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Carl H. Perdue

Partner
chp@assoulineberlowe.com
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Phone: (561) 361-6566
Fax: (561) 361-6466

2300 Glades Rd East Tower #135
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

International Business and Government Law are Mr. Perdue's Flagship area. Having lived abroad, and traveling extensively on deals, he has advised and assisted American and foreign multinational corporations, financial institutions, private businesses, and individuals. He has worked on Mergers and Acquisitions, Construction Projects, Corporate and Project Financing,

Maritime Transactions, Marketing and Commercial Matters, and Complex Cross-Border Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation.

Mr. Perdue brings a unique perspective to his International Business practice; one integrating an entrepreneurial, business, and financial skills-set to law practice. With 16 years as a Global-500 Company's senior counsel, he helped reorganize and develop the Company's Strategic Planning and Finance Departments, and establish its Venture Capital Unit. He has worked with senior corporate and operating managers and individuals from around the world resolving contentious and non-contentious business management and financial problems.

Mr. Perdue's industry experience includes: Energy, Metals, Petrochemicals, Infrastructure and Industrial Plant Construction, Banking, Finance, Maritime Transportation, Tanker and Aircraft, Insurance, Computer Technology, Franchising, and Multinational Agribusiness.

Government Regulation, Cyber-Security, and Privacy Requirements are integral and have become business concerns. Mr. Perdue has an extensive knowledge of Administrative Law and domestic and international government operations and regulation. Having held senior-level posts in State and Federal government, he has worked with Executive Branch officials, Members of Congress and public-policy and corporation executives. His diverse experience extends from preparing lobbying agendas, drafting legislation and regulations, solving inter-agency conflicts, and teaching graduate Administrative Law.

Mr. Perdue has worked on Regulatory and Corporate Compliance, Antitrust Audit, US and European Community Anti-Dumping Investigations, World Trade Organization Application, Legislative Advocacy, Public Hearings, Issues Management, and Crisis and Reputational Management.

Education

LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
Ocean and Coastal Law

J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Law Clerkships - 3 years

  • Summary Calendar Brief US v. Hoker, 483 F2d 359, 5th Cir. (1973); Unanimous Decision, cited 117 later cases.

M.S.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
International Law and International and Relations
Graduate Assistant to the Dean

B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
U.S. Marine Corps: Honorable Service

Bar Admissions District of Columbia
Florida
Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships and Affiliations

Florida Bar Senior Lawyers Committee

American Bar Association

International Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Formerly, Republican Executive Committee of Palm Beach County

