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 am in the middle of a dispute with a boatyard, my insurance company and my lawyer — all at
I am in the process of selling a boat through a broker. The transaction is ready to close, and I
My boat sank at the dock a few months ago, and my insurance company has refused to pay the claim.
I was injured aboard a tour boat on an inland lake in California when I fell into an open hatch.
I have been working with a local boatyard to purchase a 42-foot sailing yacht that was abandoned in the yard
I was fueling my boat recently, and as the fuel level approached the top of the tank I stood by
y boat has been seized by United States Marshals, and I have been served with paperwork advising me that the
Our yacht club organizes a series of cruises each year to various locations and harbors throughout Southern California. In the
I have a question regarding the assessment of property tax on a boat. I understand the tax bill is created
I am considering the purchase of a fairly expensive yacht that happens to be owned by a Delaware LLC. My