Seminar Will Cover Maritime Basics Industry Trends

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 01:00

Titled Maritime Law: Navigating the Seas, this MCLE program is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at MCLE's Milstein Hall, Boston.

Admiralty and maritime law can be traced back to the Phoenicians, but it remains vibrant today in the New England fishing industry, recreational boating and offshore renewable energy development.

To discuss the latest legal developments, a faculty of experts has been assembled that includes: David J. Farrell, Esq., Chair, Admiralty Law Office of David J. Farrell, Jr.; David F. Anderson, Esq., Latti & Anderson, LLP; the Honorable Marianne B. Bowler, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston; Carolyn M. Latti, Esq., Latti & Anderson, LLP; and Patrick O. McAleer, Esq., Looney & Grossman LLP.

They will cover admiralty jurisdiction and highlight vessel-related topics that fall outside admiralty. They will also address overlapping federal, state, and local regulations administered, for example, by the coast guard, Massachusetts environmental police, and harbormasters. Complex topics, such as those involving seafarer's personal injury litigation, will be identified so that the unsuspecting can avoid keelhauling. Financing basics (including first preferred ship mortgages, maritime liens, and charters), vessel arrest, and limitation of liability proceedings will be explained. Marine insurance basics will be presented so that ancient jargon can be comprehended. In addition, a view from the federal bench will provide insight to counsel taking the laboring oar in an admiralty case.

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