Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
Alfred Yudes joined Watson, Farley & Williams LLP in 1990 and is the current Head of the New York office. He specialises in maritime, commercial, insurance and bankruptcy litigation and arbitration work. His experience includes charterparty disputes, shipbuilding and conversion contracts, vessel sales, container manufacture, purchase and leasing, vessel casualties, foreclosures and enforcement of security instruments, trading and sales, securities and derivatives, insolvencies and workouts.
Mr. Yudes' most recent experiences include: (i) acting for secured Lenders before and in the Eastwind Maritime Chapter 7; (ii) acting for secured Lenders before and in the TBS Chapter 11 filing; and (iii) acting as special maritime counsel to the Trustee in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding in Delaware.
Mr. Yudes was a Former Chair of the International Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (1995-1996), and a delegate to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates (1996-1997). He is a Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States; and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America and in New York Superlawyers.
Mr. Yudes is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D. with great distinction) and the U.S. Naval Academy (B.Sc. Naval Science), and is a member of the New York and Pennsylvania Bars.