Havre de Grace
Cara L. Herman is a senior associate and a tireless advocate for her clients. She concentrates on estate planning and administration, business law, real estate, civil litigation and medical cannabis, among other practice areas. She brings to every case the compassion to understand the client’s needs, diligence and ingenuity to investigate the facts, and pragmatic perspective to develop a strategy to accomplish the client’s goals.
Carrie assists individuals and families with a variety of asset protection and estate planning services, such as preparation of simple or complex wills, advance medical directives, powers of attorneys, and trust planning, including revocable, irrevocable, testamentary, and special needs trusts. Carrie is also experienced in estate administration and adept at guiding clients through the processes of opening and administering probate estates, locating and liquidating assets, and fiduciary litigation.
Carrie represents business owners, lenders, landlords, and tenants in commercial transactions, assisting clients in contract negotiation, preparation, and corporate organizational matters and transactions. Carrie also represents financial institutions and lenders with respect to loan documents, security agreements, modifications, defaults, and enforcement, including commercial foreclosures and confessed judgments.
Carrie represents contractors, small businesses, banks, and individuals in a variety of claims and has served on the Firm’s trial team for numerous cases. She has considerable experience in post-judgment enforcement measures, landlord-tenant matters, and contract disputes.
Carrie has also worked extensively with clients involved in the medical cannabis industry and her experience spans the pre-application and post-licensure process. She strategizes and drafts applications and works with clients to develop regulatorily-compliant operational procedures and protocols.
Carrie was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Maryland in 2011 and the U.S. District Court (District of Maryland) in 2012. She attended Cornell University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management (magna cum laude) in 2004. Originally from Rochester, New York, Carrie worked as a paralegal for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Western District of New York prior to entering law school in Maryland. Carrie earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland in 2011 and joined the Firm shortly after.
Carrie is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (Estates and Trusts and Real Property Sections). She is also a proud member of the Harford County Bar Association. Carrie lives in Darlington with her family.
- Cornell University, B.S., Applied Economics & Management, Magna Cum Laude, 2004
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2011
- Maryland Court of Appeals, 2011
- U.S. District Court (District of Maryland), 2012
Memberships & Associations
- Maryland State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts & Real Property Sections
- Harford County Bar Association
Experienced in estate planning and preparation of estate planning documents for individuals and families, including trust planning, asset protection planning, and drafting estate planning documents for clients with international assets.
Administered numerous Small and Regular Estates in Harford, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties, including complex asset sales.
Represented a property owner/developer as second chair at trial. Following a four-day jury trial before the Circuit Court for Cecil County, obtained an award in favor of the property owner in excess of $340,000.00
Senior Associate representing a Delaware Trust in an interpleader action in the Circuit Court for Worcester County, along with related enforcement of original Delaware judgment enrolled in Maryland, resulting in an ultimate settlement and award to the client of more than $590,000.00