Maritime and Recreational Boating Matters

Matt Marion is certified as an Admiralty Proctor by the U.S. Maritime Law Association, which is the highest professional designation awarded to U.S. maritime lawyers.

As a maritime lawyer, Matt has extensive experience in proceedings governed by admiralty law, including the following:

  • Maritime casualties, including Limitation of Liability proceedings 
  • Commercial shipping arbitrations
  • U.S. Coast Guard investigations and administrative actions
  • Rule B attachments and Rule C vessel arrests
  • Salvage and wreck removal claims 
  • Litigations involving vessels, charterers, and cargo owners
  • Marina and yacht club matters 
  • Riparian and dock permitting issues 
  • Disputes involving yacht and ship brokers
  • Recreational boating casualties and insurance coverage issues
  • Transactional work including affreightment contracts and charter agreements

In addition, Matt represents yacht owners in a variety of contexts, including corporate ownership matters, new building contracts, warranty claims, insurance coverage disputes in state and federal court, third party liability actions, and tax proceedings. 

He is currently the governor-appointed chairman of a Connecticut river commission and has chaired a major maritime law committee of the U.S. Maritime Law Association.