Adi represents both maritime and insurance clients in a wide variety of matters. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Adi is fluent in Spanish and has a strong working knowledge of Polish and Croatian. Her knowledge of these languages, the history, and her thorough understanding of the cultural differences is an effective tool when assisting clients with matters involving foreign witnesses, international transactions, and foreign entities.

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As a member of Lugenbuhl's Admiralty & Maritime Group, Adelaida (Adi) Ferchmin focuses on advising clients in a wide variety of maritime, insurance, and energy matters. When working with her clients, Adi uses her knowledge of Spanish, Polish and Croatian to assist clients with international transactions and matters involving foreign entities or witnesses. Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico Adi has a thorough understanding of not only the languages, but barriers that can be brought on by cultural differences which has proven to be an asset when advising clients. Her sharp tactics guided by her compassionate personality have helped to reach a variety of clients' desired resolutions. Adi's experience includes representing the interests of domestic and international insurers, marine terminal owners, ship owners, charterers and P&I Clubs on matters related to insurance coverage and defense, personal injuries, vessel collisions, vessel purchases and documentation and charter party disputes, among others. 

Adi is an active member and the former President (2011-2015) of the New Orleans Chapter of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association since 2006. She is also actively involved in the Maritime Law Association. 

Representative Matters

  • Diggs v. DHD Offshore Services, LLC, Civil Action No. 17-cv-01894 Successfully resolved direct action claim against Insurer by Vessel Owner in an offshore personal injury matter
  • Vance Construction Co. v. Tierra South Florida, Civil Action No. 12-cv-80131, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida – Successfully mediated a charter party dispute.
  • Equipment Leasing, L.L.C. v. Three Deuces, 2011 U.S. Dist Lexis 82930 – Successfully obtained summary judgment recognizing client’s ownership rights to a vessel under Rule D of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims.

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