Catherine Kent

Contact Information

340 Royal Poinciana Way, Ste 321
PO Box 431
Palm Beach FL 33480-0431

Telephone Numbers
+1 (561) 659-1770
+1 (561) 833-2261 Facsimile





Catherine Kent is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2011.

Practice Areas

Maritime Law

Education and Admissions

The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2011
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2008 (cum laude)

The Florida Bar

Professional Associations and Activities

Member, Florida Yacht Brokers Association
Member, Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Member, Young Professionals in Yachting
Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Graduate, Leadership Palm Beach County


Superyacht Business, Fund Protection – Legal strategies for protecting a buyer’s investment in foreign yacht construction, June-July 2015
Yachts International, Your Yacht, Your Money – Should You Put Your Yacht In Charter? How to determine whether the benefits will outweigh the costs, April 2015
Yachts International, Your Yacht, Your Money – Owners Beware: Hidden Traps in VSAT Contracts, The importance of understanding what’s in the fine print, March 2015
Yachts International, Your Yacht, Your Money – Time to Buy? Creative Lending Options Abound for Savvy Investors, Jan-Feb 2015
Yachts International, Your Yacht, Your Money – Out-of-Pocket Costs, Registration Decisions Related to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), July-August 2014
The Superyacht Report, Global Tax Report – United States, November 2013

Speaking Engagements

Tax Implications of Chartering Yachts
Maritime Law Association – Recreation Boating Committee, New York, NY 2016
Crew, Immigration, and MLC
2nd MARE Forum Fort Lauderdale Yacht Summit, 2015
Taking the Mystery out of Cruising the USA, Bahamas, Better Preparation for Entry
Yacht Symposium and Job Fair, 2014
Limiting Broker Liability
Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Yacht Sales & the Law Seminar, 2013