Lawrence D. Winson, Attornety At Law
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I have served as General Counsel to a Fortune 500 Company, Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., and have practiced in both large and medium size law firms. I have also worked for and with State and Federal agencies in regulatory matters and litigation. As the in-house General Counsel for Carnival Cruise Lines, during its explosive growth period, I developed considerable expertise in all facets of corporate governance and management, including intellectual property, securities, anti-trust issues and every imaginable type of litigation and contractual matter. During this period major events, coordinated and directed through my Office, included Carnival's Initial Public Offering; the due diligence process for the purchase of Holland-America Line; New Ship Construction; acquisition, licensing and development of Cable Beach Casino and related properties (The Bahamas); the creation of Carnival Airlines; and the development of Carnival's international intellectual property program. I have directed other counsel in major anti-trust, intellectual property and international litigation and have been principal counsel on large international and domestic arbitrations. I have been directly involved in negotiations in both domestic and international contractual transactions valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. I also worked closely with Ted Arison, the multi-billionaire founder of Carnival, along with outside counsel, in the planning and structure of his Estate Plan, and represented Mr. Arison personally in other major civil litigation matters.
My practice consists of transactional, corporate, contractual, real property and commercial matters as well as security law. I continue to represent clients involved in and about the Cruise Industry. I am substantially involved in areas of the law including real estate and estate planning. I have represented a wide variety of domestic and international clients, both corporate and individual, in such diverse geographical locations as South Florida, New York, Israel and Nicaragua, as well as North Carolina and throughout the United States.
My Firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective methods to provide services in a timely, client-oriented and ethical manner, in a friendly and professional environment. My approach focuses on each client’s background, needs, and goals, and is committed to responding promptly to telephone calls, to reporting on cases regularly, and to minimizing and eliminating risk by informing clients of significant changes in the law.
My Firm's dedication to quality, understanding of the law, trust, and respect are the foundations of its long-standing relationships with clients and the community.
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
I provide a wide variety of services to my business clients from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations.
During my career I have encountered many businesses that, over time, have developed a (false) sense of invincibility, only to be confronted by protracted and costly litigation; or regulatory intervention by governmental authorities, over matters which could have been avoided or mitigated had a few preventive measures been taken based on sound legal advice.
Over time, as a company grows, its relationships with employees, the public, as well as local and far-reaching governmental agencies change, presenting vulnerabilities. There are fundamental steps that should be taken early on, either to avoid or ameliorate potential problems; but should problems arise, businesses need the expertise in "loss prevention" offered by my Firm.
It is my philosophy that prevention of legal problems is paramount in any professional representation; the goal is to keep my individual and business clients out of Court. In my 40 years of experience, this seems contradictory to the philosophy of many lawyers, and, accordingly, the public's perception of the legal profession.
Areas Of Practice:
Business & Commercial
Business Organizational Entities
Securities (Federal and State)
Litigation & Appeals
Sports and Entertainment
Cruise Line Industry
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Admiralty and Maritime Law||Admiralty Law, Boat Manufacturing Liability, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charter Parties, Charter Party Arbitration, Cruise Ship Injuries, Diving and Offshore Injuries, Inland Marine Insurance, Inland Marine Law, International Maritime Law, Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Marine Cargo, Marine Environmental Law, Marine Insurance, Marine Insurance Defense, Marine Insurance Salvage, Marine Law, Marine Liability, Marine Oil Spills, Marine Pollution, Marine Salvage Rights, Marine Subrogation, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Administrative Law, Maritime Arbitration, Maritime Commercial Law, Maritime Contracts, Maritime Criminal Law, Maritime Finance, Maritime Law, Maritime Liens, Maritime Negligence, Maritime Personal Injury, Maritime Products Liability, Maritime Property Damage, Maritime Regulation, Recreational Boating Law, Seamens Claims, Ship Documentation, Ship Finance, Ship Foreclosure, Ship Registration, Ship Sales and Mortgages, Shipbuilding and Repair, Shipping, Shipping Regulation, Shipyard Litigation|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Casinos and Gambling||Casino Law, Gaming Law, Gaming Licensing, Internet Gaming Law, Lottery Law, Pari-Mutuel Racing, Riverboat Gaming Law, Sweepstakes|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Commercial Real Estate||Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Industrial Real Estate Law, Retail Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Debtor and Creditor||Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Franchises and Franchising||Automotive Franchises and Dealerships, Dealership Law, Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Regulation, Franchise Taxation, Franchise Termination, International Franchising|
|Intellectual Property||Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Models and Designs, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Medical Intellectual Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, International Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation|
|Property Law||International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing|
|Real Estate||Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development|
|Resorts and Leisure||Amusement Park Liability, Country Club Law, Golf Course Development, Health Club Law, Hospitality Law, Hotel and Resort Development, Hotel and Resort Law, Hotel Franchise Law, Hotel Liability, Hotel Security, Innkeeper Law, International Hotels and Resorts, Marina Liability, Private Club Law, Recreational Law, Recreational Property Law, Resort Timeshares, Restaurant Law, Restaurant Liability, Ski Area Liability, Travel and Tourism, Water Park Safety|
|Securities Law||Bank Securities, Blue Sky Law, Broker-Dealer Arbitration, Broker-Dealer Registration, Broker-Dealer Regulation, FINRA Arbitration, Government Securities, Initial Public Offerings, Insider Trading, International Securities, Mortgage Backed Securities, Private Placement, Private Placement Syndication, Public Offerings, SEC Enforcement, Securities Arbitrage, Securities Arbitration, Securities Class Actions, Securities Consumer Arbitration, Securities Disclosure, Securities Finance, Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud Arbitration, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Securities Investor Protection Act, Securities Litigation, Securities Offerings, Securities Registration, Securities Regulation, Shareholder Agreements, Shareholder Derivative Actions, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Shareholders Law, Tax Exempt Securities|
|Trademarks||Counterfeiting, International Trademarks, Internet Trademarks, Lanham Act, Service Marks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
- Florida, North Carolina
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JD | University of Florida
1972 - 1975
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Hendersonville, North Carolina, Henderson County
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