The International Maritime Group (IMG) offers state-of-the-art legal services to the maritime, oil and gas, mining and international business communities of the Pacific Northwest. Our in-depth knowledge of maritime, insurance, and international trade law position us well to create personalized, practical and fast solutions to meet your needs. At IMG, we understand both the traditional principles and evolving trends of maritime law, so you’re assured your business is in front of (rather than just reacting to) the industry climate.

Admiralty & Shipping Law

IMG has a robust admiralty and maritime law practice, focusing on litigation and transactional matters in the United States and beyond. IMG represents clients from every corner of the maritime industry, including shippers, carriers, ship owners, stevedores, energy companies, cruise lines, non-vessel-operating common carriers, salvage companies, shipyards, and insurers. At IMG, we work to ensure that maritime disputes are resolved quickly and effectively and that client projects are negotiated, structured and documented with care and full attention to detail.

Business & Financial Law

As a relatively compact firm, we are able to offer transactional advice across the entire range of practice areas, thereby allowing us to deliver outstanding legal and commercial results for our clients in a practical and cost effective way. Indeed, IMG’s business and corporate law team is there to help entities and individuals solve any legal issues associated with such projects. This out-of-the-box thinking is required in order to solve the unique legal issues that are associated with such projects. By creatively address the risks, tailoring a customized legal plan, we can make early projections of your legal costs and ensure solutions are found.

Dispute Resolution

IMG is stacked with energetic litigators known for their judgment, business savvy and strategic advice. The team handles cross-border and domestic disputes of every kind across a diverse range of industries, including maritime and international trade actions, contract disputes, charter party disputes, insurance disputes, environmental litigation, joint ventures, employment, and matters involving corporate governance. That breadth of experience allows IMG litigators to serve regularly as trusted advisers and advocates on matters that defy categorization but pose great challenges to clients and their businesses. Indeed, IMG attorneys are advisors of choice in the face of substantial economic or reputational exposure.

Energy & Offshore Law

IMG’s energy and offshore practice group provides top quality legal advice and transactional support to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas, mining, and renewable energy sectors. As a relatively compact firm, we are able to offer advice across the entire range of practice areas, thereby allowing us to deliver outstanding legal and commercial results for our clients in a practical and cost effective way.

IMG has an active insurance practice and routinely advises clients on coverage issues such as the duty to defend, reservations of rights, the duties owed by insurer and insured to one another, and loss allocation issues. We monitor the defense of matters that are defended by other law firms for our business clients and for insurance carriers, and advise on the adjustment and handling of first-party claims. In conjunction with our insurance practice, we regularly advise our business and insurance clients on a variety of contractual loss allocation issues, including indemnity and hold harmless agreements, contractual limitations of liability, and agreements to procure insurance.

International Trade

IMG can offer experience across the globe of dealing with contentious, transactional, and advisory aspects of international trade law. We have a real understanding of our clients and the markets they work in. We advise on and have experience of dealing with transactions and disputes of all types throughout the supply chain including commodities contracts, issues at port, sale of goods, import/export, letters of credit, bonds, guarantees, escrow and trust arrangements, bills of lading, carriage of goods, contracts of affreightment, limitation, and insurance and reinsurance. If you have any international trade law questions, we have answers.

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