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Kelehan honored as supporter of arts

Kevin KelehanKevin Kelehan of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, a general practice law firm based in Columbia, will receive a 2012 Howie Award as an outstanding community supporter of the arts from the Howard County Arts Council.

The annual award recognizes significant contributions to the arts in Howard County. Kelehan will receive the Howie Award at the Howard County Arts Council’s Celebration of the Arts gala March 23 at Howard Community College.

Kelehan specializes in real estate law, representing lenders and borrowers throughout the acquisition and development 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 specialty work in government contracting.

Among his community service activities, Kelehan currently serves as Section Council member for the Maryland State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, as general counsel for the Columbia Festival of the Arts and is a board member of the Howard Community College Educational Foundation.

In addition, Kelehan has served as a board member for the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center and as the Howard County pro bono liaison to the Maryland State Bar Association. Kelehan graduated from Leadership Howard County and earned the organization’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.

Kelehan earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore and bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He lives in Baltimore City and has practiced law in Howard County his entire career.