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Firm Profile

The Law Offices of Thomas M. Grasso LLC is a boutique commercial law firm that resolves issues arising in the International and Domestic Transportation, Trade, Logistics, and Insurance of Goods—the "Four Pillars" of Global Commerce.

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The firm's roots are in Admiralty and Maritime Law and Marine Insurance and, specifically, in cargo damage and loss subrogation litigation in New York and New Jersey. In litigating numerous cases of this type, the practice engaged with companies trading in goods such as chemicals, consumer electronics, cocoa, apparel and agricultural products, and their cargo underwriters. This broad exposure developed beyond transportation and into a full understanding of sales of goods and logistics across all modes of transport. The firm's overall focus is on the Goods.

We achieve results through various methods including litigation in Federal and State Courts, commercial arbitration and mediation, and private commercial solutions. We provide our clients thoughtful, personalized service in a pragmatic, swift and cost-effective style.

We view our representative role as more than only an individual case. Rather, we take a holistic view of our client, its business and needs. We strive to form an integrated, symbiotic relationship with our Clients so that we can collaboratively plan a course of resolution, anticipate problems, and provide adaptive solutions in continuing unison with our client's goals. When problems arise, we are ready to act.

The Firm litigates these matters primarily in the Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey. Also, through our strong correspondent counsel relationships, we are able to place these matters in suit in Florida, Virginia, Texas, Massachusetts, and California.

Based in historic Cranford, New Jersey, we are in close proximity to the Federal and State Courts in Manhattan and Newark, the Port of New York and New Jersey, Newark Liberty and J.F.K. International Airports, and the warehousing and logistical centers of the New York Metropolitan Region.

Additionally, we are a short commute to and other major cities and industrial centers along the Northeast Corridor. The Firm itself, and through its global network of service providers and correspondents, is able to provide its clients proven operational leadership and guidance in real time.

Our firm proudly has membership affiliations with the following professional associations:

  • Maritime Law Association of the US
  • American Institute of Maritime Underwriters
  • Transportation Lawyer Association
  • New York / New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association
  • Northeastern Chemical Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • The Foreign Commerce Club of New York
  • The Traffic Club of Newark
  • Connecticut Maritime Association