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Tonya L. Waller

The Honorable Steven I. Platt, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, has been elected the Vice President/President-Elect of the American College of Business Court Judges, which is based in Washington, D.C.

Tonya L. Waller, real estate partner for Walker & Waller, PLLC, has been selected to serve as the National Bar Association's Chair of the Small Firms and Solo Practitioner's Division and as Chair of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee of the Bar Association of D.C.

Neil E. Duke, a Baltimore employment lawyer for Ober Kaler, has been elected to the board of Baltimore Homeless Services, Inc., with the aim of increasing awareness and raising funds for the organization.


Gregory T. Lawrence

Gregory T. Lawrence has joined Conti & Fenn, LLC, to form the firm Conti, Fenn & Lawrence.

The Bar Association of Baltimore City awarded Venable attorney Vasilios Peros with its 2005 Presidential Award for his selfless actions in serving the bar association as well as the community.

The Commercial Law League of America has named Ed Friedman, a principal with the Pikesville-based firm Weinstock, Friedman and Friedman, the new Treasurer of their Creditors' Rights Section.

Meredith O' Connor and Geoffrey K. Calderone, Jr., have joined Ober Kaler's Business Group and Trusts & Estates practice, respectively.

Lisa B. Dickstein has joined Lenrow, Kohn & Oliver as an associate in the law firm's Litigation Group.

Timothy A. Hodge, Jr., and Emerson L. Dorsey, Jr., have joined the firm of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP as partners.

The Chesapeake and Central Appalachians Field Office of the Trust for Public Land has added Richard Ross as a Senior Project Manager.

Berry Kayan Porwick

Bibi M. Berry

Marianne Kayan Katharine O. Porwick

Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered, has added three attorneys to its Washington, D.C., office. Bibi M. Berry has become a member of the Family Law practice group; Marianne Kayan was added to the Tax, Estate Planning and Business & Commercial Transactions practice groups; and Katharine O. Porwick has joined the Litigation and Appellate Practice group.


Richard A. Bechtel II

Richard A. Bechtel II has joined Gessner, Snee, Mahoney & Lutche, P.A., as an associate attorney.

Ralph Mittelberger has joined Arent Fox PLLC as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Mittelberger concentrates his practice in the areas of copyright and trademark infringement.

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, has elected Jeffrey A. Wothers as a Managing Partner. Wothers has been with the firm since 1992 and practices commercial litigation.

Saul Ewing, LLP, has relocated its Baltimore office to Lockwood Place, 500 E. Pratt Street, 8th and 9th Floors, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

Vincent Guida, Jr., has joined the Towson, Maryland-based law firm of Bowie & Jensen, LLC.

Attorney Edward F. Kidner, CPA, has joined Clifton Gunderson LLP as a partner in the firm's Mid-Atlantic Client Service Center's tax department.

Wothers Guida Kidner

Jeffrey A. Wothers

Vincent Guida, Jr. Edward F. Kidner

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