With offices across the Gulf Coast, Lugenbuhl is on the cutting edge of developments in maritime and admiralty law, allowing us to provide exceptional service to our marine insurance clients.
Lugenbuhl has a rich history of founding and growing with maritime companies in the Gulf Coast. As a result, we have firsthand knowledge of the benefits and pitfalls of the master-service agreements, charter parties, and contracts that are utilized by the companies that our marine insurance clients service. We provide in-depth analysis and guidance to help clients determine if their insurance policies are appropriate, thorough, and well-structured.
Lugenbuhl understands that marine contracts heavily influence our marine insurance clients in determining coverage under their policies. We assist our marine insurance clients by providing in-depth analyses and opinions to determine if their policies of insurance include coverage for maritime personal injuries and other accidents; or for tenders or demands for defense and indemnity pursuant to maritime contracts. Knock-for-knock indemnity agreements, additional-insured requirements, and waivers of subrogation are the bedrock of our coverage analysis.
Lugenbuhl also focuses on the interpretation and application of state and federal statutes directly affecting insurance coverage for our marine insurance clients including The Jones Act, The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, The Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, The Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, and The Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.
The union of our firsthand knowledge of maritime contracts and of the state and federal statutes directly affecting indemnity allows us to provide our marine insurance clients with coverage analyses and opinions in step with the most current admiralty and maritime law and maritime industry standards.