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Donald C. Greenman

Senior Counsel
Baltimore
T: 410.862.1149
F: 443.263.7549

Donald C. Greenman is senior counsel in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Greenman's practice focuses on admiralty matters and general litigation, commercial transactions and international law issues.

Mr. Greenman handles a variety of litigation and commercial planning matters for clients in the maritime transportation arena. His clients include vessel owners, charterers and municipalities. His diverse representations include cases related to the Shipping Act, maritime casualties and accidents, contracts, ship mortgages and registry issues.

He has provided advice to clients regarding the advantages and disadvantages of U.S. flag-registry, including issues related to citizenship, manning, cargo, preference and subsidies. Mr. Greenman also advised the City of Baltimore regarding ownership, documentation, charter agreements, and foreign transfer issues pertaining to the S/V PRIDE OF BALTIMORE.

A former U.S. Coast Guard officer, Mr. Greenman is the author of numerous articles for legal and maritime journals and serves as the editor of American Maritime Cases.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Member – Maritime Administrative Bar Association
  • Member – Maritime Law Association of the United States
    • Board of Directors (1995 – 1998)
    • Committee on Carriage of Goods
      • Chair (2004 – 2009)
      • Vice Chair (2000 – 2004)
    • Committee on International Organizations, Conventions and Standards
    • Chair – Committee on Limitation of Liability (1994 – 1998)
    • Chair – Committee on Recreational Boats (1998 – 2000)
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
    • Chair – Section on International Commercial Law (1985 – 1986)

Community Services

  • Tolchester Community Association, Inc.
    • Board of Directors

Honoraries

  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers (2009)
  • Listed since 1989 in The Best Lawyers in America®, Admiralty & Maritime Law Category
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Background
  • Editor – American Maritime Cases (1993 – present)
  • United States Coast Guard, (Deck and Engineering Officer on Ocean Station Vessel and Merchant Marine Safety Officer in Los Angeles)

Awards

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1968
    • Order of the Coif
  • United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1960, with high honors

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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