Yacht Lawyer Danielle J. Butler

CONTACT

Phone: (772) 214-1009
Email: [email protected]

AREAS OF PRACTICE

General Corporate

Yachts

Custom Automobiles

Real Estate

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
Johns Hopkins, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida

Washington, D.C.

Meet Andrew

Partner and Co-Founder

 

My career began with a focus primarily in transactions and litigation related to the yachting industry. As time passed and the needs of my clients evolved, my practice has evolved to meet those needs and to include matters related to real estate and custom automobiles. I also serve as general counsel to several small businesses and new ventures. Above all, I love doing deals all the way from inception and negotiation through closing and occasional disputes resulting in litigation. The deal will always be at the core of my practice; helping people buy and sell all types of luxury assets.

 

I have worked on a full range of transactional matters, including contract negotiation, ownership planning, drafting purchase and construction contracts, tax planning, managing yacht, real estate, and automobile closings, charter and/or lease agreements, employment agreements, and financing packages.

 

Unfortunately sometimes a deal goes bad and when disputes arise, I’m also available to my clients. I frequently represent clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings involving a range of claims, including brokerage commission disputes, crew employment disputes, breach of contract, insurance coverage disputes, and vessel arrests.

 

Equal to my passion for the law is my passion for helping kids. I currently serve as President of the Board of Directors for AMIKids Greater Ft. Lauderdale, dedicated to transforming lives of troubled youths resulting in productive and contributing members of our local community. To find out more, visit www.amikidsgreaterftlauderdale.org or www.amikids.org, or simply ask me.

 

Throughout my career I have had the privilege of associating myself with several industry organizations and national publications, some of whom have graciously given me the opportunity to speak or write to their audiences. You will find several of them listed below. To the extent that any of my articles may seem interesting, we are happy to provide you with copies upon request.

 

Present and Past Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • President, Board of Directors, AMIKids Greater Ft. Lauderdale
  • General Counsel, Young Professionals in Yachting
  • Florida Yacht Broker’s Association
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • National Marine Bankers Association
  • International Superyacht Society
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association

 

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, Vessel Transactions and the Law Seminar, June 2010
  • Panelist, FYBA Charter Seminar, October 2011
  • Panelist, “Growing Your Business in the Superyacht Industry”, YachtInfo Seminar, October 2013

 

Published Works:

  • Author, “How to (Legally) Mix Business with Pleasure”, Southern Boating, August 2013
  • Author, “The Importance of the Business Side of Boating”, Multihulls Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2013
  • Author, “Things You Need to Know Before Contracting to Build a Motor Yacht”, Onboard Online, Feb. 2013
  • Author, “Clearing Up the Mystery Surrounding Boat Show Bonds”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March 2010
  • Author, “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over: Finalizing the Deal”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, November/December 2008
  • Author, “How To Offer Yachts For Sale or Charter at the South Florida Boat Shows”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, October 2008
  • Author, “When the Repo Man Calls”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, August/September 2008
  • Author, “Keeping Offshore Transactions on Course”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, April 2008
  • Author, “Yachting Post 9/11”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March, 2008
  • Author, “To Charter or Not to Charter: That is the Question”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, November 2007
  • Author, “Florida’s Legal Definition of Breach of Contract”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March 2007
  • Author, “The Framework for A Yacht Closing”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, February 2007

Meet Andrew

Partner and Co-Founder

Yacht Lawyer Andrew High

CONTACT

Phone: (772) 214-1009
Email: [email protected]

AREAS OF PRACTICE

General Corporate

Yachts

Custom Automobiles

Real Estate

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
Johns Hopkins, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida

Washington, D.C.

My career began with a focus primarily in transactions and litigation related to the yachting industry. As time passed and the needs of my clients evolved, my practice has evolved to meet those needs and to include matters related to real estate and custom automobiles. I also serve as general counsel to several small businesses and new ventures. Above all, I love doing deals all the way from inception and negotiation through closing and occasional disputes resulting in litigation. The deal will always be at the core of my practice; helping people buy and sell all types of luxury assets.

 

I have worked on a full range of transactional matters, including contract negotiation, ownership planning, drafting purchase and construction contracts, tax planning, managing yacht, real estate, and automobile closings, charter and/or lease agreements, employment agreements, and financing packages.

 

Unfortunately sometimes a deal goes bad and when disputes arise, I’m also available to my clients. I frequently represent clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings involving a range of claims, including brokerage commission disputes, crew employment disputes, breach of contract, insurance coverage disputes, and vessel arrests.

 

Equal to my passion for the law is my passion for helping kids. I currently serve as President of the Board of Directors for AMIKids Greater Ft. Lauderdale, dedicated to transforming lives of troubled youths resulting in productive and contributing members of our local community. To find out more, visit www.amikidsgreaterftlauderdale.org or www.amikids.org, or simply ask me.

 

Throughout my career I have had the privilege of associating myself with several industry organizations and national publications, some of whom have graciously given me the opportunity to speak or write to their audiences. You will find several of them listed below. To the extent that any of my articles may seem interesting, we are happy to provide you with copies upon request.

 

Present and Past Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • President, Board of Directors, AMIKids Greater Ft. Lauderdale
  • General Counsel, Young Professionals in Yachting
  • Florida Yacht Broker’s Association
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • National Marine Bankers Association
  • International Superyacht Society
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association

 

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, Vessel Transactions and the Law Seminar, June 2010
  • Panelist, FYBA Charter Seminar, October 2011
  • Panelist, “Growing Your Business in the Superyacht Industry”, YachtInfo Seminar, October 2013

 

Published Works:

  • Author, “How to (Legally) Mix Business with Pleasure”, Southern Boating, August 2013
  • Author, “The Importance of the Business Side of Boating”, Multihulls Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2013
  • Author, “Things You Need to Know Before Contracting to Build a Motor Yacht”, Onboard Online, Feb. 2013
  • Author, “Clearing Up the Mystery Surrounding Boat Show Bonds”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March 2010
  • Author, “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over: Finalizing the Deal”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, November/December 2008
  • Author, “How To Offer Yachts For Sale or Charter at the South Florida Boat Shows”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, October 2008
  • Author, “When the Repo Man Calls”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, August/September 2008
  • Author, “Keeping Offshore Transactions on Course”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, April 2008
  • Author, “Yachting Post 9/11”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March, 2008
  • Author, “To Charter or Not to Charter: That is the Question”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, November 2007
  • Author, “Florida’s Legal Definition of Breach of Contract”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, March 2007
  • Author, “The Framework for A Yacht Closing”, Florida Yacht Broker’s Association, February 2007

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