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Editor: W. Patrick Tandy

May, 2004


May MSBA past president and Ober Kaler attorney Pamela J. White was recently recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. This will be White’s second time receiving the distinction, which is awarded to women based on professional achievement, civic involvement and mentoring.

Alyson Dodi Meiselman, senior associate attorney at Scurti and Gulling, P.A., announces the publication by Thomson/West in Causes of Action of Cause of Action for Legal Change of Gender.

The Maryland Stadium Authority has appointed Alison L. Asti as Acting Executive Director for the Authority.

Pamela J. White

The Trustees of Columbia University announce the creation by the School of Law of the Joseph F. Cunningham Visiting Professor Chair of Commercial and Insurance Law. Cunningham has taught, lectured, written and actively practiced in these fields in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia for the past 40 years.

George F. Pappas, an intellectual property attorney at Venable in Baltimore and Washington, has been named one of only 98 lawyers named to the American College of Trial Lawyers in the U.S. and Canada this year.

Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., is pleased to announce that William E. Sauser has joined the firm’s Frederick office as a principal.

In a special election, D. Michael Lyles has been elected to fill a vacant seat on the Bowie City Council. Lyles was sworn in on March 22, and his tern will extend to November 2005.

John C. Baldwin is stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer of the firm of Ober Kaler. John A. Wolf has been elected to succeed him, and S. Craig Holden will assume the role of president and chief operating officer.

John H. Haas, former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ElderTrust, a Healthcare REIT, joins Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., as a Principal in their Corporate Group.

Ron M. Landsman announces that his firm, Ron M. Landsman, P.A., has moved to a new location at 200-A Monroe Street, Suite 110, Rockville, Maryland 20850-4421, (240) 403-4300.

Randall M. Lutz, Member and Chair of the Environmental Department at the firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., has been appointed to an Advisory Board to the International Council for Caring Communities, a specially-certified non-governmental organization of the United Nations that was established to stimulate and showcase innovative concepts that deal creatively with the challenge of global longevity.

James L. Parsons, Jr., has become a principal in the firm of Lynott & Lynott, P.A. The firm will trade as Lynott, Lynott & Parsons, P.A., 11 North Washington Street, Suite 220, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 424-5100.

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has appointed Ober Kaler attorney E. Scott Johnson to the Maryland State Arts Council.

Mimi L. Magyar has become counsel to the firm of Sulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. Glenn W.D. Golding, Kristin E. Draper, Carmen J. Morgan and Heather Spurrier have all become associates of the firm.

Michael C. Hodes is celebrating 20 years in radio. Hodes pioneered the format of talk radio when he acquired 1360-AM, WWLG Towson and WASA-AM of Havre de Grace

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P., attorneys Thomas C. Barbuti, Joseph K. Pokempner, Larry M. Wolf, Jeanne M. Phelan and Robert B. Curran have been recognized in the 2004/2005 edition of America’s Leading Business Lawyers, published by Chambers & Partners.


E. Scott Johnson

James P. Gillece, Jr., a partner in the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods LLP, has been appointed to the Washington, D.C., board of Justice for Children, a national nonprofit organization of citizens concerned about children’s rights and their protection from abuse.

Bergman Douglas M. Bregman has been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Bregman concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate.

University of Baltimore School of Law professor Jane C. Murphy received a University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence at the Board’s meeting on April 16. The award recognizes Murphy’s outstanding contributions in the field of public service.

Gary B. Eidelman, a Partner in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group of the firm of Saul Ewing LLP, has been named Vice Office Managing Partner of the firm. In addition, Edward J. Baines and Barry F. Levin, Partners in the firm’s Baltimore office, have been named Vice Chair of the Litigation Practice Group and Vice Chair of the Business Practice Group, respectively.

Douglas M. Bregman


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