Attorney with over 35 years experience handling transactional matters as both in-house and outside counsel. Experience includes vessel sales, charters and financing; international and domestic joint ventures; vessel construction and repair contracts; offshore and land drilling and service contracts; acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies; commercial real estate transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate and partnership matters. Other areas of practice include corporate general counsel services for small to mid-sized companies; FCPA due diligence investigations; and corporate compliance investigations. Experience also includes representation of both borrowers and lenders as maritime counsel in lending transactions, including preparation and negotiation of mortgages under the laws of the U.S., Liberia, Panama, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Marshall Islands and other vessel flagging jurisdictions. Also advises vessel owners, charterers and lenders concerning citizenship and documentation issues, marine insurance, and other maritime matters.
International Arbitrator specializing in oil and gas sector disputes that may benefit from an arbitrator, mediator or expert determiner with both (i) over 30 years commercial and legal experience in the international oil and gas industry and (ii) over 5 years operational experience as a petroleum and drilling engineer.