MARITIME ADVICE & LITIGATION2020-07-29T12:35:20-05:00

Maritime Advice & Litigation

The Riess LeMieux team can assist with any legal matter that may arise for clients whose business centers on vessels and the waterfront. Our experience stems from more than 50 years as counselors and litigators in this area of the law.  Our maritime attorneys often handle legal matters before state and federal courts, as well as regulatory agencies that include the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Transactions on the Waterfront

We handle all types of commercial transactions involving the acquisition and sale of vessels, including registration in the most appropriate country, financing matters, negotiating closings, drafting charter agreements, and resolving Coast Guard-related legal matters. We are well-equipped to place liens on vessels and adhere to national and international measures to effect enforcement of those liens.

Jones Act Claims

Our lawyers regularly handle claims that arise from Jones Act and personal injury that occurs at sea, including helicopter accidents at drop-offs onto drilling rigs, slip and falls on boat decks, crane injuries, abandonment of vessels due to adverse events, and other matters. What sets our firm apart is our ability to respond quickly and knowledgeably to our clients’ concerns, both in day-to-day matters and during rapidly emerging situations that can occur after serious maritime accidents involving catastrophic injury and fatalities.

Recent News

Construction Industry Legislative Update – August 2020

Several important laws affecting the construction industry—and businesses in general—were passed by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2020 Regular and Extraordinary Sessions and signed into law by the Governor, including partial tort reform, business and individual protections related to COVID-19, and new laws affecting the construction industry in particular.

Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Audio Webinar

Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester will be hosting an audio webinar with the National Business Institute on June 10, 2020.  This webinar will  focus on construction issues that can have substantial legal repercussions.  It will cover how to troubleshoot these issues and give you the information necessary to find solutions before they escalate. Riess LeMieux regularly provides webinars and seminars for clients on a wide array of legal topics.

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