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Maritime Art & Aviation Law

The lawyers of Moore & Co. have more than 30 years of experience specializing in the areas of maritime law, art law, and aviation law. With that extensive knowledge, our law firm in Miami (Coral Gables), Florida services clients throughout the world in these three highly specialized industries. If you are not familiar with these industries, let us walk you through them below.

At Moore & Company we assist clients with matters in the areas of:

  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
    Maritime & Admiralty law relates to commerce and navigation on the high seas as well as on other navigable waters. This includes law ranging from the substantive law and procedural rules associated with legal maritime law of the United States to the law pertaining to carriage of goods.

  • Aviation Law
    Aviation law includes all facets of the law dealing with the ownership, operation, maintenance, and use of aircraft, airports, and airspace. Our Aviation attorneys deal with cases involving licensing and aeromedical issues that are encompassed by the Federal Aviation Act.

  • Art Law
    Art law includes all facets of the law dealing with the acquisition, ownership, or sale of and disputes deriving from the works of art and cultural property. Our Art law practice services range from legal issues relating to digital art to insurance claims.

  • Contact us for more information on our services by calling our Coral Gables law office at (786) 221-0600. You can also read the professional profiles of our highly qualified attorneys to find out their backgrounds or find out more about Moore & Company. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Florida, Louisiana, New York, and Washington D.C. in the areas of litigation and transactional law and take on both local and international cases. Here at Moore & Company, our staff and lawyers are prepared to assist you in the full range of your maritime, aviation, and art law needs.

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Moore & Company recently filed a class action complaint against Celebrity Cruises, Inc., on behalf of the passengers aboard the Celebrity Summit "West Coast and Alaska" cruise (May 7-20, 2006).

The lawsuit seeks damages for disruptions to the cruise itinerary caused by the ship's defective propulsion system. To access the Complaint and for more information on the lawsuit, please click here.


Super Lawyers 2012 Florida Super Lawyers 2012
Michael T. Moore was selected as one of Florida's Super Lawyers.
Erin Ackor, Amber Ferry and Scott Wagner were selected as one of Florida's Rising Stars.
Florida Super Lawyers 2009 Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite: 2011
Michael T. Moore and Erin Ackor were selected by peers and Florida Trend Magazine as one of The State's Legal Elite.

Contact Us

Miami Office
355 Alhambra Circle
Suite 1100
Coral Gables, FL 33134
786.221.0600 (Tel)
786.221.0601 (Fax)

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Please consider joining with us in supporting this young sailor on her quest for Olympic Gold!

Florida Yacht Brokers Association

Marine Industries Association

Maritime Law Association

National Marine Bankers Association

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News & Events

Scott Wagner has been appointed by the Florida Bar as Vice Chair of the Admiralty Law Committee


The Doctrine of “Procuring Cause”- by Clay Naughton & Blair Brogan
FYBA Yacht Sales & the Law Seminar Oct. 1, 2013

Is chartering in the United States and option to consider?
FYBA News - Written by Erin Ackor, Esq.

2012 Seakeepers Award Presentation at Bal de la Mer
September 20, 2012 Monte Carlo, Monaco

The Bal de la Mer is the reaffirmation of the International Seakeepers Society's founding connection to the Principality of Monaco. The SeaKeeper Award is presented during this event, to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to marine conservation. This year's winner is Agnès B., founder of the Tara Expeditions.

It’s time for U.S. to ratify Law of the Sea Treaty
Daily Business Review commentary by Michael T. Moore.

The Inquest - by Kim Kavin
Yachting magazine article about the sinking of the 197-foot Proteksan-Turquoise Yogi.

Seakeepers adds new initiatives for Ocean's sake.
During the Miami and Palm Beach boat shows, Seakeepers hosted fundrasing events to help support their efforts and welcomed new members.

Tender and Toy Orientation A Good Practice Everywhere—but Especially in Florida
Does Florida’s little known “livery statute” require a yacht’s crew to conduct a pre-ride safety orientation before guests operate the yacht’s tender or water toy? Short Answer: We think it does, and that’s a good thing.
FYBA Compass - by Michael T. Moore and Clay M. Naughton.



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