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Maritime & Transportation Law

The interconnected relationship between maritime and transportation law often creates complexities because of the involvement of both federal and state law. Due to the subject matter, a majority of cases involve substantial
monetary damages or fines and require timely actions to prevent further damages. The extensive experiences our board-certified California attorneys in admiralty & maritime law have has resulted in the resolution of many cases successfully.

Practice Area

  • Cargo claims involving ocean, air, trucking, and rail transportation

  • Freight collections and disputes

  • Maritime and carrier’s lien actions

  • Defense against U.S. Customs penalties and TSA penalties

  • Vessel and cargo arrest

  • Marine insurance and the right of subrogation

  • Contractual claims concerning bills of lading, sales agreements with shipping lines, warehouse agreements, trucking depot and yard lease agreements

  • General transportation agreements

  • FMC, DOT and DMV licenses

Experience and Achievements

  • Successful claims for the damage of more than $1,000,000 involving shipping company, logistics company, shipper, broker, agent and etc.

  • Successful defense against claims for shipping fees more than $270,000

  • Successful claims for damage due to delay of shipping and collection of the full amount of judgment

  • Successful cargo claims against shipping companies and airlines

  • Successful defense against claims between NVOCCs and Freight Forwarders 

  • Successful defense against claims for OBL matters

  • Advisory Panel by Korean Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Los Angeles

  • Advisory Panel by Korean American Logistics Association

Educational Seminar

  • Korea University - The 3rd Asian Business Lawyer Symposium
    What lessons were learned from the Hanjin bankruptcy?

  • Korean American Logistics Association
    Limitation of Liability on Cargo Claim

  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea Los Angeles
    Legal Issues of LAX/LGB Port Congestion