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gann-stanfordStanford G. Gann Sr.

Founding Shareholder & Member
Levin & Gann, P.A.

Sixty-five years after graduating from the University of Maryland Law School in 1955, Stanford G. Gann Sr., is still practicing law and still shows up at his Towson office virtually every workday.

All that experience adds a certain heft to his words of advice, and Gann had this to say to the next generation of legal or business leaders: “Professions are jealous mistresses. Therefore, treat and devote your life to being the best you can in your life’s pursuit.”

A lifelong resident of Baltimore, Gann was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland before law school. After law school, Gann served two years in the Army with the Second Army Judge Advocate. In 1957, he established his private practice with fellow attorneys Ellis Levin and Calman A. Levin, a practice that eventually became one of the largest in the area.

His practice has focused mainly on corporate and business areas, including corporate organization, reorganization and partnerships. He also has extensive experience in taxation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate financing and development and family law. Gann remains involved in all phases of litigation.

His vision for leadership, Gann said, involves “time, effort and financial contributions to charitable and nonprofit educational groups and organizations.”

Asked about mentoring, Gann said that involves spending “uninterrupted time with young lawyers in providing oversight of work product, by allowing each associate to start a project on their own with only one direction from me and final review.”

And, after 65-plus years of practicing his profession, Gann said, his mentoring also involves “sharing my life’s experiences.”

His vision for leadership, Gann said, involves “time, effort and financial contributions to charitable and nonprofit educational groups and organizations.”

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