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13 Oct

Friedlander Misler PLLC is pleased to announce that Divya M. Prasad has joined the firm as an associate and member of its Real Estate and Commercial Transactions practice groups. “We are very pleased to welcome Divya, whose experience and dedication to her work makes her a valuable asset to our firm and our clients,” said firm principal Rebecca Urland Monzi. In her role, Divya counsels clients in a range of commercial real estate transactions including but not limited to acquisitions and dispositions, borrower financing, representing financial institutions, commercial leasing, and general corporate matters. Before joining Friedlander Misler, Divya practiced in Baltimore City, Maryland, representing financial institutions and financing parties in structuring lending and leasing transactions involving commercial real estate (synthetic leases included), aircraft finance, equipment leasing, and asset-based lending. She also previously clerked for the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City where she worked with a team of judicial […]

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17 Aug

Friedlander Misler PLLC is pleased to announce that, based on peer review and practice excellence, Principal and Managing Member David M. Astrove and Principal Deborah G. Astrove were recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law. Additionally, Member Jennifer W. Jette was recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Corporate Law. All three attorneys are first-time honorees. Attorneys included in the Best Lawyers lists are reviewed by their peers based on professional capabilities and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and good standing. The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers and have demonstrated outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The 2024 edition of […]

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11 Jul

Friedlander Misler PLLC is pleased to announce that Washington, DC’s highest court has affirmed a workers’ compensation judgement in favor of firm clients, Georgetown University and Travelers Insurance Company, following an oral argument by Member Jonathan M. Marlin. On June 15, the DC Court of Appeals affirmed a Compensation Review Board (CRB) decision that petitioner Christopher Honemond, a Georgetown University maintenance mechanic, was not entitled to modify a prior Order that concluded he had failed to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that he sustained causally related mental health injuries, and further that Honemond is not entitled to disability benefits. The litigation, ongoing since 2017, stemmed from a June 2016 work incident in which Honemond had descended into a manhole on the Georgetown University campus to turn off a steam valve. The aforementioned decision by the DC Court of Appeals was based in large part on the principles of […]

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03 Apr

Friedlander Misler advised Cornerstone Montgomery, an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 mental and behavioral health services provider, in a merger with Southern Maryland Community Network, Inc. Effective April 1, 2023, the merged organization will operate under the name Cornerstone Montgomery, however, Southern Maryland Community Network will do business as Cornerstone Southern Maryland. The union allows both groups to better serve and more comprehensively meet the mental and behavioral health of residents across Maryland. The Friedlander Misler team was led by partner Jennifer Jette and principal Rebecca Urland Monzi, who both also serve in board roles for Cornerstone Montgomery—Jennifer as a current member of the Cornerstone Montgomery Board of Directors and Rebecca as a former member of the Board of Directors and current member of the HUD Board of Directors. “It was an honor to represent Cornerstone Montgomery in this deal,” Jennifer said. “The services both organizations provide are crucial to many Maryland […]

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