February 12, 2018

Currency Shifts

One of the most difficult aspects of international trade is managing exchange rates. The constant shifting of exchange rates can considerably affect where and how trade […]
February 8, 2018

Death on the High Seas Act

In 1920, Congress accounted for the families of those whose loved ones were out at sea who lost their lives by enacting the Death on the […]
February 1, 2018


Recent developments in the East China Sea underscore a balancing test between the need for stronger government regulation of maritime matters versus the need to not […]
January 17, 2018

Maritime Issues in China

U.S.-Sino trade is at an all-time high. Chinese manufacturers ship over $400 billion worth of products to the United States every year. At the same time, […]
December 29, 2017

Maritime Terrorism

On a basic level, the world of maritime is thought of as a means of trade between two groups that are separated by a great distance. […]
December 22, 2017

Jones Act and Puerto Rico, Part II

A 2014 study by accounting giant Price Waterhouse Coopers stated that in Louisiana there are approximately 55,840 maritime jobs that contribute over $11.3 billion annually to […]
November 14, 2017

Maritime Contracts

The American Civil court system is comprised of two separate systems – the federal court system and state court system. The state court system is considered […]
November 9, 2017


An important aspect of conducting business with any party in any jurisdiction is the ability to enforce the terms of the agreement. It is highly risky […]
October 20, 2017

Implied Warranties

A man walks into a high-end boutique store and purchases a watch. Due to the high cost of the watch, the watch manufacturer offers all those […]
October 6, 2017

Guns on the Open Water

News reports of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas have definitely triggered the renewal of the gun control debate. Those supporting gun control measures will point […]