Josh Stein

Member

Josh Stein practices in the Transportation & Trade Practice Group within the Business Law Department. His practice includes advising clients on international and domestic regulatory compliance, corporate, transactional, and commercial matters. He has represented both U.S. and foreign companies engaged in international and U.S. inland transportation, offshore drilling, dredging, offshore wind projects, environmental remediation, and marine construction. 
 
Josh handles a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters relating to the maritime and inland transportation sectors. He regularly advises on matters before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He counsels shipowners and other entities on issues such as the registration of vessels and other equipment, citizenship, and compliance with the U.S. cabotage laws.  He assists clients with the formation and reorganization of business entities, equipment acquisition and finance, corporate governance, antitrust, and environmental and safety compliance. He also has extensive experience drafting and interpreting carrier discussion agreements, vessel sharing agreements, space charter agreements, various types of marine terminal operator agreements, and other forms of cooperative working agreements. 
 
Josh graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in government and politics and was elected to the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society. He received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark.

Experience

News

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 14 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2022 Legal Guide

July 11, 2022

For 30 years, The Legal 500 has assessed the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. The rankings use a series of criteria, including client feedback, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 12 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2021 Legal Guide

June 17, 2021

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Jeff Vogel, and Rachel Welford to its 2021 Legal Guide.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2020 Legal Guide

June 22, 2020

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Stephen Cozen, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Christopher Sweeney, and Jeff Vogel to its 2020 Legal Guide.

Publications

Developments in Offshore Wind Part Two [White Paper]

March 25, 2021

Michael Connolly, Amorie Hummel, William Lesser, Heidi Schwartz, Josh Stein, and James Van Orden discuss tax, maritime, and environmental issues and developments affecting the offshore wind industry.

Developments in Offshore Wind: Part One [White Paper]

March 17, 2021

Michael Connolly, Amorie Hummel, William Lesser, Heidi Schwartz, Josh Stein, and James Van Orden discuss New Jersey and New York's offshore wind energy policies and what the Biden administration has already done to advance offshore wind energy development in federal waters.

Jones Act Extended to the Pristine Seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf [Alert]

February 03, 2021

Jeff Vogel and Josh Stein discuss CBP’s recent decision that addresses and concedes OMSA’s core issue by now acknowledging that the pristine seabed of the OCS is a coastwise point.

Legislative Update – Congress Acts to Clarify the Application of the Jones Act to Offshore Wind [Alert]

December 07, 2020

Josh Stein discusses the announcement that both chambers of Congress have reached an agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021 and how it may impact the offshore wind industry.

U.S. Offshore Wind Keeps Spinning in July — Legislative Update [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Josh Stein discusses the regulatory and legislative activity at the end of last year and the early part of this year that could impact the offshore wind industry.

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, J.D., 2006
  • Univ. of Maryland–College Park, B.A., cum laude, 2003

Awards & Honors

The Legal 500 United States "Next Generation Partner" for Transport: Shipping Finance in 2020-2021; "Leading Lawyer" for Transport: Shipping Finance in 2022

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland