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Law movers – 3/5/12

Kohn hired by Adelberg Rudow

Thomas D. Kohn has joined Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler as a member of the Baltimore firm. Kohn focuses his practice on business and corporate law, civil and commercial litigation and franchise law. His clients range from small entrepreneurial businesses, including health care private practices, to large privately-held companies. Kohn previously was a principal in Lenrow, Kohn & Oliver PC, the firm he co-founded in 1995. A past member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s professional ethics committee, Kohn serves on the Baltimore Jewish Community Center’s board of directors, as well as Beth El Congregation’s board of trustees. He received his degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Thomas D. Kohn


B.S., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Maryland School of Law

Resides in:


Perfect day:

Football Sundays. Favorite vacation:

Skiing in Utah.


Learning to play squash.

Favorite books:

Any book written by Michael Lewis.

Favorite movie:

“The Godfather”

Favorite music:

U2 and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (R.I.P. Clarence). Honorable mention: The Hippie Sheiks.

Favorite foods:

Greenberg Potato Skins from the Prime Rib, Spicy Tuna Handroll from Joss Café and corned beef sandwich (lean on rye with mustard) from Attman’s Deli.

Favorite quotation:

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” Google attributes it to Mahatma Gandhi, but my business law professor at Penn believed this was the essence of making a good business deal — knowing what you want and not being afraid to ask for it.

Ober|Kaler’s Project HEAL Pro Bono initiative recently was selected as an American Health Lawyers Association 2011 Pro Bono Champions.

The association’s new program honors members who have contributed at least 50 hours a year to pro bono work in the health care field.

Project HEAL provides pro bono legal services for children and their families; in March 2010, Ober|Kaler became the first law firm to partner with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Project HEAL at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Ober|Kaler’s program is coordinated by associate Victoria Sulerzyski. Other Ober|Kaler lawyers who collectively spent nearly 400 hours providing health-related legal services in Maryland are: principals Paul S. Sugar, Jerald J. Oppel and Geoffrey S. Tobias; counsel Betty C. Bannat; and associates Ian Friedman, Kathleen A. McGinley, Kelly M. Preteroti, Eric Radz, Alexis B. Rohde, and Michael A. Schollaert.

Natalie B. Sherman, partner with Gallagher, Evelius & Jones, of Baltimore, has been named to the board of directors of the nonprofit League for People with Disabilities. Sherman works with the firm’s tax, transactions, and education groups, concentrating on tax and business matters. Her practice involves tax planning in the structuring of real estate and general business transactions, as well as affordable housing projects using federal and state low-income housing tax credits and renewable energy projects. Sherman also represents many nonprofit clients.

Irwin R. Kramer, managing attorney at Kramer & Connolly, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce. Kramer became active in the chamber after the firm relocated to offices along Reisterstown’s Historic Main Street. He received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University School of Law

Timothy A. Hodge Jr., a principal in the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012. Hodge leads the firm’s general corporate and emerging business practice area team. He was reappointed last year to a second term on the Maryland Economic Development Commission. Hodge also is a member of the board of directors of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

Two partners of Levy, Mann, Caplan, Hermann & Polashuk, of Owings Mills, have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2012: Larry Caplan, who represents property owners and managers, was selected in real estate law. David Polashuk, who focuses on tax controversy resolution, was selected in tax law.

Chambers USA, in its 2012 edition, has ranked two of Ober|Kaler’s practice groups and eight of its attorneys among the best in the nation: Health Law Group (Maryland, District of Columbia and nationally); and the Corporate/M&A Group (Maryland). These lawyers were recognized: Kenneth B. Abel and Patrick K. Cameron, Corporate/M&A (Maryland); Craig Holden and Sanford V. Teplitzk, Healthcare (Maryland and nationwide); John J. Miles, Healthcare (D.C. and nationwide); Patrick K. O’Hare, Healthcare (D.C.); Howard L. Sollins, Healthcare (Maryland); and Barbara Werther, Construction (D.C.)