Kaplan, Massamillo & Andrews, LLC has a diverse marine practice with a focus on the management and resolution of disputes whether informally, by alternative dispute resolution, arbitration or litigation, both domestically and internationally. Our team includes lawyers with extensive Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy experience as well as several lawyers with engineering degrees. The practical knowledge and legal experience of our lawyers has proven invaluable to our clients which include shipowners, charterers, non-vessel owning common carriers, ocean intermediaries, and insurers and reinsurers of marine risks. Within the field of marine litigation, the firm routinely handles matters involving:

  • Bills of Lading, Other Carriage Contracts and Related Disputes
  • Cargo Loss & Damage
  • Warehouses & Storage
  • Transportation of Hazardous Cargo
  • Bodily Injury & Death Claims Occurring at Sea or Onshore
  • Maritime Products Liability Claims
  • Maritime Casualties - Grounding, Allisions, Collisions, Explosions, Fires
  • Charter Party Disputes - Problems of Formation, Performance, Termination, Demurrage and Safe Berths
  • Vessel Brokerage and Agency Disputes
  • Enforcement of International Arbitration Award
  • Protection & Indemnity
  • Shipbuilding and Repair Contracts
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Other Commercial Disputes

We also advise and represent our clients on a broad range of non contentious commercial and operational maritime matters.