International Practice Areas
  • Business and Government
    • Corporate Transactions
    • Capital Markets
    • Government Operations and Regulatory Compliance
  • Venture Capital
    • Private Equity
    • Emerging Growth Companies
    • Start-up Advisory
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Trials and Appeals
Representative Transactions
  • Finance
    • $215 million aluminum liquid pitch corporate and project financing.
    • $400 million Petroleum Coke Calcification and Infrastructure Financing.
    • $4 million trade credit transaction for US aluminum company acquisition.
    • $700 million term loan refinancing for MTBE plant expansion.
    • $1.5 billion corporate financing for aromatics plants, co-generation units.
    • $1.2 billion international syndicated loan facility for new propylene plant.
    • $850 million greenfield project financing; polyester/aromatics complex.
    • $335 million (Japan Export-Import Bank supported) project financing; two Methanol plant expansions.
    • $133 million term loan for fertilizer plant expansion.
    • $30 million overdraft - term loan facility
    • $1.25 billion (Japan Export-Import Bank supported) Ethylene Glycol plant expansion.
    • $250 million international syndicated loan refinancing for MTBE plant expansion and employee housing construction.
    • $2.2 billion international project financing for Ethylene plant expansion; largest commercial financing in the Petrochemical Industry.
    • $800 million term loan facility for Ethylene plant expansion.
    • $500 million term loan facility for Ethylene plant expansion.
    • $400 million project financing for Polypropylene plant expansion.
    • $110 million project financing for downstream PVC-derivatives plant.
    • $450 million loan restructuring.
    • $100 million project financing for corporate office building.
    • Restructuring impaired commercial loan portfolio for two foreign banks.
  • Construction
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts for the energy, metals, fertilizer, and petrochemical facilities, port and infrastructure works, and housing projects. From Requests for Proposals, structuring and negotiating with international and local contractors, and claims resolution.
  • Commercial and Marketing
    • Legal Advisor to the President of SABIC Marketing, Ltd.; a multinational marketing affiliate operating in over 100 countries.
    • Structuring joint ventures and commercial agency and distribution arrangements.
    • Structuring aircraft purchases.
    • Handling insurance and commercial claims including maritime claims.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • 2.3 billion European cross-border acquisition.
    • Assisted Venture Capital Unit President with Unit's creation and Portfolio Company acquisitions and management
  • Maritime
    • Legal Advisor to the President, Nation Chemical Carriers, Ltd.
      • Handled tanker purchases and Mortgages
      • Prepared bareboat charters
      • Prepared charter-parties and negotiated charter-party handled claims
Experience and Achievements
  • Partner, Ferrell Schultz, Carter & Fertell, Miami, Florida
    • Managing Attorney, Washington, DC Office
    • Manager, Latin American and Middle East Offices
    • Head, Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
    • Florida Lawyers Guide: Florida's Top Lawyers
  • Legal Advisor, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi Arabia
    • Senior Legal Advisor
    • Leader Corporate Acquisitions
    • Leader Financial and Project Finance
    • Finance International, "Deal of the Year."
    • International Finance Review, "Project Finance Loan of the Year."
    • Middle East Economic Digest, led Deal Team whose negotiating style "altered the rules of the game in the Gulf's international credit market."
  • Managing Attorney, Law Officers of Ismail Nazer, Saudi Arabia
    • External Counsel to Saudi ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia
    • Advised Global corporations
    • Criminal and Civil Advisory and International Arbitration
  • Director - Government Relations, Castle & Cooke, Inc. San Francisco, California
    • Public Affairs Council, Government Relations function named "one of America's most effective."
    • Prepared and implemented legislative and regulatory agenda.
    • Created nation's first Political Action Committee
    • Member Crisis Management Group
  • General Counsel, Commission on Federal Paperwork
    • Senior Management Committee, organization and staff management.
    • Helped draft Final Report with over 500 government regulatory and cost-effective proposals adopted.
    • Helped draft 1980 Paperwork Reduction Act (re-enacted 1985) mandating continuing government and OMB agency regulation and oversight.
    • Created and managed one of the nation's first shareholder-focused Political Action Committee.
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Honorable Service
Publications, Teaching, and Speaking Engagements
  • Solving the Inherent Discovery Problems in International Arbitration, South Florida Legal Guide, co-author
  • Lecturer, Golden Gate University, Graduate School of Business, San Francisco, California
    • Masters Course, Administrative Law
    • PhD Seminar, Role of Law in Public Administration.; PhD Seminar
  • Moot Court Appellate Judge, American Bar Association, Miami, Florida
  • Moot Court Arbitrator, International Arbitration Center, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Public policy presentations on behalf of the Governor of Indiana
  • Florida Dispute Resolution Center Conference Workshop , Acknowledging the 13th Player: Cultural, Economic, and Institutional Conflict and Bias in Complex, High Value Cases
Designations
  • Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Certified Civil Court and Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Florida Qualified Arbitrator
  • White Collar Crime College, Trial Practice Certificate, Stetson College of Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration Summer Program Certificate, International Arbitration Center, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Securities and Antitrust, Harvard College Summer Program for Lawyers
Honors and Rankings
  • Florida Lawyers Guide: Florida's Top Lawyers
  • International Finance: “Deal of the Year Award”
  • International Financial Review: “Project Finance Loan of the Year”
  • Middle East Economic Digest, Banking Survey: altered "rules of the game" in the Gulf's international credit market”.
  • U.S. Marine Corps: Honorable Service
CLE
  • ABA, International Construction Arbitration Institute, 2010
  • NACDL-Stetson School of Law, White Collar Crime College, Certificate, 2011
  • American University, Washington College of Law
    • International Commercial Arbitration Summer Program, Certificate, 2012
Languages
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