Chris Hart’s practice focuses on shipping, marine and energy companies, including litigation and commercial transactions. He is an experienced trial lawyer, resolving disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration. He advises clients in transactions involving charter parties, maritime contracts, offshore energy and master service agreements, and infrastructure projects with maritime law concerns. Chris also advises on regulatory compliance, including Jones Act coastwise trade and shipping regulations..
Chris has been a speaker and author for presentations and articles on topics including offshore wind farms, offshore drilling, coastwise trade laws, bunker contracts, offshore support vessel charter parties and many maritime law issues.
Chris is admitted to practise in Texas, in the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, in the US Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Before practising law, Chris sailed as a professional mariner.