NEW YORK, August 2, 2017 – Geoffrey D. Ferrer, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation & Trade Practice Group and office managing partner of the New York Downtown Office, has been sworn in as a member of the Republic of the Marshall Islands bar becoming one of only 54 admitted and active Marshall Islands attorneys.
“I am honored to be sworn in as a member of the Republic of the Marshall Islands bar,” said Ferrer. “The Marshall Islands has one of the largest and fastest growing ship registries ranking second largest based on deadweight tons. In addition, many publicly traded shipping companies are formed under Marshall Islands laws.”
Ferrer routinely advises international and domestic financial institutions and vessel owners and operators in connection with U.S., Marshall Island, Liberian and Vanuatu maritime and corporate laws. He focuses on U.S. and non-U.S. flag shipping matters, all aspects of asset-based lending, including ship finance and equipment leasing. Ferrer also provides maritime advice in connection with shipping related mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities offerings for publically traded corporations and limited partnership. In addition, he represents clients in maritime lien and mortgage enforcement actions, as well as in marine casualty and general commercial disputes.
Ferrer is recognized by both Chambers and Partners USA in Nationwide Transportation: Shipping/Maritime Finance, and The Legal 500 United States as a Leading Lawyer for Transport: Shipping.
Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation & Trade Practice Group has one of the most formidable practices of any major U.S. law firm. It’s maritime team of attorneys represents a diverse range of global clients serving the maritime industry, including major vessel operating common carriers; ocean shipping company groups and alliances; vessel owners; maritime-related investors and financial institutions; ports, terminals and port/terminal operators; carrier-terminal management groups; P&I Clubs; chassis pools; and ocean transportation intermediaries.
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