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CarneyKelehan ranked among 2022 ‘Best Law Firms’

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.… READ MORE

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2022 ‘Best Law Firms’

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.

 

Craig Meuser joins CarneyKelehan, expanding firm’s education law practice

Craig Meuser joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on school law. Meuser, who brings 23 years of legal experience, expands the firm’s Education Group, representing local boards of education and school systems throughout the state of Maryland. Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, Meuser represented school boards in Connecticut… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan Garners Victory for HCC in Class Action Lawsuit

CarneyKelehan’s Eric Brousaides recently represented Howard Community College in a class-action lawsuit related to COVID-19 school closures and received a favorable decision. The case was brought by a student who had enrolled in HCC prior to the pandemic who claimed that the college breached its contract to provide an in-person learning experience when it closed in… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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