Maritime Law Center

Our firm works with individuals, corporations, shipping companies and universities in selling and acquiring, transferring and evaluating vessels in all parts of the world.

    Mike Vaughn
    Vaughn Law Offices
    17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Phone:  562-592-9350


Vessel Foreclosures, Arrest & Seizure

In maritime law the vessel may itself become the subject of a claim or lawsuit. We can assist you in arresting a vessel and assisting you in making it liable to you for the debt of the owner, whether from foreclosure of a mortgage, liens or for wages or goods supplied to the ship.

We also assist banks, financial institutions and private mortgage holders in arresting and selling the ship to secure the debt owed.

Due to the very transient nature of ships, we may assist you in locating counsel in foreign countries, including the Panama Canal, to find and recover ships that are attempting to avoid your debt. We have been successful in foreclosures in the United States and foreign countries.