Dan Claitor

Leaders in Law endorses Dan Claitor as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Louisiana, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Dan please use the contact information provided above.

Senator Dan Claitor was born and raised in Baton Rouge and is a product of the Baton Rouge public schools.  Dan graduated from LSU in 1983 with a degree in finance and from Loyola Law School of New Orleans in 1987.

Dan tried his first jury trial, the defense of a manslaughter case, as a senior in law school in the fall of 1986.  That year he was awarded the 1986-1987 Charles C. Foti, Jr. Award for Excellence in the Field of Criminal Justice. After graduation, Dan returned to the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. He prosecuted thousands of cases that ranged from child support issues to murder. Since leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 1990, Dan has been self-employed. Collectively, Dan has tried more than 100 admiralty, civil and criminal jury trials.

Dan has been the Louisiana State Senator for District 16 since April 14, 2009, when he was elected in a rough and tumble campaign in which Governor Jindal actively opposed him. Dan was re-elected in 2011 without opposition and elected again in 2016. Dan’s reputation in the Legislature is that he is prepared and inquisitive.  Dan designed and carried through the legislative process important legislation relative to access to charter schools by those with developmental disabilities, transparency in the Governor’s Office, and buy in and oversight of Office of Group Benefits rate setting.

Dan has been an active member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Law Day Committee for many years and encourages you to participate in that event.

Firm Description:

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, I am a product of our local public schools. I graduated from LSU in 1983 with a degree in Finance. I graduated from Loyola New Orleans Law School in 1987, but before graduating, I tried my first jury case. It was a manslaughter charge. The Orleans District Attorney was impressed enough to offer me a job upon graduation. I was an Assistant District Attorney for Mr. Harry Connick from 1987 through 1990 and have been on my own since then. As to public service after the District Attorney’s Office, in 2009 I was elected to the Louisiana State Senate for the Baton Rouge area, District 16. It has been an honor to represent the people of Baton Rouge. During the process, I believe I have become a better lawyer.

Whether your legal issue is a maritime matter, serious personal injury matter, wrongful death, business litigation or criminal defense, I can help you. Dan Claitor – Lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Trusted Louisiana lawyer committed to client satisfaction.

  • Wrongful Death and Survival Cases
  • Serious Auto Accidents Cases
  • Maritime – Jones Act Cases
  • Trucking Accidents Cases
  • Business Dispute Cases
  • Criminal Defense Cases Proudly serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Denham Springs, Covington, and Madisonville local offices serving the state of Louisiana.


Chip Wagar

Leaders in Law endorses Chip Wagar as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Louisiana, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Chip please use the contact information provided above.

Chip applies his more than three decades of civil trial litigation experience to the most complex and difficult cases of medical malpractice and products liability nowadays. Based in the metro New Orleans area, Chip is licensed in Louisiana and Texas, he has a multi-state practice and has been admitted pro hac vice in many other states including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Chip brings together meticulous preparation with passionate courtroom advocacy on behalf of both his individual and corporate clients.

Chip’s preeminent professional achievements have been recognized by his peers and various legal and professional organizations including Super Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received Martindale’s highest (AV) rating for lawyers for more than 30 years. In January 2015, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice wrongful death case in New Orleans that resulted in a multi-million dollar jury award; the highest damage award to a single medical malpractice victim in Louisiana history.  Chip handles medical malpractice cases all over Louisiana, southern Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida.

Chip also represents local, national and international manufacturers in products liability litigation claims involving the defense of personal injury, property damage and business interruption claims.  Chip has been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only organization of preeminent defense attorneys and regularly represents Fortune 500 clients in these cases.

Chip has taught trial advocacy to hundreds of lawyers over the years with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and to law students at Tulane and LSU law schools in Louisiana. He is presently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s College of Law where he teaches Medical Malpractice law.  He is also an award-winning writer of historical fiction, having two published novels, An American in Vienna and The Carpathian Assignment, a newly-released non-fiction work, Double Emperor, The Life and Times of Francis of Austria.

Chip Wagar and his wife Cheryl have lived in Mandeville, Louisiana since the late 1980’s; a city near New Orleans on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  Chip has two children, Will Wagar, and Sarah Hickman.  He enjoys writing in his free time as well as travel and exploration, especially in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas.  An avid history buff, he narrates the military history podcast “Killing Time” on iTunes, which explores the greatest battles and campaigns that changed the course of history.

