Karl Greissinger heads up new Houston office

Our international law firm, Floyd Zadkovich, advises on US, English and Australian law from offices in New York, London, Chicago and now Houston.  We are very pleased to welcome, Karl Greissinger, as a partner.

Karl Greissinger is a Texas and California attorney with over 20 years of private practice and in-house legal experience.  For more than a decade, Karl has been practising energy, trading, logistics and commercial law.

Karl’s experience

Prior to joining Floyd Zadkovich, Karl lead and managed the Commercial-Marine Legal Team at Marathon Petroleum Corp. fka Andeavor fka Tesoro Companies.  Karl had his start in energy advising ChevronTexaco’s global supply and trading departments; from there he advised Mitsui USA and Westport Petroleum on a variety of enterprise, trading, operations and corporate risks.  Karl’s past responsibilities and experiences spanned Mitsui’s black and clean products trading company Westport Petroleum, to private Swiss based trading house Mercuria Energy Trading, to Tesoro Refining & Marketing with its California and Alaska based refineries.  The issues were global, complex, confidential and sensitive.  Karl counseled and advised senior leadership as well as, compliance, strategy, refining, trading, shipping, storage, operations and bizdev teams.

Karl handled matters in Los Angeles, Nashville, Houston, Chicago, New York, Mexico City, London, Singapore, Geneva and Tokyo.  Karl’s experience includes M&A, capital and strategic projects, global trading, shipping, marketing, logistics, litigation and operations in respect of energy commodities and their transport modalities as well as environmental credits trading (e.g. RINs, LCFS) and compliance.

Karl was an Adjunct Law Professor teaching “Business Acquisitions” at Loyola Law School – Los Angeles.  Karl was a finalist in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Corporate Counsel of the Year in both 2010 and 2011.  Before moving in-house, Karl was in private practice in California emphasizing corporate finance, M&A, strategy, venture capital, general corporate and business litigation.

Karl is a detailed oriented strategic thinker, problem solver and trusted advisor with excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership.  We are happy to welcome him to the team.  Karl’s email address is karl.greissinger@floydzad.com and further contact details can be found on his profile.

What this means

Floyd Zadkovich has been created to provide a seamless cross-jurisdiction law firm, focused on particular sectors – energy, shipping, logistics, commodities, construction and insurance – and brings together a diverse mix of private practice, in-house and insurance/Club experience.

We have been very active in the Gulf and California on a range of matters for the past three years since launching, including as lead counsel on vessel arrest/attachment proceedings in Texas, an oil spill litigated case in New Orleans, Louisiana, alter ego fraud-based attachment proceedings in California and a variety of major energy, commodities, finance and shipping projects.  Karl puts boots on the ground in this important region for our practice.

Significant changes in global energy and shipping markets are inevitable, as the nature of energy develops.  There are also market condition challenges, as geopolitical and other economic events continue to drive significant price fluctuations.  The oil price crash earlier this week is only the latest example.  It is imperative for industry participants to be counselled by advisers with both the legal experience and the direct and practical industry experience.

Karl’s attorney admissions in Texas and California add to our nationwide capability across the US.  For more details on our project/matter approach to US practice, please get in touch with Karl Greissinger or your usual contact at Floyd Zadkovich.

Our international law firm is unique in structure and approach.

Houston office details:

Floyd Zadkovich (US) LLP

20 Greenway Plaza, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77046, United States of America

phone: +1 713 657 9377

mobile: +1 615 457 7722


Note to editors:

Floyd Zadkovich is an international law firm advising on US, English and Australian law from offices in New York, London, Chicago and Houston.  We are sector-focused primarily on energy, commodities, shipping, logistics, construction, insurance and finance, and handle transactional projects and major commercial disputes in these areas.  Our international arbitration experience is vast, as is our advocacy in courts and tribunals.

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