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Bayard Attorneys Named 2009 Delaware Super Lawyers

Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington Delaware, announced today that Charlene D. Davis and Douglas M. Hershman have been named Delaware Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year, in recognition of their work in bankruptcy & creditor/ debtor rights and real estate, respectively.

Only 5 percent of lawyers in Delaware were named to the list in 2009, which is based on a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by region, and through the independent research of Law & Politics. The list will appear in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and Philadelphia magazine.

Charlene D. Davis is a director at Bayard and serves as Vice Chairman of the firm.  She focuses her practice on bankruptcy/creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. She regularly represents creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and debtors in many large bankruptcy cases.  She is an experienced federal litigator and a former Assistant United States Attorney.  Davis currently serves as Vice-Chairman to the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.

Douglas M. Hershman is a director at Bayard and serves as President of the firm.  He leads the firm’s diverse real estate practice throughout Delaware and the surrounding states, representing both buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, borrowers in financing transactions, and lenders making commercial real estate loans.  He also is a licensed issuing agent for several national title insurance companies.  Hershman is a past Chairman of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Real and Personal Property Section.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary for the Home Builders Association of Delaware, and on the Board of Directors and as Vice-Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Delaware.  He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of real estate law by Chambers USA in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and was also designated a Delaware Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008.

Bayard, P.A., a Wilmington, Delaware-based firm, has a nationally recognized practice in commercial bankruptcy and corporate and commercial litigation, securitization and structured finance.  Other established practices include counseling clients in the formation of corporations and other alternative entities, real estate, intellectual property, insurance, tax, estate planning and estate administration, and domestic disputes.

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