Gene Douglas, founder of Corporate & Legal Consulting, is a highly-skilled legal and business professional with over 40 years of in-depth General Counsel and executive management experience and proven legal, management, and business abilities.

Corporate & Legal Consulting was initially founded in 1998, and Gene has enjoyed assisting clients in achieving their goals since the beginning. In 2014, Gene decided to focus his time more fully on applying his legal and business skills and experience directly to Corporate & Legal Consulting and serving a broad array of clients.

Gene most recently served for over 11 years as Vice President – Administration & General Counsel at Bradford Marine, a highly-regarded service and sales company and its subsidiaries with domestic and international operations. At Bradford Marine, he handled all legal and many business matters, including:

  • Founding the legal department
  • Providing and managing all legal services
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, and finalization
  • Cost containment
  • Managing claims and litigation
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Handling corporate governance matters
  • Legal and strategic planning
  • Representing the company in key trade associations
  • Managing a sales force
  • Managing marketing, branding, and graphics design

Prior to that, Gene was Vice President – Legal & General Counsel of Seabulk International, Inc., a marine transportation services company.  For over 22 years, he was a key member of the executive management team, leading the company’s material growth and success, including:

  • Founding the legal department
  • Providing a full range of legal services
  • Managing all legal matters
  • Creating an innovative, successful professional outsourcing policy
  • Negotiating concepts, details, and documentation
  • Managing all financings, documentation, and closings
  • Developing documentation for numerous financings and acquisitions
  • Accomplishing many substantial, complex closings, including an IPO and secondary offerings
  • Developing “win-win” strategies
  • Acquiring and structuring essential components for innovative, profitable operations
  • Facilitating business growth and diversification
  • Founding and managing the HR and Administration departments

Gene received his BA from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law.