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Scofield takes over Lorentz law practice in Killington

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 attorney."
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 1991-1993.

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 regulatory compliance.

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 said.,

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 Club.

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.