January 26, 1999

Venable's James Wright Named to Regional and National Best Lawyers Lists

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Washington, D.C.- (January 26, 1999) - Venable is pleased to announce that James D. Wright, a partner, and head of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, was named recently to two prominent best lists: The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc., and Baltimore Magazine's "30 Best Lawyers" list for 1998.

James L. Shea, Venable's managing partner, noted: "We are very proud of Jim's longstanding achievements in all areas of real estate law. His prominence in the real estate arena comes as no surprise to us. Selected by his peers, he deserves the accolades for his outstanding work on large projects both regionally and nationally for many of Venable's major clients."

Mr. Wright heads a group of about two dozen lawyers and has been instrumental in the growth of a notable real estate practice for Venable. He and five other Venable partners are members in the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers, making them part of the top one percent of all real estate lawyers nationwide.

Recently, Venable's Real Estate Group has been increasingly active in hotel development through its representation of the world's leader in the hotel industry. This Group also represents owners, developers, lenders and investors in the business, institutional, and hospitality industries.

One of the American Lawyer’s top 100 law firms, Venable LLP has attorneys practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia. For more, visit www.Venable.com.