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October 27, 2011
Joseph Maher has joined the family law firm of Weinberg and Schwartz LLC, in Columbia, as an associate. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2005 graduate of Kalamazoo College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. Maher previously served as the law clerk for the Hon. Louis A. Baker for the Circuit Court for Howard County. Thiagarajan and Kamala Sethurama , of Ellicott City, have purchased the Fresh Healthy Vending franchise and are in the process of selecting locations where each machine will be placed.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. The son of Donald E. Allen, a meat inspector, and Alice Diediker Allen, a homemaker, Donald Clinton Allen, the first of six children, was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., where he graduated in 1950 from John Rogers High School. Mr. Allen entered Princeton University in 1950 and withdrew three years later.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 5, 2011
Michael S. Radcliffe, a partner in a Baltimore County law firm, died July 22 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at his Timonium home. He was 54. Born in Silver Spring, Mr. Radcliffe moved to Timonium with his family when he was a year old. He was a 1974 graduate of Dulaney High School. He earned a bachelor's degree and in 1983 a law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School. Mr. Radcliffe practiced law in Towson with his father, M. Stanley Radcliffe, until the latter's death in 1988.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85. The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis was born and raised in Annapolis. His father owned The Presto restaurant in Annapolis. Mr. Manis attended Manlius Prep School in DeWitt, N.Y., and Annapolis High School, where he was a star basketball player and was named to the All State national tournament team.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
Update: The Baltimore City Circuit Court overturned the state's penalty and cease-and-desist order against the Law Offices of Perry and Associates in October 2012. Maryland regulators said Tuesday that a Virginia law firm must pay a $489,000 penalty for charging homeowners upfront fees to help them seek loan modifications — in violation of state law — and blanketing Maryland with advertisements despite having no state license. The Law Offices of Perry and Associates, attorney Michael A. Perry and Anthony Dolphus were also ordered to stop soliciting loan-modification business in Maryland, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
As law firms across the country cut back, Offit Kurman has grown. Rapidly. The firm, founded in Towson 25 years ago, doubled its revenue from 2008 to 2011 — a period that included the worst-in-decades recession — and added dozens of employees as it expanded its reach across the Mid-Atlantic. Now Offit Kurman employs about 170 people and expects to keep growing, said Ted Offit, managing principal of the firm and one of its founders. A lawyer and certified public accountant, Offit, 56, lives in the Glyndon area of Baltimore County with his wife, Risa.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
The Annapolis-based law firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC has acquired and is merging with the Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner, located in Baltimore. The merger will go into effect on July 1, according to a statement from the firms released Wednesday. After the merger, the firm will be called Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC. Alan M. Rifkin, managing partner of the firm, said that Rifkin, Livingston has been looking to re-establish a Baltimore office and this merger offered the right opportunity.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2010
Mailed payments from delinquent debtors are still being routed to Mann Bracken — months after the Rockville debt-collection law firm collapsed and shut its doors. Figuring out who should get the money, garnisheed from the wages of people across the country, is one of the challenges facing the receiver appointed to oversee the firm's unwinding. Mann Bracken has opted to be placed into receivership by the Montgomery County Circuit Court, a seldom-used alternative to bankruptcy. Six months after the firm unraveled, Maryland's courts are still trying to sort out Mann Bracken's cases against debtors, claims against the firm are multiplying and more lawsuits are in the works.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
A Towson law firm plans to challenge the renewal of the Recher Theatre 's liquor license in an effort to stop the establishment's plan to become a nightclub. The Charles E. Brooks Law Offices will file a petition with the county liquor board within the next week on behalf of residents and property owners, according to Jean Kosloski, an attorney with the firm. Liquor licenses in Baltimore County expire April 30. "We object to them becoming a nightclub," Kosloski said. "That type of usage in the center of Towson is kind of a disaster waiting to happen.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2011
A Baltimore law firm lost a portable hard drive containing information about its cases, including medical records for 161 stent patients suing cardiologist Dr. Mark G. Midei, a firm client, for alleged malpractice at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The drive was lost Aug. 4 by an employee of Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones who was traveling on the Baltimore light rail, according to a letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun that was sent to one of the stent patients last week — two months after the drive went missing.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleging that the NFL loaded up players with medications came after a major Baltimore law firm spent more than a year investigating the claims. The suit, filed in California on behalf of eight retired players, alleges that the football league put its profits ahead of their well-being when they illegally gave players drugs without filling out prescriptions or warning them of side effects. "The NFL has supported a drug culture that has provided dangerous pain killers and anti-inflammatories for free to players for years with no warnings as to their side effects or the dangers of mixing them together and with alcohol,” said Steve Silverman, a partner at the firm of Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White.
