Farrell McAleer & Smith LLP ("FMS") has accumulated 60 years of wisdom practicing law plus 70 years as USCG licensed mariners. Unique among New England law firms, we all know the ropes in the courtroom, on the water, and on the waterfront. Our energetic track record and firm commitment is to represent our clients with world-class legal skill, providing smart advice and effective action while keeping our bills reasonable. With TWIC credentials and Massachusetts offices on Cape Ann and Cape Cod, we readily cover the northern and southern New England coastlines and are close to Boston without incurring downtown overhead costs.
We offer a full array of admiralty and maritime law services, ranging from sophisticated representation in complex federal court litigation involving major marine casualties to nurturing advice and counsel in commercial transactions that grow a new business.
Our clients include international and domestic marine insurers, owners and charterers of all types of vessels, marine construction companies, marine financiers, commercial fishermen, marinas and vessel repairers, and other nautical entrepreneurs as well as non-profits.
We also work closely with clients in general civil matters to ensure they receive the practical guidance they need and the quality representation they deserve. FMS’ clients range from individuals and small businesses to international corporations. The firm has hands-on experience in a wide range of matters and has represented clients in state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Maine, and other states across New England and the nation.