We are a two-partner, boutique firm whose practice focuses on reinsurance arbitration and litigation ; B-2-B litigation and arbitration; and arbitration law, practice and procedure. We also have expertise in insurance coverage, commercial litigation, corporate law, maritime law, and labor and employment law. We strive to provide international and domestic clients with top quality, personalized legal services on a cost-effective basis.
We are both former partners at large, prestigious law firms, well accustomed to providing clients with premium service in complex matters and sophisticated practice areas. We are skilled advocates, writers, and researchers who can produce top-quality work product without extensive administrative or associate support.
We are technologically well equipped and are supported by IT professionals. We use practice and digital document-management programs, and other software, which can enable one or two lawyers to accomplish fairly easily and quickly tasks which, in the not too distant past, would have required a larger team.
Both of us are experienced handling both domestic and international matters and working with domestic and international clients, parties and witnesses. Both of us have been involved in high-profile matters, and one of us is a former maritime trade association chair and a former industry advisor to the United States State Department. Both of us are experienced working with arcane, specialized industries, and know that effective representation of business clients requires industry knowledge and business acumen. Both of us are well-accustomed to providing clients with not only top-flight legal representation, but also top-flight service.
Philip J. Loree Jr. (“Mr. Loree Jr.”), whose principal practice areas are reinsurance and reinsurance- and insurance-related litigation and arbitration; B-2-B litigation and arbitration; and arbitration law, practice and procedure, was formerly a litigation partner at Rosenman & Colin LLP and later, at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. He spent 17 years of his career practicing with one of the leading reinsurance practice groups in the United States, and has been involved in a number of high profile matters. His experience and credentials are chronicled in more detail in his CV, here.
Philip J. Loree (“Mr. Loree Sr.”), whose principal practice areas are arbitration law, practice and procedure; and maritime; labor; and corporate law, began his career at the Wall Street firm of Donovan Leisure, Newton & Irvine, where he was mentored by George S. Leisure, one of the firm’s founding partners. He served as managing partner at the New York City boutique firm of Hays, Landsman & Head, and was a member of the management committee of Dechert, Price & Rhoads, where he was in charge of the firm’s New York office. For approximately 25 years he served as Chairman of the Federation of American Controlled Shipping (“FACS”), one of the leading maritime trade associations in the United States, whose members included not only U.S. shipping companies, but virtually all of the major U.S. oil companies. During most of his tenure at FACS, he simultaneously maintained his busy law practice at Hays, Landsman and, later, Dechert, Price. Mr. Loree Sr.’s experience and credentials are chronicled in more detail in his CV, here.
Both of us are licensed to practice in the State of New York, and before various federal courts inside and outside of New York. With the assistance of local counsel, and subject to applicable court and ethical rules, we may represent clients in matters pending in other jurisdictions within the U.S.