FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Gross 215.972.7158 email@example.com 500 East Pratt Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, MD 21202-3171 SAUL EWING PARTNER NAMED MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S 2008 DISTINGUISHED REAL ESTATE PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR (Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 2008) – Robert W. Cannon, a Partner in the Real Estate Department in the Firm’s Baltimore office, was named Maryland’s 2008 Distinguished Real Estate Practitioner of the Year by the Real Property, Planning and Zoning Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). The award was presented during the Section meeting at the MSBA’s Annual Convention on June 13 in Ocean City, MD. “Bob’s contributions over the years to Maryland’s real estate and business communities are vast,” said Firm Managing Partner David S. Antzis. “His legal and volunteer work have earned him respect throughout the state. This honor is well-deserved.” Cannon, who has been practicing law for more than 50 years, focuses his real estate practice on sales acquisitions, leasing development, financing and zoning and land use. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and was inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame in 2006. Cannon received his B.S. from Marquette University and his law degree from Marquette University Law School. ### Saul Ewing LLP is a full service law firm with more than 250 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.