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Dean Donald Tobin and Alumni Honored as Influential Marylanders

Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin and alumni Courtney Capute ’86 and Andy Jezic ’94 are among the 51 distinguished professionals chosen as Influential Marylanders by the Daily Record, a newspaper covering the state's business and legal communities.  The annual award honors leaders in the state who have made significant contributions to their fields.

“Lawyers are privileged to be part of a profession committed to seeking justice for all and improving lives in the process,” said Tobin.  “It is especially gratifying that the three of us honored this year join a large group of Maryland Carey Law alumni and faculty whose leadership has also been recognized by receiving this award.”

Courtney Capute ’86 co-chairs Venable’s Hospitality Sector Initiative, serves as partner-in-charge of the Baltimore office and as a member of the firm’s Board.  She represents buyers, sellers and owners of real property in all aspects of land development, with a focus on hospitality work.  As a long-time member of Venable’s special servicing group, she focuses on the workout of troubled commercial mortgage-backed security loans.  In addition to her practice, she is a board member and past president of Turnaround, Inc., a non-profit agency offering counseling and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Andrew V. Jezic ’94 is lead partner at Jezic & Moyse, a criminal defense firm in Wheaton.  Before entering private practice in 2003, he served for eight years as a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s Offices of Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties, MD.  A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is fluent in Spanish and an active member of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, where he served as chair of its Judicial Interviewing Committee for eight years. The author of Maryland Law of Confessions, now in its 13th edition and published by Thompson/West, he has taught at American University’s Washington College of Law, Montgomery College and at the criminal investigators school for the Maryland State Police.

Donald B. Tobin is a legal educator, tax attorney and one of America’s leading experts on the intersection of tax law and campaign finance law. He began his career in the US Senate, serving as a professional staff member of Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), the Senate Committee on the Budget and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.  After holding a judicial clerkship for The Honorable Francis Murnaghan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Tobin joined the U.S. Justice Department as an appellate attorney in the Tax Division.  He is the co-author of Federal Income Taxation: A Contemporary Approach (West 2014), an interactive casebook, and has testified before the Federal Election Committee and the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.

The 2017 Influential Marylanders awards will be presented March 23 at a reception and dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville.  


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