California

Admiralty and Maritime Advice and Counseling for California Businesses

As admiralty and maritime lawyers, we have advised California agribusiness interests, Silicon Valley companies, Southern California real estate developers, marine insurers and major law firms about a broad variety of issues including:

  • the legal aspects of chartering vessels;
  • rights and obligations of Port Districts including the leasing of waterfront property and when they can charge private companies for wharfage;
  • the purchase and sale of yachts and excursion vessels;
  • maritime liens; and
  • how the Jones Act affects seaman's injury claims and the transportation of goods and passengers by U.S. and foreign flag vessels.

Alan Goldstein, one of the firm's principals, is a long-time member of the California Bar, a former law clerk to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and an alumnus of Stanford Law School where he earned Order of the Coif.