Admiralty, Maritime & Waterfront

Ellis Painter and its predecessor firms have a long history of representing interests in Savannah’s maritime community.

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Management Rights

Ellis Painter attorneys represent employer groups in the South Atlantic region of the US and in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia, providing counsel regarding management rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Labor and Employment on the Waterfront

Ellis Painter attorneys are experienced in labor and employment matters that arise for waterfront employers, and in the interpretation of applicable collective bargaining agreements, master contracts, and seniority plans, all as they relate to employment laws. Please refer to the practice area entitled Labor and Employment [note to website designer: make this a link to that practice area] for more information on the experience of Ellis Painter attorneys regarding employment matters.

Multiemployer Benefit Plans

Ellis Painter attorneys are experienced in the interpretation and drafting of Multiemployer Benefit Plans, interpreting ERISA and other applicable laws, and advising benefit plan Trustees of their obligations.

Maritime and Admiralty

The firm’s attorneys have represented a variety of maritime interests, including the world’s major protection and indemnity insurers (“P&I Clubs”), domestic liability insurers, hull insurers and other marine specialty insurers.  The firm also handles mediation, arbitration and trial of cargo cases, personal injury, allision, collision, marine construction, charter parties disputes, pollution, vessel arrests, tug and tow, salvage and other commercial transactions. Ellis Painter has represented ship owners, charterers, underwriters, tug and barge operators, pilots, dredging companies, terminal owners, shipyards, ship agents, yacht owners and numerous other maritime businesses. The firm serves as local correspondent for several P&I Clubs and represents numerous domestic underwriters.