Mike joined North in 1999 and is Group Director (FD&D).

Current Role
Mike is responsible for Members based in the Americas and the UK.

External Roles
Mike was part of the working group which drafted Bimco's Bunker Terms 2018 and the working group which drafted Bimco's Dry Bulk Marine Assessment Clause for Time Charter Parties 2013. Mike is also a member of Intertanko's Documentary Committee. Since November 2016, Mike has been an accredited mediator with CEDR. He is also a member of the United States Maritime Law Association and the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association (HMAA).

Background
Before joining the Club, Mike practiced maritime law in Houston and was a partner at the Houston law firm Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney. He is admitted to practice law in Texas, The District of Columbia, and Maine.

Career at North
Attorney (FD&D); 1999, Manager (FD&D); 2005, Associate Director (FD&D); 2011, Group Director (FD&D); 2014

Past experience