Michael Anthony Nunes

Houston, Partner

Telephone: +1 713-651-1881

Direct: +1 713-651-1886

Practice Areas & Industries



Documenting and registering numerous vessels under the flags of the United States, Panama, Liberia, Vanuatu, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas

Numerous transactions involving the purchase, sale, financing and chartering of LNG tankers, dry bulk vessels, towing vessels, offshore supply vessels, inland and ocean-going barges, and drill rigs

Working with various United States inland waterway barge companies in connection with coastwise trade and Coast Guard regulatory issues

Numerous time charters for LNG vessels worldwide, a major offshore supply and work boat company, and drilling and other energy-based companies


Representing a large South Korean engineering and construction company in connection with contracts for the construction of a surface wellhead platform in the Kizomba B project, offshore Angola


Negotiation and preparation of all necessary bid and contract documents for the design, construction or conversion and chartering of two shallow draft oil shuttle tankers for use in Bohai Bay, People's Republic of China


Acquisition, public debt financing, general operations and eventual sale of an offshore drill rig fleet by a large Malaysian public company

Puerto Rico:

Preparation and registration of two long-term charters and one interim charter agreement with respect to three ocean going tugs for use at the EcoEléctrica LNG facility in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico

Trinidad & Tobago:

Negotiation and drafting of voyage charters for transportation of LNG from Trinidad to Elba Island, Savannah, Georgia, and from the LNG facility in Indonesia to the United States

United States:

Representing a New York energy hedge fund in connection with $100 million of subordinated loans and financial restructuring of a large Gulf of Mexico offshore work barge and pipe laying company

Representing U.S. drilling companies and financial institutions in the construction, restructuring, sale, and acquisitions and foreign transfer of various U.S. flagged vessels financed under MarAd's Title XI Guarantee Program