A marina lien is a legal claim against a vessel for unpaid dockage fees, fuel, repairs, or other charges. Marina operators have the legal right to place a lien on a vessel for unpaid charges and to sell the vessel to recover the unpaid debts.
As an experienced maritime attorney, I will be able to advise you on the validity of the lien, and can help you understand your rights and options. My office can also help you negotiate with the vessel owner or marina operator to reach a fair settlement or payment plan, which can help you avoid the sale of the vessel. My office will help you understand the legal process of how a lien is foreclosed and how the sale of the vessel is conducted, which can help you to make informed decisions.
My office is familiar with the jurisdiction and venue issues that can arise in marina lien cases. I can help you determine the most appropriate place to file your claim and make sure that your case is heard in the most appropriate court. My office has the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the complexities of maritime law and build a strong case on your behalf.
Hiring me as your maritime attorney to resolve a marina lien is a good idea because I have the experience in the laws and regulations that govern the maritime industry and have knowledge of the specific laws and procedures related to marina liens. My office can provide guidance and representation throughout the process of resolving a marina lien, advise you on the validity of the lien, and can help you understand your rights and options. My office will help you negotiate with the vessel owner or marina operator to reach a fair settlement or payment plan, and represent you in court if necessary.
If your vessel is subject to a marina lien, or you are a marina operator looking for counsel to advise you on implementing a program to assert your legal rights, call 813-825-1267 or email me for a confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.