Marine Industry Services
Legal Solutions for Boat Manufacturers and Dealers
Bellavia Blatt provides support for hundreds of marine dealerships nationwide, both as counsel to individual clients and as counsel to the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA).
Manufacturers and retailers in the boating industry often face challenges working with suppliers, customers, and state and local agencies when producing, marketing, selling and servicing marine vessels. Bellavia Blatt offers a full suite of legal services to address these challenges, negotiating on behalf of marine industry clients to resolve and settle disputes, drafting legal correspondence and demand letters, representing clients in court and during mediation or arbitration, advocating for their contractual rights under sales and service agreements and finding solutions that resolve disagreements and allow boating clients to focus on their business.
Bellavia Blatt also counsels clients on a wide array of transactional matters, including buy-sell/M&A transactions, asset and stock purchase agreements, ownership buy-ins/buy-outs, the purchase, sale and leasing of real property, floorplan financing, mortgages, working capital loans and term loans. While working on these transactions, the firm’s attorneys use their experience to take the lead on negotiating and drafting acceptable terms for our clients and other parties.
Bellavia Blatt also advises clients on internal company matters, including employment contracts and disputes, succession planning, restructuring, corporate governance, shareholder/member resolutions and compliance with government rules and regulations on HR/labor, F&I and advertising.