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 a marine engine mechanic and I recently completed a major overhaul to the main engines of a client’s
Last year, I completed a major structural repair to my boat after we suffered a high-speed collision with another vessel.
I was just informed by my tax accountant that the IRS is trying to exclude a piece of equipment I
I recently sailed in a race that was governed by the International Sailing Federation’s ’Racing Rules of Sailing,’ and I
My insurance company requires that I complete all the recommendations listed in a recent survey of my boat and they
My boat went aground recently after losing power near the entrance to our marina. The boat was not badly damaged,
I recently learned that I can purchase a title insurance policy in connection with the purchase of my boat. I
I own a 42-foot documented motor-yacht and am having a dispute with an engine mechanic who worked on the boat.
I recently made an offer to purchase a boat through a yacht broker, and the offer was accepted. Unfortunately, I
I sold my boat last summer, but it apparently developed an engine problem after the sale. The buyer is trying