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K.William Scott, Esquire
K. William Scott, Fenwick Island, DE Law OfficeK. William Scott practices primarily in the fields of real estate, wills and estate planning, and corporate law. Mr. Scott represents numerous companies, including many national, regional and area developers, builders and real estate agents, as well as area businesses. He has worked on a wide range of real estate transactions and financings, including acquisitions and dispositions of large undeveloped parcels, golf courses, shopping centers, residential and mixed-use communities, and commercial properties. He has also created, acquired, and sold numerous construction, development, contracting, realty, rental, mortgage brokerage, and title companies.

Mr. Scott has worked with national experts to develop numerous community associations and governance documents, as well as membership plans for resort recreational amenities, country clubs, and golf clubs. Mr. Scott has been appointed by the Governor’s office in Delaware to numerous legislative subcommittees for Livable Delaware and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous not-for-profit entities.

Mr. Scott formerly worked as Associate General Counsel to the Carl M. Freeman Companies and was integral in the acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing, sales, and marketing of numerous award winning real estate projects. Mr. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law, and he is a member of the Sussex County (Delaware), Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Bar Associations. Early in his career, he clerked for the late Honorable Frank X. O'Brien of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Orphan's Court Division where he authored several published opinions on wills and estates.

Arthur Shuman, Esquire
Arthur Shuman, Fenwick Island, DE Law Office Arthur ("Buzz") Robert Shuman, Jr. passed away on October 24th, 2010. Buzz was born on September 11, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Arthur R. Shuman and Marjory Keith Jenkins.

Mr. Shuman practiced primarily in the fields of criminal defense, civil litigation, corporate law, real estate, and elder law. Over the course of his career, he tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases, with the majority involving homicide and complicated fraud cases. Mr. Shuman served as a prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, eventually rising to the second highest position, Chief Deputy District Attorney. Mr. Shuman specialized in litigation in the Federal Courts, and in the representation of small corporate clients and professionals. Throughout his career, he argued many cases before State and Federal Appellate Courts, and was involved in matters before the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Supreme Courts, and the Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. He was featured in a nationally-televised debate regarding Capital Punishment with Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, and in a segment of the CBS News program 60 Minutes where he was interviewed by Mike Wallace about his role in the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted death-row defendant.

Mr. Shuman also focused on the investigation and prosecution of Organized Crime and the training and education of prosecutors. Mr. Shuman possessed extensive experience in the legislative and political processes, authored or assisted in authoring laws regarding Driving Under The Influence and Underage Drinking in four states, and wrote and lectured about Liquor Liability Litigation. Mr. Shuman graduated from the Waldron Academy in Merion in 1954, St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia in 1958, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University in 1962, and a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova School of Law in 1972. He was one of the original founding members of the VU lacrosse team in 1961, played semi-professional football for several teams in the Philadelphia area and served as the President of the VU Law Alumni Association from 1986-1987.

After his retirement from the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Shuman was in private practice, handling civil and criminal litigation, and taught courses in contract law, real estate law, and other law courses as well as philosophy and ethics courses at Villanova University and LaSalle University.

Mr. Shuman was happiest spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, two stepsons; four grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, many friends and colleagues and by his beloved Golden Retriever.

Mary Ellyn Rozell, Operations Manager/Paralegal
Mary Ellyn Rozell, Fenwick Island, DE Law OfficeMary Ellyn Rozell brings over 20 years of accounting and financial experience to Scott and Shuman, P.A. She joined the firm after owning a successful accounting services company that served numerous professional clients throughout Worcester County, Maryland & Sussex County, Delaware. Prior to owning her own company, Ms. Rozell held several key accounting positions for the Carl M. Freeman Companies. She also has experience working for local real estate and custom homebuilding firms. Ms. Rozell received an Associate of Arts Degree from Delaware Technical Community College.

Susan D. Renehan, Title Services Manager
Susan D. Renehan, Title Services ManagerSue Renehan, a native of Catonsville, MD, came to Scott and Shuman, P.A. with over eight years experience as a residential real estate settlement coordinator. Prior to a two and a half year hiatus while serving as the in-house Settlement Coordinator for Carl M. Freeman Communities, Sue was employed by two of the larger settlement attorneys in the Bethany Beach/Ocean View area. Before relocating to the beach in 1991, she was employed by two of the largest law firms in the Baltimore area, working with senior associates and partners who specialized in corporate/securities law and commercial real estate lending.

Rebecca Thompson, Paralegal
Rebecca Thompson, ParalegalRebecca Thompson comes to our office with a wide-ranged administrative background. She has worked as a Unit Secretary at an area hospital and a Payroll/Accounting Clerk for a small local business. Rebecca worked her way through the various positions; Receptionist to Accounts Payable to Settlement Coordinator and even Service Coordinator; for a local builder before beginning her tenure at Scott and Shuman, P.A. Originally hired to head up the Post-Closing Department, she quickly picked up additional duties and took over the responsibilities of a Title Services Coordinator. Continuing with her desire to be challenged, she is now re-directing her focus toward the legal capacity of our office as Paralegal to K. William Scott, Esquire.

Jane Eaton
Jane EatonJane Eaton came to Scott and Shuman, P.A in June of 2009 working part-time in the Title Services Department. Born and raised in New Providence, New Jersey, Jane graduated from the University of Delaware and began a twenty year career in the mortgage business. Her first job was at Second National Federal Savings Bank, where she remained for thirteen years. She started as a loan processor and worked her way up to Regional Vice President in charge of residential mortgage lending on the Eastern Shore. When Second National closed, Jane went to work for JP Morgan Chase, where she processes and underwrote residential loans. While working at Chase in Salisbury, Maryland, she developed a relationship with a local real estate attorney who then brought her to his company, Coastal Title & Escrow, where she remained until joining Scott and Shuman.

Star Windsor
Star WindsorStar Windsor, comes to Scott and Shuman, P.A. not a stranger to real estate, but as a seasoned settlement processor. After leaving a Delaware law firm in 1988 to raise her family, she returned to real estate settlements ten years later and has been coordinating settlements ever since. She is highly adept with current title insurance procedures and policies, as well as all aspects of the real estate settlement process. While she is quite happy to be working on any type of settlement, she does possess an extensive knowledge of mobile home transfers and she has also handled many complex transactions including both purchases and refinances of commercial real estate.

 

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