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Maritime and Aviation

Yachts, ships and aircraft are some of the most valuable assets you or your business own, and our maritime and aviation practice is business-focused. These valuable, vulnerable assets exist within a complex array of regulations and laws. We can handle the transactions that arise in the acquisition and disposal of these assets, and we have deep experience resolving the disputes they generate. We have had success defending claims on these assets by the government and in litigating against the specialized insurance providers that cover them.

  • Represented European luxury yacht manufacturer in defense of suits brought throughout U.S. in connection with actions of prior dealer, possible dealer fraud, and anti-trust. Successful dismissals by Courts and settlements in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented boat manufacturer in defense of anti-trust and other claims in federal court in New York. The Court dismissed the anti-trust claims and the other claims were successfully resolved through settlement.
  • Represented a materials supplier in its multi-million-dollar claim for payment against a subcontractor, general contractor and project owner, foreclosing on construction liens and suing in both contract and equity.
  • Defended a subcontractor against claims for unpaid by a materials supplier.
  • Represented mid-sized cargo airline for all legal aspects of its transnational airfreight business.
  • Represented necessaryman ship supplier in Admiralty for recovery of debt from arrest of commercial vessel.
  • Represented South Pacific national airline in trial to recover on multi-million dollar claim for faulty engine.
  • Represented aircraft engine leasing firm in claim for faulty commercial jet APU.
  • Represented luxury yacht owner in claims by captain and crew for unpaid wages.
  • Successfully pursued a demand for bad faith and non-payment of an insurance claim on behalf of luxury yacht owner, eventually securing payment of replacement value for the vessel.