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The Firm

The Loree Law Firm represents clients in commercial or business arbitration, arbitration-related litigation, and commercial or business litigation. It also advises clients on arbitration and other dispute-resolution-related issues and works with them to prevent and resolve disputes. The Loree Law Firm strives to provide international and domestic clients with top quality, personalized legal services on an affordable, cost-effective basis.

Philip J. Loree Jr. is a former partner of two large, prestigious New York City law firms, and is well accustomed to providing clients with premium service in complex matters and sophisticated practice areas. He is a skilled advocate, writer, and researcher, who produces top-quality work product.

He has 30 years of experience handling both domestic and international matters and working with domestic and international clients, parties, and witnesses. He has been involved in high-profile matters and knows that effective representation of business clients requires industry knowledge and business acumen. He provides clients with not only top-flight legal representation, but also top-flight service.

Loree is licensed to practice in the State of New York, and before various federal trial and appellate courts inside and outside of New York. With the assistance of local or co-counsel, and subject to applicable court and ethical rules, Loree may represent clients in matters pending in other jurisdictions within the United States. His experience, credentials, and publications are chronicled in his CV, here.

Loree formed Loree & Loree in 2008 with Philip J. Loree Sr. (“Loree Sr.”)  Loree Sr. retired from the practice of law in 2020, after practicing law for approximately 61 years, and Loree continued the practice as The Loree Law Firm. 

Loree Sr. 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. He was also a former industry advisor to the United States State Department, and other government delegations to various intergovernmental meetings and conferences; wrote extensively on maritime issues; testified at congressional and executive branch hearings; chaired industry groups here and abroad; was a speaker at maritime conferences and meetings in the United States and twenty other countries; and was a guest lecturer at the U.S. Naval War College, Kings Point Maritime Academy, and the New York, Maine, and California maritime academies.

In January 1980 he was decorated by the Republic of Liberia and admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa with the rank of Grand Knight Commander in recognition of his contributions toward the improvement of the Liberian maritime program. He was the 1993 recipient of the prestigious Commodore Award, which is presented annually by the Connecticut Maritime Association in recognition of notable service to the international shipping industry.