CLA Helps Eastern Shore Groups Build Regional Program Through Merger
Congratulations to Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Sassafras River Association, and the Chester River Association on their recent merger. CLA Volunteer attorneys Scott Gluck, Amauri Costa, and Law Clerk Alison Hopkins (Duane Morris LLP) assisted the organizations in drafting the merger agreement and closing documents to facilitate the merger process. Mr. Gluck and Mr. Costa practice in the area of corporate law. This work provides a great example of the type of corporate services available through CLA to move forward the missions of the Chesapeake Bay’s non-profits.
The regional organization has adopted the new name, ShoreRivers. ShoreRivers will provide Eastern Shore communities with a stronger, unified voice and strengthen the organization’s advocacy capabilities and influence in Maryland and Regionally. The merger will also allow ShoreRivers to attract larger grants. ShoreRivers will have seventeen employees including four Riverkeepers, one each for the Choptank, the Miles and Wye, the Chester, and the Sassafras Rivers.
CLA is proud to have helped facilitate this new chapter for water quality protection and restoration on the Eastern Shore and wishes ShoreRivers much success in the new year.