Mark R. Houck is the managing partner of Chartwell’s Florida offices. He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1979. Houck specializes in maritime and admiralty law. He is an active member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, the American Boat and Yacht Council, the Maritime Industries Association of South Florida, the Defense Research Institute and he serves on the board of directors of the Seafarers House. Houck teaches Maritime Insurance Seminar and Workshop.