Legal Representation For Matters Involving Maritime Ownership, Transactions And Maritime Personal Injury

Whether your seafaring interests are for business or pleasure—the legal aspects and potential pitfalls associated with the purchases and sales of large marine vessels make it necessary to protect your interests with the expertise and skill that only an experienced maritime and admiralty law attorney can offer.

Bohonnon Law Firm, LLC is a fourth-generation, family law firm of maritime lawyers focused on helping clients achieve their goals in civil law, corporate law, estate planning, probate, aviation, and maritime law. We are proud of our history and tradition. We are proud of the outstanding reputation for quality and thoroughness that we have established within maritime and business communities in Connecticut and all along the eastern seaboard.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Yacht and aircraft acquisition — Liability analysis, choice of entity, business formation, ownership succession, taxation and more
  • New yacht construction agreements — Including experience with U.S. and international marine construction contracts, financing and escrow concerns, employment agreements and more
  • New watercraft purchases — Contract negotiation, financing, loan issues, warranty problems, dealer disputes, tax matters, delivery issues and more
  • Manufacturing, warranty, engine design and dealer issues — Warranty defect issues, structural integrity, yacht design issues and more
  • Yacht and aircraft financing, escrow and marine lenders’ and borrowers’ matters — Security issues, buyers’ representation, escrow management, lenders’ counsel services provided for worldwide banks, aviation law and more
  • Disputes involving recreational, commercial and marine vessels — Products liability claims, warranty issues, consumer fraud cases, marine environmental issues, salvage claims, employment contract disputes and more
  • Regulations permitting docks and seawalls — Representing clients in permit and enforcement matters arising from state and federal regulations and law
  • State, federal and international tax matters: Aircraft and yachts — Second home interest deductions, suitability analysis, capital gains tax concerns, federal income tax analysis, sales and use tax considerations, international value-added tax and more
  • State income tax, residency and domicile issues — Information about residency requirements and tax issues and how they apply to Connecticut nonresidents
  • Maritime arbitration, litigation and appeals — State and federal mediation, arbitration, litigation and appeals services related to tax disputes, boat collisions, insurance disputes, personal injury claims and more
  • Maritime personal injury – Jones Act — Including workers’ compensation for injured maritime workers, fishing injuries, machinery and vessel equipment injuries and more
  • Fishing industry representation — Representing oyster, lobster, shellfish, and other fishing industry owners and operators for accident claims, regulatory compliance and other issues related to their industry
  • Representation for yacht brokers — Assistance with the terms and conditions of buy-sell claims, representation in consumer fraud cases, regulatory concerns and more
  • Yacht and mega yacht management — Yacht ownership representation in negotiations, tax planning, regulatory documentation, customs issues, safety concerns, terminal contracts and more
  • Boating injuries — Injuries or deaths occurring on cruise ships, accidents involving recreational watercraft, boating injuries, pleasure boat collisions
  • Piers, docks, maritime construction issues —Insurance policies, zoning matters, premises liability claims, construction contacts, damage claims and more
  • Corporate law — Maritime commercial issues and contract disputes, business transactions, business formation and tax planning

Call 203-787-2151 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney David M. Bohonnon

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 2014

Education:

  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
  • J.D. - 1982
  • Connecticut College
  • B.A. - 1978
  • Yale School of Organization and Management, 1983, 1984

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Tax Section Executive Committee
  • Maritime Law Association, Chairman, Subcommittee on Yacht Financing
  • Recreational Boating and Marine Lending Network, Member
  • Yacht Brokers Association of American
  • International Yacht Brokers Association

Other Languages Spoken:

  • French

Attorney Steven A. Clark

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2013
  • Massachusetts, 2014

Education:

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 2003

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Proctor
  • Yacht Brokers Association of America, Affiliate Member

Attorney Dean W. Baker

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2014

Education:

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Duke University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Chairman of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 1995 to 1996
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Sections

Attorney K. Wynne Bohonnon

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education:

  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Connecticut College
    • M.A. - 1978
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: American Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Westport Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Legal Technology Exposition Steering Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Committee on Law Office Management
  • Maritime Law Association, Proctor
  • Saugatuck Child Care Services, Westport, Connecticut, President, 1993 to 1994

Attorney Jody T. McCormack

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2007
  • Rhode Island, 2019
  • Florida, 2018
  • New Mexico, 2019
  • New York, 2020

Education:

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: International Relations and Spanish

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Maritime Law Association, Associate, 2014 to Present
  • California Yacht Broker Association , Affiliate, 2017 to Present

Other Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

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