WCS lawyers Steve White and Meighan Burton from the Maritime & Transportation group of the firm will be featured speakers at the Watermen’s Business Program sponsored by the Maryland Sea Grant Program of the University of Maryland.
The main focus of the workshop is to help watermen become better business managers. The workshop offers a variety of presentations on the topics considered most important to commercial watermen, including legal issues for boats, insurance needs, accounting practices for fishing businesses, new U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations, and on-going marketing initiatives by Maryland Seafood Marketing.
Mr. White and Ms. Burton will be covering the topic of “Legal Considerations for Commercial Operators.” Their presentation will address issues such as choice of business entity; remedies for personal injuries incurred by seamen, passengers, and others; marine insurance considerations; salvage; marine casualty reporting; and OSHA inspections.
When: December 7, 2013 from 9am – 2pm
Where: Crisfield, Maryland 21817
Additional Information: The course is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information please visit the event listing by clicking here: Watermen’s Business Program
More About the Maryland Sea Grant Program:
The Maryland Sea Grant Program was founded in 1977 and is administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Maryland, Maryland Sea Grant forms part of a network of 32 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. The program plays a unique role among the network of organizations working to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal waters. It serves as a bridge between scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay, America’s most productive estuary.