Donald J. Kennedy

Donald J. Kennedy

Illustrative Matters

Client Description
Law Firm Represented foreign liquidators in legal proceedings to obtain control over assets located in the United States for the foreign bankruptcy estate.
Oil Traders Advised oil, gas and metal traders on matters arising from their trading activities, including contract formation, letters of credit, shipping arrangements, non-performance and damage issues.
Banks Represented financial institutions in vessel mortgage foreclosure proceedings in the United States and throughout the world. Successfully represented a mortgagee in an action to dismiss a wrongful arrest and lender liability claim by the company’s owner.
Owner of Offshore Drilling Units Prosecuted arbitrations for owners of offshore drilling units in cases involving performance guarantees, sales contracts, redelivery condition and insurance coverage.
Shipowners and Charterers Negotiated on behalf of shipowners and charterers, contracts of affreightment, management and pool agreements, vessel sale and purchase agreements, agency agreements, shipbuilding and repair contracts and joint ventures.
Defense Clubs Represented shipowners and charterers in litigation and arbitration of disputes arising out of charter parties, maritime arrests and attachments, oil pollution and maritime liens.
Shipping Companies Represented shipowner in sale of its liner operations in the United States and representing a shipowner in acquiring control of Netherlands Antilles partnership from its former partner.
Strategic Investors Represented purchasers of assets in connections with a private placement memorandum in the waste industry.


  •  B.A., 1966 Fordham University
  •  J.D., 1972 Fordham University School of Law

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