Each of the founding partners of CWL has been practicing maritime law for more than 30 years. Our San Francisco maritime attorney firm is known by clients and attorneys alike as one of the preeminent maritime law firms in the country, which may be why even the largest international law firms turn to us for assistance with their maritime law matters. Our San Francisco maritime attorneys are well versed in the nuanced U.S. admiralty laws as well as those applicable abroad. Our transactional practice includes representing clients with regard to vessel financing transactions, lawful avoidance of California use tax, bareboat and standard time charters, crew employment contracts,
Coast Guard safety regulation compliance, Coastwise compliance, environmental compliance, marine construction joint ventures, and many other topics. You can read about our maritime litigation practice by clicking on our Civil Litigation tab.