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Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was ranked among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report magazine and Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. CarneyKelehan was ranked in Baltimore’s first tier for real estate law and second tier for business organizations law and construction law.
“We’ve been honored to be ranked among the ‘Best Law Firms’ year after year,” said Kevin Kelehan, a partner with CarneyKelehan, “but at our heart, we’re just a team of people who want to provide the very best in legal expertise, professionalism and customer service. We’re proud of our work, and we appreciate the recognition.”
The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews and additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” which recognizes practicing attorneys in the U.S. The publication selected Kelehan and Tom Meachum for 2020.
Kelehan’s real estate practice focuses on representing lenders and borrowers throughout the acquisition, development and lending process. In addition, Kelehan has an active construction law practice, representing several of the region’s contractors, and serves as a resource to national firms for both local representation and work in government contracting. He lives in Columbia.
Meachum focuses on zoning and development law, general real estate, business law, employment law, estate administration and litigation and alcohol beverage licensing. Meachum lives in Westminster and has offices in the firm’s Columbia and Westminster offices. He is managing partner of the Westminster office.