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Firm Description:

Wagar Hickman is a new firm but brings nearly four decades of litigation experience to bear on behalf of our clients who need outstanding representation in difficult and complex civil cases. We begin our representation with analysis and then discussion with our clients on their legal needs and take our role as an advisor and counsellor as important as any other aspect of our practice.

As advocates we bring focused attention and energy to the essence of the client’s legal issues to avoid, forestall or minimize the conflict and dispute before or early in litigation, often achieving settlements and early resolution for our clients with maximum efficiency and speed. Examples of settlements we have achieved over the years can be seen on this website.

As attorneys at law, our clients have our experience and loyalty to the end of a lawsuit, including the courts of appeal and supreme courts. Our track record of success in many cases over the years can be seen on this website as well.

The reviews Chip Wagar and Sarah Hickman have garnered in their representation of individual and corporate clients is also a matter of record and is something about which we are most proud because, after all, there is no higher praise for a lawyer than a satisfied client.


Manolis Eglezos

Leaders in Law endorses Manolis Eglezos as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Manolis Eglezos please use the contact information provided above.

Manolis Eglezos is an attorney at law since 1990. He is brought up in Piraeus and his family originates from Asia Minor and Crete. Manolis finished Ionideios high school, a distinct public school of Piraeus, and got his LLB from Athens University in 1988. He did his training with Deverakis law office and continued there when he qualified as a lawyer until 1997, with an interval in 1991-92, when he obtained an LLM degree in Maritime Law from Cardiff University. In 2006-08 he obtained an MSc degree in Business for Lawyers from Alba graduate business school in Athens. Since the 90s he gives lectures on Maritime Law and other fields of his specialization in various educational organizations and in the Piraeus Bar seminars for trainees.

Having gained substantial experience in the fields of Maritime, Commercial and Banking law, he opened in 1997 his own office specializing in the above areas of law. In 2014, the practice became a law firm under the name MANOLIS EGLEZOS AND ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM.

Following GDPR entering into free, Manolis assists companies in complying and also acts as DPO.

He strongly believes that a lawyer, like everybody else, needs to be an active member of society. This allows the lawyer to broaden his perspective and receive inspiration, thus avoiding to become a one-sided professional who has no connection with the world out there, while experience gained can be creatively applied in the hard work of a legal consultant.

Manolis is also a producer of organic avocado, olive oil and herbs in Crete, to the extent heavy working hours allow it, usually weekends. He also believes that local traditions are vital in a globalized environment and that if they are adapted to today’s challenges, they can offer substantial assistance both locally and, through the dialogue of the different localities, worldwide; of course, traditional values of sincerity, solidarity, cooperation, well-made work, can be applied in the legal profession.

Manolis expresses his views, both legal and social, in the media (TV, radio, press).

His motto is that nothing is impossible. In that sense, he exhausts all available alternatives to serve clients’ goals. Efficiency, immediate reactions, founded replies, are the pillars of his work, which he also shares with his colleagues in the Firm.

He likes travelling, and thanks to his job he has made several trips in three continents. He practices Chinese martial arts and is also enthusiastic in Greek and Latin American music and dances.

Manolis is married to Theoni and they have four sons. Contributing to their character building is perhaps his most difficult challenge.


  • Greek
  • Engish
  • Spanish.

Firm Description:

Manolis Eglezos and Associates is a law firm of Piraeus, specializing in Maritime, Banking and Commercial law with following main course of business: SHIPPING: Ship Sale and Purchase/ Finance/ Registration – Charterparties and Bills of Lading – Maritime claims – Salvage – Collisions – Arrest – Labour – Arbitration – Marine Insurance – P&I.


S&P/ Registration/ Finance wet & dry lease agreements, involving both airplanes and helicopters.


Shipping and Commercial finance – Legalisation – Securities – Mortgages – Letters of Guarantee – Documentary Credit – Leasing – Claims Collection.


Incorporation of both local and off-shore corporations – Tax planning – Copyrights – Transactions, both local and international – Corporate Veil – Franchising – Mergers – bankruptcy procedure, art. 99.


  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish

The Firm represents Banks, maritime and commercial local and international Corporations, and are also legal counsels of Piraeus Chamber of small and medium sized corporations. The world’s biggest tourist organization and major Maritime Groups are within our clients.

Manolis Eglezos and Associates Law Firm hold the legal column in NEWSFRONT maritime review. The managing partner is also a lecture of Maritime Law Courses.

