Neil focuses his practice on international and domestic transportation and trade matters — particularly those involving international or maritime issues. He handles international contract disputes, creditors’ rights in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, obtaining pre- and post-judgement security, vessel foreclosure, charter disputes, and repossession issues. Neil also helps client enforce U.S. judgments overseas. In addition, he handles transactions in the maritime space, including charters, sale and purchase, vessel construction contracts, purchase agreements, terminal agreements, and private equity investments in shipping.
Neil is a past chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), International Section, and serves on the NYSBA President’s Committee on State Bar Governance. He also co-chairs the NYSBA International Section Transportation Committee and is the secretary of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the Maritime Law Association. He has also lectured at Columbia University, teaching a class on Maritime Transportation, Law & Public Policy. Neil is regularly interviewed on the radio and television, and, in addition to his public speaking engagements, is regularly interviewed and quoted in leading maritime and business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fairplay, Global Restructuring Review, and Tradewinds.
Neil earned his bachelor’s degree from York University and earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.