Maritime Litigation

Navigating your toughest business challenges

Overview

Maritime disputes are often hugely complex, and frequently involve numerous parties, detailed contracts, unclear jurisdiction, and extensive potential liabilities. In such critical matters, it is vital that you have a team that you can trust manning the tiller. MG+M attorneys have decades of experience successfully litigating high-stakes maritime and marine casualty claims, as well as maritime-related personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation and contracts, insurance practice and policy, and product liability claims, from coast-to-coast and everywhere in between.

Deep knowledge of the maritime industry

Our team of maritime attorneys has an extensive understanding of the nuances in maritime personal injury, commercial disputes and contracts, insurance practice and policy, and recreational boating accidents. MG+M has successfully represented clients throughout the maritime industry, including boat manufacturers, insurers, marine equipment manufacturers, shipyards, boat dealerships, yacht clubs and marinas, vessel owners, charterers, and operators, in all forms of maritime and marine casualty claims. MG+M attorneys are published experts and professors of marine insurance law, Proctors of Admiralty certified by the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and members of respected organizations and trade groups focused on the maritime industry. This breadth of experience gives us unique insight into the constantly-changing maritime laws and regulations, as well as the technical knowledge required to analyze and resolve maritime claims effectively.

Exceptional client service

MG+M is devoted to providing outstanding service to our clients. Our attorneys work to ensure transparency, communicating with you frequently and clearly about the status of your case, changes in tactics and strategy, and projected expenses. Our entire team is committed to acting in your best interest, not accruing courtroom or billable hours. Because MG+M attorneys know the impact litigation can have on your operations and bottom line, they treat every case as if their own livelihood is at stake.

Team
Partner
Chicago, IL
312 625 4993
Alexander J.
Baker
abaker@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Miami, FL
305 537 3416
Raúl J.
Chacón Jr.
rchacon@mgmlaw.com
Partner
New Orleans, LA
337 842 2500
David R.
Frohn
dfrohn@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Chicago, IL
312 625 4994
Pamela R.
Gamble
pgamble@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Providence, RI
401 443 2105
Matthew
Giardina
mgiardina@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Miami, FL
305 537 3415
Kaylin S.
Grey
kgrey@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Hattiesburg, MS
601 255 0259
Adam
Hays
ahays@mgmlaw.com
Associate
Miami, FL
305 537 3426
Jonathan
Hernandez
jhernandez@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Boston, MA
617 670 8521
John T.
Hugo
jhugo@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Madison County/St. Louis
618 607 5303
Candice C.
Kusmer
ckusmer@mgmlaw.com
Associate
Miami, FL
305 537 3447
Monika
Ledlova
mledlova@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Miami, FL
305 537 3417
Gustavo A.
Martinez Tristani
gmartinez@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Miami, FL
305 537 3421
Lucia V.
Pazos
lpazos@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Miami, FL
305 537 3413
Russell M.
Pfeifer
rpfeifer@mgmlaw.com
Results

Obtained summary judgment in a matter that involved a trip and fall from a seawall at The Boat House of Cape Coral. The plaintiff argued that our client failed to maintain the dock and to warn of its dangerous condition. After reviewing the plaintiff's testimony and pertinent exhibits depicting the condition of the seawall, the court found that the condition was neither latent nor concealed, but was patent and obvious to ordinary observation and use of senses. The court accordingly granted summary judgment as to liability, effectively dismissing the matter.

Secured a dismissal on a motion to dismiss for improper party and forum non conveniens in a maritime litigation case regarding the repair of a yacht. The court granted the motion to dismiss on the various points raised by the defense. The subject contract contained a forum selection clause that required suit to be brought in the Bahamas. In finding the contract enforceable, the court, based on arguments and supporting case law outlined in the motion, conducted a detailed analysis of the alternative forum and found same to be adequate.

Insights
Key Contact
Raúl  Chacón Jr.
Raúl J.
Chacón Jr.

rchacon@mgmlaw.com