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 is Looking for a Legal Secretary

The rapidly growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an opening for a motivated and talented Legal Secretary with 5+ years of litigation experience.  Candidate must have administrative experience, exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficient in MS word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, and type with speed and accuracy.  Preparing legal documents and correspondence, opening and maintaining client files, scanning, coordinating meetings, time entry, filing with courts and government agencies, etc.  Candidates should also be well organized and professional, capable of meeting deadlines, and adept at managing multiple complex projects.  The successful candidate should possess superior verbal and written communication skills.  Construction and labor law experience preferred.  This position will support several busy attorneys.  Excellent benefits and competitive salary.

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