Our philosophy combines a traditional attitude of a well-made service using the high-tech potentials offered in a globalised world in order to offer a proficient, immediate and cost-effective service meeting the needs of each specific client. We fully understand the necessity of the entrepreneur for reliable legal advice within narrow time limits and are dedicated to offer such assistance.

We are not merely confined to the analysis of the legal parameters of a case, but aim to achieve the commercial goals of the client taking into account the existing difficulties and offer the solution meeting their needs. To achieve this, we have to combine a thorough knowledge of the regulations involved along with a high degree of flexibility and imagination, thus serving in the best way the specific issues.

A network of affiliated offices in Greece and abroad, allows us to cater for the global needs of the corporations entrusting to us their legal representation.

Greek, English and Spanish are the languages used in the Firm, allowing us to offer services to more than half of the globe in their native tongue.


Mohamed Agamy

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamed Mostafa Agamy as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Egypt. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamed please use the contact information provided above.

Mohamed Mostafa Agamy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Links & Gains Law firm. Agamy is a bilingual lawyer and driven professional legal consultant; with a proven track record over 15 years of leading successfully international legal transactions. Agamy has a diverse business area of expertise across North Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to establishing Links & Gains, he was responsible as Regional Counsel at General Electric, and before that, Agamy was the Head of Legal at BG (Shell) & Petronas LNG Downstream JV. He leads successfully negotiating & closing key settlement agreements to preserve and enhance shareholders value and resolving complex disputes competently. He is Demonstrating professionally with legal analysis and reasoning across legal statuary of regions and monitor disputes before Egypt Courts, CRCICCA, ICC, Dubai courts and England & Wales Courts.

Agamy is certified for “Contract Laws” from Harvard University; edX 2018, and has LL.M, in International Legal and Commercial Transactions; 2012 “AASTM accredited by University of HUDDERSFIELD, UK” with thesis “Arbitration Role for settling Oil & Gas Disputes”.

Mohamed was appointed as an expert Cross border Associate “CBA’ exclusively for Egypt, particularly in M&As, corporate transactions, commercial litigation, advisory on due diligence with exposure awareness for high-rank legal issues of Oil & Gas and Energy sector, with indefinite expertise in Aviation, Shipping, Logistics and taxation as well. Please read more of the credentials and track records as herein below:



  • Successfully negotiated and advised for deed of settlements on behalf of one of the Gulf Airlines, and stock release within 6 airports’ warehouses and a fleet of aircraft (Air Bus 320) with total amount USD 30 Million.
  • Provide legal opinions on the renewal of the Aircraft leases Agreements, and supervised the claims and disputes regarding the operations and charter contracts with a Mega Switzerland Co.,
  • Drafted purchase agreements for Kuwaiti chartered airline and Cargo Airline Co. and represent both entities with the Civil Aviation Authority in Egypt.
  • Advised clients for Aircraft Purchase Agreements for private aircraft with total amount USD 8,000,000.
  • Liaise with our UK Lawyers to act on a compensation lawsuit with amount USD 80,000,000 before England & Wales Courts and supported with all key documentation and the strategic defence/ pleading and other evidence that supports the case.
  • Represents local Airlines in litigation cases before the Egyptian courts including Employment, civil and commercial lawsuits.

Oil & Gas Power Renewables Energy

  • Advised General Electric for the nuclear power Project Plant of “Dabaa” in Egypt, and the EPC liabilities with GE Power with a deal value as published USD 700 Million, and honoured a recognition as an excellent deal negotiator for the nuclear liability.
  • Contributed in the due diligence necessities of the merge and acquisition of Shell “Egypt” over British Gas within their affiliates LNG in the West Delta Deep Marine, Egypt.
  • Advised Idku Liquefied Natural Gas for the process of securities release for assets with about over USD 2 billion, and reviewed all the facilities agreements and termination notes.
  • Advised Egyptian LNG Co. for the mitigation plan of highly impact tax due to government cancellation of a private free zone (GAFI) of amount EGP 270 million per year.
  • Represented ORJ (Petrochemical, SUEZ) in a number of litigation lawsuits and dispute resolution and retained on the shareholder accounts of value more than USD 2.3 Mil.

