Michael Bell concentrates in complex litigation and corporate transactions. He has over 30 years of experience counseling shipping, oil service and offshore construction companies, major petrochemical producers, and terminal operators in matters including vessel financing and documentation. He maintains an active practice defending toxic tort cases for maritime and non-maritime clients. He was a U.S. Coast Guard officer and an attorney for the Coast Guard and U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on planning committees for several maritime law organizations. He is a member of the Board of the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar, and its Planning Committee. www.blankrome.com/MBell.