Charles S. Donovan: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Charles S. Donovan


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Practice Areas

  • International Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Maritime
University Haverford College, B.A., 1974
Law SchoolCornell University, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, Louisiana and Massachusetts; 1982, California; U.S. Supreme Court


•Early Neutral Evaluator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco

•Held several positions of leadership in the ABA and the Maritime Law Association of the United States

•Chair, Marine Finance Subcommittee of the ABA's Business Law Section


Charles Donovan is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Donovan's practice focuses on international and domestic finance, leasing and related arbitration and litigation, with particular emphasis on transportation matters. He has extensive experience in negotiation of international agreements. He has lectured and written on topics relating to international law, ocean shipping, air and land transport, satellites, and cross-border leasing.


•Listed as one of the top 25 Shipping and Maritime attorneys in the country by Best of the Best USA

•Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Northern California Super Lawyers and Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers


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Office Information

Charles S. Donovan

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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