Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that Brad Gandrup, Jr. and Samuel P. Blatchley have joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group specializing in admiralty and maritime law. They will reside in the firm’s Boston office.
“We’re delighted to welcome Brad and Sam to our Pierce Atwood team,” Managing Partner Gloria Pinza said. “With the addition of their expertise to our already existing capabilities, we have a very strong admiralty and maritime practice, something that fits well with our New England footprint.”
Brad Gandrup, Jr.
Brad has represented clients for over 25 years in civil litigation and arbitration matters, with a focus on admiralty and maritime law. Brad's clients have included oil, technology and insurance companies, marine classification societies, vessel owners and charterers, cargo interests, marine construction and dredging companies, salvage companies and shipyards.
In addition to his litigation work, Brad assists clients in concluding various types of maritime transactions, including the purchase and sale of vessels, charter parties and towage agreements. Brad has also advised clients overseas concerning compliance with U.S. maritime trade and environmental law.
Brad earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. from University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Louisiana; before the U.S. District Courts in Massachusetts, New York and Louisiana; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.
Sam represents clients in litigation matters with a focus on admiralty and maritime law. He represents vessel owners and operators, charterers, construction and dredging firms, freight forwarders, inland carriers, lenders, marina operators, marine surveyors, marine trades providers, stevedores, and terminal operators in maritime litigation, as well as in marine-related commercial and corporate transactions. Sam’s practice covers an array of maritime disputes, including maritime collisions and casualties, charter party and marine services agreements, personal injury and death claims, Admiralty Rules B, C and D actions and insurance coverage disputes. He also handles maritime financing, documentation and registration matters in connection with both commercial vessels and private yachts.
Sam earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and his B.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York; before the U.S. District Courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.