Holland & Knight is consistently recognized as a leading law firm in maritime law by national and international publications. Our Maritime Team is featured in Chambers and Partners Global and USA editions (shipping litigation and finance practices), Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers and Super Lawyers (transportation). Holland & Knight was named the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year" in Admiralty & Maritime Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm also won the honor in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
After combining with Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens in 1997 to amass more than 150 years of maritime experience, Holland & Knight is one of the few "shipbuilder to shipbreaker" maritime law practices in the United States. This comprehensive and in-depth experience ensures an informed and precise response to any maritime matter.
Our multidisciplinary Maritime Team offers the sophisticated legal service and counsel you need to successfully accomplish your business objectives. We have extensive experience in all aspects of maritime operations, including:
Supporting your global strategy, our maritime law practice is positioned to serve you throughout the world with offices located on all three U.S. coasts and in Bogotá and Mexico City. Additionally, our network of national and foreign correspondent counsel is available to assist you in any matter around the globe.
The United States government and Congress have called upon Holland & Knight lawyers to lend their experience in critical maritime matters such as:
Our commitment to the maritime industry is also demonstrated by our participation and service on the boards of maritime organizations, industry groups, seminars, conferences, bar associations and maritime museums. Over the years, Holland & Knight attorneys have served as:
In addition, our maritime attorneys have served on boards of the following industry organizations:
We use the knowledge gained through these industry connections and our experience to provide added value to our clients. For example, our team frequently writes articles and legal updates to keep clients informed of the latest developments within the maritime industry.