Partner, Robert Allen Law
Christopher Anderson is a Partner at Robert Allen Law and represents clients in general corporate and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, offerings of equity and debt, complex commercial and residential real estate transactions and corporate and trade finance. Chris also has extensive experience in representing a broad spectrum of clients in the yachting industry, including manufacturers, brokerages, dealers, marine lenders, and purchasers and sellers of yachts.
Mr. Anderson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Association of Yacht Sales Professionals (YBAA), the Florida Yacht Brokers Association where he served on the FYBA Forms Committee and was a key contributor to the rewriting of essential FYBA Forms. Chris is a Super Lawyer Rising Star and an AV Rated Martindale Hubbell lawyer.
Represented Ontario mining group in all corporate matters, including capital raises, debt and equity offerings, employment agreements, and corporate compliance.
Drafted the standard industry purchase and sale agreement, listing agreement, and other forms used in most Florida-based yacht transactions.
Led team of attorneys from Canada, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands in the negotiation and documentation of a $17.5MM loan against a Cayman-flagged vessel.
Represented lenders in the negotiation and documentation of loans secured by pleasure yachts and commercial vessels.
Represented US dealer of Italian yachting group in all corporate matters, including negotiating sales and advising on sales tax, customs, and regulatory compliance.
Represented buyers and sellers in the acquisition and sale of luxury yachts.
Advised on sales tax, customs, flag-state and other regulatory issues in connection with the purchase and sale of yachts.
Acted as lead counsel in the sale and transfer of €10.5 MM luxury yacht to purchaser in Italy.
Represented purchaser in negotiation of €16.5MM new-yacht construction agreement.
Advised on the acquisition, ownership structure, flagging, crew requirements, and MLC compliance for Jamaican-flagged 124’ charter vessel.
Represented yacht brokers in claims to recover unpaid commissions.
Negotiated listing and sale of Italian-built yacht for Venezuelan investment group.
Represented US-based yacht manufacturer in defense of warranty claims made by European dealer.
Represented US distributor for European yacht manufacturer in the negotiation of their dealer agreement, warranty documents, and purchase and sale agreement.
Acted as lead counsel for Guatemalan investment group in the purchase of 53 townhome units in a distressed real estate project in Broward County, Florida.
Represented Spanish investment group in the $184MM sale of a 30-story, 525,000-square-foot Class A office tower on Brickell Avenue in Miami, Florida.
Represented UK real estate investment group in the tax and corporate structuring of their US-based investments.
Representation of individual and institutional investors in connection with the acquisition, financing and disposition of residential and commercial real estate, including shopping centers, multifamily housing and office buildings.
Represented US-based lender in loan to Mexican manufacturer backed by Ex-IM bank insurance facilities.