Maritime Law

Wagner Legal is perfectly situated in the maritime world to provide tailor-made advice for transactional, regulatory, and litigation needs both domestic and abroad.

Wagner Legal believes in results, driven by top-notch service. An expert in this niche market of maritime law, the firm focuses on efficiency and effective strategies to help its clients. Whether you’re an owner, a crew member, an operator, a management company, or a marine business, Wagner Legal can provide specific pin-point advice and counsel around the globe.

The firm’s transactional advice centers on purchases, sales, financing, charter, tax-issue, flagging and compliance.

With respect to litigation, you will have unparalleled advice from a world-class litigator and first chair trial lawyer.



Wagner Legal handles hundreds of Vessel transactions. The firm is uniquely situated to provide closing services at a fixed fee price regardless of whether you are involved in domestic registration, international registration, on-shore or off-shore closings, international parties, and/or financing arrangements.


Wagner Legal’s vast knowledge and expertise covers representation of consumers and manufacturers in disputes centering on warranty litigation and other repair and construction defect issues. Scott Wagner is the go-to high-stakes trial lawyer for matters of this kind. He has handled cases at the state and federal levels involving this complex interplay of state and federal maritime laws. In this highly specialized field of law, rest assured that Wagner Legal knows how to immediately and strategically position your interests in pre-suit scenarios and win trials once a lawsuit has commenced.


Wagner Legal has great experience representing passengers and crew members who have been injured or killed while operating in domestic and international waters. This cases include injuries on commercial vessels, recreational yachts, or cruise ships in state and federal courts as well as international tribunals.


Whether you have been embroiled in a brokerage commission dispute, victim of fraud, in a dispute over the build or construction of a Vessel, feuding with your insurance company or need to seize, arrest or release a Vessel, Wagner Legal has the experience, knowledge and specialization to immediately handle your matter on a time-sensitive basis and with a results-driven attitude.