Anne regularly advises foreign and U.S. companies on contract, corporate, finance and transactional matters. She assists clients with contract disputes (private and government), and with issues concerning cabotage laws, charters, ad valorem taxes, equipment acquisition, vessel construction (tanker, ferry, MODU, containership, and special purpose vessels) and citizenship. Anne also represents clients before several federal agencies regulating the maritime industry.
Anne has represented foreign and domestic companies engaged in shipping (liner, break bulk, bulk, RoRo, and tanker), offshore drilling, ferry services, fishing, terminal operations, dredging, and marine construction. Anne has handled closings in conventional and government guaranteed loans for vessels and other equipment. She has also been actively involved in advising clients concerning the Maritime Security Program, capital construction fund and U.S. cargo preference programs.
Anne has obtained favorable rulings from the Maritime Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and Customs and Border Protection and has been actively involved in litigation in cases involving new builds, rebuilds, citizenship, and other cabotage issues. She also assists vessel owners in registering and mortgaging vessels in the Marshall Islands, Liberia, Vanuatu, Bahamas and other foreign registries.
Anne co-authored a chapter on bid protest litigation published by Aspatore Books as part of its “Inside the Mind” series.
Anne earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1973 and her law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1976. She is ranked by Chambers & Partners USA in nationwide shipping regulatory and shipping finance.