Richard A. Zimmerman

Attorney at Law

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  • Richard A. Zimmerman
  • Attorney at Law
  • Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, N.Y.
  • J.D. 1983, Law Review
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • B.A. 1967
  • Legal Employment
  • Sole practitioner 1989 - present
  • Emphasis on purchase and sale transactions of ocean-going vessels and drilling rigs; financing; corporate representation; international purchase and sale of goods; cargo damage; time charter and voyage charter disputes; demurrage, unseaworthiness, performance and non-performance claims, safe port warranties; arbitration and litigation including attachment of assets and arrest of vessels for security.
  • Lamorte Burns & Company, Inc. 1987 - 1989
  • Manager, Freight, Demurrage and Defense Department
  • Representation of vessel owners and charterers on behalf of protection and indemnity clubs in respect of disputes arising from bills of lading and voyage and time charters; litigation and arbitration.
  • Zock, Petrie & Curtin 1981 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Arbitration and litigation arising from charter parties and booking notes, maritime liens, maritime attachment, removal, scope of discovery, attorneys' fees in arbitration, inherent vice in cargoes carried under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act; drafting of motion papers and briefs for state and federal litigation regarding same; analysis of voyage and time charter parties.
  • Chartering
  • Atlanta Chartering Corporation August 1980 - 1983
  • Director
  • John G. Miller, Inc. 1977 - 1980
  • President
  • Time and voyage charter parties for ocean carriage; financial and office management.
  • H. Meisner, Inc. 1974 - 1977
  • Vice President
  • Chartering brokerage.