Brad Berman, GWSB BBA ’78, is the new shipping finance partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office. Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice with more than 3800 lawyers based in 50+ cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Berman focuses his practice on maritime and corporate finance, offshore incorporation, including Marshall Islands and Liberian law, and private wealth planning. He has represented ship owners, operators, investors and lenders in transactional ship finance matters, including capital markets, debt and equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
Previously, Berman served as executive director at the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry, the second-largest in the world with nearly 4,000 ships, where he managed the corporate and shipping program.
Berman is chairman of INTERTANKO’s Associate Members Committee, president of the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 501 (c) (3) Education Foundation and a past chair of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Admiralty Committee. He received his JD from New York Law School, his MBA from City University of New York Baruch College and his BBA from GW. Berman is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Florida.