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Maritime Law

With a Master’s degree in Admiralty and a longstanding Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association, Gary Seitz leads the admiralty and maritime law practice of Gellert Seitz Busenkell & Brown, LLC, focusing on litigation and transactional matters in the United States. Our lawyers represent clients from every corner of the industry, including shippers, carriers, ship owners, terminal operators, energy companies, cruise lines, non-vessel-operating common carriers, treasure salvors, terminal operators, shipyards, banks and financial companies, among others. Our experienced trial and business lawyers work hand-in-hand to ensure that disputes are resolved quickly and effectively and that client deals are negotiated, structured and documented with care and full attention to detail.

Our maritime capabilities include:

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; and ship arrests and attachments and other in rem claims of or against vessels and other maritime property.

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.

We also represent maritime clients in workouts, bankruptcy proceedings and in defending against preference actions.

Click Below to read our recent reports in THE ARREST NEWS.

“Third Circuit Upholds Contractual Extension of Maritime Lien Clauses” By Gary Seitz, Gellert Seitz Busenkell & Brown, LLC

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