Richard Lionberger
Richard Lionberger, Attorney

2373 Central Park Blvd Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80238, United States
Phone: 7132247100
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • International Law & Trade
  • Maritime Law

Practice/Organization Description

International Arbitrator specializing in oil and gas sector disputes that may benefit from an arbitrator, mediator or expert determiner with both (i) over 30 years commercial and legal experience in the international oil and gas industry and (ii) over 5 years operational experience as a petroleum and drilling engineer. See the website designated "Other Site" for the Richard L. Lionberger, International Arbitrator and Mediator website.

Attorney with over 30 years experience handling transactional matters as both in-house and outside counsel. Experience includes vessel sales, charters and financing; international and domestic joint ventures; vessel construction and repair contracts; offshore and land drilling and service contracts; acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies; commercial real estate transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate and partnership matters. Other areas of practice include corporate general counsel services for small to mid-sized companies; FCPA due diligence investigations; and corporate compliance investigations. Experience also includes representation of both borrowers and lenders as maritime counsel in lending transactions, including preparation and negotiation of mortgages under the laws of the U.S., Liberia, Panama, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Marshall Islands and other vessel flagging jurisdictions. Also advises vessel owners, charterers and lenders concerning citizenship and documentation issues, marine insurance, and other maritime matters. See the Lionberger & Associates, Attorneys website for additional information.

Petroleum Engineer with over 5 years operational experience as drilling, production and reservoir engineer and drilling foreman, including responsibility for operation of all types of offshore drilling rigs. Responsibilities included well design and supervision of (i) drilling, completion and simultaneous production on producing platforms in the US GOM; (ii) drilling operations from jackups, drillships, and semi-submersibles in the UK and Dutch North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and the US GOM; and (iii) drilling relief wells for a H2S blowout in the Arabian Gulf.

Bar Admissions

Texas State Bar - 1980

Colorado State Bar - 2018


The University of Texas School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

International Bar Association



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