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NJ Governor Christie: $11M Ferry Building Deal for Tuckahoe Shipyard

November 2014 – Stephen J. Galati, Esquire of Mattioni, Ltd. represented Yank Marine in the negotiation of the ground breaking contract  this past week between Yank Marine and NY Waterway.  Construction of the two ferries will begin at the end of this year, with the first ferry beginning service in early 2015.  “I’m pleased today to announce the construction of two state-of-the-art ferries that will make life easier and more efficient for commuters between Monmouth County and Manhattan,” said Governor Christie.  These are the first NY Waterway ferries built in the Garden State since the Weehawken-based ferry service started service in 1986.  The new catamaran ferries, financed by NY Waterway, will be placed in service between Belford in Monmouth County and Manhattan.

“For more than 40 years, New Jersey-based Yank Marine has built and repaired quality vessels, and their experience and talent will vastly improve the daily travel experience for thousands of New Jerseyans,” said Gov. Christie.

“Like NY Waterway, Yank Marine is a New Jersey-based, family-owned business committed to quality and service,” said Mr. Imperatore. “We value this partnership which will benefit millions of Garden State commuters in the decades to come, as these worthy boats carry them to work in safety and comfort. Millions of other New Jersey residents will benefit because our ferries keep thousands of cars off our streets and roads.”

Mr. Galati’s practice primarily concerns admiralty and maritime related matters.  He has extensive experience in litigating cargo recovery claims, and specializes in handling matters associated with the importation, storage and transportation of refrigerated and perishable cargoes. His practice includes representation of growers and importers of refrigerated commodities, marine transportation and trucking companies, marine underwriters, marine terminal operators, refrigerated warehousemen and other related businesses.

Mr. Galati also has significant experience as well in litigation regarding personal injuries, hull damage, and salvage. He has represented clients in U.S. Coast Guard license and other administrative proceedings.

The law offices of Mattioni, Ltd. have been providing legal services to businesses and individuals since 1963.  Since its inception, the firm has specialized in admiralty and maritime matters.  Mattioni continues as  a recognized leader in this very specialized discipline.   The firm also  provides  counseling and litigation services to businesses and individuals.

An article explaining the details has been published at, a Maritime and Marine online magazine. Click to read

January 2014 – Michael Mattioni, Esquire of Mattioni, Ltd. served as moderator and presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s program “What Pennsylvania Lawyers Need to Know About New Jersey Real Estate Law”. Mr. Mattioni, as the course planner,  provided guidance on important issues to highlight. The purpose of the seminar was to acquaint Pennsylvania lawyers with some of the significant differences and practice challenges of which Pennsylvania lawyers aware to effectively represent their clients when dealing with New Jersey real estate transactions.  As presenter, Mr. Mattioni discussed New Jersey title insurance issues.
January 2014 – Stephen G. Galati, Esquire of Mattioni, Ltd.was a recent speaker and panel moderator at the Pollution Prevention Workshop held at the Corinthian Yacht Club, Essington, PA.  The Workshop was sponsored by Sea Grant Pennsylvania, an organization that conducts and supports research and education that addresses environmental issues relevant to Pennsylvania’s coastal resources.  Mr. Galati’s presentation discussed legal aspects and environmental regulations concerning pollution and spills. Mr. Galati is a shareholder practicing Maritime and Admiralty Law, which has been a core practice area since its inception.