R. Anthony Salgado


Tony Salgado has extensive experience in international business and maritime transactions, corporate governance, and finance matters. Tony assists clients in negotiating and structuring transactions under U.S. and foreign laws in maritime and non-maritime contexts, such as:

  • Vessel secured financings
  • Vessel lease financings
  • Title XI loan guarantee financings
  • Shipbuilding contracts
  • Ship purchases and sales
  • Vessel charters and management agreements
  • Maritime bankruptcies and restructurings
  • Coast Guard and Maritime Administration regulatory issues, including Jones Act citizenship issues
  • Corporate governance and structure issues for domestic and foreign companies, including the major offshore jurisdictions
  • U.S. export and import control regulations and U.S. trade sanctions
  • Cross-border transactions

During law school, Tony was a senior editor on the Virginia Journal of International Law. After law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland, Supreme Court of Delaware.

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  • 2020–2023, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2018–2023, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2022–2023, Hall of Fame: Transport: Shipping - Finance, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2018–2021, “Leading Lawyer,” listed in The Legal 500’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers Nationwide



  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Administrative Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Tony is a member of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association.



  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Virginia


  • University of Virginia, BA, with distinction
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD
  • German