How does “Alter-Ego” work in a maritime context in the United States? With difficulty, despite suggestions to the contrary! Rule B offers a prejudgment attachment mechanism in maritime cases to obtain jurisdiction over an absent defendant, and to obtain security … Continue reading
Does the bank interfere with a charter party by foreclosing its mortgage on a vessel? A ship mortgage is contract between a bank and vessel owner for a loan on the vessel, and a charter party is a contract between … Continue reading
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The conference was themed “Shipping and Chartering in Challenging Times,” with the opening session being chaired by Neil Klein of McKasson & Klein LLP from California. Neil’s session was titled “restructuring and insolvency trend in the shipping sector – legal … Continue reading
Attempts by plaintiffs to obtain security from third parties for the debts of related companies, by trying to “pierce the corporate veil,” keep on coming. While the U.S. has a fairly wide net to cast for maritime liens, including liens … Continue reading
The Firm successfully defended a yacht captain in a personal injury case in San Diego Federal Court in late 2013. Plaintiff was a retired engineer turned millionaire, a man of leisure who split his time between travel, hunting, golfing, fishing … Continue reading
John McKasson will be a featured guest speaker at the ADVOC Global M&A Conference on January 2014 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London. The conference addresses M&A law, practice, culture and pitfalls across national boundaries. Download conference invitation PDF.
McKasson & Klein LLP became a new member of ADVOC in October 2013. ADVOC is a leading international network of independent law firms, with 87 members in 63 countries. At a meeting in Boston in October 2013, Neil Klein gave … Continue reading