The Marine Industry is simultaneously broad and unique. It affects almost all aspects of our Gulf Coast economy. Those engaged in maritime commerce have particularized business and legal needs that are unique to the maritime sector. Counsel with awareness of and experience related to the reality of operations on navigable waters and the marine environment is critical to any owner, operator, shipper, carrier, or seaman that plans to carry the day at trial.
In addition to experience in the courtroom, the attorneys practicing in Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP’s maritime section have been to sea. They have served aboard US naval vessels, crewed on inland towing vessels and worked on offshore drill ships and rigs. They are familiar with the marine industry from the ground up.
Greer Herz’s attorneys represent clients engaged in all aspects of maritime commerce, including vessel owners and operators, charterers and cargo interests, shipyards, dock owners and operators, marine fabricators, marine suppliers, vessel builders, and towing companies. From a simple charter party or cargo dispute to a marine casualty involving millions of dollars, Greer Herz’s maritime lawyers have the experience to handle it.
This includes maritime personal injury and property damage claims arising under general maritime law, the Death on the High Seas Act, Jones Act, Longshore & Harborworkers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and the Oil Pollution Act. It includes handling property losses and personal injury claims stemming from vessel collisions or allisions, cargo loss, contamination and damage, as well as disputes arising under protection & indemnity and hull & machinery insurance policies, in rem actions, the enforcement of maritime lien rights through vessel arrests and attachments, and basic contract claims arising under maritime law.