Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP

General Business Law

6 ranked lawyersBand 1US Virgin IslandsGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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This pre-eminent USVI law firm formed in April 2019 following the merger of Dudley Topper & Feuerzeig with Nichols Newman Logan Grey & Lockwood. It offers unrivalled geographic coverage of the jurisdiction, with offices on both St. Thomas and St. Croix. The group offers an abundance of contentious, transactional and advisory experience, and is regularly instructed for its litigious representation. It provides expert advice and representation in real estate and financing matters, with further expertise spanning insurance and employment. Sources commend the group for its "practical and sensible counsel," while others cite its "breadth and depth of legal knowledge and expertise," as well as noting it as "exceptionally timely on deliverables and very responsive."

Sources appreciate Chad Messier for his "great command of technical procedure," adding that he "tells it like it is." He handles all manner of civil disputes, including commercial, product liability and insurance litigation.

St. Croix-based Hunt Logan remains a notable lawyer in the USVI, with a practice focus on transactions. He is sought out for his counsel on corporate and real estate matters.

Founding partner George Dudley is an immensely well-respected lawyer in the USVI. He is an accomplished practitioner with a wealth of experience covering corporate transactions, including M&A, financing and real estate deals. Commentators continue to recognise him as "compelling, intelligent and logical."

Henry Feuerzeig is a veteran practitioner based on the island of St. Croix. He is primarily focused on dispute resolution and enjoys an impressive reputation for his litigious proficiency.

Todd Newman is well versed in all manner of commercial, residential and hospitality real estate issues, including transactions, licensing and development. One source shared: "Todd is calm and seeks an approach to de-escalate matters when possible," adding: "He's thorough in his research and preparation and gives us great comfort in his representation." Others comment: "He is easygoing and friendly, smart and business-oriented."

Managing partner William McConnell provides counsel to a range of clients including financial institutions, companies and developers. He advises on corporate and real estate transactions, including financing, as well as company formation, licensing and compliance.

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Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP is widely acknowledged as the preeminent business law practice in the US Virgin Islands. Attorneys practice in the areas of real estate, corporate, finance, tax exempt bonds, hospitality, land use, tax, economic development benefits and mergers & acquisitions. The firm is involved in most major acquisitions and developments in the Territory.

The firm assists in matters involving the Government of the Virgin Islands and the VI Legislature.

The firm has provided innovative solutions, including drafting legislation or regulations to address specific issues when needed.

Clients include banks, developers, Fortune 500 companies and local businesses. With 40+ years of experience, the firm is often selected to act as local counsel on larger transactions involving US based counsel, and works with co-counsel and in house counsel to advance a client’s interests in a prompt, professional and efficient manner.

Within the banking world, the firm has represented a veritable Who’s Who of institutions in a wide range of lending and regulatory matters. The Firm has represented all the major hospitality companies in the Virgin Islands, including Marriott, Rosewood and Wyndham. It represents the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the national association for the timeshare development industry. The firm also ably represents the cruise ship industry.

The Firm is the exclusive Virgin Islands member of Lex Mundi, a worldwide association of leading firms.


Logan, Jr., G. Hunter

McConnell, William S.

Newman, Todd

O'Keefe, Thomas C.

Petri, Kurt E.

Tully, Jessica C.


American Resort Development Association

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Bank of America

Carnival Corporation

Citibank N.A.

Credit Suisse, First Boston Mortgage Capital

Deutsche Bank

FirstBank Puerto Rico

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan Chase





Cruise Lines




Health Care




Real Estate



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General Business Law Department

Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP

Department location

1000 Frederiksberg Gade,

Charlotte Amalie

St Thomas

US Virgin Islands

USVI 00802

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US Virgin Islands

General Business Law

Chad Messier
Band 3
G. Hunter Logan, Jr.
Band 2
George H T Dudley
Band 1
Henry Feuerzeig
Senior Statespeople
Todd Newman
Band 1
William S. McConnell
Band 3