigation, including the handling of personal injury matters, vessel collisions and allisions, cargo disputes, marine insurance matters, various pollution, towage, and salvage matters, domestic and international maritime lien and contractual disputes, as well as regulatory proceedings before the US Coast Guard, the US Maritime Administration, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
In addition to his matter-specific representation, Lance is also captive maritime counsel for the marine services division of one of the largest publicly traded midstream energy partnerships in North America, providing daily legal support for the partnership's marine transportation business segment.