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Montgomery McCracken Adds Two Maritime Attorneys in New York

March 1, 2016


NEW YORK — Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the Maritime and Transportation practice group in the firm’s New York office. Stephen H. Vengrow joins the firm as a partner and Eric Chang joins as an associate. Both were previously at the maritime law firm of Cichanowicz Callan Keane Vengrow & Textor, LLP.

“We are delighted that Steve and Eric will be joining us,” said Vincent M. DeOrchis and John J. Levy, co-chairs of the firm’s Maritime and Transportation Group. “We are continuing to expand the capabilities of Montgomery McCracken’s Maritime and Transportation Practice Group, having grown significantly over the past ten years, with prospects for additional growth in the next few months. Steve’s and Eric’s combined depth and experience add to the great talent we have.”

Vengrow has more than 40 years of experience in maritime law. He focuses his practice on cargo claims, personal injuries, collisions, ship fires, land transportation, insurance, corporate litigation, and bankruptcy matters. Vengrow previously served in the General Counsel’s office of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and as in-house counsel of SeaLand. He has developed a well-regarded reputation in matters involving the illegal carriage of drugs on vessels and stowaways.

Chang focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and maritime matters. He has represented clients in the defense of claims for damage/lost cargo carried on container ships and cargo ships on ocean and intermodal rail/track carriage. Chang has also drafted memorandums of law and briefs and has argued motions in State and Federal courts.

Montgomery McCracken’s Maritime and Transportation practice serves all sectors of the maritime industry including ship owners, charterers, pilots, cargo owners, shipyards, terminals, commodities traders, non-vessel operators and non-vessel operating common carriers. The multifaceted practice includes cargo and products claims; bankruptcy and restructuring; corporate and finance matters; sustainable growth; and defense of criminal investigations, including corporate compliance matters.

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