Evans Martin "Marty" McLeod

Partner

  • New Orleans

    504-584-9212 office

  • London

    011-44-207-929-4765 office

  • Resident in the New Orleans office

Marty McLeod practices in the area of marine and energy and business litigation law. He represents U.S. and foreign vessel owners as well as offshore energy companies in a variety of marine and energy matters, including regulatory issues, business counseling, bankruptcy, and property, loss of use, pollution and commercial disputes.

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Marty McLeod practices in the area of marine and energy and business litigation law. He represents U.S. and foreign vessel owners as well as offshore energy companies in a variety of marine and energy matters, including regulatory issues, business counseling, bankruptcy, and property, loss of use, pollution and commercial disputes.

Mr. McLeod serves as the practice coordinator of Phelps Dunbar's New Orleans admiralty group. Prior to entering the practice of law, he worked for an international shipowning company.

Experience

  • Representation of marine and energy companies in Jones Act, BSEE and U.S. Coast Guard regulatory matters.
  • Representation of marine and energy clients negotiating and drafting master service agreements, vessel bareboat, time, and voyage charters (NYPE, BIMCO, OFFSHORE), operating agreements, construction, installation and removal contracts, wreck removal and salvage agreements, and terminal agreements.
  • Representation of insurers in coverage dispute against BP arising out of Deepwater Horizon/Macondo Well casualty.
  • Representation of vessel owner and its insurers in connection with multiple class action suits arising out of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Representation against claims brought under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA).
  • Representation of marine and energy clients concerning oyster leaseholder litigation arising out of Louisiana Berm Barrier Project and major oil spills.
  • Representation of vessel owners in occupational disease claims and obtained case dismissal on basis of insufficient expert evidence of medical causation.
  • Representation against environmental claims for damages to coral reefs.
  • Representation of vessel owners in connection with numerous pipeline and platform damage incidents.
  • Representation of vessel owners and underwriters in multi-million dollar loss of use claims.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission Series 8
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans
  • Southeastern Admiralty Institute (Port Director/Board Member)
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart (Chair, Board of Trustees)

Recognition

  • New Orleans CityBusiness - Leadership in Law (2016)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers