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Gordon Feinblatt Forms Agricultural Law Practice Group

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC is pleased to announce the formation of the Agricultural Law Practice Group. The Group of eight lawyers offers legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters that are important to farmers, landowners, and owners of agriculture-related businesses. Issues addressed by the Agricultural Law Practice Group include environmental, business planning, succession planning, real estate, litigation, and restructuring. The lawyers are:

Margaret M. Witherup, Co-Chair
George F. Ritchie, Co-Chair
Edward J. Levin
Steven M. Gevarter
Neil J. Schechter
William D. Shaughnessy, Jr.
Laura L. Johnson
Sara L. Reznicek

Barry F. Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Gordon Feinblatt commented, “The attorneys in our Agricultural Law Practice Group are knowledgeable about the unique and often complex issues faced by the agricultural community.” As Margaret M. Witherup, Co-Chair of the Agricultural Law Practice Group, observed, “The new practice group is a natural offshoot of the work we have been doing for many years for clients such as the Maryland Farm Bureau, individual farmers, and others.”

Formation of the new Practice Group follows Gordon Feinblatt’s successful representation of Alan and Kristin Hudson in a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit environmental group claiming that the Hudson farm and Perdue Farms Inc. had polluted the Chesapeake Bay. George F. Ritchie, Co-Chair of the Practice Group, was the lead counsel for the Hudsons in that case. Ritchie stated, “Farmers in this State are facing increasingly complex regulation on many different levels. We have been successful in assisting our clients to navigate the variety of legal challenges facing this vital industry.”