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Jonathan M. Herbst

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400 E Pratt St
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Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Jonathan M. Herbst is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A., 1999) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2003). Prior to joining The Herbst Firm in 2017, Jonathan practiced as an attorney at several prominent law firms in the Baltimore area, including working for more than seven years at Royston, Muller, McLean & Reid, LLP in Towson, Maryland. Jonathan focuses his practice on business and real estate transactions, as well as business and commercial litigation. Jonathan assists small business owners with every aspect of business organization and operation, including handling various employment-related issues and litigating employment disputes. Jonathan also represents lending institutions in connection with mortgage loan workouts, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. Jonathan lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Irina, and two children, Madelyn and Sam.


B.A., University of Delaware, 1999
Honors Program

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2003

Bar Admissions
Maryland (all state courts)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations, Achievements and Honors
  • Board Member, Baltimore County Planning Board, July 26, 2013 – Present (appointed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz)
  • Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2012 and 2013
  • Graduate of Leadership Baltimore County, Class of 2012
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
    • Entertainment Committee, Chair 2017-2018
    • Real Property Committee, Chair 2014-2015
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Chair 2012-2013
    • Member, Executive Council 2012-2013
    • State, Local Laws & Zoning Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Section of Business Law
    • Section of Entertainment and Sports Law
  • Pikesville-Greenspring Community Coalition, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (January, 2013 – January, 2017)
    • President (January, 2015 – January, 2017)
  • Sports Boosters of Maryland, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (January, 2010 – Present)
    • President (January, 2012 – December, 2013)
  • Lake Roland Nature Council
    • Board of Directors (November, 2012 – October, 2015)
Publications and Presentations
  • Presenter: “Negotiating Commercial Leases”, Baltimore County Bar Association, Real Property Committee, March 23, 2010, Towson, Maryland
  • Presenter: “Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop”, National Business Institute, February 5, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presenter: “Foreclosure from the Perspective of the Lender’s Counsel: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in the Foreclosure Process”, Baltimore County Bar Association, Real Property Committee, February 12, 2013, Towson, Maryland
  • Presenter: “Maryland Foreclosures and Workouts”, National Business Institute, February 4, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland
Client Reviews
"I am writing this letter to thank you for doing such a great job in my case. If it were not for what you did I would still be in jail right now. My family and I are very grateful I have a second chance at life now, and if it wouldn't be like this if you were not so good at what you do. Thank you again Benjamin!" T.S.
"I want to commend you on the excellent representation that you provided on my son's case case. I truly appreciate everything you have done. You are a dedicated, very professional, and caring individual. We both wish you the utmost success in your legal career and future endeavors." Raquel and Joseph M.
"Thank you for all the time and effort that you put into defending my case. You were willing to fight for me when nobody else would believe my story, and you did not back down from the prosecutor. Another lawyer would have urged me to plead guilty, but you were willing to fight for me, and in the end justice was served. I appreciate everything you did and wish you all the best." Fred D.
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