The addition of all 8 attorneys from Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau
strengthens Houston presence for largest U.S. maritime legal practice Blank Rome LLP.
This group of attorneys and additional professional staff bring significant experience in maritime and energy law, in addition to the areas of insurance, transportation, government contracts and construction. Michael K. Bell, Keith B. Letourneau, and Douglas J. Shoemaker join as partners; Robert J. Ryniker, and James C. Arnold join as of counsels; and Mitchell R. Machann, Tracy Freeman, and David G. Meyer join as associates.
“We are delighted to welcome Michael, Keith, Douglas and all of our new colleagues to our Houston office and to the Blank Rome team,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Co-Chairman and Managing Partner. “We look forward to working with this talented and respected group of attorneys as we continue to expand in the Houston market and strengthen our well-established maritime and energy practices.”
“Through our global practice, we aim to provide clients with excellence in all aspects of maritime and offshore capabilities,” said John D. Kimball, Partner and International and Maritime Litigation and ADR Practice Group Leader. “The Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau team has long been recognized as one of the leading maritime law firms in Houston, and brings significant depth and capability to our maritime and energy practices.”
“We are excited to join Blank Rome and its notable maritime and energy practices as it expands in the Houston market,” said Michael K. Bell, Partner. “Our established client base of domestic and international clients will undoubtedly benefit from the Firm’s geographic reach and breadth of practice areas.”