Jones Walker’s maritime attorneys provide cross-spectrum transactional, regulatory, and dispute-resolution counsel to domestic and international clients in foreign jurisdictions and across the United States, in state and federal courts, and before US and international arbitral bodies.
We also represent owners, operators, investors, and individuals in matters before a range of state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor, the US Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
In the transactional arena, we have extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of marine contracts, vessel acquisitions, financings, and flagging, as well as in maritime lien enforcement, foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Our regulatory work ranges from securing permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers to US Customs seizures, classification disputes, convention and treaty analysis, immigration matters, and Outer Continental Shelf exemptions. We regularly represent the interests of individual clients and industry associations before lawmakers and regulators, helping strengthen the voice of maritime companies in the development of relevant laws and regulations.
Our experienced litigators represent clients in the full range of maritime disputes, including personal injury, death, and property litigation, collisions, allisions, and environmental matters, cargo claims and hazardous cargo, and insurance coverage. Drawing on the in-depth experience of lawyers from throughout the firm, we also provide industry-tailored guidance in many key areas of law, including labor and employment, intellectual property, environmental law, and more.
Our clients come from across the industry spectrum and include:
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