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 applying for insurance on a boat that I am about to purchase. The insurance application materials look for
We are buying a boat and recently completed the sea trial and survey. A number of problems came to light
I sold my boat several months ago and agreed to allow the buyer to pay off the purchase price by
If I buy a vessel in partnership with two of my friends and one of them gets in an accident,
The company I work for owns a 95-foot motoryacht that we use for entertaining clients and customers. I have been
We read your column in the last issue of The Log regarding the return to the “one-year rule” for the
I have heard that the law for the 90-day offshore delivery sales tax exemption has changed again, and that the
I have a couple of technical questions about the Rules of the Road. My reading of Navigation Rule 5 suggests
I sail out of Newport Beach and I spend a lot of time cruising through Newport Harbor. I frequently encounter
We purchased a boat last month and retained a marine documentation service to do the title work. The bill of