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Matthew Kaiser


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6912 direct

Matt practices in the firm's Transportation and International Commerce group, focusing on maritime and trade finance and related United States government guarantee programs.

His maritime finance practice focuses on representing clients in single-lender and syndicated loan facilities, lease and leveraged lease financings and vessel sales and acquisitions of both second-hand tonnage and new construction. He works regularly with multinational owners and operating companies, structures foreign and domestic operations and counsels clients on management and compliance issues. He advises clients on regulatory matters before the U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration, citizenship qualification, Jones Act issues, vessel registration under U.S. and foreign flag, and on general issues facing domestic and international maritime operations.

His trade finance practice focuses on representing financial institutions participating in Ex-Im Bank's guarantee and insurance programs.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a foreign exchange trader.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Customs withdraws Notice of Proposed Modification regarding the application of coastwise laws

Coast Guard issues new citizenship "Mechanisms of Compliance"


Co-Author, "Coast Guard issues new citizenship 'Mechanisms of Compliance'"
November 28, 2012