Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Marine and Energy

The maritime and energy industries face many unique risk management and insurance issues. Mendes has practiced in these fields for decades, so we have an in-depth understanding of industry risks and the experience to address them. Our specialty knowledge has enabled us to craft innovative approaches to both complex coverage matters and dispute resolution.

We provide marine and energy insurance clients with coverage counseling, policy drafting assistance, claims adjustment and risk management. Our lawyers skillfully defend assureds in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings and all forums for alternative dispute resolution. Mendes is experienced in the areas of:

Hull and Machinery
Marine Liability
Protection and Indemnity
Builders’ Risk
Charterers’ Legal Liability
Marine Contractors’ Liability
Marine Excess and Umbrella Liability
Maritime Employers’ Liability
Terminal, Wharfinger and Stevedore Liability
Oil and Chemical Pollution Liability
Environmental, Marine General Liability
Commercial General Liability
Warehouse Property and Liability
Inland Marine
Pleasure Craft
War Risk
Political Risk
Motor Truck Cargo
Freight Forwarder and Marine Cargo

Energy insurance programs
Mendes provides coverage analysis and adjusting advice in connection with onshore and offshore energy insurance programs that provide coverage for businesses in the following industries: oil and petrochemicals, power generation and utilities, chemicals, process, construction and mining. Programs include:

Energy Packages
Operators’ Extra Expense
Seepage and Pollution
Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Property
Rig Physical
Onshore and Offshore Property Damage
Third Party and Excess Liability
Builders’ Risk
Ship Repairers and Business Interruption