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Whiteford, Taylor & Preston serves as general counsel to the National Passenger Vessel Association, and provides a wide array of marine-focused advisory services for vessel owners, operators and suppliers, especially passenger and excursion vessel operators.

The services we provide include vessel construction and financing representation, U.S. Coast Guard regulatory advice and counsel, defense of U.S.C.G. Notices of Violation, docking facility leases, vessel charter agreements, Americans With Disabilities Act compliance, marine employment law, and marine wage and hour laws. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has maintained the Passenger Vessel Association's "Legal Hotline" since 1989 addressing issues for vessel operators in all areas of the United States.