New Partners Elected at Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Date: November 29, 2011

Baltimore – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Chad J. Toms, Stephen M. Schaefer and Robert D. Kalinoski have been named Partners of the firm, effective as of January 1, 2012. 

The firm’s managing partner, Martin T. Fletcher, commented, “It is a privilege to welcome such fine attorneys into their new and expanded roles within the firm. They are each making tremendous contributions to the growth of our multistate offices and our expanding client base.”

Mr. Toms is a business litigator, based in the firm’s Wilmington office, focusing on complex corporate and business litigation, including equitable litigation concerning Delaware entities, their directors, members, partners and other constituencies in relation to corporate governance and fiduciary duties.  He is also experienced in adversary litigation before the bankruptcy court, employment disputes, and real estate litigation.  He received his law degree from the Widener University School of Law (J.D. cum laude 2001) and his undergraduate degree from University of Delaware in 1995.  He is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey.

Mr. Schaefer, based in the firm’s Columbia office, has over 10 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations and associations on a wide variety of legal issues. His experience includes corporate governance issues, tax advice, corporate transactions and intellectual property. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1996.  He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Mr. Kalinoski, who is co-chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities section, has almost 40 years of experience in business and corporate law with special experience in corporate transactions, taxation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.  He is based in the firm’s Baltimore office.  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kalinoksi is actively involved in many bar, business, and community organizations. He received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1973 and his A.B. from Harvard University cum laude in 1969.  He is admitted to practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Tax Court.

The 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel.  We serve our clients across the nation and around the globe, wherever their business takes us, from our base of seven offices in Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, Washington, DC, and Virginia.