NEWS

CarneyKelehan’s Peter Fastow elected Real Property Section officer

Peter Fastow, an attorney with Columbia-based law firm Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. The Real Property Section brings together professionals with an interest in real property and related law, including laws concerning eminent domain, foreclosure, land acquisition and… READ MORE

CarneyKelehan’s Peter Fastow elected Real Property Section officer

Peter Fastow, an attorney with Columbia-based law firm Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

The Real Property Section brings together professionals with an interest in real property and related law, including laws concerning eminent domain, foreclosure, land acquisition and development, land records, leasing, real estate financing, common interest ownership communities, title and zoning.

Fastow, who has been practicing law in Maryland for almost 30 years, specializes in affordable housing, community development, commercial real estate and finance law. He represents developers, housing authorities and lenders in the real estate development process.

Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, Fastow was senior counsel for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, where he represented the agency in large redevelopment projects and public housing conversions. Previously, Fastow had his own law practice and worked with other private practitioners in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Fastow is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia in addition to Maryland. He earned his law degree from Syracuse University’s College of Law in Syracuse, New York, and his bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He lives in Baltimore.

CarneyKelehan attorney joins Heritage Housing Partners Corp. board

Claude de Vastey Jones, an attorney with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, joined the board of directors for Heritage Housing Partners Corp., which works to promote and provide affordable housing in Howard County. “This is such a wonderful opportunity to serve on the board of Heritage Housing Partners, whose mission is to meet one… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers 2021

Kevin Kelehan and Tom Meachum, partners with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Kelehan was listed in the publication’s construction law and real estate law practice areas. His real estate practice focuses… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’

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… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan named 2019 Small Business of the Year

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, a law firm headquartered in Columbia with offices in Annapolis, Westminster and Salisbury, received an Award for Chamber Excellence as 2019 Small Business of the Year from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. “A strong and vibrant business community for Howard County has always been important to CarneyKelehan,”… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers 2020

Kevin Kelehan and Tom Meachum, partners with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Kelehan was listed in the publication’s construction law and real estate law practice areas. His real estate practice focuses… Continue Reading

Former Deputy State’s Attorney Claude de Vastey Jones joins CarneyKelehan

Claude de Vastey Jones has joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on litigation. With more than 20 years of experience in law, including as deputy state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, de Vastey Jones will focus on cases involving litigation before federal and Maryland courts and administrative… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’

Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was once again 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… Continue Reading