Sher & Blackwell, arguably the last boutique maritime law firm in Washington, is now the maritime and logistics practice of the much larger Cozen O’Connor.
Stanley Sher, who was a co-founder of the firm in 1991, noted the firm’s new parent in an email on Monday although the merger was completed on Sept. 1.
According to Marc Fink, the former managing partner, joining Cozen O’Connor gives former Sher & Blackwell attorneys access to a wider range of legal specialties, such as tax, transactions and employment.
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“We found that as a smallish firm of 17 professionals that we could do more for clients” by joining a larger firm, Fink said. “We felt we had a better opportunity in a firm with more people, more skills, and more offices.” Cozen O’Connor has offices in nearly all large cities in the U.S.
Fink said that all Sher & Blackwell employees and partners moved to Cozen O’Connor. Most are in the maritime and logistics area, although three joined the firm’s government affairs office.
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