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George K. Kontakis

Fax +1.212.536.3901
Mr. Kontakis focuses his practice on maritime litigation. He advises clients in commercial disputes, as well as drafting of charter parties and related agreements, including Memorandums of Agreement for the sale and purchase of vessels. Mr. Kontakis is a Member of the United States Maritime Law Association. Additionally, Mr. Kontakis regularly works with international clients providing advice and strategy in all aspects of complex maritime criminal, civil, and environmental matters, as well as maritime contract disputes. He has significant experience in conducting onboard investigations for both criminal and civil matters relating to the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Justice, protecting the rights of vessel owners, operators, and crewmembers during government investigations. Mr. Kontakis has negotiated plea resolutions with the U.S. Department of Justice and has been a vital member of several trial teams in both civil and criminal maritime matters.


  • Matthew I. DeLuca Sr. award for excellence in chartering and brokerage studies
  • Eugene F. Moran award for overall achievement as an offshore sailing team skipper

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Maritime Law Association
  • Connecticut Maritime Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association