J.D., magna cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law (1986)
B.A., University of Delaware (1983)
New York (1987)
American Bar Association
Commercial Industrial Realty Council
Committee of 100
Delaware Apartment Association
Delaware Bankers Association
Delaware State Bar Association
Home Builders Association of Delaware
New York State Bar Association
Douglas M. Hershman (Doug) is a director at Bayard. Doug currently serves as Chair of the firm’s executive and associates committees.
Doug leads the firm’s diverse real estate practice, representing clients engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry throughout Delaware and its surrounding states. His practice has included representations of both buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate, as well as borrowers in financing transactions. Doug also represents lenders making commercial real estate loans. He has handled transactions involving retail shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes and residential subdivisions. He is a licensed issuing agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Corporation and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Doug currently serves as general counsel to the Delaware Apartment Association. In this role, Doug directs and administers all legal aspects for the Association.
Doug has been actively involved in the Home Builders Association of Delaware and serves as a Life Director of the Association. He is a past recipient of the Associate Member of the Year award from the Association. He was also recently appointed as a member of the Legal Action Committee for the National Association of Home Builders. Doug is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Delaware and as President of the University of Whist Club of Wilmington. He serves as Board Member of the Delaware Military Academy. He also continues to serve on the Board of the Wilmington Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).
As a member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Real and Personal Property Section, Doug previously served three terms as Chairman of the Section and many years as a member of its Executive Committee.
He has been recognized as a leading attorney in the field of real estate law by both Chambers USA (2006 through 2013), Delaware Super Lawyers (2007 through 2010), and Lawdragon 3000 (2006 through 2013).