Wood Tatum and Lindsay Hart Merge Creating Powerhouse of Maritime Law Services
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Wood Tatum, a 144-year-old Portland firm, has merged its historic maritime practice into Lindsay Hart LLP, a 75-year old Portland admiralty firm. The merger has created a powerhouse of maritime law services.

As per a recent release, Todd Zilbert, Partner at Wood Tatum said, “After 144 years in practice, we saw an opportunity to bring together our 75 years experience in maritime law with Lindsay Hart’s exceptional talents … together we look forward to continuing to provide superior service for our clients.”


Managing Partner at Lindsay Hart, James McCurdy informed, “Admiralty law is a distinct practice of immense importance to the people and businesses that make their living off the water. To add Wood Tatum’s history of excellence to our own deep record of work affirms we offer the best maritime practice in the Pacific Northwest.”

Wood Tatum is a venerated member of Oregon’s legal community. Since 1870, when it was established under the name Durham & Ball, the firm has concentrated in all areas of maritime law. Today the law firm, where three generations of the Woods, namely, C.E.S. Wood, Erskine Wood and Erskine B. Wood have been partners, has grown to be a leader in maritime practice.

Likewise, Lindsay Hart founded in 1937 by Gunther Krause, is an established firm that enjoys a strong reputation for success. The firm serves as litigator and counsel to many successful companies as well as individuals in Oregon and Washington.

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Goods and services that are transported by water, and the vessels and maritime workers that move them, are subject to maritime and admiralty law. Maritime law firms provide maritime services to clients from small charter boat operators to ocean-going cargo vessels.

This news was first made public by Portland Business Journal and Oregonlive.

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