Edward G. Bentley Esq.


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Practice Areas

  • Export Compliance/Audits/Voluntary Disclosures
  • U.S. Immigration/Deemed Export Compliance/Security Clearances
  • Trade Compliance/EAR/ITAR
  • Defense Industrial Security
  • Academic/University Community
  • Government Procurement/Construction Contracts/Foreign Acquisition

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


Edward is an attorney who excels in research and writing and, among his areas of practice, has a particular interest in admiralty law. He became interested in this area while he was working as a paralegal with a commercial law firm in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he gained experience in all manner of litigation support activities, while developing his sailing, snorkeling and diving skills.

Edward has a varied background and experience in Federal statutory and regulatory law, corporate governance, and admiralty matters. Examples of Federal statutory and regulatory matters include: Federal contracting disputes, including bid protests and terminations for default or terminations for cause; a potential multi-district dispute involving a commonly used product heavily regulated by the Food & Drug Administration under a complex statutory and regulatory regime; export control matters, including the impact of reforms on cross border manufacturing; and various visa issues. Corporate governance matters have included the provision of general corporate governance advice, such as extensive counseling and advice with respect to litigation-related issues surrounding a highly disputed election of corporate directors and officers at a non-profit and access to disputed bank accounts; as well as general corporate formation and dissolution matters. Examples of admiralty matters include: drafting admiralty contracts and vessel collision and allision cases, and Limitation of Liability Act matters.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science