INTERNATIONAL SEAFARER’S UNION
51 Virginia Street
PO Box N-1839
Dear Mr. Lipcon,
The International Seafarer’s Union wishes to publicly recognize the work that you and your admiralty and maritime law firm have done on behalf of the members of our organization as well as seafarer’s everywhere.
Your firm has provided seafarers from around the world with legal advice and assistance that has made a tremendous difference in their lives and the lives of their families.
We at the International Seafarers Union are greatly appreciative of the legal assistance that your maritime firm, Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A., has provided throughout the last decade and beyond, in order to help protect the rights of injured seafarers that otherwise would have been at the mercy of unscrupulous employers from various shipping companies.
Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A., has been instrumental in protecting their rights and bringing solutions to the lives of seafarers that at one point or another were in need of legal assistance when they found themselves out of work after many years of employment, and often repatriated back to their home countries without money for travel expenses.
Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A., has legally protected and has obtained solutions on behalf of seafarers that were mistreated by the shipping companies, owners and/or employers, by denying them their right to medical care.
Thanks to your Miami law firm, Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A. many seafarers can now carry on with their lives and that of their love ones. Seafarers were dismissed after they became ill or injured while on board, and were signed off the vessel without chances of ever getting back on board to continue with their work.
Thanks to your firm, Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A., injured seafarers and crewmembers obtained compensation that should help them open new windows of opportunities in their home countries, now that their opportunities they initially had with the shipping companies, are no longer available due to their present physical conditions.
Based on the work that you and your firm has done, we are declaring publicly that your firm is being awarded recognition by our union as the TOP LAW FIRM PROTECTING SEAFARER’S RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES for the year 2009. We look forward to you continuing to help us and our members in the years to come.
Very Truly Yours,
INTERNATIONAL SEAFARER’S ASSOCIATION