Charlie Papavizas

Charlie Papavizas focuses his practice on administrative, legislative, and finance matters, primarily in the maritime industry. Charlie is frequently consulted on the application of U.S.-flag laws and regulations, particularly the application of U.S. coastwise laws (Jones Act) to cargo, passenger, and vessel movements and investments in U.S. companies. Chambers USA describes him as “incredibly knowledgeable” thanks to his reputation as “the dean of maritime law.” He has extensive experience in advocacy on behalf of maritime clients before various federal agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Congress. Such clients have included U.S. and foreign vessel owners and operators, industrial companies, private equity, commercial banks, and other financial institutions, shipyards, ship managers, and marine equipment suppliers.

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