Corporate, M&A’s and Taxation

  • Represented GE in reclaiming the VAT taxation for the EPC contracts in regards to EGYPT Electricity emergency plan, and successfully retained EGP 189 Million with a settlement negotiation with the Ministry of Finance.
  • Advised ELBEHERA Liquefied Natural Gas for the stamp duty that was deducted from a Bank in Egypt, with approx. amount USD 480k, and succeeded to reclaim it with a wise negotiation with the bank and the Tax Authority.
  • Advised LOTUS HOTELS AND RESORTS in negotiations for ST Agreements and M&A of about USD 30 Million.
  • Advised the British University in Egypt for Turnkey Construction contracts with a total amount of USD 7 Million.

Firm Description:

Links & Gains is an independent specialized law firm, based in Cairo, Egypt, that linked to diverse international association with lawyers and advisors across the globe. Our core areas of expertise are commercially oriented with a deep focus on our clients’ needs and achievements when we provide our legal services. We are consistent in the standard of excellence that we bring to our clients.

Our diverse understanding of business and extensive industry experience has positioned us to offer a wide range of specialized services that would consider the real gains to our clients.


What keeps us different is that; we fully appreciate our clients’ necessities of being driven by time-deadlines and urgency. We, in turn, strive to deliver top professional services to our client base. We pride ourselves on cementing long-term relationships with the primary focus on client success.

Our goal is to provide our clients with the best legal solutions, the competitive edge, representation available and at a reasonable cost. Thus, we are proud of the high legal conduct and ethical standards that have been established by our firm policy and the tradition of excellence that we work to maintain.

Hire your Counsel

We recently thought about a unique service that provides the “Outsourcing Counsel” This special service as “Outsourcing Basis” for our clients who don’t have legal department or at least in-house lawyer, whereby as lead example, we provide on-going legal counsel to be hired solely for your company account, and to support your routine legal matters and daily practices.

Companies that have their own legal departments may use only “General Counsel Services” as a temporary or permanent extension of their in-house legal team to handle spikes in work or outsource certain legal tasks at a cost-efficient rate.


At Links & Gains, we seek to provide top legal services based on the highest code of conduct, values and professional standards and we take our responsibilities to our clients, our people, our suppliers and the communities in which we do business seriously. We are proud of our culture of responsibility which strives to govern how we work, how we interact with clients and the local government, and how we participate in our local community.

We have great anticipation towards improving the legal community and always support new bar registered lawyers with full awareness and understanding the distinct challenges that could create as well as we seek the best future for the society.

This responsibility motivates us to build up a real model of an independent law firm with a multi-cultural spirit and smartly tailored advantages to suit all our team with diversity and with zero tolerant discrimination.


Nico Halle

Leaders in Law endorses Nico Halle as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law and Intellectual Property Law expert in Cameroon. If you wish to get in touch with Nico please use the contact information provided above.

Senior Managing Partner | Attorney

Nico, the founder and Senior Managing Partner, was admitted to the Cameroon Bar in 1986. He provides legal and advisory services on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Investments, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Private equity, Project finance,  Public-Private Partnerships, and Restructuring.

His experience also includes Business Law, Corporate and commercial practice, Corporate Finance, Global mobility & Corporate Immigration, Intellectual Property & Innovation, Labour & Employment, Investment, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Tax.

Nico advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

He advises clients in relation to the management and enforcement of their IP portfolios and manages several large trade mark portfolios in the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) as well as other African countries. His experience includes the registration, maintenance, commercialization, and enforcement of trade marks, industrial designs, domain names, patents and copyrights.

Practice Areas

  • Financial Institutions
  • Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Power, Energy, Mining & metals)
  • Transport (Shipping & Maritime, Aviation, Roads)
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Telecommunications

Bar Admission

  • Cameroon

Industry Associations

  • Cameroon Bar Association | Member
  • International Trademark Association | Member
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)|Member


  • Former President of the Cameroon Bar Association
  • Former Vice President of AMOAPI i.e. The Association of Accredited Attorneys at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI)
  • Former Member of the Scientific Committee of the Denis Ekani Intellectual Property Training Centre at OAPI


  • English
  • French

Firm Description:

Founded in 1986, we have  earned a reputation of  excellence pursuant to our track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects. Achieving your business objectives is important to us – thus we develop a deeper understanding of your business and deliver practical, commercially astute,  creative, and innovative solutions designed to help you achieve your legal and business objectives in the most efficient way.

The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm provides tailored services, shaped around your needs. We combine specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how, which enables us to consistently provide diligent, professional legal advice,  support, creative, and strategic solutions in an effective and efficient manner.  Every successful venture needs to grow, strengthen and defend its business; the transactional, regulatory, and risk assessment services we provide ensures this. In today’s competitive global market, we understand the importance of cost effective solutions, limiting risk, fast turn-around times, and compliance.

