KILLINGTON - Attorney Marylou Scofield has founded Marylou
Scofield, PC and taken over the law practice of John M. Lorentz in
Killington. Lorentz has retired after 43 years of practicing law,
35 of them in Killington.
"I am delighted that Marylou will continue the practice at the
same location in the Moore building on Killington Road and that
there will be no interruption in legal services," Lorentz
commented, noting she is "an experienced and accomplished
Scofield received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University
School of Law in New York in 1994. While earning her degree, she
served as a paralegal specialist (Civil Division) in the U.S.
Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern
District of New York under the Outstanding Scholars Program from
She also served as the Editor-in-Chief (1994) and Research and
Writing Editor (1993) for the Fordham Environmental Law Journal.
She was the author of "RCRA Reauthorization: Moving the
Incineration Issue to the Front Burner," printed in the Fordham
Environmental Law Journal (1992).
After receiving her law degree, Scofield worked in commercial
litigation, insurance defense, regulatory and public utility
matters, and environmental defense litigation at New York firms.
Since 1996, she worked in Connecticut in a variety of legal fields,
focusing on real estate and commercial law, including residential
closings, general business litigation, foreclosure, collection,
landlord-tenant matters, and bankruptcy on behalf of national and
local lending institutions. While in Connecticut, Scofield also
represented municipal clients in the areas of general municipal law
and governance, litigation, land use and administrative law and
An avid outdoors person, Scofield and her husband John, who
works in the health insurance industry, enjoy hiking, cycling,
running, swimming, fishing, and snowboarding. They have been
Killington skiers and snowboarders for more than a decade.
Scofield met Lorentz when he represented them in the purchase of
a vacation home in Plymouth. Since that time, she and her husband
decided to relocate to Vermont. "When I learned that John was going
to retire, I was excited at the prospect of moving here and taking
over his real estate practice," she said, noting she will also
offer general legal services to individuals, small businesses and
towns in the area.
Having worked with Lorentz since last May, Scofield has become
familiar with all aspects of Vermont real estate practices and
procedures. She completed requirements for admission to the Vermont
Bar and was sworn in by Rutland Superior Court Judge William Cohen
in August. She is a member of the Vermont Bar Association and hopes
to join the Vermont Title Standards Committee.
"It's a joy to have found such a competent, experienced, and
personable individual to carry on this practice. Vermont real
estate law is challenging, and I don't think Marylou will be bored
here. It is stimulating work and her vast experience and abilities
should make this practice something she is well suited to," Lorentz
In addition to serving as a United States Cycling Association
Official, Scofield is a member of the Killington Chamber of
Commerce, the Killington Rotary, and the Sherburne Women's
She is looking forward to meeting and working with the people
and businesses in the Killington area.
Photo by Pat Linnemayr
Attorneys John Lorentz, David Rosenblum, Marylou Scofield, MB
Neisner, and Dan Ewald at surprise retirement party.