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The International Maritime Group (IMG) is a boutique law firm that provides tailored legal services to businesses, financial institutions, and governments.  Our firm has a reputation for solving complex legal problems—on time and under budget.  Our aim is to always be more than just our clients' attorneys, but their trusted advisors as well.

What We Do

We offer state-of-the-art legal services to business clients in the Pacific Northwest, United States, and beyond. Understanding both traditional principles and evolving trends in the law, IMG ensures that maritime disputes are resolved efficiently and that maritime transactions are negotiated, structured and documented with full attention to detail.

Our clients come from every corner of the maritime sector: vessel owners/operators, shippers, carriers, stevedores, fisheries, energy companies, cruise lines, non-vessel-operating common carriers, salvage companies, shipyards, and insurers.

Client Testimonials

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"I have known Mr. Isaak Hurst of the International Maritime Group PLCC (Seattle WA) for more than one year.  His attention to client detail is impeccable yet he takes time to carefully orchestrate your legal concerns but most importantly he is genuine and an honest broker. The Segar Advocacy Institute is extremely grateful to have Mr. Hurst providing legal advice.  We consider him vital to our legal agenda as we navigate through uncharted waters."

Kenneth R White Sr. “Scout”

Senior Partner – COO/CTO, Segar Advocacy Institute
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"For the last three years, Isaak Hurst has been one of Vitus Energy’s international legal advisors. During this time, Mr. Hurst has offered valuable legal advice on time and voyage charters, standard T&C, bills of lading, insurance issues, risk analysis, and standby letters of credit. In addition, Mr. Hurst has advised Vitus Energy during several M & A transactions and business development projects. As a result, Vitus Energy continues to retain Mr. Hurst on a variety or marine related transactions and will continue to do so for the immediate future."

Mark Smith

Chief Strategic Officer, Vitus Energy LLC
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"Isaak and his team have turned me from a small business owner that has hated the idea of ever using an attorney into a believer that they can be an advocate for your business before you have an issue. His team has both a thorough understanding of the maritime industry and keeps up with the high-speed adaptations it has. This stem to stern understanding of archaic maritime laws and keeping up with the modern interpretations is extremely important. Moss does not grow on this guy!"

Joe Tougas

Owner-Operator, Catalyst Marine Engineering
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I appreciate Isaak's ability to tailor the advice and product to the needs of the individual client, no matter how small the client may be!

Dan Nutt

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC

I'm a commercial fisherman and small business owner and International Maritime Group has handled all of my legal needs for years. Isaak and his team are extremally knowledgeable and have always been timely and efficient with the work they have done for me. They are very good at explaining issues in non-legal language and have given me all the information I need to make informed decisions. I highly recommend the International Maritime Group to anyone in the maritime industry who has any legal needs.

Matt Alward

President of United Fishermen of Alaska
Alaska commercial fishing

We came to IMG as commercial fishing owner/operators in a state of crisis. We were searching for the best possible representation in the PNW and fortunately went with IMG. We initially chose them because Isaak Hurst had an intimate knowledge of the industry and was well-connected. Isaak proved to be a master of his craft. His interpersonal skills are spectacular; he was able to demystify otherwise confusing legalities for us with ease. We were particularly impressed by his consistent poise and uncommon grit under pressure. He’s a skilled negotiator and guided us through one of the most difficult situations our business has encountered. The IMG team gave us realistic expectations and exceeded them. Tenfold. If you’re looking for high-caliber representation and unparalleled professionalism that will give you confidence as you navigate difficult legal matters— these are the guys you want in your corner.

Sara Parker

Alaska Vessel Owner
Far Cat Marine

Mr. Isaak Hurst has been a tremendous ally as my business moves to the next level. His knowledge and expertise have been a guiding light to me through some rough seas. I look forward to working with him and his team in the future.

Captain Robert Smith

Owner, Fat Cat Marine, LLC
Brittany Gillingham

Isaak has the unique ability to blend astute legal analysis with business acumen to solve practical problems, find solutions for clients, and get deals done. I have always been impressed by his drive, discipline, and intellectual ability, both in academics and in business. One of his strengths is a broad, cosmopolitan world view supported by extensive international travel and employment experience. I would recommend Isaak without reservation; any legal department or firm is unquestionably better for having him on board.

Brittany Gillingham

General Counsel

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