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Pittsburgh attorney Mark T. Vuono is elected president of the Allegheny County Bar Association

New president’s top priorities will include ensuring that gender equality and diversity efforts move forward and making public aware of the many pro bono and legal education programs available

Mark T. Vuono

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – June 18, 2012. Officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association today announced that Pittsburgh attorney Mark T. Vuono has been elected its president for the year beginning July 1, 2012. The traditional passing of the gavel ceremony occurred during the association’s annual conference on June 15.

Vuono is a partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Vuono & Gray, LLC, representing family businesses and individuals in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, tax and estate planning, estate administration, commercial real estate, and transportation law.  He is a 1977 Notre Dame graduate and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980, following which he was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Florida.

According to outgoing president Howard J. Schulberg, “Mark will do an excellent job representing our membership of more than 6,300 lawyers.  He has a firm grasp of the need to ensure that our association continues it critical work in providing legal education and assistance to the communities in Allegheny County.  Mark has been heavily involved in our association during his entire legal career, serving in a wide range of leadership positions, including President-Elect this past year.  He has been invaluable in that role and has shown his leadership skills time and time again.  Not only does he understand the needs of our members and the legal needs of our communities, but he has a great respect for the Allegheny County Bar Association.  His passion and dedication will provide numerous benefits for our local legal community.”

Vuono said that even after being involved with the bar association for more than 30 years, he is still amazed by the number of programs and services available to the general public and the members of the bar association.  “Our members volunteer thousands of hours each year so that we can provide pro bono and free legal education programs, and I want to ensure that these programs are publicized.  We need to ensure that people get the legal assistance and information they need,” said Vuono. 

Vuono said that he is among the 65 percent of the bar membership who practice in small firms or have solo practices, so he fully appreciates the programs and benefits that the bar association offers to this segment of the membership.  “Our small firm and sole attorneys do not have the operations support or purchasing power that larger firms offer, so the assistance that they receive as a member of the bar association provides them the opportunity to continue serving the legal needs of the community, he said.

Prior to this past year when he served as President-Elect of the bar association, Vuono served as Secretary and a member of the ACBA Board of Governors from 2009-2011 and as Treasurer and Board member from 2006–2008, chairing both the Investments Committee and the ad hoc Strategic Financial Planning Committee.  Vuono has been a member of the ACBA Finance Committee since 1991, serving as vice-chair and chair and on the Unrelated Business Income Tax and Audit subcommittees. He was the President of Proliance Solutions, the for-profit subsidiary of the bar association, from 2008-2011 and served on the board of directors from 2002 until 2011. He has served on the Lawyers Insurance Committee since 1981.

Vuono has five children and four grandchildren and lives in North Fayette.

The Allegheny County Bar Association also announced the following officers for 2012-2013:  Nancy L. Heilman, Esq. will serve as President-Elect.  Howard J. Schulberg, Esq. will serve as Immediate Past President; Mark A. Martini, Esq. will serve as Treasurer; the Hon. Sara Flasher will serve as Secretary; and Erin Lucas Hamilton, Esq. will serve as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,300 member attorneys, judges, district justices, legal administrators, and paralegals.

Contacts:

Mark T. Vuono, Esquire
412-471-1800

Howard J. Schulberg, Esquire
412-281-0587

Tom Loftus
412-402-6620

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