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 […]
What Duties Does A Marine Lender Owe In The Sale Of A Repossessed Vessel Under UCC §9-610?
This article is the third of our three-part series on Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) sections 9-207 and 9-610. These model code provisions govern the duties associated with the preservation and disposition of secured collateral. In the following article we address the duties of a marine lender associated with the marketing and sale of repossessed vessels. […]
What Duties Does A Marine Lender Owe In The Care of A Repossessed Vessel Under UCC §9-207?
This article is the second of our three-part series on Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) sections 9-207 and 9-610. Those model code provisions govern the duties associated with the preservation and disposition of secured collateral. In the following article we address the duty of reasonable care and preservation as it applies to lenders who have repossessed […]
Navigating the Unmarked Hazards for Marine Lenders in Non-Judicial Foreclosure of Preferred Ship Mortgages
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward Ward’s descriptions of the pessimist, the optimist and the realist apply handily to those parties involved in the foreclosure of a ship mortgage. It was, after all, the optimism of the borrower that led him […]
The Importance of Safe Berth Clauses in Light of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Supreme Court Opinion in Athos I On March 30, 2020 the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case of CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. et al. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., et al.. The Supreme Court opinion clarified U.S. law on the issue of safe berth clauses in charter party […]
Benefits of Holding Commercial and Recreational Vessels in Limited Liability Companies
“Is setting up a limited liability company worth the time and expense?” “Doesn’t it seem shady, will it complicate my efforts to document my vessel with the U.S. Coast Guard?” Rest assured, creating a limited liability company to act as an ownership entity for your vessel is a great idea. It is easy to do, […]
The Effect of COVID-19 on Your Ability to Fulfill Contract Obligations: Invoking Force Majeure and Impossibility Doctrines
In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have ordered their citizens to hold in place. There is no indication of when these restrictions will be lifted. Naturally, this has had a huge effect on people’s ability to conduct business around the world. Many business owners, especially in […]