img_4When I came in for a consultation, I wasn't even sure of my legal options. Stefan at Bridgeton Partners took time to understand my commercial zoning problems and saved me a lot of frustration and headache with the government offices. All of my Permit issues are solved! I look forward to working with them on future construction.
----567 Investment. Lagos, Nigeria
Admiralty & Maritime
The field of maritime law presents many pitfalls for those unfamiliar with its precepts and the maritime industry.

Our firm is actively involved in the provision of a wide variety of maritime and admiralty services, such as negotiation and documentation of contracts for carriage of goods by sea, vessel financing, the sale, purchase, mortgage or charter of ships, marine insurance, voyage and bareboat charter parties and regularly liaise with the relevant regulatory agencies in this regard.

Bridgeton Partners also specializes in defending claims against ship owners and charterers in the blue water shipping, coastwise, tug barge and fishing industries on behalf of shipping interests, P&I clubs and international marine underwriters. Typical claims include:

  • Collision
  • Cargo damage and bills of lading
  • Defense of seamen’s personal injury and death
  • Ship repairer liability
  • Oil and hazardous substance spills
  • Wreckremoval and salvage
  • Maritime liens and vessel arrest
  • Charter parties and towage contracts
  • Marine insurance coverage
  • Maritime products liability
  • Vessel finance

Bridgeton Partners has the proven advantage of bringing the full range of the Firm’s experience to its maritime and admiralty practice, including business acquisitions, international transactions, liens, insurance regulations, consumer protection, liaison with governmental and administrative agencies, corporate formation, tax, real estate, land use, labor and employment problems, antitrust, finance and potential white collar criminal defense and regulatory compliance issues.