Gregory G. Barnett

Gregory G. Barnett


Gregory G. Barnett graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in 1981 with a degree in marine engineering.  After graduation he sailed as a licensed engineer on ocean-going vessels and integrated tug barge units.  Later he worked in a shipyard and then for 10 years in the transportation and risk management departments for a leading fruit company which shipped its fruit on owned and chartered vessels. Mr. Barnett managed a wide variety of insurance policies and claims involving cargo, hull, P&I charter’s liability, FD&D, container, property and aviation risks; he has also drafted bills of lading, charter parties, service contracts and contract of affreightments and has extensive experience in crisis management during on-board casualty investigations.  Since 1994 Mr. Barnett has been involved in all aspects of commercial litigation, specializing particularly in admiralty and maritime, insurance, employment discrimination, contract drafting and real estate.  His clients include underwriters, charterers, shippers and individuals located throughout the world.  He has experience in litigation, arbitration, mediation and insurance coverage disputes in virtually every state in the United States and has been involved in several major international casualties involving ship and cargo damage.

Contact Information:

Mobile:  917-498-1263

Direct Dial:  646-362-8920

United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S.
St. John’s University, M.B.A.
Salmon P. Chase Law School, J.D.

Practice Areas:
Transportation Law
Admiralty & Maritime
Recreational Boating Law
Employment Discrimination
Contract Drafting
Real Estate
Commercial Litigation

Bars and Admissions:
New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northen Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Federal Appellate Courts for Second, Third and Eleventh Districts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Admiralty Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
American Bar Association
Connecticut Maritime Association
International Bar Association – Maritime and Transportation Law Committee
Maritime Law Association of the United States
New York State Bar Association
United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association