Dispute Resolution

IMG’s energetic litigators are known for their sound judgment, strategic advice, and business savvy. We handle cross-border and domestic disputes for diverse industries, including maritime and international trade actions, contract disputes, charter party disputes, insurance claims, and environmental litigation, as well as, matters pertaining to joint ventures, employment, and corporate governance. Our breadth of experience allows us to serve as trusted advisers and advocates on matters that defy categorization, but pose great challenges to clients’ businesses. Our advisors skillfully and discretely provide counsel in the face of substantial economic or reputational exposure.

IMG brings vital energy, personal attention, industry knowledge, and legal expertise to each matter. Our clients, whether they are multinational corporations or local vessel owners/operators, turn to us with difficult legal concerns. We work closely with clients to understand their businesses, identify potential areas of legal exposure, devise strategies to manage risk, and, when possible and appropriate, resolve disputes short of trial. As a result, IMG tailors its advice to clients’ needs and circumstances in a manner calculated to achieve the best possible result.

Arbitration provides an alternative avenue for the resolution of disputes, enabling many clients to reduce the costs and time, as well as, the media exposure associated with dispute resolution. IMG counsels clients involved in domestic or international arbitration proceedings. We appear before arbitrators or arbitral tribunals on behalf of our clients, defend claims before arbitrators or arbitration tribunals, assist clients with the filing of arbitration claims, assist clients with the enforcement of arbitral awards, and challenge arbitral awards when necessary.

Stakes run high in an appeal, so appellate representation requires a certain frame of mind. Our experience and energy inspire confidence in both co-counsel and clients. Whether acting as independent counsel or acting in an advisory capacity, we bring to each case the strategic planning, thorough research, superior writing, and strong advocacy that are unique to and essential in appellate practice. Moreover, we actively monitor appellate developments to alert clients to the potential effect of pending cases and forthcoming rulings on their industries.