Two venerable Portland law firms merge, create maritime powerhouse
Posted on July 1, 2014
A 144-year-old law firm has decided to merge with another noted Portland office.
The Wood Tatum firm, billed as Portland’s oldest law firm, has merged with Lindsay Hart LLP. The offices provide maritime law services, meaning they deal with “goods and services that move by water and the vessels and maritime workers that move them.”
Such services are subject to maritime and admiralty law, which is often quite different than land-based law. The merged firm represents clients ranging from small charter boat operators to ocean-going cargo vessels.