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Law movers – 8/15/11: Goldman elected president of JCS

Mark F. Scurti, a member of the corporate and business services group of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, has been chosen the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Volunteer of the Year for 2011 for his work to further pro bono service. Scurti primarily practices bankruptcy, along with same-sex/LGBT law. He received his degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and holds a bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Loyola University Maryland. Scurti is a past president of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

Alan D. Eisler, principal and a founding partner of Meyers Eisler, of Rockville, has been named to two positions: On July 1, Eisler began a one-year term as president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. Also, Eisler was recently appointed to the Planning Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He also is a member of the MSBA’s Board of Governors. Eisler focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. He is board-certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Kelly Tubman Hardy of DLA Piper has been appointed to the board of trustees of The SEED School of Maryland. Hardy is the regional office head of the corporate and finance group and global desk partner for DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. She practices corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance, securities compliance and general business law. The SEED School of Maryland is a public boarding school in Southwest Baltimore that presents at-risk and disadvantaged students from across the state with an opportunity to receive a college-preparatory education.

For the sixth year Edmund O’Meally and Rochelle Eisenberg, of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, are contributing authors to the Maryland School Law Deskbook. The 2011-2012 School Year Edition of the legal primer for school leaders will be published by LexisNexis in conjunction with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. O’Meally and Eisenberg are members of HPK’s education group. O’Meally is the author of Chapter 6, “Employee Relations and Rights,” and of Chapter 7, “Employee Discipline and Dismissal.” Eisenberg is the author of Chapter 15, “Education of Students with Disabilities.”

Goldman elected president of JCS

Brian A. Goldman recently was elected president of Jewish Community Services in Baltimore. A partner in Goldman and Goldman, he has served on the Board of Jewish Community Services and Jewish Family Services for over 30 years, holding many positions, including assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, treasurer, and first vice president. Goldman received the Distinguished Leadership Award for 2007 from the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies. He is also an active leader with THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the American Jewish Committee, and Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Jewish Community Services, an agency of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, provides a range of services to meet the needs of individuals and families in the Greater Baltimore community. Goldman has a broad-based business practice focused on corporate real estate, taxation, estate planning and bankruptcy.

Brian A. Goldman

Education: B.S., The American University; J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; Accounting Certificate, CPA, University of Baltimore.

Resides in: Owings Mills, Md.

Daily commute: 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic on I-83.

Recent vacation: West Coast of the United States and Canada.

Hobbies: Community service, golf, exercise.

Favorite book: “History of Art” by H.W. Janson.

Recently read: “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis.

Favorite food: Coffee

Favorite quotation: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” — Chinese proverb