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David M. Bohonnon

David M. Bohonnon

New Haven, Connecticut
(866) 633-5679
(203) 773-1427

David M. Bohonnon is a partner in the New Haven based Bohonnon Law Firm, LLC., which practices extensively in Marine and Aviation Law as well as Tax matters. Admitted to bar 1982, Connecticut, Federal Court District of Connecticut. Education: Connecticut College, 1978; BA; Quinnipiac Law School, 1982, JD, Yale School of Organization and Management, 1983, 1984. The marine and aircraft transaction part of his business focuses on negotiation of yacht construction and vessel and aircraft  purchase agreements, construction financing of mega-yachts for lenders and borrowers in transactions in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Taiwan, Turkey, New Zealand, Argentina and permanent financing and registration of vessels in the United States, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Antigua, Marshall Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands. David has extensive experience in Sales and Use tax and Income tax appeals both at the Administrative and trial Court levels. Much of the sales and use tax law in the marine and aviation sectors within Connecticut has been shaped by decisions and statutes with his participation. He has authored several US Patent applications in the Recreational Marine venue and lectures nationally on topics related to recreational marine and tax matters. Member: American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association, Tax Section Executive Committee; Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association; New Haven County Bar Association; Maritime Law Association (Proctor), (Chairman Subcommittee on Yacht Financing (2007-2012); (American Bar Association “ABA” Commercial Law Yacht Financing Committee, Chairman (2011-2012), Member: Recreational Boating and Marine Lending Network, National Marine Banker Association, Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA),  Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), Affiliate Member; National Business Aircraft Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Domestic and International Vessel Registration and Flagging
  • Charter Party Agreements
  • Yacht Management Contracts
  • Crew Contracts and Immigration
  • Domestic and International Corporate Formation
  • State, Federal and International Tax Counseling
  • Customs and Duty Matters
  • Warranty and Construction Defect Claims
  • Maritime Mediation, Arbitration and Complex Maritime Litigation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime Personal Injury Claims
  • Jones Act
  • Brokerage Commission Disputes
  • Vessel Arrests
  • Bankruptcy
  • Patriot Act Compliance
  • Aviation Law
  • Corporate and Secured Transactions
  • State and Federal Taxation, Administrative and Tax Court Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1982


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Connecticut College
    • B.A. - 1978
  • Yale School of Organization and Management, 1983, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Tax Section Executive Committee
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Chairman, Subcommittee on Yacht Financing
  • Recreational Boating and Marine Lending Network, Member
  • National Marine Banker Association, Member, 1997 - 1998
  • Yacht Brokers Association of American
  • National Business Aircraft Association, Affiliate Member
  • Florida Yacht Brokers Association


  • French
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