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Winston & Strawn's maritime team understands the challenges involved in doing business and navigating the complex issues of the maritime industry. By representing a diverse mix of industry participants—from vessel owners and operators to businesses that charter vessels to port authorities to others engaged in the financing of maritime transportation asset—our attorneys have gained a deep understanding of the most important issues facing our clients. While we are nationally recognized as a “go-to” firm for difficult maritime problems involving U.S. government policy, law, regulations, and enforcement, we are also actively involved in assisting clients with vessel financing, commercial transactions, and non-government related admiralty litigation, including collisions, allisions, and cargo claims, among others.
Our team has extensive experience dealing with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Transportation Command, and the Military Sealift Command. In addition, our maritime team is supported by the full resources of the firm, including our corporate, restructuring, environmental, tax, litigation, labor and employment, and energy practices.
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Papavizas & Kiern have published a bi-annual summary of U.S. maritime legislative developments since 1997 in this journal, including "2011-2012 Maritime Legislative Developments."