Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was ranked among the 2022 “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.
“Ranking among the ‘Best Law Firms’ is joining a list of esteemed practices across the country,” said Kevin Kelehan, a partner with CarneyKelehan. “We’re honored to be included among them, as we work to earn our reputation for deep knowledge of law and process, unwavering professionalism and white-glove service to our clients.”
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 as a best lawyer in construction law and real estate law and Tom Meachum as a best lawyer in real estate law for 2022.
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.