Two Attorneys JoinSaul Ewing Litigation Department

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 00:00

Thomas Sykes Schaufelberger, a highly regarded attorney in the area of insurance law, has joined Saul Ewing as a partner in the Litigation Department. Paul A. Fitzsimmons, who has practiced with Mr. Schaufelberger, has joined the Litigation Department as special counsel.

Both attorneys are members of the firm's Insurance Practice Group and will practice out of Saul Ewing's Washington, DC office. Immediately prior to joining Saul Ewing, Mr. Schaufelberger and Mr. Fitzsimmons were principals for Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum in Washington, DC.

Robert H. Louis, partner and co-chair of the Personal Wealth, Estates and Trusts Department, and chair of the Business Succession Planning Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing, was recently elected to the Board of Managers of the Spring Garden Soup Society. For more than 150 years the Spring Garden Soup Society has been dedicated to feeding thehungry in Philadelphia by providing financial aid to selected Philadelphia institutions that provide food for those in need.

Saul Ewing was selected as a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award for providing continuous legal services to those in need. Karen L. Forman, pro bono counsel to Saul Ewing, launched and oversees 'We're All In,' a firmwide Pro Bono project dedicated to donating the collective legal services of all Saul Ewing attorneys to two signature causes, the elderly and veterans. Saul Ewing has pledged to give a minimum of 25 hours per attorney to help meet the overwhelming needs of the elderly and veterans for legal assistance.

Suzanne S. Mayes, a Partner in the Public Finance Department in the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing LLP, was chosen to receive a PBA Special Achievement Award for her hard work and dedication as co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. Ms. Mayes concentrates her practice in municipal finance and project finance law.

George T. Magnatta, chair of Saul Ewing's Public Finance Department, contributed a chapter in the recently released book, Public Finance Settlements and Negotiations: Leading Lawyers on Establishing Financial Covenants, Negotiating Mortgages, and Outlining Bottom-Line Goals. The book was published and released by Aspatore Books. Mr. Magnatta's chapter, The Many Roles and Responsibilities of a Public Finance Professional, examines the various duties that a Public Finance attorney ought to fulfill.