DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • Established in 1985
  • Firm Size 65
  • DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP, is an eighty-lawyer, full-service firm headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey. We are a group of exceptionally skilled, experienced attorneys, who practice in a wide variety of specialties.
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    4.8/5.0 (258)
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    • #1 in weekly profile views out of 34 Law Firms in Teaneck, NJ
    • #1,447 in weekly profile views out of 299,964 total law firms Overall
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Ports and Shipping

Beginning with Michael DeCotiis’s tenure as Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, DeCotiis lawyers have long been in the forefront of the legal issues involved in the shipping and port industries. Whether the issues are administrative, environmental, contractual, or involve labor and employment issues, our attorneys know the shipping and ports industry intimately, and have effectively served many of its companies.

We provide legal counsel and strategic advisory services to shipowners, charterers, insurers, freight forwarders, ship agents and brokers, container companies, financial institutions and government entities. Our expertise ranges from the largest commercial disputes and finance projects to the most routine freight and debt collections. We have also participated in numerous dispute resolutions, including both in court and in arbitration proceedings of all types, as well as handling labor and environmental matters.

Many of the leading firms in the industry have relied on DeCotiis for our judgment, knowledge and efficiency. From the most complex policy issue to the most straightforward dispute, we are one of the region’s leaders in the highly specialized law governing the business of ports and shipping.

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4.8/5.0 (258 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Thomas Abbate by a Government Counsel on 01/21/13 in Government

    Tom has repeatedly proven to this client his ability to analyze, complex matter and bring them to an efficient and productive conclusion.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for J. Sheldon Cohen by a Principal on 06/22/12 in General Practice

    I have known him personally & professionally for decades. We have cases together & I send complex litigation & problems to him. He not only does a great job, but he also really knows how to talk to people - respectfully & knowledgeably.

    I have known him personally & professionally for decades. We have cases together & I send complex litigation & problems to him. He not only does a great job, but he also really knows how to talk to people - respectfully & knowledgeably. Read less

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