Experience

Family Law

Herb concentrates his practice in high-asset and high-income cases involving:

  • the valuation and division of assets such as businesses, partnerships, professional practices, investments, and retirement plans;
  • negotiations of pre-nuptial agreements and ante-nuptial agreements; and
  • serving as a mediator and arbitrator in family law cases.

 

Administrative Law

Herb’s skills as a negotiator are the result, in part, of his practice in administrative law.  In the public sector, as Chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority from 1986 to 1995, he was directly involved in:

  • Negotiating the long-term lease between the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club;
  • Developing the lease and financing package that was the prototype for the agreement with the Baltimore Ravens;
  • Representing the Maryland Stadium Authority before the Maryland General Assembly in the enactment of legislation that established the organization, duties, and authority of the Maryland Stadium Authority, the financing of the twin-stadium project, and the selection of Camden Yards as the site of the stadium complex;
  • Negotiating the contract and agreements for acquisition of the public and private property that constituted Camden Yards; and
  • Negotiating contracts with the concessionaire, architects, consultants, engineers, and contractors who worked on the project.

Herb has represented clients before government entities, including the following:

  • Bid protests before the Board of Estimates of Baltimore City;
  • Legislative hearings before committees of the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate as an advocate for the client’s position on pending legislation; and
  • Administrative hearings involving zoning cases, contractor qualification, and minority business enterprises.
Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 1961) Order of the Coif; Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review
  • University of Illinois (M.A., 1957) University Fellow
  • Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1956) Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • State of Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Activities
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Council 1997-2007, 2011-present; Parliamentarian, 2013-2014; Commission on Civic Education in Nation's Schools, 2011, Fund for Justice and Education; Board of Governors, 1997-2000
  • Maryland State Bar Association, President, 1985-1986
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, President, 1981-1982; Junior Bar, President, 1969-1970
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Board member, 1997-present
  • Maryland Legal Mutual Insurance Society, Chair and Board member, 1986-2007
  • Maryland Stadium Authority, Chairman, 1986-1995
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, President, 1989-1991; Board, 1984-1994
  • Associated Jewish Charities & Welfare Fund, Board, 1967-1991
  • Maryland Legal Services Corporation, President, 1986-1989
  • Maryland State Ethics Commission, Chair, 1979-1986
  • Metropolitan Bar Leaders Conference, President, 1984-1985
  • Maryland Judicial Nominating Commission for the 8th Circuit, 1974-1979
Practices & Industries