Maritime Law

Maritime law is unlike most any other law in the US. There are special rules founded in the traditions and customs of both the United States and the United Kingdom. When issues facing mariners arise, it is always best to consult a maritime attorney. Though, often, just because a vessel is involved, a maritime attorney is not needed, it is always better to be sure that your interests are covered.

Many times the Law Office of Adam Jay Jaffe has been consulted or hired after a land-based attorney has been involved. More often than not, the other attorney, though good intentioned, has harmed the client. Maritime law is not an area that can be practiced casually; rather, the attorney must stay abreast of the nuances on a regular basis.

One of the last times the United States Supreme Court decided a maritime case, it was in Lozano vs. City of Riviera Beach. The ruling in this one case has divided more maritime attorneys than united; most land-based attorneys don’t understand what it is about. In effect, for the first time, a “vessel” was defined.

The Law Office of Adam Jay Jaffe has helped mariners with the following:

• Yachting and Recreational Boating
o Vessel Purchase and Sale Consulting
o California Sales and Use Tax
o Maritime Liens and Mortgages
o Maritime Litigation
o Tips for Vessel Buyers and Sellers
o Marine Insurance Claims

• Representation of Yachting Industry Professionals
o Brokerage Consulting and Representation
o California Sales and Use Tax
o Marine Finance and Lending
o Marine Surveyor Representation
o Maritime Liens and Mortgages
o Maritime Litigation

• Commercial Fishing, Workboats, and Passenger Vessels
o Vessel Purchase and Sale Consulting
o Fishing Industry Representation
o Maritime Liens and Mortgages
o U.S. Coast Guard License Representation
o Tips for Vessel Buyers and Sellers
o Maritime Litigation
o Marine Insurance Claims

The Law Office of Adam Jay Jaffe will do all it they can to make sure you receive the best representation that you deserve. It is our goal to resolve your claims or issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, and provide you with the best results. To learn more about maritime law, contact us right away at (619) 810-7964 or email us.