Admiralty & Maritime Law
Much of the Gulf Southâ€™s livelihood has long been linked to the shipping industry. Our Admiralty & Maritime Group represents clients in relation to all aspects of this vital industry, including shipbuilding and repairs, domestic and international shipping, stevedoring, and offshore drilling and production. We advise clients on cargo damage claims, terminal operations and bills of lading. Our litigators handle disputes involving Jones Act claims, collisions, salvage and wreck removal, claims for environmental damage and limitation-of-liability actions. We also provide marine insurance coverage evaluation, as well as contact and charter drafting and negotiation. Additionally, we understand the risks inherent in the business and represent a host of underwriters. Because the nature of the industry often requires availability outside of normal business hours, our attorneys maintain an on-call system 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in order to meet and serve our clientsâ€™ needs.