WASHINGTON (October 15, 2019) – Holland & Knight has added Gerald A. Morrissey as a partner in the firm’s Maritime and Trade Regulation groups residing in the Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Morrissey focuses his practice on the development, financing and operation of maritime and international trade-related companies and projects. He previously was a partner at Winston & Strawn.
Mr. Morrissey has extensive experience assisting clients with maritime-related corporate transactions, acquisitions and diverse financing transactions, including domestic and international lease finance, asset-backed lending, and structured and securitized debt and equity finance. He regularly advises clients on transportation and trade contracting and regulatory compliance matters, offshore energy maritime matters, and vessel ownership and operating matters. He also advises and advocates on behalf of clients before federal administrative agencies, including a broad array of U.S. Customs matters and substantial administrative litigation before the Federal Maritime Commission. His work includes distressed debt and corporate workouts in the maritime industry, significant maritime and trade-related litigation and dispute resolution, and vessel pollution-related criminal investigation and defense.
"Gerald brings valuable maritime regulatory, finance, transactional and litigation experience to the firm," said Ron Oleynik, the head of Holland & Knight’s International Trade Practice. “He is a welcome addition to our team and will help us to further expand our practice."
Added Jovi Tenev, who heads Holland & Knight’s global Maritime Finance practice, "I look forward to working with Gerald serving clients in the maritime industry, both in the U.S. and worldwide."
"Holland & Knight has unique strengths in maritime law, finance and international trade, including one of the premier maritime regulatory and legislative practices,” said Mr. Morrissey. “The firm is the perfect fit for my practice."
Mr. Morrissey received a J.D. degree from Tulane Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts.
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