1000 Frederiksberg Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802-6736
P.O. Box 756
St. Thomas, VI 00802-0756
Banking and Finance, Business Law, Real Property Law, Management Labor Law
George H.T. Dudley is the founding member of Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP and served as its Managing Partner from 1978 until 2003. His experience is in the fields of Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Real Property Law and Employment Law (for Management.)
During his career, Mr. Dudley has distinguished himself among his peers and within the legal community. He is an elected Life Member of the American Law Institute and serves as a Member of its Council. He served as an Advisor on the Restatement of the Law, Third, Property (Mortgages) for the American Law Institute. Mr. Dudley also is an elected Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
In the U.S. Virgin islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean, he has had the opportunity to represent a broad spectrum of corporations and individuals in complex banking, corporate and real estate matters.
Within the banking world, Mr. Dudley has represented a veritable Who’s Who of institutions in a wide range of lending and regulatory matters. His clients have included, among others:
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Bank Leumi Le Israel/Leumi Securities Co.
Bank of America
Barclays Bank, PLC
Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Capital
FirstBank Puerto Rico
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Mr. Dudley has also provided a variety of services to a number of mortgage lenders.
Within the hospitality industry, Mr. Dudley represents Marriott, Rosewood, Starwood and Wyndham. He represents the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the national association for the timeshare development industry.
Within the Territory, Mr. Dudley is frequently engaged to assist with corporate acquisitions and mergers, real estate development and in matters involving the Government of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Legislature. He has provided innovative solutions to myriad clients involving a wide variety of issues, including, when necessary, the drafting of legislation or regulations to address specific issues. One of his earliest clients, IBM Corporation, which first engaged him as its counsel in 1978, remains a client to this day.
He ably represents the cruise ship industry, advising Carnival Corporation and its many cruise line brands. He also provides skilled counsel to Hess Corporation, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. and their jointly owned subsidiary, HOVENSA, LLC.
Committed to giving back to the community, Mr. Dudley provides pro bono legal advice to a number of local organizations. He has served as Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands and as a Trustee of the University of the Virgin Islands, serving as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and as Chair of its Finance Committee. He advises We Grow Food, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of local farming. Currently, Mr. Dudley serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Dudley is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania (1973) and the Virgin Islands (1975). He is a member of the Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Villanova University, Juris Doctor, 1973
Editor, Villanova Law Review 1971-1973
George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
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