Glen T. Oxton
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Glen  T. Oxton


Ship Finance
Maritime Transactions and Corporate Work
U.S. Gross Freight Tax Exemptions


Dartmouth College, A.B. 1967, Philosophy-Psychology
Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D. 1973


New York 1973; U.S. District Courts Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Republic of the Marshall Islands 2018.
Glen T. Oxton
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Extensive experience in ship finance transactions including bank loans, government subsidized Title XI loans, leveraged lease transactions, Economic Development Authority loans and large fleet transactions under US, Liberian, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu flags. Clients include banks, shipowners, ship builders, yacht builders and others. Transactional work includes general corporate matters, employment agreements, software licensing agreements, review of leases and company policy manuals, and exemptions from the US Gross Freight Tax. Represented tug companies in joint ventures involving the construction of specialized tugs and long term service contracts at LNG terminals. Engaged exclusively in transactional work since 1997.

Experienced in arbitration under the New York and Federal Arbitration Acts as well as the U.N. Convention in cases involving disputes concerning charter parties, ship sale contracts, joint venture agreements, yacht construction, sale contracts for bulk agricultural products.

Conducted trials in federal courts on contract disputes, handled creditors’ claims in bankruptcy and argued appeals in the Second and Fourth Circuits.


Healy & Baillie, LLP 1973 (Partner in 1980) to combination with Blank Rome LLP, October 2006.

Blank Rome LLP, Partner, 2006 to 2010.

Oxton Law, Sole Practitioner, October 2010 to present.


“Ship Mortgages in Favor of ‘Owners,’” 7 Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin 16 (2009)

“Money Laundering, The Patriot Act and Shipping,” 3 Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin 272 (2005).

Presentation, “Blank Check IPO’s,” Marine Money Conference, Hamburg, February 2005.

Presentation, “The New U.S. Tonnage Tax,” Hellenic and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce Conference, New York, January 2005

Presentation, “The New Lender’s Safe Harbor Under OPA 90,” Marine Money Conference, New York, September 2004.

Ship Registry, Mortgages and Liens in the Digital Age, Marine Money, March 2001.

Assisted with and featured in “Digital Signatures: Sign of the Times?,” American Shipper, October 1997, p. 34.

New York Law Journal article, July 21, 1997, “Digital Signatures: Potential and Pitfalls,” p. S6.

New York Law Journal article, May 19, 1997, “Maritime Law on the World Wide Web,” p. S6.

Presentation, Hellenic and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce Conference, “Electronic Contracts, Practical and Legal Aspects,” February 1997.

“Stock Pledge Agreements and Lender Liability under OPA,” 1996 Il Diritto Marittimo 282.

“Ship Financing in China - An Introduction,” 1996-97 Euromoney Shipping Finance Annual 101 (Co-authored with Sharon Chen of Healy & Baillie, Hong Kong).

“Pro-Lender Pollution Rule Invalidated,” 1994-95 Euromoney Shipping Finance Annual 89.


U.S. Maritime Law Association, American Bar Association.


Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Ret. 1970)

Gunnery Officer, Navigator, USS WARRINGTON (DD 843) 1968-1970


Arbitrator, New York City Small Claims Court, 1990-95.

Brooklyn Wind Ensemble, 2008-09.

Manhattanville College Community Orchestra, 2010 - present

St. Thomas Orchestra, 2012 - present