|Clark, Atcheson & Reisert specializes
in all aspects of admiralty and maritime law including
casualty, cargo defense, charter parties and service
contracts, shipbuilding contracts, ship finance, marine
insurance and general average, maritime liens, arrest
and attachment, personal injury defense, maritime bankruptcy,
maritime regulation and litigation, including international
arbitration. The firm is unique in that its partners
are all graduates of maritime academies and have served
as deck or engineering officers in the merchant marine.
Because of its diverse experience in highly
technical maritime matters, the firm is ideally suited
to investigate and manage major cases arising from collisions,
sinkings, groundings, fires, explosions and oil spills.
Knowing and understanding the commercial realities of
international shipping enables the firm to formulate
practical and creative solutions to the difficult and
unusual problems which frequently confront shipowners,
operators, charterers, shippers and other maritime related
We understand the complex problems that may arise when
maritime disputes cannot be confined to a single jurisdiction.
Thus, in addition to the firm’s active practice
before the courts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
due to the transitory nature of maritime commerce, the
firm is routinely involved in litigation throughout the
Whether clients require assistance in contract
negotiations, a strong advocate in complex maritime litigation
or arbitration, or candid settlement advice, Clark, Atcheson & Reisert
has the legal expertise to accomplish its clients’ objectives
in a cost effective manner.