Governed by an intricate web of environmental, procurement, safety, and other state, federal, and international laws and regulations, the maritime industry can be a challenge to navigate. Winston & Strawn's maritime team is experienced in sorting out complex issues and getting things done for our clients. Our lawyers find effective, efficient solutions to even the most complex legal challenges involving vessel financing, regulatory compliance, federal contracting, hazardous material transportation, product liability, vessel sales, charters, maritime litigation, and environmental pollution defense. Our clients include a broad range of vessel owners, operators, and managers; government contractors; marine terminal operators; shipyards; logistics providers; marine equipment suppliers; port authorities; financial institutions; businesses that charter vessels; and others engaged in the provision or purchase of maritime transportation services.
Our attorneys provide maritime and admiralty legal services in the following areas:
In addition to the practice areas outlined above, our maritime team is supported by the full resources of the firm, including our tax, labor and employment, government contracts, and energy practices.