I am interested in starting a charter business with a small boat on Lake Havasu, and I have a few Continue reading
David Weil is licensed to practice law in the state of California and, as such, some of the information provided in this column may not be applicable in a jurisdiction outside of California. Please note also that no two legal situations are alike, and it is impossible to provide accurate legal advice without knowing all the facts of a particular situation. Therefore, the information provided in this column should not be regarded as individual legal advice, and readers should not act upon this information without seeking the opinion of an attorney in their home state.
David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates (weilmaritime.com) in Long Beach. He is an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law at Loyola University Law School, is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is former legal counsel to the California Yacht Brokers Association.
I had the surprise of my life a few nights ago when two United States Marshals boarded my boat while Continue reading
I own a foreign-built motor yacht that I would like to use in a charter fishing business, and I have Continue reading
Last summer, I participated in a vessel safety check conducted by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The men who Continue reading
I recently lost my boat in a marina fire in Northern California. The fire started aboard a boat in a Continue reading
I am buying a yacht in California from a private party without a broker, and the seller’s attorney drafted a Continue reading
I am researching the services offered by commercial assistance towing companies (such as SeaTow or Vessel Assist), and I am Continue reading
My boat was out of the water last week for some bottom work and an insurance survey. My marine surveyor Continue reading
I am buying a boat through a yacht broker and the sea trial and survey will be completed next week. Continue reading
My boat is listed for sale through a California broker and I recently accepted an offer from a prospective buyer. Continue reading