Jeremy A. Herschaft
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Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Jeremy Herschaft represents publicly traded and privately owned companies in all aspects of international and domestic corporate litigation and commercial counseling, with particular emphasis on the global maritime and energy industries.
Mr. Herschaft regularly handles complex and multi-jurisdictional legal matters, including:
- commercial disputes involving charter party, service contract and other transportation related agreements
- terminal operator disputes
- COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage claims
- maritime casualties and blue water incident investigations
- maritime environmental law compliance
- recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments in U.S. courts
- limitation of liability, maritime attachment (Rule B), and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
- general commercial litigation and counseling on behalf of corporate interests
Mr. Herschaft spent his first three years at Blank Rome practicing with the Firm’s Manhattan, New York maritime group. During that time, he was inducted into the Maritime Law Association of the United States as a Proctor member, and was also listed in the 2014 edition of SuperLawyers. In 2014, Mr. Herschaft relocated to Houston, Texas to continue his practice with the Firm’s expanding Houston office. He was recognized by Chambers USA in 2015 as a leading shipping litigation attorney.
During his studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Herschaft was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national moot court honorary organization. While at Tulane Law for his L.L.M., he served on the editorial staff of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
- Regular shipboard emergency attendance (both in the U.S. and abroad) during U.S. Coast Guard and Flag State maritime investigations following groundings, collisions, and oil spill pollution incidents, and representation of vessel interests in subsequent litigation.
- Representation of Danish shipping line “The Containership Company (TCC) A/S” in connection with the first Chapter 15 bankruptcy recognition case under the new Danish insolvency act, including adversary proceedings in the U.S. against 75 NVOCC defendants.
- Numerous Rule B and Rule C matters, both in obtaining and opposing attachments and arrests.
- Numerous cases involving the U.S. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens Act.
- Representation of “responder” offshore supply vessel in defense of suit for claims of property and economic damages arising out of the Deepwater Horizon incident.
- Representation of oil tanker TINTOMARA in connection with a major tugboat/barge collision on the Mississippi River, and resulting oil spill litigation.
- Representation of Maltese freighter SIFNOS SUN in connection with a Mississippi River wharf breakaway, and resulting litigation.