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McNees adds to its growing Maryland team

February 1, 2023
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FREDERICK, Md. — (Feb. 1, 2023) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC today announced the addition of three experienced and well-known local attorneys to its growing Frederick office.

Joseph S. Welty has been practicing law in Frederick for nearly 50 years. He joins McNees after a long and successful career at a larger Maryland firm headquartered in Baltimore, where he had previously served as president and chairman. Kendall A. Camuti and Cody S. Weinberg also join from the same firm, bringing their experience in real estate, construction, corporate and tax law, among others, to McNees.

McNees has rapidly expanded its presence in Maryland over the past year, adding legal talent and most recently moving to larger offices in the Riverside Five complex on Progress Drive to accommodate the firm’s growth.

“We have a rich history of serving clients in Frederick County and throughout Maryland, and we are thrilled to continue to grow our impressive team here,” McNees Chair Brian Jackson said. “Joe Welty has been a leader in the legal community for decades, and he brings with him two of Frederick’s rising stars in Kendall and Cody. Together, they strengthen both our already deep bench of legal talent in Frederick and our relationships within the community we so proudly serve.”

About Joseph S. Welty
Welty joins McNees’ Real Estate and Construction Group, where he brings a wealth of experience in a range of real estate and non-real-estate issues. His services include real estate transactions and leases; contract negotiation and preparation; estate, asset and business planning; and a variety of general corporate and commercial matters. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law for 2021-22.

A longtime member of the community and a member of the Maryland Bar since 1974, Welty has continued to be active in the community. He is currently on the board of directors for Ausherman Family Foundation, Ausherman Family Trust and Family Heritage Trust Company. He is also a member of the board of trustees for The Merle Thorpe Charitable Trust.

Welty earned his J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at College of William & Mary and his bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s University.

“After nearly 50 years serving this community in a variety of capacities, and watching it grow, I’m excited to join a firm that is growing and evolving with the Frederick community,” Welty said. “McNees isn’t just practicing law. They’re building a community-minded, multi-specialty firm that is focused on Frederick clients and the future, and it’s energizing for me to be a part of that.”

About Kendall A. Camuti
Camuti joins McNees’ Real Estate and Construction Group. He counsels clients on a wide range of issues, including real estate sales and development transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning, as well as general corporate matters. He also has significant experience with commercial mortgage-backed securities and representing clients in a variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.

Camuti is active in the Frederick community, serving on the board of directors for United Way of Frederick County, as well as Advocates for Homeless Families. He earned his J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University.

“McNees is recognized across the region as a leading firm in a wide cross-section of legal disciplines – from real estate and construction to corporate and tax, to labor and employment law and dozens of others,” Camuti said. “I’m thrilled to be joining such a well-respected and diverse team of legal professionals.”

About Cody S. Weinberg
Weinberg joins McNees’ Corporate and Tax Group. He counsels local and regional lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate and transactional finance matters. Weinberg is experienced in the origination, modification, and negotiation of loan documents; as well as general business and real estate matters, including entity formation, leasing and the sale and purchase of property.

A fifth-generation attorney in Frederick, Weinberg is active in the community. He is a member of the board of directors for the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick County. He earned his J.D. from University of Richmond School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College.

“My family has been part of the Frederick community for well over a century, so its history is part of my history” Weinberg said. “I’m thrilled to join McNees, where we will be guided together by that shared history, while also growing for the future.”

Current and prospective clients may contact the McNees Frederick office at 301-241-2030. For more information on the firm’s Frederick practice and attorneys, visit


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