Two long-time Decorah law firms joined forces Thursday, Jan. 1.

Rick Zahasky's firm has merged with the Anderson law firm, and the name of the new firm is Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay, Fretheim and Zahasky.

Zahasky, the Decorah city attorney, will continue to work out of his existing office, 309 W. Water St., for a year. Winneshiek County Attorney Andy Van Der Maaten's office is housed at the Anderson firm, 212 Winnebago St. For more information on the firm visit