McKasson & Klein LLP is located near the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Hueneme and San Diego, which allows our lawyers to act quickly in the event of a maritime emergency, such as an oil spill, vessel arrest or attachment, or personal injury, vessel or cargo damage investigation. We are experienced and know what to do in these situations and whom to contact.
Our lawyers can be contacted – day or night – on their cell phones.
We have many years of experience regarding maritime, customs and intermodal transport matters. The lawyers at the firm are trained in maritime law and admiralty law, and are members of the U.S. Maritime Law Association.
We understand our ABCs (and D & E). We know how to handle Rule B attachments for security (property of the target defendant can include vessels, bunkers, containers or even money in bank accounts), Rule C arrests for maritime liens, Rule D arrests to recover property, and Rule E hearings once the litigation gets going (re security, vessel release and judicial sales).
We act for plaintiffs and defendants with regard to charter party disputes, breach of maritime contracts, bunker disputes, cargo damage and theft claims, personal injury defense, collisions, products liability & navigation claims.
Increasingly, as the world becomes smaller, customs and tariff issues and penalties arise. We know how to handle these types of problems with US Customs, including notices of protest and appeals, to recover seized cargo or reduce penalties that have been levied.