TEN LAYWERS SELECTED AS 2015 MARYLAND SUPERLAWYERS 12/12/14
Deborah H. Devan, Robert M. Ercole, Allan J. Gibber, Price O. Gielen, Cynthia L. Leppert, Richard Rubin and Thomas M. Wood, IV have been named 2015 Super Lawyers in Maryland by Law & Politics. Additionally, Brian M. Boyle, Elliott Engel and Brian A. Flank were named 2015 Maryland Rising Stars. These selections are the result of a rigorous process which evaluates quality in legal work in objective terms based upon peer evaluations, internal research and balloting. Final selection is made of those lawyers having the highest point totals at the completion of the evaluation process. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers which will be published in the January 2015 editions of Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine.



11 ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2015 EDITION OF BEST LAWYERS 09/01/2014
11 NQGRG attorneys have been named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

 

Deborah H. Devan

Robert M. Ercole 

Allan J. Gibber 

Price O. Gielen 
Cynthia L. Leppert
Michael L. Quinn
Richard Rubin
David L. Snyder
Hillel Tendler
Susan M. Wilkins
Thomas M. Wood, IV



ALLAN J. GIBBER WINS LEADERSHIP IN LAW AWARD 10/15/2014

Allan J. Gibber, a principal in the firm’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group, has been named a 2014 Leadership in Law Award recipient by The Daily Record. He and fellow recipients will be honored at the BWI Hilton on Thursday, November 13th at 5:30pm.

 

 This prestigious award was given to only 26 Maryland lawyers and judges in recognition of the efforts they have invested in bettering the legal profession, as well as the communities in which they live and work, and on how they have striven, through mentoring efforts, to promulgate a strong future generation of professional and community leaders.




FIRM CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF LIVING CLASSROOMS 09/19/2014
The firm was proud to be a corporate sponsor for the tenth year in a row of Maritime Magic, a party to benefit the Living Classrooms Foundation hands-on education and job-training programs for disadvantaged youth. The event was be held on Friday, September 19th from 7:00pm to 12:00am at The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. 
 
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1985 to provide a wide range of innovative educational programming for children and youth, at-risk populations, and the underemployed. Currently, the Foundation operates 38 programs, serving over 30,000 students per year. Utilizing maritime settings, community work sites and other challenging, real-world environments, and a low staff to student ratio, the programs emphasize the applied learning of academic, social, and employment skills. Key objectives of all Living Classroom programs are career development, cooperative learning, elevating self-esteem, and fostering multicultural exchange. For tickets or more information visit www.livingclassrooms.org



DIANE BRISTOW INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT-ELECT OF WBA 07/13/2014
Diane C. Bristow, a principal in the firm's litigation department, was installed as President-Elect of the Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Inc. ("the WBA") at the WBA's Annual Conference which took place on July 13th in Columbia, Maryland. The WBA is a state-wide bar association in Maryland, with approximately 650 members committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession.



GIBBER PARTICIPATES IN SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 05/09/2014

Allan J. Gibber spoke to the Orphans Court Judges at the Judicial Institute of Maryland on May 9, 2014 at a program titled “Probate Fundamentals”. Additionally he will be speaking again at the Judicial Institute of Maryland on June 2, 2014 at a program titled “Emerging Issues in Estates and Trusts Law”. Lastly Mr. Gibber will be speaking at the Bar Convention in Ocean City on June 13, 2014 for the MSBA Solo Day program on “What All Practitioners Need to Know about Estate Administration”.




TRIAL VICTORY IN JARWICK DEVELOPMENTS, INC. V. THE WILF FAMILY 02/01/2014

In one of the longest-running legal disputes in New Jersey history, Price Gielen and Cindy Leppert successfully represented the lead plaintiff in Jarwick Developments, Inc. v. Wilf, a high-profile lawsuit against the owners of the Minnesota Vikings.  The plaintiffs and defendants are each partners in a partnership that developed and operated a large apartment complex.  For more than twenty years, the defendants had wrongfully excluded the Firm’s client from the partnership and looted the project for their own benefit. After a two-year bench trial involving highly sophisticated legal claims, the judge found the defendants liable on all claims, including civil RICO offenses, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breaches of the partnership agreement and partnership law. The court awarded the Firm’s client approximately $13 million in compensatory damages, $18 million in prejudgment interest, $20 million in punitive damages, and more than $10 million to reimburse our client’s legal fees and litigation expenses, for total award of approximately $62 million. The judge also ordered that the partnership be dissolved and the project sold, with our client to receive 25% of the net proceeds.