Jorge F. Blasini

Partner

(787) 767-1030
(787) 751-4068

jblasini@jgl.com

Mr. Blasini concentrates his practice litigating and counseling clients in all areas of admiralty and maritime law, including oil pollution, allision and collisions, cargo claims, death and personal injury claims, environmental claims, fires, groundings, maritime criminal cases, vessel finance, vessel registration, Coast Guard and CBP penalties.

He has frequently participated as speaker in seminars on maritime and admiralty topics, and often assists clients in matters outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Mr. Blasini has negotiated long-term lease agreements for a large shipping line and assisted a common carrier in obtaining the necessary government permits and licenses to enter cargo into Puerto Rico, including warehousing and distribution. He has also assisted a new client in obtaining the licenses and permits for the importation, warehousing and distribution of LNG within Puerto Rico. He also counsels clients on the purchase and registration of commercial vessels abroad. He has represented banking institutions on vessel financing and registration of preferred mortgages. A great part of his work concentrates in litigation, including appellate work.

Place of Birth:

San Juan, PR

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English

Education:

  • Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
    1997, LL.M in Admiralty
  • Loyola University
    New Orleans, LA
    1995, MBA
  • Loyola University
    New Orleans, LA
    1995,JD
  • United States Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
    1987, BS in Economics

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Puerto Rico Bar, 1997
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2000
  • Federal Maritime Commission, 2008
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010
     

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

    •  American and Federal Bar Association
    •  Maritime Law Association of the United States
    •  Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Marítimo
        Vice-President for Puerto Rico, 2012-2014

     

     


     

ENGAGEMENTS:

While serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Blasini earned several qualifications, including Surface Warfare Officer and Officer of the Deck on board the USS JOHN RODGERS (DD9983).  He also served in various capacities, including Communications Officer, Communications Material  System Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Training Officer, with clearances above Top Secret.  He volunteered as translator in support of US Coast Guard Law Enforcement in counternarcotics operations and conducted numerous potentially hazardous offshore boarding inspections of suspected vessels.  He was also instrumental in the at sea rescue of a stricken vessel and its crew.