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IMG Welcomes Arthur A. Severance to the Firm

Join us in welcoming Arthur A. Severance to IMG. With over 17 years of maritime litigation experience, Arthur enhances our commitment to top-tier legal services.

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Protect Your Catch: Maritime Liens for Alaskan Fishermen 

Discover the power of maritime liens to secure your hard-earned income as an Alaskan fisherman. Understand the legal steps to protect your seafood payments.

IMG welcomes Lauren B. Mauer to the firm

IMG welcomes Lauren B. Mauer to the firm

The International Maritime Group (IMG) is thrilled to welcome Lauren B. Mauer to the team. An associate attorney specializing in litigation and dispute resolution within the maritime and business sectors, Lauren joins us armed with a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law, distinguished by a Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence. Lauren’s journey to […]

2022 Global Seafood Marketing Conference Wrap Up

2022 Global Seafood Marketing Conference Wrap Up

Amidst changes in the maritime industry and the ongoing nuances of COVID implications, the global market of seafood remains reactive and ready to face any challenges.  An essential event for the seafood industry is the Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) held annually by The National Fisheries Institute (NFI). This year, International Maritime Group (IMG) attended […]

Yacht Transport and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Yacht Transport and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a beautiful new yacht. The deal has only just gone through, and already you can feel the ocean spray bouncing off your face and the sun warming your shoulders. Before making plans to set sail, though, you first need to find a carrier to transport the yacht from Genoa, Italy to […]

US Cabotage Laws and Alaska’ LNG Trade

US Cabotage Laws and Alaska’s LNG Trade

Love it or hate it, the Jones Act is the single most important piece of US maritime legislation to date. It provides many Alaskan fishermen with jobs on the water, delivers significant employment benefits to injured mariners, and protects Alaskan seaman from the vicissitudes of foreign flagged jurisdictions by limiting US trade to US owned […]

The Law of the Sea and Its Effects On Offshore Mining

The Law of the Sea and Its Effects On Offshore Mining

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea — the US military backs it, the oil industry loves it, and Senators Murkowski and Begich support it. Hell, even the environmentalists are behind this piece of legislation. So why won’t Congress ratify this treaty and put this issue to bed? Despite the majority of […]

Indemnity Agreements in Offshore Oil and Gas Contracts

The Importance of Indemnity Agreements in Offshore Oil and Gas Contracts

It’s a story many Alaskan businesses are familiar with. The large, multi-national company pushes a service contract onto the small, Alaskan owned and operated company with the simple undertone of: “Hey, you want to do business with us, sign the bottom line.” However, buried in these contracts is always an “Indemnity Clause.” These clauses are […]

Understanding the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Understanding the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Here’s a situation: suppose a Seattle company needs to ship an expensive piece of machinery worth $500,000 up to Alaska for a summer project. The company reaches out to a local carrier who agrees to ship the equipment up north for a reasonable fee. During transit, however, the carrier damages the equipment to the tune […]

Using Bareboat Charters to Expand Fishing Fleets

Using Bareboat Charters to Expand Fishing Fleets

After a wintery reprieve, this year’s fishing season began in earnest – and not a moment too soon for most of us. Already geared up for the fishing season, some vessel owners may wish to expand their fleets and businesses this year. Yet, finding and accessing cheap capital to build or buy a boat is […]

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