Michael K. Clare


Michael Clare concentrates his practice in maritime and international trade matters. He has experience in the preparation of loan documents, including:

  • mortgages
  • indentures
  • purchase agreements
  • guarantees
  • loan agreements
  • term sheets
  • assignment pledges
  • lease-back agreements for new market deals

He is also experienced in maritime-specific financing matters, including IPOs and bond placements.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Michael served under the Honorable Chief Special Master Patricia Campbell-Smith of the United States Court of Federal Claims where he assisted with National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program matters.

While in law school, Michael served on The Public Contract Law Journal and was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar.

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  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • College of the Holy Cross, BA
  • George Washington University Law School, JD