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Ed has a transactional business and maritime practice emphasizing business acquisitions and dispositions, venture capital investments, securities, real estate investment, and general business representation, as well as worldwide yacht and vessel transactions and management.

Ed has a significant amount of experience representing yacht owners covering a broad range of issues related to the yacht industry, including new build, purchase and sale, flagging, yacht management and crew issues. He also has substantial legal experience related to America's Cup yacht racing syndicates.

Professional Activities

  • Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Member
  • International Superyacht Society, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
    • Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Advocate, 1994-1996
  • Northwest Marine Trade Association, Member
    • Superyacht Committee
  • Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, Member
  • U.S. Superyacht Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Puget Consumers Co-op Natural Markets, Trustee, 1998-2001
    •  Finance Committee, 1998-2000,
    •  CEO Evaluation Committee, 1999
  • Rainier Discovery Center, Trustee, 2003-2005
  • Spring Family Trust, Former Board Member
  • The Mountaineers, Member, 1993-present
    • Climbing Instructor, 1999-2001
  • Washington Trails Association
    • Trail Crew Leader, 1994-2001
    • Trail Maintenance Committee, 1994-1996



News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • “Ask The Experts: Legal,” Global Superyacht Forum
    Panel discussion
  • "Broker and Management Issues: Traps for the Unwary,” Northrop & Johnson Annual Meeting
    Speaking engagement
  • “‘Taxing’ Issues for Superyachts, a West Coast perspective,” Cayman Yacht Forum, Flag and Regulatory Update
    Speaking engagement
  • “Superyacht Legal Issues – Newbuilding Projects Contract Terms and Conditions,” Global Superyacht Forum
    Speaking engagement
  • Speaking engagement
  • Speaking engagement
  • Speaking engagement


  • "Securities Laws Aspects of Partnership and Limited Liability Company Syndications," Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook
    Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education


  • Washington, 1996


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law (cum laude), 1996
  • M.B.A., University of Washington, 1993
  • Cranfield School of Management, International Business Studies Program, 1992
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1986

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth, Leading Individual, 2017-present
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2002-2005
  • Seattle University School of Law, Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1994-1995
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