SAUL EWING LLPs WILMINGTON OFFICE WELCOMES SEVEN BANKRUPTCY by Levone

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       SAUL EWING LLP’s WILMINGTON OFFICE WELCOMES SEVEN
         BANKRUPTCY, LITIGATION AND REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

(Wilmington, DE, June 1, 2009) – A group of seven attorneys, including three partners,
today announced it will join the Wilmington office of Saul Ewing LLP, bolstering the
Firm’s critical mass in Delaware and strengthening the Firm’s bankruptcy, litigation and
real estate capabilities.

The attorneys bring significant skills and experience in commercial litigation, land use
and real estate and corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as decades of
experience in Delaware’s federal, Chancery, Supreme and Superior courts and before the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. They were previously with Buchanan
Ingersoll LLP in its Wilmington office.

William E. Manning, Teresa K.D. Currier and Richard A. Forsten are joining Saul Ewing
as Partners, while James D. Taylor joins as Special Counsel. Joining the firm as
Associates are Jennifer Morgan Becnel-Guzzo, Michael J. Farnan and Andrew H.
Lippstone.

“Wilmington has a robust legal environment and it is important for our Wilmington
office and the firm as a whole that we have a strong presence here,” said Wendie C.
Stabler, Wilmington Office Managing Partner. “This group is a great match for us.”

Managing Partner David S. Antzis said Manning, Currier and Forsten are a superb fit for
the Wilmington office. “Each attorney brings skills and experience that not only
complement, but enhance, our Wilmington office’s capabilities. They deepen the
resources we provide to our clients in Delaware, strengthen several strategic practice
areas and give us enhanced litigation capacity. We are excited about the future of our
Wilmington office.”

Manning joins as a Partner in the Litigation Department and will serve, with Stabler, as
Co-Office Managing Partner. He will also Co-Chair Saul Ewing’s Higher Education
Practice Group with James A. Keller. Currier joins as a Partner in the Bankruptcy and
Restructuring Department and Forsten will be a Partner in the Real Estate Department.
Taylor, Becnel-Guzzo and Farnan will join the Litigation Department and Lippstone will
be a member of the Real Estate Department.

“We are thrilled to became a part of the highly respected Saul Ewing firm and believe our
diverse skills and experiences will mesh well with the Wilmington office, helping us
grow the services Saul Ewing’s Wilmington office extends to clients” Manning said.
“On a personal level, I am looking forward to working with folks I have known for years
and can now call my partners.”

Three secretaries and two paralegals will move with the attorneys from Buchanan
Ingersoll to Saul Ewing.

About the attorneys
William E. Manning – For more than 30 years, Manning has represented some of
Delaware’s most important institutions and companies. Currently serving as outside
general counsel to the University of Delaware, he and his group have offered services
ranging from First Amendment litigation defense to compliance advice to real estate
acquisition and litigation. As a commercial litigator, he has represented Verizon
Delaware, Inc., Dover Downs, Inc. and several significant real estate development
interests. In the early part of his career, Manning served as both counsel and chief of staff
to Governor Pierre S. duPont, IV, developing an interest in government and regulatory
matters. Since their creation in 1995, Manning has represented many of Delaware’s
charter schools and, with Jim Taylor, is a leader in the State’s charter school movement.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his law
degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. Upon his graduation, Manning
served as law clerk to Caleb R. Layton, III in the United States District Court for the
District of Delaware.

Teresa K.D. Currier – Currier concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate
bankruptcy and restructuring. She represents debtors, creditors' committees, DIP lenders
and other secured creditors, indenture trustees and bondholders, unsecured creditors and
asset purchasers, primarily in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
She has handled bankruptcy appeals to the U.S. District Court for the District of
Delaware and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her undergraduate degree
from Lehigh University and her law degree, summa cum laude, from The Dickinson
School of Law.

Richard A. Forsten -- Forsten focuses his practice in the areas of land use and land use
litigation, and commercial and real estate transactions and litigation. He represents
owners and developers in complex and challenging land use matters, including the
rezoning and redevelopment of a Sears warehouse site for a 440,000 square foot
commercial center and the development of "Westown," a 2000-acre master-planned
project in Middletown, Delaware involving commercial, office, industrial and residential
components. His has extensive land use litigation experience includes the first Delaware
case to award attorneys' fees to a developer in a lawsuit against a municipality, and a
recent Delaware Supreme Court en banc decision holding that plans which meet all
subdivision code requirements are entitled to approval.. He received his undergraduate
degree from University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Virginia
School of Law. Richard also serves as general counsel to the Delaware Republican party.

James D. Taylor, Jr. – Taylor practices in the areas of commercial litigation and
administrative law, with a particular emphasis on higher education law. With Manning
and Becnel-Guzzo, he has counseled the University of Delaware on a range of legal
issues. A strong proponent of Delaware's charter school movement, Taylor has
represented several charter schools, the state's umbrella charter school organization and a
nonprofit corporation formed to provide financial and management assistance to charter
schools. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his
law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Jennifer Morgan Becnel-Guzzo – Becnel-Guzzo concentrates her practice on
commercial litigation and administrative law, and is one of the group serving the
University of Delaware. Prior to joining private practice, she completed a one-year
clerkship with the Honorable William L. Witham, Jr., of the Superior Court of Delaware.
She received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University
and her law degree from Louisiana State University School of Law.

Michael J. Farnan – Farnan focuses his practice on litigation matters. He received his
undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his law degree from the University of
Toledo College of Law.

Andrew H. Lippstone – Lippstone’s practice focuses on land use and real estate, as well
as transactional work and litigation relating to Delaware corporate law. He handles
corporate and alternative-entity transactions under Delaware law and drafts and interprets
documents governing condominiums, maintenance corporations and similar entities. He
represents clients in connection with commercial lease agreements, purchase and sales
agreements, and commercial and construction financing. He received his undergraduate
degree from University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of
Virginia School of Law.


      Saul Ewing LLP is a full service law firm with 260 lawyers in nine offices in
Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and the District of Columbia.
 The Firm serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally, including
recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held
   and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational
                                         entities.

								
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