Saul Ewing Partner Named ChairmanOf Commercial Law Firms Association

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 01:00

International Law Firms (ILF), a business law firm referral network, recently announced that it has chosen attorney Howard G. Slavit, managing partner of Saul Ewing LLP's Washington Office, as its new chairman.

The ILF is an association of independent commercial law firms in major cities of the world. It serves as a resource to assist its members to locate and refer legal assistance and local counsel wherever needed. Approximately 65 law firms are participating members. Prior to being selected Chairman, Mr. Slavit served as the ILF's Marketing Committee Chairman and overall coordinator of two regional conferences for members in the Western Hemisphere.

Mr. Slavit is a Partner in Saul Ewing's Business and Litigation Departments, and has over 30 years of experience assisting domestic and international clients in regulatory, litigation, corporate, transactional, trademark, copyright other intellectual property, and government contracts matters. He serves as outside general counsel to U.S. companies, and as U.S. outside general counsel to foreign companies.

Anthony P. Forte, a Saul Ewing real estate partner, has recently been inducted into Lambda Alpha International, the Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics.

Lambda Alpha International is a prestigious organization that includes architects, engineers, government officials, bankers, attorneys and other professionals in fields related to the use and re-use of land.

Mr. Forte concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate, with a focus on site acquisition and development, zoning, and historic preservation. He serves as a member of his firm's Brownfields Industry Service Team, Retail and Hospitality Industry Service Team, and Telecommunications Industry Service Team.

Saul Ewing LLP announced it has recently launched an ambitious, firm-wide pro bono initiative, dubbed "We're All InSM ." Philadelphia attorney Karen L. Forman assumes the reins of leadership of the program as its Pro Bono Counsel. In this position, Ms. Forman will advance the firm's demonstrated commitment to provide for the unmet legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged.

"We're All InSM," the Saul Ewing Pro Bono Initiative, will focus on providing legal assistance to the elderly and veterans, and will partner with organizations that currently serve these populations.

Immediately prior to joining Saul Ewing, Ms. Forman was the founding Director of the Office ofPublic Interest Law Programs at Temple University Beasley School of Law.