Lawyer profile for Global 2021
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Adv. Michael Safran is a partner in S. Friedman & Co.’s Maritime, Aviation and Transportation Department.
Michael has extensive knowledge and experience in shipbuilding transactions, ship sale and purchase and shipping finance transactions. Michael’s experience includes shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase related financing arrangements, negotiating, structuring and drafting complex cross-border financial transactions, cross – border asset backed finance, lending and syndicated lending, receivables securitization transactions, restructuring and rescheduling of debt and complex lease and sale and lease back arrangements for vessels and marine containers.
Clients also benefit strongly from Michael’s experience in commercial, shipping and admiralty litigation, offshore claims (including the enforcement and implementation of maritime liens and mortgages), personal injury and insurance law expertise.
Michael was ranked individually by Chambers and Partners as a Notable Practitioner who “is singled out by market observers for the strength of his marine practice. He advises on shipbuilding, asset finance and ship sales and purchases.” Another source opined that Michael is a "very experienced lawyer" who "does a lot of ship finance. His work includes transactions for the purchase of vessels" adding that clients would gladly recommend him to people seeking legal advice."