1. Overview

    Bouhan Falligant’s attorneys offer a broad spectrum of services in the admiralty and maritime field. The firm’s attorneys participate actively in the Maritime Bar, both on a national and international level, and are active in the Maritime Law Association and in the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. As a result of our involvement, we are proficient in handling all types of maritime legal issues.

    Our clients include ship repair facilities, stevedores, terminals, ship chandlers, vessel owners, charterers, dredging companies, commercial salvors, towing companies, yacht owners, container repair facilities, protection and indemnity clubs, and hull and liability insurers. We routinely respond and investigate matters involving collision and personal injury defense and other emergent matters that occur in the Port of Savannah.

    On a regular basis, our experienced lawyers have represented towing companies, dredging companies, terminals, stevedores, vessel owners, charterers and their insurers in defense of personal injury/wrongful death claims and in defense of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation claims. We have represented terminals in allision cases and in environmental matters. We have also represented insurers in policy coverage matters.

    In addition to handling litigation for our maritime clients, we also represent them in corporate, employment, and immigration matters. Although our maritime practice is centered in Savannah and in Brunswick, our attorneys practice regularly in Atlanta and in other federal courts throughout Georgia. Through associated counsel, we have also handled maritime matters in Charleston, S.C., Jacksonville, Fla., and in the Gulf region.

     

    a rich & Established
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    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Ten attorneys with Bouhan Falligant were recently recognized as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Both awards recognize the best of the best — defined by a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement — within their individual practice areas. The Georgia Super Lawyer recognition is awarded annually to the top five percent […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in four practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs; and Transportation Law. The final rankings are published on the U.S. News website. “Bouhan […]

    Bouhan Falligant LLP honored by inclusion in 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

      Bouhan Falligant out of Savannah, GA is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The Firm received this prestigious ranking in eleven practice areas, including admiralty & maritime law, commercial litigation, product liability litigation, transportation law, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice law and […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Makes Presentation at International Conference

    Todd Baiad, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, recently was a guest lecturer at the New York State Bar Association’s International Section’s meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Baiad spoke on the topic of federal court litigation in Georgia. Other speakers included prominent members of the New York State Bar Association, the former Chief Judge of the Southern […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce eight of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “It is especially an honor for so many of our attorneys across a wide […]

    Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is included in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings

    (SAVANNAH, GA) Nov. 1, 2011 — Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings. The firm was also selected for the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, the first year of the rankings. Bouhan […]

    Maritime Business Owners: Beware of Overtime Pay Requirements

    Business in Savannah (BiS)  By Todd M. Baiad With many business owners, taking the time to understand a complex area of law is the last item on a long list of responsibilities demanding their time and attention. However, understanding the obligations federal laws place on employers, especially those with maritime businesses, should not be ignored. […]

    Four Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America

    Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, Edwin D. Robb, Jr. and Carlton E. Joyce among those selected for 2014 Best Lawyers in America. Bouhan Falligant is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Savannah, Ga. – Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce 13 of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “We are incredibly honored to have more Bouhan Falligant lawyers honored […]

    BOUHAN FALLIGANT LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS 2015 SUPER LAWYERS AND 2015 RISING STARS

    Contact: Brigitte VanBaelen T: 912-665-1048 E: bvanbaelen@gmail.com Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in five practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Bouhan Falligant Associate Elected to Georgia Bar Board of Governors

    SAVANNAH CEO (Press release from the issuing company) John Manly, an associate at Bouhan Falligant whose practice focuses on the areas of admiralty and maritime, transportation litigation, and medical malpractice defense, was recently elected to the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors as the representative for the Eastern Circuit (post 4). In that role, […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Todd Baiad Interviewed by WTOC

    Just six miles off the coast of Tybee Island is an abandoned ship with its crew still on board. The boat has been anchored at sea for months after the company that owned the vessel defaulted on the loan. The Newlead Castellano was arrested by U.S. Marshals when it was making a sugar delivery at […]

    Savannah Morning News Covers Newlead Castellano Story

    The crew of the Newlead Castellano, a cargo ship that’s been a fixture on the horizon off the coast of Tybee for nearly four months, can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel The vessel, in port in April to offload a shipment of raw sugar, was seized by U.S. marshals and […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce nine of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “Being recognized by Best Lawyers in America is an honor not only for our […]

    How Harbor Deepening Will Impact Maritime Businesses

    Special to Business in Savannah Last January, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off the much-anticipated Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), a nearly $800 million project that will deepen the harbor and its associated shipping channel. The deepening will allow larger, more efficient cargo ships to navigate the East Coast’s second busiest container harbor […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in four practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorney Becomes Member of Maritime Law Association

    Bouhan Falligant attorney Luke Bradley recently became an associate member of the Maritime Law Association (MLA) of the United States, a national professional organization of lawyers who practice in maritime or admiralty law. The MLA exists as a venue for maritime lawyers to discuss news and issues in the practice, as a source of opinion […]

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