Ship Sale & Purchase

IMG’s team is involved with each aspect of the purchase and sale of vessels, including negotiations between the buyers and the sellers, as well as, the full spectrum of non-contentious financial work associated with any purchase and sale (i.e. ship finance and leasing transactions, corporate structures for ship ownership and joint ventures, ship construction, and refund guarantees).  IMG advises a diverse range of U.S. and international clients, including owners and operators.

Strategic Legal Support

When it comes to selling your vessels or purchasing new vessels, we will support you at every stage of the transaction. IMG will work closely with you to evaluate risks and to recommend strategies to minimize exposure.

Cost Effective

When our clients are selling or purchasing a vessel, we aim to minimize their exposure to risk and offer solutions that are practical, competitive and commercially focused.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

IMG is one of the only law firms in the Pacific Northwest that focuses on the transactional side of charter party agreements and the litigation side of charter party agreements.

The nature of the fishing industry often requires that matters be dealt with on an urgent basis and our legal practitioners travel widely and at short notice. We also advise on fishing company start-ups and business entity formation.

Many disasters, both at sea and on land, unfortunately involve either death and/or personal injury. At IMG, we have the necessary experience in defending and prosecuting companies and insurers in maritime and offshore energy cases.

IMG has experience in dealing with the legal issues connected with shipping casualties and salvage operations. IMG is prepared to act for salvors during and in the aftermath of shipping casualties and ensuing operations.

We frequently advise on the drafting and review of contracts, together with associated documents such as performance and refund guarantees, as well as the financing and insurance of new builds.

IMG’s team is involved in all aspects of selling and purchasing vessels including the negotiations between the buyers and the sellers. We regularly advise a diverse range of international clients including owners and operators.

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