Tren's practice focuses on all matters of maritime business and commercial law -- especially the commercial fishing business -- including formation and maintenance of business entities, vessel and fishing rights transactions and financing, crew agreements, succession of fishing rights, State and Federal regulatory compliance, vessel charters, and maritime claims.
Tren commercial fished for 29 years. Starting in 1974, Tren crewed and engineered aboard Bering Sea crabbers/trawlers. Upon graduating from the Kildall Navigation School and receiving his USCG Mate's License in 1978, Tren skippered Bering Sea crabbers/trawlers, including the ROYAL ATLANTIC, OCEANIC, and LIBRA. He subsequently owned and operated Bristol Bay salmon gillnetters for more than twenty years.
Tren earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1986, and practiced maritime insurance defense in a downtown Seattle firm, and independently investigated marine casualties for underwriters. Tren is a partner and has been with Mullavey, Prout, Grenley and Foe, LLP, since 1990.
Tren was born and raised in North Seattle, and attended the University of Washington and the University of Stockholm, graduating with honors from the University of Washington. Post-graduation, Tren attended the Goethe Institute in Kochel-am-See, Germany, and worked in Germany, Norway, and Sweden, becoming conversant in those languages.