MARITIME ADVICE & LITIGATION2018-08-08T16:15:10-05:00

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

Riess LeMieux Receives National Recognition in Construction Industry

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Construction Executive Magazine, one of the most respected publications in the construction industry, has selected the firm among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the nation. Competing with many older and larger firms from across the country, Riess LeMieux was ranked 40th after only a year of practice, making it the newest law firm in the inaugural report.

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Margaret Davis to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Margaret N. Davis to the firm.  A graduate of Tulane University Law School, her experience includes securities, maritime, and commercial litigation.  During law school, Margaret served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and was a semifinalist on the Admiralty Moot Court team.  She also served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  Margaret is also a legal writing instructor in business law at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business.

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