New York-based Maritime Attorneys

(212) 594-2400

About Us

Kirk and Ed founded the firm in 1996 and collectively have been practicing maritime law for over 50 years. Jon Werner joined the firm in 2006 and was elected to the partnership in 2014. The most recent addition to the firm occurred in October 2015, when Randy Donatelli joined the partnership. In addition the firm has two Of Counsel, John R. Foster and George N. Proios, and two associates, Martin West and Taylor Coley. The firm’s goal is to provide clients with cost effective legal services with an emphasis on delivering practical results at a reasonable cost. We are able to achieve this goal by ensuring that while each matter has the personal attention of a partner, only the appropriate level of resources is committed to resolution of a particular issue.

This flexible, results oriented approach is our calling card, and permits us to provide value to our clients while still maintaining prompt and responsive service.

The firm represents vessel owners and charterers (both brownwater and bluewater), ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ship managers, protection and indemnity clubs (“P & I Clubs”), hull and machinery underwriters, as well as domestic and international marine insurers.

Since its founding, the firm has developed a reputation for delivering excellent results at a low cost. This reputation has been built through the partners’ practical, commonsensical approach to the practice of law, their dedication to personal hands-on involvement in each matter, and their commitment to each and every client.

We have demonstrated experience in handling complex litigation and arbitration, as well as in counseling clients on drafting contracts, contract interpretation, and corporate formalities.

Where quality representation is sought, Lyons & Flood, LLP has the expertise necessary to accomplish your objectives.