Deborah H. Devan, head of the Bankruptcy Practice
at Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., has been named by the
Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2007, due to her
professional success and contributions to her profession and community.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has appointed Howard J. Ross, an
attorney with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., to serve
on the Montgomery County Executive’s Affordable Housing Task Force.
Robert S. Collins, a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property
section of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, has been announced as the
newest member of Anne Arundel Tech Council’s Board of Directors.
Offit Kurman has added attorneys B. Marvin “Buddy” Potler and
John Scaldara to their Litigation group; Douglas Seitz to their Bankruptcy,
Commercial and Construction law group; and Donald J. Walsh to their Commercial
W. John Vernon, a Civil Litigator and member of Lord & Whip, P.A., since
1987, has been elected Managing Partner.
The Baltimore-based firm Franchise & Business Law Group has added David
G. Ross as an Of Counsel.
William Hallam and Louis J. Ebert have joined the law firm Thomas & Libowitz,
where they will head up the Creditors’ Rights department. They will
continue their practice of representing secured lenders in the Mid-Atlantic
region in bankruptcy, restructuring of troubled commercial loans and complex
commercial litigation matters.
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, a Deputy Legal Counsel to former Governor Robert
L. Ehrlich, Jr., has joined the the Litigation Department of Hodes, Pessin & Katz,
P.A., as an Associate.
Susan B. Dubin, a 25-year veteran of real estate, government procurement
and finacial law, has joined the Real Estate Practice Group of Gordon, Feinblatt,
Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, as a Counsel.
Attorneys J. Michael Brennan, Charles E. Rosolio and Theresa J. Withers-Williams
have joined Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., in order to enhance the firm’s
service for middle-market companies.
Stark, Meyers, Eisler & Leatham, LLC, has made Zoning and Land Use attorney
Erica Leatham a Partner. Leatham also serves as President of the Commercial
Real Estate Women (CREW) Subruban Maryland group.
Stefanie M. Stein has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, as an
Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group.
Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler have promoted attorneys Scott W. Foley,
Paula D. Miller and Benjamin L. Polakoff to Partner, as well as brought in
Arianne H. Monroe as a Partner.
Bethamy N. Beam has opened her solo practice, Bethamy N. Beam, P.A., at 1
W. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701; (301) 682-5960. She will continue
to practice in the areas of commercial, real estate, construction litigation,
general business law, estate planning and administration.
John Mesirow and Eric Stravitz have relocated Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC,
to The Heurich Mansion, 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington,
D.C. 20036; (202) 463-0303.