Brown Gavalas & Fromm is a leading maritime law firm, distinguished by its expertise in the litigation and arbitration of marine casualties and maritime disputes. The Firm has an outstanding reputation in both the United States and the world-wide shipping community and is known for its innovative solutions to complex issues. The Firm regularly represents vessel owners, charterers, energy and transportation companies, agents, shipbrokers, stevedores, freight forwarders and their underwriters. We also regularly advise and counsel our clients on United States legislation that impacts their industry. The Firm also has an extensive in-land transportation practice representing railroads, freight haulers and other common carriers.
With offices in New York and New Jersey, we are able to handle matters throughout the entire Port of New York. The Firm's attorneys regularly appear in state and Federal courts and arbitrations involving personal injury claims, asbestos, maritime collisions and other accidents, pollution liabilities, marine insurance, charter party disputes and matters involving carriage of goods by sea. The Firm has been extensively involved in providing advice to ship owners, owners and transporters of oil and hazardous cargo, major trading companies and insurers regarding governmental regulations and environmental responsibilities.