When Navigating Legal Waters, Choose an Experienced Maritime Lawyer
South Carolina Maritime and Admiralty Law
Admiralty and maritime law is a complex and specialized area of law that is significantly different from the laws that apply on land. It covers a wide array of issues involving the shipment of cargo, transportation of people, commercial fishing, boating for pleasure, and other issues related to ships.
At the Bluestein Law Firm, P.A., we focus our legal practice almost entirely on admiralty and maritime law. Founding attorney S. Scott Bluestein holds a Master of Laws in Admiralty from Tulane University. When you need help with a maritime law issue, he is well prepared to assist.
Our firm represents a wide range of clients with needs or concerns related to admiralty and maritime law, including:
- Maritime accidents and injuries of seamen, of longshoremen and harbor workers, of defense contractors working at overseas harbors, and people injured on cruise ships and recreational vessels. Our goal in maritime injury cases is to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
- Maritime commercial and contract law, including assistance with the purchase and sale of a vessel, claims and disputes involving damage to cargo, vessel repairs, preferred ship mortgages and enforcement of maritime liens. Our clients include boat owners, marinas, banks, salvage companies, and companies that ship cargo across the U.S. and around the world.
- Marine insurance issues and disputes regarding limitation of liability, on behalf of insurance companies and insureds.
- Marine salvage
With offices just minutes from downtown Charleston, South Carolina, we represent individual and corporate clients throughout South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland and other areas of the United States. Contact our Charleston office for a free initial consultation to discuss the merits of your claim or a strategy to resolve your legal challenge.
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