Hines Law LLC offers a broad and diverse maritime law practice. Mr. Hines has boarded hundreds of commercial ships in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, in which he has handled a variety of shipping matters on behalf of vessel operators and other interests. The matters have included navigational accidents, cargo loss damage, pollution incidents, regulatory infractions and injuries to personnel. We also handle maritime-related litigation, such as ship arrests and limitation of liability proceedings, as well as arbitrations involving charter disputes, ship construction and repair contracts, and similar disputes. We also represent and counsel clients in the drafting and negotiation of such contracts.
International Trade and Logistics
International trade has been a growth area in Charleston and the Southeastern United States for many years. South Carolina has gone from having a largely agrarian and textile-based economy to developing a dynamic manufacturing economy marked by automotive, aerospace and medical sectors. Our logistics industry is driven by the Port of Charleston, including inland ports established in Greer and Dillon, South Carolina. Hines Law LLC assists clients with a variety of international trade and logistics-related matters, including terms of sale, letters of credit and other payment methods, cargo insurance issues, customs-related matters, and trade-related litigation and international arbitration.