After graduating from New York Maritime College I started my maritime career by... more
After graduating from New York Maritime College I started my maritime career by going to sea as a deck officer on oil tankers. I attended law school at Tulane University and focused my studies in the area of admiralty and maritime law. Upon graduation I worked for a major maritime law firm in New Orleans representing shipping companies. In 1988 I moved to New York and switched my pract... view profile
Also admitted to practice before: Supreme Court of the United States, 1982 Second... more
Also admitted to practice before: Supreme Court of the United States, 1982 Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1982 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993 Eastern District of New York, 1977 Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Biographee: Who's Who in American Law
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My practice includes litigation, arbitration and arbitration enforcement related to... more
My practice includes litigation, arbitration and arbitration enforcement related to shipping and shipping companies, securitizations, hedge funds, bankruptcy, contracts and securities litigation, as well as copyright, trademark and trade secret. I practice in federal and state courts throughout the country as well as in international and securities industry arbitrations.
Admiralty law concerns the navigation and shipping rules and procedures for commercial and recreational boating. If you are on a boat or own a boat that crashes into another boat, or a dock, pier or wharf, admiralty law (also called maritime law) applies. If someone is injured in the crash, if cargo is damaged, or if the boat sinks and causes a gas spill, admiralty law assigns responsibility and determines who has to pay. Admiralty laws are complex and can be confusing. If you or your business engage in water-based activities, an admiralty or maritime lawyer can be very helpful.