THE FIRM This firm has a fine reputation for P&I club representation and cargo claims work, and is noted for its work in casualty and personal injury matters. The team recently represented a client in a New York arbitration concerning safe berth charter party issues. Key clients include luxury passenger cruise operators, as well as oil and gas entities.
Sources say: "Highly respected in their field."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Peter Gutowski recently advised on a high-stakes LNG supply contract dispute and subsequent arbitration. He is lauded for his effective approach to disputes, which market observers describe as "good and properly aggressive."
Wayne Meehan is noted for his expertise in litigation stemming from major collisions, and recently advised the owners of a tug and barge on claims arising from two deaths following a collision and sinking.
Sources speak highly of Don Murnane's "calm, deliberative and bright" litigation style. He had a key role in the New York arbitration concerning safe berth charter party issues.
William Juska is recognized for his cargo claim work, acting for clients such as commodities traders and insurance companies. He is also a respected arbitrator.
Gina Venezia is noted for her handling of personal injury and charter party disputes. She recently acted on a trial concerning damage to a dredge following a collision in New York Harbor.
The "very competent" Eric Lenck is noted for his handling of cargo and charter party disputes.