Gene is one of the finest negotiators I have ever met. A deal maker in lieu of deal breaker. He takes both parties to heart for a fair agreement.  Truly a pleasure to work with. I recommend Gene for any type of negotiations.

Jim Ross
New Business Development Director — Danish Yachts


I have worked with Gene Douglas on many occasions and all times found him to be professional, detail oriented and very reasonable. Gene would intelligently discuss and work through all of the complex issues of the matter with ease. Gene is a pleasure to work with, and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his legal and business expertise.

Steven Clark
Attorney, Bohonnon Law Firm


Gene and I have had the opportunity to collaborate on a wide-range of maritime issues including legislative, regulatory, policy and legal issues over the past 25 years.  Gene brings in-depth experience for your small or large business in solving complex legal issues particularly in the maritime arena.

Paul Anderson
CEO/President, Port Tampa Bay and Former Federal Maritime Commissioner


I worked with Gene for over twenty years in his capacity as general counsel for a major marine operator.  Not only is he very knowledgeable in his field, but also engaged in his work and always displayed professionalism at its highest level.

Norm Sullivan
Attorney, New Orleans, LA


With experience built up from over three decades of successful senior level positions in the corporate and legal fields, you can be assured you will receive relevant, focused and compelling counsel from the Gene Douglas consulting firm.

Keith T. J. Hart, President, Cotswold Ventures, Inc.
Former CEO, RPM Diesel Engine Company. Former Chairman/CEO, Florida Detroit Diesel – Allison, Inc.


Gene has always exhibited sound legal judgment based on many years of representation of his corporate clients.  In marketing settings…he is very keen on forming new relationships…in his genuinely friendly and warm manner.  This has permitted him to grasp and remain on the front line of legal trends in the commercial marine industry.  In potentially contentious IP legal situations…his reasoning and position has always been legally sound and his approach to the desired outcome has always been fair.  No detail is overlooked in his assessment of the situation.  This has saved his client from many potentially difficult litigious situations resulting in ‘win – win’ results without compromising his client’s rights and goals.  I have known many smart lawyers in my practice but among them there are only a handful of wise lawyers.  Gene is a wise lawyer.

Brian E. Banner, Esq,
Intellectual Property Attorney
Washington, D. C.