McLeod Brock

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Services:  Admiralty and Maritime Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Transportation and Logistic Law, Commercial Litigation, General Liability Law


The focus of McLeod Brock is to bring clarity to what may appear to be complex issues and disputes. Our goal is to assess risk and avoid it whenever possible. We endeavor to solve problems as they arise in a proactive, efficient and cost-effective manner. Since 1993, our lawyers have served local clients in Florida and California, national and regional clients throughout the United States, and internationally, with our extensive connections in London, UK. While the firm’s offices are geographically located in Florida, we are frequently retained to consult and appear across the United States and into the Caribbean.

Michael W. McLoed

Mr. McLeod graduated from the University of Florida in 1989, received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991, and earned his Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Admiralty & Maritime Law from Tulane University School of Law in 1993. For over 25 years, Mr. McLeod has successfully handled initial casualty response, investigation, recovery, mediation, litigation and trial of Passenger personal injury claims, Product Liability claims, Jones Act personal injury claims, Seaworthiness claims, Maintenance & Cure claims, Collision, Fire, Grounding & Sinking claims; Marina, Custodian and Ship Repairer Liability claims; Salvage claims, Environmental Damage claims, Charter Party Disputes, Cargo claims, Insurance disputes, Wage and Employment disputes, Ship Owner claims for Exoneration from and/or Limitation of Liability, and the foreclosure of Maritime Liens and Ship Mortgages representing individuals and corporations, insurers, ship owners, financial institutions, vessel manufacturers, and marinas in cases arising on and offshore from California to New York to the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and into South America and the United States Virgin Islands. Mr. McLeod also acts as a maritime arbitrator.
Mr. McLeod is a co-author of the Limitation of Liability Chapter of the Florida Maritime Law and Practice Manual published by the Florida Bar and LexisNexis.Mr. McLeod addresses the transactional needs of his clients related to the purchase, sale, charter, construction, repair and/or crew management of vessels including pre-purchase inspection and survey; review of proposed terms and conditions, analysis of liability, and tax implications regarding vessel purchase, sale and brokerage agreements; new vessel construction or renovation agreements; financing and escrow concerns; charter, lease, and rental agreements; broker representation, registration and regulatory compliance, vessel ownership structure, crew employment agreements, vessel ownership succession plans and overall vessel management.

Bar and Court Admissions

California Bar, 1992; Florida Bar, 1992; New York Bar, 2001; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, 1992; Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, 1992; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, 1993; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, 1993; United States Supreme Court, 2003; Eastern District of Michigan, 2020.

Professional Memberships

Ad Hoc Committee On Rules and Procedures, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Appointed by the Honorable Chief Judge William J. Zloch, May, 2002); the Federal Bar Association (former Chair & Vice Chair, Admiralty & Maritime Law Section); the Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor, Committee on Practice & Procedure and Marine Finance Committee); the Southeastern Maritime Law Institute (former South Florida Port Director and current member); Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee (former Chair & Vice Chair, and current member); Florida Bar Admiralty Law Certification Committee (former Vice Chair and current member); California Bar Admiralty & Maritime Law Specialization Committee (former Chair and Vice Chair); the American Bar Association Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee; the New York State Bar Association; Claims Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); California Lawyers Association (Litigation Section); Lawyers of Distinction; National Association of Subrogation Professionals; National Institute For Trial Advocacy; Lighthouse Point, Florida Marine Advisory Board; Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild.

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150 East Pametto Park Rd, Boca Raton, Florida, United States, 33432
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