Maritime Matters, Yacht Finance, U.S./Foreign Flag Registration and Tax Planning

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Image of a boat on Maritime Matters webpageHarper Meyer's practice in maritime matters, yacht finance, U.S./foreign flag registration and tax planning caters to Harper Meyer's high net worth clientele both in the U.S. and abroad.

The firm provides full service to its maritime clientele regarding all legal and professional matters related to ownership and operation of yachts as well as their passengers and crew specifically, our clients rely on our advice with regard to protecting their interest in connection with the finance of the vessels, the most appropriate forms of registration and in connection with onshore and offshore tax and corporate planning and assets protection. In that regard, Harper Meyer is well versed in connection with marine documentation, charters, insurance and related maritime and admiralty laws, regulations, treaties, customs and practices.

The firm can also assist its maritime clientele in connection with related professional needs in the areas of real estate, aviation, and estate planning. Our attorneys have represented financial institutions, leasing companies, charter companies, brokers and maritime related businesses in vessel and fleet acquisitions, financing and leasing matters, general corporate commercial and operational matters.

Harper Meyer represents financial institutions, including banks and leasing companies, U.S. and foreign individuals, public and privately held companies and maritime related businesses, both domestically and internationally. We have extensive experience in the establishment of voting trusts, equipment trusts, cruising permits and foreign and domestic ships mortgages. Members of the firm have experience in areas of creditor’s rights, including repossessing and defending against repossession of vessels. We’ve represented companies, banks, financial institutions and leasing companies in structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of transactions, both simple and complex. In addition, our attorneys are members in good standing of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.

Our experience in maritime transactions extends throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our attorneys have had numerous occasions to deal with foreign maritime regulatory bodies. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding our firm and our experience and to discuss how we may be of service to you in this practice area.