Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington Delaware, is pleased to announce that Charlene D. Davis and Douglas M. Hershman have been named to Lawdragon 3000, a prestigious guide to the legal profession, representing less than one percent of all lawyers nationwide.
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. Charlene regularly represents creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and debtors in many large bankruptcy cases. A former Assistant United States Attorney, Charlene joined Bayard in 1988 and currently serves on the firm’s executive and marketing committees. She has been designated as a Delaware Super Lawyer in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights in the June 2007, 2008, and 2009 issues of Philadelphia magazine and was a finalist in the 2007 issue of Law Dragon, The 500 Better Than the Best. Charlene currently is Chair of 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 as a Life Director for the Home Builders Association of Delaware, 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 through 2009 and was also designated a Delaware Super Lawyer in 2007 through 2009.
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.