Cozen O'Connor

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Strong group noted for advising vessel owners and operators, as well as financial institutions and investors, on a host of shipping finance issues. Regularly acts on issues involving leasing transactions, credit facilities, maritime M&A and restructuring. Boasts US flag shipping expertise, including guaranteed loans and Jones Act issues. Further noted for competencies in Marshall Islands and Liberian law.

Strengths According to a client: "The team is very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about maritime law."

Work highlights Retained as Marshall Islands and Liberian law counsel on Costamare's issuance of over five million dollars of 8.875% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock.

Notable practitioners

Anne Mickey is recommended for her work on government guaranteed vessel and equipment loans, as well as her wider financing expertise. Her clients include shipping, fishing, drilling and marine construction companies. Sources describe her as "a top-quality lawyer."

Geoffrey Ferrer handles a range of financing work including asset-based lending and leases for owners, operators and financial institutions. Clients say he is "very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about maritime law."