Whether you are chartering, building or purchasing a vessel or you are a Jones Act seaman who has been injured in the service of a vessel, Conrad & Scherer can meet your Maritime Law needs. Conrad & Scherer’s attorneys have experience in both the transactional and litigation aspects of Maritime Law.
Attorneys William R. Scherer, III and Ronald A. Fitzgerald of Conrad & Scherer are experienced in helping clients who are active in South Florida’s recreational marine industries. Fort Lauderdale is known as the yachting capital of the world where yachts from everywhere are bought and sold and where vessels are manufactured, maintained, provisioned, crewed and enjoyed by their owners and guests.
Our recreational boating and general maritime law practice focuses on the South Florida yachting industry. Marine sector clients include yacht dealers, yacht brokers, marinas, documentation services, yacht finance companies, yacht charter companies, yacht owners, crew members and other businesses and individuals involved south Florida’s marine community.
Conrad & Scherer provides legal services in traditional admiralty practice areas including personal injuries at sea involving crewmembers or passengers, collisions between vessels, allisions between vessels and fixed structures, wake damage, enforcement of maritime liens, drafting charter agreements, contracts for the sale of vessel, contracts for marine construction, marine financing, registration, documentation and maritime arbitration. The firm’s expertise in corporate law, commercial law, complex litigation and insurance law provide superior support for marine related issues which often fall outside admiralty jurisdiction..