Citybiz Interview with Caroline Hecker and Barry Greenberg, Managing Partners at RMG

Caroline Hecker joined RMG’s Land Use and Zoning and real estate practice group in 2007 and became a partner in the firm in 2013. She currently leads the Land Use and Zoning team and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Sponsorship and Charitable Giving Committee. Carolinehas also led the Associate Marketing Committee, which mentors young associates and instills business development awareness in the firm’s attorneys.

Caroline has firmly established herself as an elite attorney in the areas of land use and zoning and other entitlements for projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Her legal work has been recognized by client- and peer-recommended industry rankings, including the U.S. New & World Report Best Lawyers® in America – Real Estate (2017-2021), Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star – Land Use and Zoning (2021-2020) and Chambers USA – Land Use and Zoning (2019-2020.)

Caroline is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 2002) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005). After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Michel Pierson on the Baltimore City Circuit Court. She is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Barry C. Greenberg, a founder and the Managing Partner of RMG, also serves as the chairperson of the firm’s real estate department. He is widely recognized for his experience in all phases of the real estate development process. Barry has, for over 35 years, adeptly counseled his clients in all aspects of real estate projects, including contract negotiations, financing, construction, leasing, land use, and entity structuring and organization.

Barry’s real estate clients include land developers and builders, as well as developers of multi-family, retail, industrial, office and mixed use projects. In addition, Barry represents major national and regional banks and institutional lenders in connection with real estate acquisition, construction, permanent and other commercial and asset-based loans. Utilizing his practical knowledge and insights into the applicable statutes and local practice, Barry is regularly consulted by local and national counsel with respect to navigating complicated issues related to Maryland transfer and recordation tax issues. Barry’s well-rounded experience allows him to strategically assess industry trends in advising his clients, with a thorough understanding of the various perspectives involved in a deal.

Interview questions:

Caroline Hecker – Managing Partner

Introduction | Please provide an introduction to Rosenberg Martin Greenberg? Number of lawyers, offices, practice areas…

Managing Partner |On January 3rd, 2022, you will be appointed Managing Partner – the first female managing partner and the third managing partner in the history of the firm. Please tell us about the decision and your vision for the firm.

Career | You joined Rosenberg Martin Greenberg in 2007 with a practice focused on land use and zoning in Baltimore City. Can you tell us about your career and share some of the highlights?

Covid | During Covid between 2020 and 2021, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg added seven new lawyers. Who were the new attorneys? Was this part of a strategic initiative?

Black-Owned Initiative in Baltimore | Last year, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg announced an initiative focused on black owned businesses in Baltimore. Can you provide an update on the program?

Barry Greenberg’s Legacy | What were the important initiatives of Barry Greenberg? his legacy?

Vision/Growth |What are the growth plans for the firm?

Barry Greenberg – Managing Partner

The Greenberg Era | What are the highlights during your stewardship of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg?

The Next Managing Partner | Can you tell us about the decision to choose Caroline Hecker as the next managing partner? What impact will she have on the firm?

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Rosenberg Martin Greenberg is a full-service business law firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, Annapolis, Maryland and Ellicott City, Maryland. We advise entrepreneurs and organizations on an extensive range of issues that drive their success. Our core practice areas are business litigation, real estate, business planning & transactions, commercial lending, tax & wealth planning, creditors’ rights and criminal defense and investigations. Our attorneys are committed to providing our clients exceptional, efficient service that makes a difference.

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