About Us

Overview


Bluestone Law International is a third-generation family law firm focused on global debt recovery, creditors’ rights and related international legal and litigation services. We bring together the necessary resources and experience to recover outstanding debt and resolve worldwide trade and credit issues.

With a history dating back over 150 years, Bluestone has evolved with the needs of its clients, becoming a leading global legal advisor on international debt recovery, creditors’ rights and cross-border commerce.

Worldwide Locations
  • North America: Washington, DC, USA metro area (Bethesda, MD): Headquarters
  • Central America: Panama City, Panama
  • South America: Santiago, Chile
  • Europe: Mainz, Germany

Global Relationships


Since the early 1930s, when the Bluestone name first became associated with international business and debt recovery, we have developed services not generally associated with a law firm. Our lawyers and professional staff, as well as those we associate with throughout the world, have extensive experience in all areas of international commerce, especially recoveries.

Representative clients include:
  • Government Export Credit Agencies
  • Private Trade Credit Insurers
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Providers
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Exporters
  • Law Firms
  • Collection Agencies
  • Private Agencies
  • Individuals


Reputational Sensitivity


With an extensive background representing governments, leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, we are sensitive to the reputations and public perceptions of our clients. The firm ensures its clients’ matters are handled in a diplomatic and discreet manner to avoid disrupting relationships a client may have with a current customer or client and without creating adverse publicity.

As a boutique firm, we have the ability to provide a customized, client-oriented approach, tailored to those we represent..

Facilitating the firm’s representation of clients around the world, Bluestone’s staff includes speakers of Spanish, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, and Swahili.


History

  • 1842McKillop, Walker & Co., Inc. Founded
    Our roots go back to 1842, when the firm’s commercial ancestor, McKillop, Walker & Co., Inc., a collection, credit reporting, and mercantile firm, was founded in New York City.
  • 1930sCompany purchased by George C. Bluestone
    In the early 1930s, the company was purchased by George C. Bluestone, a New York City attorney who focused on developing the firm’s international clientele.
  • 1980sRelocated to Washington, DC
    In the 1980s, we expanded our diverse international client base and kept ahead of the competition by strategically and incrementally improving our resources in the evolving global legal and business environment.
  • 2000sInternational Expansion
    The 2000s saw us further establish our presence through the representation of multiple export credit agencies throughout the world and the establishment of regional offices throughout the Americas and Europe.
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