We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. To enable us meet your expectations, we recruit the best people and develop them to perform to the highest level. Our lawyers are qualified to practice Common Law, Civil Law, OHADA law, and are fluent in both French and English.

We have extensive experience managing IP portfolios, advising and representing clients in strategic areas such as brand development and implementation, exploitation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, pre-litigation, and litigation processes. We also specialize in transactional IP matters such as franchising, licensing and transfers. Our experience covers Patents, Trademarks, Utility Models, Domain names, Copyrights & other related rights, Designs, Plant Variety, Geographical Indication, etc.

Our litigation & dispute resolution experience in the country is unparalleled and includes oppositions, infringement seizures / hearings, passing-off and unfair competition matters, domain name disputes, and franchising and licensing disputes. We also represents clients in the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry in varied aspects such as advertising, corporate transactions, dispute resolution, Regulatory & Compliances.

We provide legal and advisory services on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate and commercial practice, Corporate Finance, Global Mobility & Corporate Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property & Innovation, Investments, Labour & Employment, Litigation  & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures,  Private equity, Project finance,  Public-Private Partnerships, Restructuring, and Tax.

We advise clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

Our clients are leading companies in the following industries – Agribusiness,  Consumer Goods & Retail; Financial Institutions, Fintech, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hospitality, gaming & Leisure, Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, Media, Sports & Entertainment, Natural Resources, Real Estate & Property, Small & Medium Sized Enterprises, Technology & Innovation, Telecommunications, and Transport.


Loay A.Ghani Qarooni

Leaders in Law endorses Loay A.Ghani Qarooni as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Bahrain. If you wish to get in touch with Loay please use the contact information provided above.

Senior Partner, Attorney at the Court of Cassation and Legal Advisor

Member of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators as well as the Bahraini Bar Society where he served as a Board Member for two terms. He joined A.Ghani Qarooni & Associates in the year 1993 at age 21 while he was still a student of Law at the Beirut Arab University from which he graduated in 1996.

Upon completing his training period, his responsibilities expanded as he was then overlooking all lawsuits and matters relating to the Firm’s main clients where he quickly evolved to handle the management of the firm in the year 2002.  

His passion for Commercial Law and Companies Law led him to establish the Firm’s “Company Formation Department” in 2005. 

Loay has over 20 years of experience specializing in Litigation, Banking, Insurance, Corporate, and Maritime Law, and has been involved in all of the firm’s significant lawsuits since he joined, he is also keen to keep up with the legal principles passed by the Cassation and the Constitutional Courts in addition to current development in Laws.

Firm Description:

A. Ghani Qarooni & Associates was established in September of 1965, marking it as one of the first licensed Law Firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Since its establishment, the Firm has maintained its position as one of the leading Law Firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain with over 45 years of dedication to the Bahraini Legal System and its Clients. This legacy is a product of teamwork. Our success is grounded in our devotion to delivering high-quality service and developing long-term client relationship. Our approach to service begins by understanding our client’s goals; we then work to develop the necessary resources to help achieve them. We have a longstanding commitment to the welfare of our clients which we take very seriously. Our implementation of innovative approaches to the challenges of the complexity and ongoing changes the law presents has always been the key behind our success.

Over the years, we have been working very closely with our clients, advising and providing them with full range of services that targets all aspects of their legal operation. Among others, our services vary from providing legal advice to our clients’ day to day operations, drafting their main legal documents that form the backbone of their legal structure and review of their existing documents as well as providing them with consultations in the various fields of the Law.

Our extended experience in prosecuting all kinds of lawsuits before all types and levels of the Bahraini courts has also added to the quality of the services we provide. Such experience has strengthened our knowledge of the local laws, regulation and norms by which the market is controlled. Our legal library is constantly updated with the latest development and changes to the legal system in Bahrain, and our accumulated experience has constantly enabled us to provide our clients with effective and efficient responses to their urgent questions and inquiries which we understand is a vital issue in helping them make their urgent daily decisions.

Moreover, we have been recognized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry as one of its registered Professional Bodies who are permitted to undertake the process of establishing and incorporating businesses in the Kingdom of Bahrain, allowing us to widen our working scope through assisting existing and potential investors in the Kingdom of Bahrain to startup, run and maintain their business entities


Steven M. Stancliff

Steve advises commercial ship owners, salvors, ship repairers and their insurers in responding to collisions, groundings, marine pollution, machinery failures, governmental investigations, and other incidents and disputes in federal and state courts in Virginia and North Carolina, including vessel arrests, attachments, limitation actions, and salvage proceedings.

