Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : July 2009


Nightingale’s Healthcare News selected Ober Kaler’s Health Law Group chair, Sanford V. Teplitzky, as one of 12 “Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Attorneys” in the country.

Paley Rothman attorney Patricia M. Weaver was elected as Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC) president for the 2010-11 term. Bibi M. Berry, Weaver’s colleague at Paley Rothman, was also elected to serve on BAMC’s Executive Committee.

Joseph J. Mezzanotte, a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, began his term as Chairman of the Board for Howard County’s Chamber of Commerce.

Alan Nemeth, a past chair of MSBA’s Animal Law Section, received his Maryland associate real estate brokers license and has associated with Lawyers Realty Group.

The Meritas Board of Directors at Tydings Rosenberg, LLP, appointed Melissa C. Jones to serve a three-year term on its Board.

Melissa Kenney Ngaruri joined the Rockville-based Hoover Law Offices as an associate.

Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A., added James R. Benjamin, Jr., to their firm.

Paley Rothman recently received a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett for its yeas of service to the Jewish Community.

Ryan P. Smith has opened The Law Office of Ryan P. Smith, PLC, in which he will focus on litigating issues concerning financial products and services with an emphasis on the brokerage industry.  The firm can be contacted through and is located at 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia 23225; (804) 317-6832.

The Reese Law Firm, formerly known as The Law office of Catherine M. Reese, PLC, relocated to 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 150, Fairfax, Virginia 22030; (703) 279-5140.

Christopher B. Younger has opened the Law Offices of Christopher B. Younger, LLC, in the greater-Frederick area.  The firm will focus on business entity planning, formation and implementation strategies.  It is located at 4905 Shellburne Court, Jefferson, Maryland 21755; (301) 534-2428.

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association awarded Baltimore law firm Joseph, Greenwald & Laake for its pro bono program Thousand Hours Project, which serves Maryland homeowners facing foreclosure.

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