After the 2005 Maryland Court of Appeals decision in Kushell v. DNR,
where our attorneys were able to overturn Maryland Vessel tax law, the State of Maryland and the Maryland Department
of Natural Resources have stepped up their vessel tax enforcement. Since 1999, Todd D. Lochner, Esq. has been helping
the everyday boat user with their MD vessel excise tax questions and penalties.
MD DNR issues tax notices for any vessel which spends more than 90 days in Maryland waters and has not received a
sticker from the DNR. For Maryland residents this is no surprise, but what if you are an out of state resident whose
boat was here for repairs, this may seem like a big surprise. Mr. Lochner and lawyers under his tutelage have
negotiated hundreds of vessel excise tax issues.
Lochner Law Firm, P.C. is a Maritime and Admiralty Law Firm in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Lochner has developed a
reputation, as reported to him, of being a “straight shooter” who knows maritime business, as well as, maritime law
which has resulted in a client base throughout the continental United States. Our attorneys concentrate on providing
legal services in the areas of maritime and admiralty law, as well as helping many clients with vessel purchase,
offshore yacht transfers and vessel tax.
For more information on Maryland vessel excise tax or vessel purchase, or to find more information about admiralty and maritime law topics,
please visit our informational site, BOATINGLAW.COM. It will not provide definitive answers about
complicated legal and factual events, but we hope that it will be your guide when asking questions of your clients or counsel, and to avoid
the obvious traps that await potential litigants in Maryland.
This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a