Our attorneys represent a wide range of clients addressing transactional and litigation matters across all aspects of international trade.

Our international trade practice covers nearly every facet of the industry including admiralty and maritime matters. We combine years of experience representing multi-national corporations, ship owners, charterers, marine service providers, freight-forwarders and insurers.


We combine years of experience representing shipowners, charterers, marine service providers, freight-forwarders and insurers.


We represent clients in the investigation and litigation of marine casualties, prosecution and defense of cases for cargo loss and property damage, personal injury including the Jones Act and Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, contract and charter party disputes, freight, demurrage, and P&I and insurance coverage and subrogation matters.

In addition to publishing and teaching maritime and admiralty law, our attorneys have tried, arbitrated and mediated cases before the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and the Society of Maritime Arbitrators.

OFAC & Trade Sanctions

We work with clients engaged in international trade to help create and implement vetting systems to comply with the U.S. sanction programs. Additionally, our attorneys have experience assisting clients with disclosing violations and/or addressing sanctions if they have already had a violation.

Our attorneys have also provided advice and guidance on economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Export Administration Regulations administered by the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security.


Our attorneys regularly represent clients in contract negotiations for shipping cargo and in resolving transactional issues that result from performance of those contracts.  Our attorneys also assist with drafting and negotiating financing documents, including loan agreements, assignments, guarantees and other undertakings.