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By Colin Campbell and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
High finance is a small world, just as Baltimore is a small town, and it showed as potential conflicts of interest cropped up during a fight over ownership of the city's biggest local bank. Two groups bid for 1st Mariner Bank in an April 10 auction, held because its parent company is in bankruptcy protection. The parent, First Mariner Bancorp, initially named Pennsylvania-based National Penn Bank the winner, saying its advisers and creditors considered that bidder more likely to get quick regulatory approval.
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March 16, 2014
There are two glaring fallacies in the editorial "More study needed on birth injury bill" (March 13). The first is that medical malpractice awards affect practice closings. There is no credible evidence to support this. This "medical myth" keeps surfacing, despite lots of evidence to the contrary. The second is that only well to do families will be able to "afford" to hire good attorneys and pay witnesses. Plaintiffs lawyers do not charge clients but take a portion of an award should they win. The real tragedy is that medical malpractice caps limit the ability of malpractice firms to take on cases unless there is a strong likelihood that the award will provide meaningful compensation for the family, plus cover the law firm's expenses, which often run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Date: Dec. 7 Her story: Renee Coshin, 39, grew up in Conshohocken, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. She works for a law firm in downtown Baltimore. Her mother, Irene Coshin, lives in Conshohocken. Her father, Randall Coshin, lives in Port St. Lucie, Fla. His story: Peter Coolbaugh, 39, grew up in Scranton, Pa. He moved to Washington in 1992 and then to Baltimore in 2006. He also works for a law firm in downtown Baltimore. His mother, Geraldine Coolbaugh, lives in Scranton. His father, Thomas Coolbaugh, died in 2012.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | February 25, 2014
Tiffany Alston, the former Prince George's County delegate who was ousted from her House seat in 2013 after a theft conviction, is running to get her old job back. Alston, a Democrat,  filed her candidacy papers Tuesday night to seek a seat in the 24th District, just minutes before the 9 p.m. deadline for getting on the ballot. The 36-year-old former lawmaker pleaded guilty in June 2012 to misconduct in office and the theft of $800 from her delegate office account to pay expenses of her law firm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Charles M. Cahn Jr., a retired Baltimore attorney who was the managing partner of Blades & Rosenfeld, died Feb. 10 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. He was 92. The son of Charles M. Cahn, an insurance executive, and Fannie Rosenbacher Cahn, a homemaker, Charles Maurice Cahn Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in the Arlington Park Apartments in Northwest Baltimore. He was the grandson of Maurice U. Cahn, founder of the old Bernheim-Leader department store in Baltimore, and the great-nephew of Bernard Cahn, one of the founders of Mercantile Bank and Trust Co. After graduating in 1939 from Friends School, Mr. Cahn earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is asking the agency overseeing Fannie Mae why the mortgage financier is letting an embattled law firm handle its Maryland foreclosures despite problems documented by sister company Freddie Mac. The Baltimore Democrat — in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency late Wednesday — says information the regulator provided him in May about the Shapiro & Burson law firm "reveals a much more egregious level of abuse...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Richard R. Jackson Jr., a former partner in the Baltimore law firm that is now Ober/Kaler, where he practiced admiralty law for nearly 25 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Owings Mills home. He was 77. "Dick was a close friend. He was a wonderful, caring guy and a great admiralty lawyer, which is a specialized practice," said John A. Wolf, chairman of Ober/Kaler. "He was one of the hardest-working lawyers that I've ever met and a bit of a mentor to me, and a wonderful guiding light to young lawyers.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
The days of the cushy corner office for top law partners may be numbered. Maybe. On average, law firms still occupy up to three times the space per worker as companies in banking, finance, insurance and technology, according to a national study by commercial real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield. But with increasing pressure on firms to lower costs, that's expected to change, which has significant implications for office space in downtown Baltimore. Law firms occupy about 13 percent of Baltimore's top-tier office space, with many smaller firms leasing in older buildings, according to a 2013 report by commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
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