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Richard Lionberger

Richard Lionberger

Independent Attorney and International Arbitrator
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Colorado, Texas
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Attorney with over 35 years experience handling transactional matters as both in-house and outside counsel. Experience includes vessel sales, charters and financing; international and domestic joint ventures; vessel construction and repair contracts; offshore and land drilling and service contracts; acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies; commercial real estate transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate and partnership matters. Other areas of practice include corporate general counsel services for small to mid-sized companies; FCPA due diligence investigations; and corporate compliance investigations. Experience also includes representation of both borrowers and lenders as maritime counsel in lending transactions, including preparation and negotiation of mortgages under the laws of the U.S., Liberia, Panama, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Marshall Islands and other vessel flagging jurisdictions. Also advises vessel owners, charterers and lenders concerning citizenship and documentation issues, marine insurance, and other maritime matters.

International Arbitrator specializing in oil and gas sector disputes that may benefit from an arbitrator, mediator or expert determiner with both (i) over 30 years commercial and legal experience in the international oil and gas industry and (ii) over 5 years operational experience as a petroleum and drilling engineer.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Maritime Law
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation via phone or video conference
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Vice President and General Counsel
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. | Petroleum Engineering
Honors: Tau Beta Pi; Pi Epsilon Tau
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Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 12394400
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Websites & Blogs
Richard L. Lionberger, Attorney
Richard L. Lionberger Arbitration and ADR Website
Contact & Map
Denver Office
Richard L. Lionberger, Attorney
2373 Central Park Blvd Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238
Telephone: (713) 224-7100
Cell: (713) 870-2924
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Arbitrators at 10 Fleet Street
10 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AU
United Kingdom