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Verrill Dana, LLP

Verrill Dana, LLP is one of New England's preeminent regional law firms.  The Firm is known for delivering high quality legal services in a thoughtful and responsive manner that regularly exceeds our clients' expectations.  With offices in Portland and Augusta, ME; Boston, MA; Westport, CT; Providence, RI and Washington D.C., Verrill Dana provides sophisticated legal representation to businesses and individuals in the traditional areas of litigation, real estate, business law, labor and employment law, employee benefits, environmental law, intellectual property and estate planning.  The Firm also has industry-focused specialties including higher education, health care and health technology, energy, and timberlands.  

Disclaimers:  The content presented in this blog is for general information only, is not intended to constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon by any person as legal advice. While we welcome you to contact our blog authors, the submission of a comment or question does not create an attorney-client relationship between the Firm and you.  

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Welcome to  This site is dedicated to the hard working men and women of the marine industry.

The American legal system is split into two parts, federal and state.  The dividing line between these two parts is often ambiguous.  Nowhere is the ambiguity more pronounced than where water meets land.  Marine industry owners, suppliers, managers, customers, and workers often find themselves straddling this divide and lost in a haze of conflicting laws, courts, and procedures. 

The goal of this site is to highlight and discuss common situations where you should consider hiring a lawyer, specifically a maritime lawyer.  Every legal situation is different.  Our updates and feature articles are not designed to give you specific legal advice; rather, they are designed to get you thinking and to help you have an intelligent conversation with a qualified maritime lawyer.

We hope you find this information useful.  Please bookmark us and if there are any topics you would like to see us cover, drop us a line.