Ella W. Dodson, LL.M.


Email: edodson@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 839-7000
(212) 466-0514

Practice Areas:

Mergers and Acquisitions
Ownership Structures
Corporate Governance








Martindale-Hubbel AV Peer Rating *


Ella W. Dodson represents transportation companies, industrial companies, financial institutions, and other businesses in their domestic and international commercial and corporate transactions in the areas of transportation, finance, leasing, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, ownership structures, and corporate governance. She has lectured and written extensively on financing, leasing, ports, and other topics with respect to the maritime and transportation industries.

Bar Admissions: 

New York - 1986
Nova Scotia - 2010


Columbia University (LL.M, International Law, 1986)
Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with High Honors, 1984)
Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in Asian Studies & Political Science, 1977) 


Member of the American Bar Association
WISTA-USA (Women’s International Trade and Shipping Association)


"Weaving Logistics into the Tapestry of Port Development", 2002 BIMCO Review

"Juggling Lemons: Financial Restructuring", 2000 BIMCO Review 

"Ship Finance Staring the Bear in The Eye",
published in conjunction with the BIMCO Annual Meeting in May, 1999 held in Lisbon, Portugal

"Are We There Yet?", 1999 BIMCO Review

"United States Policy With Respect to Maritime Subsidies: Making Sense of Wonderland", 1998 BIMCO Review 

"Leaping into Cyberspace?: Recent Developments in U.S. Maritime Law",
The Baltic, January 1997 

"Shipbuilding and Contract Standardization", 1996 BIMCO Review 

"Lease Finance for Ships", published in conjunction with the UNCTAD/BIMCO/ESCAP Colloquium, Bangkok, Thailand, 1996 

"Lease Finance for Ships" (co-authored with Barton Jones and Charles Wassell),
published in conjunction with the UNCTAD/BIMCO Colloquium, Santiago, Chile, 1995

"The OECD Agreement on the Elimination of Shipbuilding Subsidies: Weaning Shipyards Off of Government Support", Euromoney Ship Finance Annual, 1995 

"Assumptions and Approaches to Shipbuilding Subsidies: Generic Trends and Tendencies in a Global Economy", published in conjunction with a speech on the Regulation of Shipbuilding Subsidies given at the Fifth Annual Ship Finance Conference in New York, 1994 

"Constraints on Chinese Banking and Financial Policy and their Implications for Foreign Lenders", Columbia University School of Law Masters Thesis, 1986



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