Steven A. Clark

Steven A. Clark

New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 773-1427

Steven A. Clark is a partner with the firm.  The marine and admiralty part of his practice focuses largely on the construction, purchase, financing, and ownership and operation of yachts and aircraft in the United States, Caribbean, and Europe.  Attorney Clark advises clients in the structuring of ownership of their yachts and aircraft, and guides them throughout the transaction from contract negotiation to closing.  Attorney Clark advises clients as to vessel flagging, classification, regulatory issues, yacht management and crew matters, and sales/use/VAT taxation issues. Attorney Clark also handles federal and state tax audits, as well as vessel state tax audits at the administrative level in the Northeast States.  

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Domestic and International Vessel Registration and Flagging
  • Yacht Charter Party Agreements
  • Yacht Management Contracts
  • Crew Contracts and Immigration
  • Domestic and International Corporate Formation
  • State, Federal and International Taxation
  • U.S. Customs and Duty Matters
  • State and Federal Administrative and Tax Court Audits & Appeals
  • Aviation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2013
  • Massachusetts, 2014


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 2003

Published Works

  • Vessel Donations, 2014
  • Advising Yacht Owners – Teamwork is Key, 2013
  • Northern Exposure - Tax Consequences of Cruising the Northeast States, 2012
  • Time is of the Essence – Yacht Contracts, 2012
  • NY Bill Revises Sales and Use Tax Law for Vessels, 2015
  • Current Legal Trends and Yacht Broker Matters – Disclosure, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Proctor
  • Yacht Brokers Association of America, Affiliate Member