Marine and Energy Insurance
At its founding in 1988, the initial primary focus of our firm was admiralty, maritime, and energy law, including the field of marine insurance. We continue to handle disputes, claims, and litigation involving coverage issues arising under primary, excess, and umbrella/bumbershoot liability policies (including Protection and Indemnity, Marine Employers Liability, Pollution, Terminal Operator’s, and Wharfinger’s policies). We also handle first-party and other claims arising under Hull, Increased Value, Builders Risk, Inland Marine, and Cargo policies. We have handled many cases involving Removal of Wreck and Sue and Labor issues, and we are also well versed in issues that arise with Marine Package policies and Energy Package policies. Our experience ranges from relatively small vessel and offshore energy production incidents, to major collision and pollution incidents involving the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the National Contingency Plan, to offshore energy hurricane and blowout losses valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.