David Weil is licensed to practice law in the state of California and, as such, some of the information provided in this column may not be applicable in a jurisdiction outside of California. Please note also that no two legal situations are alike, and it is impossible to provide accurate legal advice without knowing all the facts of a particular situation. Therefore, the information provided in this column should not be regarded as individual legal advice, and readers should not act upon this information without seeking the opinion of an attorney in their home state.
David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates (weilmaritime.com) in Long Beach. He is an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law at Loyola University Law School, is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is former legal counsel to the California Yacht Brokers Association.
I recently purchased a 38-foot charter boat that is located in South Carolina. The prior owner operated the boat in
I am considering the purchase of an extremely well maintained late-model motoryacht that is Coast Guard documented. This is my
I am trying to help my parents with a problem that developed in connection with the recent sale of their
I own a floating home. The structure consists of a two-story triple-wide modular home integrated onto a 40- by 80-foot
I sold my boat a couple of years ago and allowed the buyer to make payments for half of the
I own a sailboat that I keep at a marina in San Diego. We had an encounter in the bay
My father passed away last month and I am working to get his affairs in order. He owned a sailboat,
I am applying for insurance on a boat that I just purchased. The insurance applications require a lot of information,
I made an offer on a 40-foot sailing yacht, and I now have two weeks to complete a sea trial
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