Holland & Knight LLP

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Full-service national firm with good geographic spread and experience in a swath of litigation matters in the shipping industry. Well known for representing domestic and international clients in dispute arbitrations. Noted concentration on insolvency and bankruptcy-related litigation in the maritime context. Also handles cargo, casualty, charter party and personal injury cases.

Strengths Sources say the firm "has a deep bench and a very solid maritime practice."

Work highlights Advised Ørsted Wind Power North America with respect to preparation of the prospective defense of legal challenges to the installation of wind turbines for the Bay State Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project.

Notable practitioners


Christopher Nolan
comes recommended for his shipping litigation practice, where he is regularly involved in "very high-level cases." His recent mandates include charter party, cargo and maritime casualty disputes. He often acts for underwriters and P&I clubs.


James Power
provides invaluable maritime and admiralty law advice to a broad range of sector clients. His key areas of focus include vessel arrests, charter party disputes and insolvency matters.


James Hohenstein
has a successful shipping litigation practice focusing on disputes arising out of bankruptcy, cargo damage and charter party issues. Market sources say he is "very experienced, always reasonable and advocates well for his clients."


Michael Frevola
has an extensive shipping and maritime practice advising clients on charter party, bankruptcy and maritime employment disputes.