Richard Gershberg
Gershberg & Associates, LLC

11419 Cronridge Dr. Ste. 7
Owings Mills, MD 21117
TEL: (410) 654-3850

Gershberg & Associates, LLC Website
http://www.gershberglaw.com



About Gershberg & Associates, LLC

Gershberg & Associates, LLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Owings Mills, MD, our mission is to provide residents of Owings Mills and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Owings Mills and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.


About Richard Gershberg

Mr. Gershberg is the founder and managing member of the law firm of Gershberg & Associates, LLC which was established in 1985. Although Mr. Gershberg’s practice concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning and Business and Corporate Transactions, he oversees all of the Firm’s practice areas, which include: Estate Planning, Business and Corporate, Litigation, Immigration, Personal Injury and Collections. Mr. Gershberg has presented estate planning seminars for private and public audiences and immigration seminars for the Baltimore Bar Association and private corporations. Mr. Gershberg has represented clients before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Maryland, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court), the Board of Immigration Appeals and Circuit and District Courts throughout the State of Maryland. He has lectured on immigration matters before the Baltimore Bar Association and other professional associations as well as Sterling Educational Services. He has been regularly consulted as an expert on immigration matters by WBAL Channel 11 (NBC Affiliate in Baltimore) and for Fox 45 (Fox affiliate in Baltimore), as well as local practitioners.

Experience

Mr. Gershberg has successfully handled many major cases for the Firm’s clients over many years with the assistance of his dedicated staff. Below is a sample of just a few: o Business Transactions: Represented the surviving entity in a Merger-Share Exchange, which combined two companies from the United States and three companies from the United Kingdom to create Carnegie International Corporation, a US Public Company that traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board Market (OTCBB); value of transaction $19 Million. Served as General Counsel for over 2 years thereafter. Represented numerous clients in the creation, acquisition and sale of health clubs in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, including Gold’s Gym, Quest Health & Fitness and Planet Fitness. Represented numerous restaurant owners, including the Charleston Group in the creation, establishment, negotiation of Leases and financing for the Charleston Restaurant, Petit Louis Bistro, PAZO Restaurant and Bin 604 Wine Sellers. o Civil Litigation: Recovered One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) for the victims of a shooting spree by a disgruntled law student at the Appalachian School of Law, in Grundy Virginia. (Estate of Angela Dales, et al v. Appalachian School of Law). Recovered Nine Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($950,000.00) in cash and accounts from a major bank for a small credit card processing company. (Electronic Card Acceptance Corporation v. First Virginia Bank). Recovered Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($280,000.00) for an elderly victim of a fall outside a K-Mart Store, which caused life-threatening injuries. Recovered Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for minority stockholders against corporations based on fraud. o Immigration Litigation: Granting of Citizenship for numerous individuals wrongfully denied by the U.S. Government. Prevented a family of devout Catholics from being deported to Pakistan, where it was likely they would have been murdered, as was the case of four of their relatives. Prevented a Rabbi and an Imam from being deported. Prevented a gay French professor from being deported to Columbia, South America, where he likely would have been killed, just for being gay. Prevented physicians and others from being deported to the countries of Pakistan, Dominican Republic, India, Trinidad, Ivory Coast, Nepal, England, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Lebanon, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Bulgaria. Prevented numerous Jews and their families from being deported to Russia, Ukraine, Ethiopia and Belarus.

Education

A.B. from Washington University in Saint Louis where he graduated with honors from the Department of Economics J.D. from the University of Baltimore, staff writer University of Baltimore Law Journal Law Clerk to the late Honorable Solomon Liss, Court of Special Appeals.

Personal

Mr. Gershberg has served on numerous non-profit boards of directors, including Rehabilitation Opportunities, Inc. in Prince Georges County, Maryland and Adat Chaim, Inc. in Baltimore County, Maryland. In addition, Mr. Gershberg coached little league soccer, softball and baseball for over 10 years.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.