Practice Areas


Practice Group Chair

Business & Industries

Dredging Companies

Vessel Owners and Operators

Shipyard and Waterfront Facilities

U.S. and International Marine Insurers

Marina Owners and Operators

Marine Salvage

General Maritime Companies


Honors & Awards




Case Western Reserve University, J.D. 1996

University of Rhode Island, M.M.A. (Marine Affairs) 1992

United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S. (Marine Engineering) 1984

Bar/Court Admissions

Virginia State Bar

North Carolina State Bar

Ohio State Bar

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio








James Kent American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

The Propeller Club of Norfolk



Trusted by Businesses and Entrepreneurs For Nearly 100 Years.

CWM is a multi-service firm dedicated to providing superior and cost-effective legal services to local, national, and international clients. Our nationally-recognized attorneys advise and represent individuals, government agencies, and emerging and experienced businesses in matters ranging from litigation and dispute resolution to project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Clients have turned to CWM for over 90 years to help them achieve the best results possible. We have built strong and lasting relationships with our clients by providing individualized service and relentless determination, while still maintaining a tradition of high moral values, mutual respect and professionalism.

CWM’s attorneys are skilled and accessible, and assist clients in matters involving:

Darius K. Davenport

Leaders in Law endorses Darius K. Davenport as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in the USA – Virginia. If you wish to get in touch with Darius please use the contact information provided above.

Darius is a partner and Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin. His practice focuses on data privacy laws and regulations, helping clients mitigate cyber risk, and dealing with the legal and practical problems resulting from cyber incidents. His cybersecurity counsel to businesses and municipalities includes drafting and review of incident response plans, cybersecurity employee policies, technology contracts and conducting cybersecurity and breach response exercises. He is frequently invited to speak on cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Mr. Davenport’s practice also includes complex litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on public sector law, employment law and insurance defense. He represents housing authorities, businesses and municipalities across the region. Mr. Davenport has extensive experience developing, drafting and interpreting government regulations and policies. As a former U.S. Army JAG attorney, he has provided legal advice and counsel to senior government officials on a wide variety of legal issues.

Firm Description

Trusted by Businesses and Entrepreneurs For Nearly 100 Years.

CWM is a multi-service firm dedicated to providing superior and cost-effective legal services to local, national, and international clients. Our nationally-recognized attorneys advise and represent individuals, government agencies, and emerging and experienced businesses in matters ranging from litigation and dispute resolution to project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Clients have turned to CWM for over 90 years to help them achieve the best results possible. We have built strong and lasting relationships with our clients by providing individualized service and relentless determination, while still maintaining a tradition of high moral values, mutual respect and professionalism.

CWM’s attorneys are skilled and accessible, and assist clients in matters involving:


Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

Benedict Oregbemhe

Leaders in Law endorses Benedict Oregbemhe as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law and Shipping Law expert in Nigeria. If you wish to get in touch with Benedict please use the contact information provided above.

Benfield Attorneys and Solicitors (BAS) is a leading Corporate and Commercial Law firm based in Nigeria with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Benin City. Since established in 2016, it has been at the forefront of developments in commercial and corporate practice in Nigeria and has continuously rendered sound technical advice and tailored customer solutions to its local and international partners. To our clients, BAS is a reliable partner and trusted counsel in various transactions and dispute resolution processes. We see our duty to our client as that of not just providing excellent technical advice, but also providing solutions that address and enhance a client’s purpose and business objective.

Over the years, BAS has garnered an impressive track record of providing first class specialised services in the areas of Maritime, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Intellectual Property, Energy and Natural Resources, Company Secretarial Services, Real Estate, Probate and Succession, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Immigration, Debt Recovery, regulatory compliance, etc. Our successes in providing solutions have been a source of satisfaction and pride to clients and have been positively acknowledged by counter parties.

To ensure that excellent legal services are delivered to every client at every time, BAS is staffed with diversely skilled, well trained and experienced team members. As a corporate citizen, BAS is committed to being socially responsible by making sustainable and impactful investments into the legal industry and the overall Nigerian society.

At BAS, we are continuously striving to raise the standard of legal practice in Nigeria and remaining a dependable and responsible corporate partner is the central goal for every effort.