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The Law Offices of Reeder & Simpson, P.C.

Attorney Profiles

Dennis James Reeder

P.O. Box 601
Majuro, MH 96960 Marshall Islands
Tel.: 011-692-625-3602
Fax: 011-692625-3603
Honolulu Tel.: 808-352-0749
Email: or

EDUCATION:  J.D., June, 1979, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois.

B.A., August, 1973, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Photo-Journalism.

EMPLOYMENT:2000-Present: General Practice, Reeder & Simpson PC, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands specializing in non-resident corporate and maritime matters.

1988-2000:  General Practice, Self Employed, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

1986-1988:  General Practice, Ramp & Michelsen, Associate, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

1982-1986:  Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender Service Corporation, Agana, Guam.

PROFESSIONAL STANDING:  1. Republic of the Marshall Islands; 2. Territory of Guam; and 3. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Republic of the Marshall Islands Bar Association Member; Guam Bar Association

ARTICLES:  International Bar Association - Maritime Law Handbook: The Republic of the Marshall Islands, Flag and Registration of Vessels, Mortgages of Vessels, with Nancy Hengen of Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York. 

REPRESENTATIVE MARSHALL ISLANDS CLIENTS:  Japan P&I Club, Marshalls Energy Company, Inc., Bank of Hawaii, Bank of Guam, Robert Reimers Enterprises, Inc. ,

Since 1991 I have acted, and since 2000 Raymond Simpson and I (Reeder & Simpson PC), have acted as special Marshall Islands counsel for numerous non-resident RMI corporations in conjunction with The Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc., and The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands rendering opinion letters for transactions on preferred ship mortgages, vessel registrations, nonresident corporations, and non-resident secured transactions.  In addition Reeder & Simpson PC has provided corporate nominee and shareholder trust services on behalf of clients of the Trust Company of the Marshall Islands.  We also provide litigation services in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Raymond E. Simpson

Dob: 14 March 1947, New York, NY
53- 55 Akti Miaouli, 6th Floor
185 36 Piraeus, Greece
tel +30 210 429 3323
fax +30 210 429 3309
email: or 

Admitted to practice law in the Republic of the Marshall Islands under bar certificate  number 127, in the State of New York under attorney registration number 1882547 and in the Hellenic Republic under Piraeus bar association No. 3268.  Graduated from the Law School of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1980.  Counsel to Hill, Betts & Nash LLP, New York from 1984 - 2000 where he specialized in corporate and maritime law, now a partner in the Marshall Islands law firm Reeder & Simpson P.C.  Maintains a law office in Piraeus and is a legal consultant to the Corporate and Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands.  Practice specialties are corporate law and ship finance.  Has also assisted in admission of numerous companies to the NYSE, American Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and LSE.

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Address: P.O. Box 601 Majuro, MH 96960