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Jan M. Kuylenstierna
Ryon L. Little
Damon T. Hartley
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The firm's lawyers have a proven record of successfully protecting the interests of their clients. Our attorneys have over thirty years of experience defending claims related to all manner of marine casualties and disputes including collisions, vessel sinkings and groundings, cargo claims, wreck removal, environmental claims, charter party disputes, marina and marine terminal disasters, and crew, passenger and longshore claims. We have achieved these successful results for clients in federal and state litigation, before federal and state administrative agencies as well as in international and domestic arbitrations. In the area of regulatory compliance, our attorneys have offered counsel to vessel owners and operators regarding compliance with regulations of various state and federal agencies, such as U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (CBP). We also have extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of maritime-related agreements which have included marine terminal operating and lease agreements, ship and fleet management agreements, charter parties and crew contracts. Our extensive experience defending maritime claims allows us to anticipate potential pitfalls in maritime agreements and negotiate the best possible terms.