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Our team is well-versed in admiralty/maritime law and has extensive experience working with marinas and marina owners to assist in legal matters which help them run their business. Our maritime lawyers have knowledge in both litigation and transactional matters such as ship financing and sales, environmental incidents and regulatory matters, machinery claims, land use, mechanic liens and liens for necessities, and business advice related to tax and succession planning.

We work with:

  • Marina owners
  • Vessel owners
  • Operators
  • Repairers
  • Managers
  • Lenders
  • Manufacturers
  • Terminal operators

Our group also creates contracts and agreements with the proper mandatory regulations needed for any entity to adhere to when conducting activities located on or in the sea.

Environmental Hazards

We work with marinas when they have been faced with an environmental hazard or marine pollution incidents, such as an oil spill or other hazardous materials.

Land Use

Our lawyers also have experience representing landowners in regard to development and construction, along with zoning, planning and entitlements to their property to fulfill any of the clients’ needs.

Liens

If your marina offers on-site mechanic services or works with outside mechanics or vendors, it could be essential to have the proper exclusion clauses in your contracts. These legal clauses may help minimize your liability.

Our team drafts contracts required by marinas, marine suppliers, and vessel repair yards to minimize liability.

Tax Planning

The team has both domestic and international experience advising owners and operators about tax law matters, including entity selection and tax structuring. We can assist your marina in making sure your business is best structured for success. Our approach to tax planning is driven by your business operations, not vice versa.

If you need assistance, Widerman Malek wants to be of service. We will review your legal documents with you to help protect you and your trusted relationships.


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