Donald T. Rave Jr.

Donald T. Rave Jr. is a member of the firm and he was born at the Marine Corps base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in 1952.  In 1973 he received a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1978.  After working for the Insurance Company of North America in a series of commercial underwriting and marketing capacities, Don Jr. joined the New York Maritime law firm of Bigham Englar Jones & Houston in 1979, becoming a partner in 1986 and eventually Senior Partner in charge of the firm’s Marine and Environmental Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.  In 1995 he resigned his partnership at Bigham Englar to join his father Donald T. Rave Sr. in the firm he had founded in Locust Valley.  He continues to accept select maritime, insurance and reinsurance matters.  Don Jr. has litigated complex insurance and reinsurance disputes across the country, has drafted and revised insurance and reinsurance policies for both the American and London markets, and had counseled major insurers as well as industry associations such as the American Cargo War Risk Reinsurance Exchange, the Cargo Reinsurance Association, United States Salvage Association, the National Cargo Bureau, the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.  Don is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in New York as well as the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the American, New York and Nassau County Bar Associations.  He currently serves as Secretary of the Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club and is a Trustee in the Village of Huntington Bay.

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