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By a Sun Staff Writer | June 15, 1995
Miles & Stockbridge, a Baltimore-based law firm employing 200 lawyers, announced internal changes yesterday that it said will yield a more "business-oriented" organization.Chief among the moves is the promotion of Joseph S. Welty, managing principal of the firm's Frederick office, to the position of president and managing principal of the entire firm.Mr. Welty will handle day-to-day management.James R. Eyler will remain in charge of the firm as chairman of its board and chairman of its executive committee.
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By Scott Dance and Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The widow of Baltimore author Tom Clancy is battling her late husband's lawyer over $6 million in taxes she says she shouldn't owe on her share of Clancy's $82 million estate, which includes a World War II tank, a $65 million stake in the Orioles and a mansion on the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandra Clancy is seeking to oust Baltimore lawyer J.W. Thompson "Topper" Webb as executor of Tom Clancy's will, accusing Webb of a mistake that adds unnecessarily to...
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September 6, 1996
Miles & Stockbridge is extending its reach southward with the announcement this week that the Baltimore law firm has absorbed Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, a firm with offices in Columbia and Greenbelt.Levan has 12 lawyers and concentrates in business law, administrative and labor relations law and civil litigation."We are increasing our presence by adding well-established, local firms and lawyers to our organization," said Miles & Stockbridge Chairman Joseph S. Welty. "With this combination, we have strengthened our firm by adding a group of outstanding lawyers."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was 80. He was named head of the city's school board in 1970 and assisted in the appointment of Baltimore's first African-American schools superintendent. "Brown v. the Board was years earlier; Bob was a master in maintaining educational stability," said former Baltimore Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, who named him to the school post.
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By Blair S. Walker | November 14, 1991
Lowell R. Bowen, a fixture in Baltimore's legal community, is stepping down as chairman of Miles & Stockbridge and will be replaced by James R. Eyler on Jan. 1, the law firm announced yesterday.Mr. Bowen, 60, the firm's top lawyer for the last 17 years, said the transfer of power has been under way since January, when Mr. Eyler, 49, was made vice chairman."I was managing partner when I was a lot younger than Jim, so I think it's time for the younger folks to have a chance at it," said Mr. Bowen, who is a corporate lawyer.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
Miles & Stockbridge and Venable, Baetjer and Howard, two of Baltimore's most venerable law firms, announced new leadership yesterday. Miles & Stockbridge reached within its ranks and named John H. Murray of the law firm's Easton office as president, succeeding Joseph S. Welty. Welty, president for 6 1/2 years, will resume his full-time law practice and continue to serve on the board of directors. He said of Murray: "John's professional knowledge and years of managerial experience will prove successful for the firm."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | May 26, 1995
Neal M. Janey, the cautious and deliberate top lawyer for Baltimore, is leaving after nearly eight years on the job to return to private practice with the prestigious Miles & Stockbridge law firm.One of the first members of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's Cabinet, the city solicitor earned a reputation for thoroughness in his legal work and firmness in his post on the Board of Estimates, the panel that reviews almost every aspect of city business.As the solicitor, Mr. Janey directed an office that grew from 63 lawyers to 78 and oversaw more municipal legal work being contracted out to private firms.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2003
In a boost for Baltimore's traditional business district, Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge PC will embark on a long-term growth plan that includes a $4 million renovation to a landmark downtown building and the leasing of additional space as the firm expands. The firm has signed a 10-year lease renewal in the Bank of America building at 10 Light St. in the city's financial district, with options for an additional six years. The 271 lawyers and other staff at its Baltimore headquarters occupy 126,000 square feet of space on eight floors in the building, considered a prime example of Art Deco architecture.
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By Sheridan Lyons and David L. Greene and Sheridan Lyons and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1999
The Carroll County Board of Education voted 4-1 last night to hire a top-flight Baltimore law firm to represent it to deal with several construction problems that have led to lawsuits and a county grand jury investigation.A letter to the board from Miles & Stockbridge -- released last night -- confirmed that the firm will represent the school system "in connection with the review of contracts for the construction of Cranberry Station Elementary School, the wastewater treatment plant for Francis Scott Key High School, and related matters."
