Logo, Hill, Betts & Nash LLP - Maritime Law | New York, NY

(212) 839-7000 
14 Wall Street, Suite 5H  
New York, NY 10005

 

James D. Kleiner
Partner

 

Email: jkleiner@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 589-7517
Fax:
(212) 466-0514


Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Arbitration
Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martindale-Hubbel AV Peer Rating *

 

Mr. Kleiner has extensive trial, arbitration and transactional experience in a broad range of commercial matters, undertaken for domestic and international clients. These include: global energy companies; commodities and trading companies, their traders, project directors and shipping, chartering, insurance, and compliance departments; ship owners, operators, investors, and lenders; electric utilities; and English, Spanish, and Latin American law firms.


Bar Admissions:

New York State and Federal Bars (1979)
United States Supreme Court (1985)

Bar of England and Wales (1974)

Education:

University of Paris at the Sorbonne (Certificat de Langue Francaise, 1970)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.B., with honors, 1973)
University of London (LL.M., 1975, intellectual property and maritime law)


Affiliations:

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Admiralty)
Maritime Law Association of the United States
American Bar Association 

 

Languages:

Spanish and French

 


* CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

 

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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><b>Bar Admissions:</b>&nbsp;</font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3">New Jersey - 2001 </font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Columbia University (LL.M, International Law, 1986)<br /></font><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with High Honors, 1984)<br /></font><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in Asian Studies &amp; Political Science, 1977)&nbsp; </font></p>
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<p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Member of the American Bar Association<br />WISTA-USA (Women&rsquo;s International Trade and Shipping Association)&nbsp; </font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Weaving Logistics into the Tapestry of Port Development</i>", 2002 BIMCO Review<br />&nbsp; </font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Juggling Lemons: Financial Restructuring</i>", 2000 BIMCO Review&nbsp; <br /><br /></font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Ship Finance Staring the Bear in The Eye</i>", <br />published in conjunction with the BIMCO Annual Meeting in May, 1999 held in Lisbon, Portugal </font><br /><br /></font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle">"<font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><i>Are We There Yet?"</i>, 1999 BIMCO Review <br /><br /></font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>United States Policy With Respect to Maritime Subsidies: Making Sense of Wonderland</i>", 1998 BIMCO Review&nbsp; </font><br /><br /></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Lease Finance for Ships</i>" (co-authored with Barton Jones and Charles Wassell), </font><br /><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">published in conjunction with the UNCTAD/BIMCO Colloquium, Santiago, Chile, 1995 </font><br /><br /></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>The OECD Agreement on the Elimination of Shipbuilding Subsidies: Weaning Shipyards Off of Government Support</i>", Euromoney Ship Finance Annual, 1995&nbsp; </font><br /><br /></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Assumptions and Approaches to Shipbuilding Subsidies: Generic Trends and Tendencies in a Global Economy</i>", published in conjunction with a speech on the Regulation of Shipbuilding Subsidies given at the Fifth Annual Ship Finance Conference in New York, 1994&nbsp; </font><br /><br /></p>
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Ella W. Dodson
Counsel

 

Email: edodson@hillbetts.com 

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


Practice Areas:

Transportation
Finance
Leasing
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 

New Jersey - 2001

Education:

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) 

Affiliations: 

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

Publications:

"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

 


* CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.