Marine transportation is one of the world’s oldest and most important industries. Particularly in the past century, its complexity has grown, as have the laws and regulations that govern it.

Hill Rivkins’ strength is in serving the maritime community. Our lawyers include former naval officers, merchant marine academy graduates, and proctors in admiralty, and three of its partners have served over the years as president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. We have over 200 years of collective experience in representing maritime interests, and continue to lead in this field.

Our firm actively represents clients, such as the leading vessel classification society, charterers, freight forwarders, shippers & cargo interests in nearly every area, including:

  • Charters and Charterparty Disputes
  • Drafting charters and bills of lading
  • General Average
  • Marine Cargo Claims
  • Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Disasters
  • Maritime Liability Defense
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Personal Injury (Jones Act & LHWCA)
  • Pilotage
  • Salvage
  • Tug & Tow
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Vessel Sales and Surveys