Phil Powell

Phil Powell

General Counsel, Global Seas, LLC

Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, graduating cum laude at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing his undergraduate degree, Phil enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. As a reservist, he attended the North Carolina Central University’s School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate with the school’s highest honors, summa cum laude. Phil then earned his Legum Magister (LL.M.) in Admiralty and Maritime law at Tulane University’s School of Law. Phil came aboard as Global Seas, LLC’s In-House Counsel in January of 2016. At Global Seas, LLC Phil is responsible for handling the company’s maritime and shore-side legal needs.

Posts by Phil Powell

How Maritime Contexts Affect Vessel Sale & Purchase Agreements

With a background in maritime law, Phil Powell joins us to dig into a vessel purchase and sell agreement. Vessel purchase and sale agreements outline the rights and obligations of both parties. Delivery, timelines, and condition precedents are of high significance in these agreements. As the general counsel for a company that owns and operates fishing and research vessels, he shares how these agreements tend to be unique and what drafters can do to make these robust. So, let’s tear it down.