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Harry S. Johnson

Harry S. Johnson

The Baltimore Community Foundation, which manages and distributes funds for charitable purposes in the greater Baltimore region, has announced the election of MSBA Past President Harry S. Johnson to its board of trustees. Johnson is a partner in the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP.

MSBA Entertainment & Sports Law Committee Chair Cheryl L. Slay has been selected as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

E. Scott Johnson

E. Scott Johnson

E. Scott Johnson, an intellectual property lawyer in the Baltimore office of Ober Kaler, has become a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc.

W. Franklin Coppersmith, III, has received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Coppersmith is the Deputy General Counsel for Toppan Photomasks, Inc., and lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Alan Robert Swendiman has been appointed to serve as Associate Administrator for the Office of General Counsel in the U.S. General Service Administration.

Dino C. La Fiandra

Dino C. La Fiandra

Robert A. Scott, counsel in the Litigation Department in the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Loading Dock, Inc. The nation’s first successful, self-sustaining, nonprofit clearinghouse of reusable and surplus building materials, the organization works to improve living conditions for families, neighborhoods and communities while positively impacting the environment.

Benjamin H. Carney

Benjamin H. Carney

Dino C. La Fiandra, a partner in the Real Estate Section of the Towson office of Whiteford Taylor & Preston L.L.P., has been elected to the Board of Directors of Children’s Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services for abused and neglected children throughout Maryland.

Michael H. Delauter has been named managing principal of Miles & Stockbridge P.C.’s Fredrick Office. A business and transactional attorney, Delauter concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial financing, general business transactions and estate planning and administration.

The Law Firm of Peter A. Holland, P.A., has changed its name to the Holland Law Firm, P.C. Benjamin H. Carney has joined the Annapolis-based firm as a litigation associate.

Chiarra-May Stratton Jay Bernstein S. Allan Adelman

Chiarra-May Stratton

Jay Bernstein S. Allan Adelman

The MSBA Real Property, Planning & Zoning Section has named Morton P. Fisher, Jr., its 2004-2005 Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practioner of the Year. Fisher has also been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005 Edition, and The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006.

Stanley Goldschmidt

Stanley Goldschmidt

Chiarra-May Stratton has joined Obler Kaler’s Washington, D.C., office as a Health Law associate.

Jay Bernstein, an experienced litigator and former Bond Claim Managing Director at St. Paul Travelers in Baltimore, has joined Ober Kaler as a principal.

S. Allan Adelman, senior partner of Adelman, Sheff & Smith, LLC, has been appointed president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Stanley Goldschmidt has joined Roetzel & Andress as a partner in the Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups in the law firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Thomas Mugavero

Thomas Mugavero

Cecilia Januszkiewicz has been appointed to serve as Secretary of Budget & Management by Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, announces the election of Judith C. Ensor and John B. Gontrum as Fellows of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, has announced that Timothy D.A. Chriss, David H. Fishman, Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill, Robert C. Kellner and Abba David Poliakoff have been selected for the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

Thomas Mugavero has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, as Counsel in the law firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

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