Fowler Rodriguez acquires two Miami law firms

The New Orleans-based maritime law firm Fowler Rodriguez announced a merger with two Miami firms on Thursday.

Fowler Rodriguez will acquire Hayden Milliken & Boeringer, which specializes in handling claims on behalf of marine liability insurers, as well as the law offices of Santiago J. Padilla, which focus on international and immigration law.

The combined firms will also open an office in Tampa.

"Entering another port city in Tampa where we already do business is a natural transition that will be a great resource for the firm and our clients,” said George Fowler, manager partner at Fowler Rodriguez, in a statement.

The firm also has offices in Houston, Miami, Mobile, Gulfport, Bogotá and Cartagena.