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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has appointed MSBA Lawyer Assistance Committee Chair Robert A. Gordon as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland.

MSBA Parliamentarian Carl S. Silverman announces the opening of his law firm at 111 South Charles Street, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; (410) 385-5648.

Jeffery N. Zinn, an Associate in the Business Department of the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing LLP, has been named to the Board of Directors of Moveable Feast, a tax-exempt nonprofit committed to ensuring that all who are living with HIV/AIDS have their nutritional needs met on a daily basis.

The law firm Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered, announces that several of its attorneys have been awarded and honored by a variety of organizations. Wendelin I. Lipp has been appointed to the position of United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland; Kathleen M. Dumais has been named "Woman of the Year" by the Montgomery County Business & Professional Women for her ongoing contributions to women's causes; Roy I. Niedermayer has been elected Director and Assistant Secretary of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C.; and The Daily Record has nominated Linda D. Schwartz as one of "Maryland's Top 100 Women".

Kevin L. Shepherd, a partner in the Real Estate Group of Venable LLP, was elected as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, which only selects for membership the top third of one percent of the nation's lawyers.

Who's Who Legal: USA has recognized James P. Gillece and Jeanne M. Phelan of the Baltimore-based firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, as leading practitioners in the area of Labor and Employment Law.

Attorneys Jennifer Stearman, of McGuireWoods LLP, and Norman L. Smith, of Fisher & Winner LLP, have been appointed as board members for the Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization which provides legal services for Maryland's arts community.

Ober Kaler has promoted Elissa F. Borges, a litigator who represents clients in disputes involving business, commercial and employment matters, and Eric D. Gazin, a member of the Lending and Leasing Group, to principals in the firm's Baltimore office.

Faith D. Dornbrand and Elizabeth S. Morris have joined the Divorce and Family Law Group of Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., as a shareholder and associate, respectively.

Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, announces the addition of several new associates to the firm: Gregory S. Weiner and Sheryl A. Rickford have joined the Business Department, while Megan K. Mechak is a part of the Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Department and the Litigation Department along with Gregory M. Garrett, and Laurie M. Wasserman is the newest member of the Family Law Department.

Alison W. Rind and Vicki R. Canales have joined the firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., as principal and associate, respectively.

After a few years of working with other financial service organizations, Sharon M. Urban, CPA, has rejoined the Tax Department of Ellin & Tucker, Chtd.

Due to his extensive background work in real estate finance and mortgage banking, Jeffrey P. Marston has been added to Powell Goldstein LLP's Real Estate Practice as a partner.

With the addition of Laura C. Jenifer as a principal to The Law firm of Ronald M. Cherry, P.C., the firm will now be known as Cherry & Jenifer, P.C.

Wendy A. Sare has been named an associate in the family law and immigration section of Howanski & Greene, LLC.

As of January 1, 2006, Ward Kershaw, P.A., has been renamed the Law Offices of John T. Ward, P.A., and is located at 2 West Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; (410) 685-6700.

In an attempt to assist its employees with rising energy costs, Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., has set into place a new Winter Assistance Program, which provides employees with an income supplement through March 31, 2006.

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