Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions


Stanford Law Firm prepares and negotiates domestic and international maritime and offshore related contracts and agreements: 


• Shipyard construction, conversion, and vessel repair and modification contracts


• Offshore and onshore construction and fabrication contracts


• Drilling, pipelay, installation, and dredging contracts


• Engineering, EPCI, and fabrication contracts


• Master service agreements, purchase order terms and conditions, and leased labor, catering, and other service contracts


• Ship financing including credit agreements, security agreements, and ship mortgages


• Vessel and equipment purchase and sales agreements and vessel and equipment leases


• Charter parties including manuscript and BIMCO charters, wet and dry towage contracts, and other vessel utilization contracts 


• Confidentiality agreements


• Asset and security purchase agreements and agreements for business acquisitions and sales




Contentious Matters 


Stanford Law Firm provides assistance in commercial litigation and arbitrations in disputes involving maritime and offshore contracts and commercial matters:


• Shipyard and fabrication yard disputes


• Breaches of drilling, pipelay, derrick barge, dredging, and other contracts


• Charter party disputes


• Breach of vessel sales agreements and leases


• Ship mortgage and maritime lien foreclosures


The principal of Stanford Law Firm has served as an arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under AAA, HMAA, and SMA rules.