Miller Nash has served its maritime, marine transportation, and fisheries industry clients for more than 100 years.
With offices in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska, Miller Nash provides comprehensive legal services in all Pacific ports of the western United States. We serve vessel owners, marine insurers, marine financing entities, offshore oil industry support contractors, international and domestic fuel companies, marine construction and repair yards, yacht builders, exporting scrap yards, shippers, grain terminals, marinas, domestic and foreign fisheries, and other individuals and businesses in the maritime industries.
Our maritime transactional and advisory services include charter parties, vessel management, marine service contracts, Jones Act compliance, tariffs and terminal agreements, port services, marine financing, fishing rights transactions, maritime employment, and maritime and environmental regulatory compliance. We regularly advise clients with respect to drafting charter parties, contracts of affreightment, tug and tow contracts and other maritime transportation agreements.
Our litigation experience include vessel attachments and arrests, domestic and international arbitration of maritime claims, collisions, groundings, oil-spill response, cargo claims, vessel construction and repair disputes, wreck removal, salvage, marine insurance disputes, maritime lien claims, and defense of regulatory violations.
Miller Nash’s experienced litigators are available 24/7 to provide fast and effective responses for vessel arrests, maritime attachments, and the release of vessels and maritime assets. We have litigated all manners of admiralty and maritime claims in state and federal courts, as well as represented our maritime and fisheries industry clients in achieving practical and efficient resolution of the full spectrum of their other business disputes through negotiation, the courts, and domestic or international arbitration. Our experienced attorneys are ready and able to respond swiftly to maritime casualties and investigations relating to our clients.