Cases and Deals

Blank Rome Represents Foss Maritime in Closing a $100 Million Deal with Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

A Blank Rome team successfully represented Foss Maritime in closing a deal valued at over $100 million with Nichols Brothers Boat Builders to build four new, state-of-the-art Z-Drive tractor tugs, with the option for six additional tugs. 

Based in Seattle, WA, Foss Maritime is a major American shipping company founded in 1889 that owns and operates one of the nation’s largest coastal tug and barge fleets. These new Z-Drive tractor tugs incorporate Foss’ emphasis on environmentally focused designs and structural and technological upgrades. For more information, visit