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Richard A. Forsten, a shareholder in the Real Estate section at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Wilmington office, was noted in an April 29, 2009, article published by Delaware Law Weekly. The article, titled "Experienced Candidates Abound for Chancery Court Vacancy," reported on possible candidates to replace Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb of the Court of Chancery, who recently announced that he would not seek a second term.

According to the article, "A number of sources have mentioned possibilities for the seat after Lamb's term ends July 28." Forsten's is among the names mentioned.

As explained in the article, "The state's Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) normally sends a list of three [candidates] to the governor [Jack Markell], who makes a choice and then submits it to the state Senate for approval."

F. Michael Parkowski, a chairman of the JNC, said he expected the governor would call a special session of the Senate to approve his choice in the latter part of July or early August.

Reportedly, Governor Markell, a Democrat, is expected to choose a Republican.

"I obviously have a great deal of respect for the Court of Chancery," Forsten told the paper when asked about being considered.

The article went on to describe Forsten's career saying, "Long active in politics, he has served as general counsel to the Delaware Republican Party for many years. … His practice is primarily focused on land use and commercial real estate, including both transactional work and litigation. He recently represented defendant Sears Roebuck and Co. in the Court of Chancery zoning case Christiana Town Center LLC v. New Castle County. The plaintiffs' complaint was dismissed."