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About Gary

Gary is an accomplished attorney who, while in private practice and as the in-house Admiralty & Maritime attorney for Maersk Line, Limited, focused on providing value to the bottom line. Gary has considerable experience with the markets along the Pacific Rim, North America, Europe, and Middle East. Furthermore, Gary has handled complex matters in the Blue Water, Brown Water, and Offshore spaces.

Gary has handled maritime matters which occurred in state, federal, and international waters, to include Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Hull & Machinery, Cargo, Environmental, United States and International regulatory compliance, Law of the Sea, and Piracy. Gary is experienced in all sectors of intermodal transportation to include vessels, rail, and trucking. Furthermore, Gary has handled matters concerning International Sale and Registration of Cargo and Tanker Vessels, Recycling of Vessels, Vessels held in Trust, Charter Parties, Placement of Insurance, Risk Management Strategies, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims, Maritime Contracts, and U.S. Government Contracts. Gary has negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreements involving maritime labor unions and handled labor grievances through arbitration. Gary is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and sailed as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) in the United States Navy (USN) and retired at the rank of Commander. Additionally, Gary holds a Master of Science, Applied Science—Concentration in Underwater Acoustics, from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America. Gary graduated Cum Laude from the Charleston School of Law. Gary is a Proctor in Admiralty in the Maritime Law Association of the United States and a past Director of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Additionally, Gary is a certified Mediator and Arbiter. Furthermore, Gary is licensed in the states of Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and in the federal courts of the Southern District of Texas, the District of South Carolina, and the Southern District of Georgia.