Mr. Hershman represents 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.
Mr. Hershman currently serves as general counsel to the Delaware Apartment Association. In this role, he directs and administers all legal aspects for the Association. He has been actively involved in the Home Builders Association of Delaware and serves on the newly-formed MidAtlantic 55+ Housing Council and as a Life Director of the Association. He is a past recipient of the Associate Member of the Year award from the Association. Currently he is serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Delaware and on the Board of the Wilmington Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO). He just recently completed seven (7) years serving as Board Member of the Delaware Military Academy.
As a member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Real and Personal Property Section, he 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 Chambers USA (2006 through 2015), Delaware Super Lawyers (2007 through 2010), and Lawdragon 3000 (2006 through 2013). He was recently named an Industry Practice finalist in SmartCEO’s 2015 Philadelphia CPA & ESQ Awards. In 2014 he was recognized by Corporate LiveWire as the Global Awards 2014 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in Delaware. He was also a recipient of the Top Tier in Real Estate Law - Delaware 2015 Corporate Livewire Legal Award and was named Delaware Today (2016 and 2017) Top Real Estate Lawyer. In addition he has been named in US News and World Reports Best Lawyers.
New York, 1987
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
University of Delaware, B.A., 1983
American Bar Association
Commercial Industrial Realty Council
Committee of 100
Home Builders Association of Delaware
Delaware State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Delaware Apartment Assocation
ULI Philadelphia, Delaware Council
Seminars and Teaching:
CLE Seminar "Handling Real Estate Transactions From Start to Finish: Special Considerations For Commercial and Investment Transactions" (2017)
"Title Issues in Tough Economic Times," The NCCBOR Insight, Vol. No.8 (April 2010)