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2003
In a move to strengthen its product liability and mass tort litigation practices, Miles & Stockbridge PC said yesterday that it has agreed to acquire Baltimore law firm Church Loker & Silver. The smaller firm's 10 lawyers will join Miles & Stockbridge on May 1, bringing the number of attorneys at the combined firm to 179, including a 40-member litigation team. Church Loker & Silver, established in 1989 as Church & Houff, specializes in defending companies in asbestos cases, as well as in tobacco and lead-paint litigation.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Charles Ross Diffenderffer, an attorney who changed careers and became an executive chef, died April 24 at his home in the Mays Chapel section of Timonium. He was 49. Family members said he died after a lengthy battle with addiction. Born in Baltimore and raised in Timonium and Baldwin, he was the son of the late Donald Diffenderffer, who owned an exterminating business and was a political strategist, and the former Florence Wood, a homemaker. Mr. Diffenderffer attended Pot Spring Elementary School and Ridgely Junior High School and was a 1982 graduate of Loch Raven High School, where he played Frank Butler in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun. " He earned a bachelor's degree at Washington and Lee University and was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Diffenderffer began practicing law in 1989 and joined the firm of Miles & Stockbridge.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
A century-old Station North movie theater, an East Baltimore church, a former cotton mill and two downtown office towers are among the renovation projects selected for financing next year under Maryland's historic preservation tax credit program. At a news conference in the long-dormant Parkway Theatre on North Avenue, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown announced Monday that 10 projects - five of them in Baltimore - will receive $10 million in tax breaks to help finance restoration projects.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Tribune newspapers | October 2, 2013
Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 66. His lawyer, Thompson "Topper" Webb, of the Baltimore law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, confirmed his death. "When he published 'The Hunt for Red October' he redefined and expanded the genre and as a consequence of that, a lot of people were able to publish such books who had previously been unable to do so," said Stephen C. Hunter, an author and former Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for The Washington Post.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness. He was 66. "When he published 'The Hunt for Red October' he redefined and expanded the genre and as a consequence of that, a lot of people were able to publish such books who had previously been unable to do so," said Stephen C. Hunter, a Baltimore author and Pulitzer Prize-winning former film critic for The Washington Post.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Eleanor S. "Ellie" Bedford, a volunteer and dog lover, died Friday of melanoma at The Patches, her Stevenson home. She was 78. The daughter of Latimer S. Stewart, an Alexander & Alexander insurance executive, and Eleanor Clark Wesley, a homemaker, Eleanor Bonsal Stewart was born in Baltimore and raised in the Green Spring Valley. After graduating in 1956 from Garrison Forest School, she earned an associate's degree in 1956 from what is now Stevenson University. Mrs. Bedford worked briefly as a medical secretary before her 1958 marriage to Theodore C. Waters, a lawyer, who was a partner at Miles & Stockbridge.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Masonic Lodge, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, for Stephen J. Hughes, 57, a former economist and founding partner of the Towson law firm of Treanor Pope and Hughes, who died June 4. Mr. Hughes, a longtime Ten Hills resident, was killed in an automobile accident near Oxford, England, that also claimed the lives of his two sons-in-law. Mr. Hughes had traveled to England with his daughter, Angela Hughes Brooks, 37, a technical editor and writer, and her husband, Gregory Brooks, 39, a Catonsville graphic designer.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2000
Miles & Stockbridge said yesterday that Lowell R. Bowen had been elected chairman of the Baltimore law firm, returning him to a post he held for 17 years until 1991. It also said it had decided not to merge with any out-of-state firm and instead will seek to grow by 100 lawyers over the next two years. Bowen, a specialist in corporate and securities law who has been at Miles & Stockbridge since he began practicing law in 1958, represents clients such as Black & Decker Corp. He was also author Tom Clancy's lawyer in a divorce case.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2011
Transamerica Tower in downtown Baltimore now has Transamerica employees working in it - with more to come. After months of preparation by the insurance and financial services company, 340 workers arrived Monday for their first day at 100 Light St. following a whirlwind move of their computers, telephones and other office necessities from Mount Vernon over the weekend. More workers will follow in two weeks, bringing the total to about 800. For Transamerica, the mostly short-distance move is an opportunity to bring all its Baltimore workers under one roof in its headquarters town - and to put its name on the top of one of the city's tallest buildings.
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By The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. plans to move its Greater Maryland regional headquarters from the Charles Center to the Inner Harbor by mid-2012, real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis announced Tuesday. Bank officials have signed a lease that calls for PNC to occupy 119,000 square feet at One East Pratt St., the brokerage reported. PNC will move from the office tower at Two Hopkins Plaza beginning in July 2012. In addition to upper-level office space, the Pratt Street lease includes 7,000 square feet on the building's first floor to house a PNC Bank branch.
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