Cynthia Berman is a Maryland corporate lawyer representing the real estate industry. Cynthia represents developers, landlords, tenants, home builders, construction companies, and property managers. For more than 20 years, Cynthia has advised clients on matters concerning the acquisition, sale, development, financing, and leasing of commercial, industrial, and multifamily real estate. She has facilitated numerous multi-million dollar transactions for her clients, many of which have contributed to economic growth of the community.
Cynthia is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Maryland Super Lawyers for her work in the area of Real Estate Law. In 2013, Cynthia was named as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. This award recognizes honorees for their outstanding professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring.
Cynthia is an active member and past President of CREW-Baltimore, a chapter of the CREW Network she helped to build. CREW is an organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. She received a special commendation from the CREW Network Board in 1997 for her service on the national board as well as Member of the Year honors from CREW-Baltimore.
Cynthia is a member of the Board of Directors of WYPR, the local NPR station serving metro-Baltimore and Maryland. She is also a Board Member of Business Volunteers Maryland, an organization devoted to supporting businesses in Baltimore and throughout Maryland to be effective contributors to the community. In 2016, she joined the Alumni Association Executive Board for Kalamazoo College. Cynthia is a passionate supporter of The Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger. The campaign recognized Cynthia for 25 years of service in 2012. She is a lifetime member of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore.
Maryland State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Urban Land Institute - Baltimore Chapter, Associate Member; Advisory Board
Moderator, "Women of Influence," CREW-Baltimore, 2014
Co-presenter, University of Baltimore, 2014
Moderator, "Trailblazers in the Industry," CREW-Baltimore, 2012
Outside the Office
Cynthia has been a passionate public radio listener since high school. She has volunteered at various public radio stations since graduating from college and is a member of several stations. In recent years she served on WYPR's Community Advisory Board and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
Represented the purchaser of two Marriott hotels in the Central Florida area. The Courtyard in Coral Springs, a 110-unit hotel, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Orlando, a three-story, 80-room hotel, were acquired in two separate transactions with an aggregate purchase price of $26,200,000.
Represented Merritt Properties in the $24.55 million purchase of the 121,414-square-foot 100 West Road building, a Class A, five-story office building that is LEED-EB Gold certified. Merritt acquired the building at 100% occupancy. The Baltimore Sun covered the transaction in the August 14, 2017 article, Merritt Properties buys Towson office building for $24.55 million.
Kramon & Graham closes two Florida hotel deals -- Courtyard Marriott in Coral Springs and Fairfield Inn & Suites in Orlando10/04/2017
Kramon & Graham principal Cynthia Berman represented Merritt Properties in the $24.55 million purchase of the 121,414-square-foot 100 West Road building, a Class A, five-story office building that is LEED-EB Gold certified.
Client Alert: Maryland Business Personal Property Form 1 Due April 17, 2017Register now for email reminders, SDAT will not mail Form 1 next year02/06/2017
If your business entity was incorporated, qualified or registered to do business in Maryland as of January 1, 2016, you may have received a pink postcard from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. The postcard is marked "Final Notice" and is advice that your Form 1, Annual Report and Personal Property Return as of January 1, 2017, must be filed on or before April 17, 2017.
Kramon & Graham Real Estate Attorney Cynthia Berman Elected to Business Volunteers Maryland Board of Directors01/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a full service law firm headquartered in Baltimore, announced today that principal Cynthia Berman has been elected to the Business Volunteers Maryland Board of Directors.
Cynthia Berman moderated the CREW-Baltimore program entitled “Women of Influence” on April 23rd.
On April 7, 2014, Cynthia Berman will join representatives of Merritt Properties, LLC to present a program to University of Baltimore students on how to develop and manage commercial real estate.
The program, titled Trailblazers in the Industry, was a discussion of the panelists’ paths to success in the real estate industry.
Seventeen Kramon & Graham attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America legal ranking guide. In addition, firm principal Natalie McSherry has been named 2020 Baltimore Mediation "Lawyer of the Year."
Kramon & Graham announced today that ten firm attorneys are recognized for legal excellence and client service in the 2019 Chambers USA legal ranking guide. More than 40 percent of Kramon & Graham's principals are recognized in the directory.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that nine firm attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence and client service by the 2018 Chambers USA legal ranking guide.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham, one of Maryland's leading law firms, has been selected to appear in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm received top-tier status for its Commercial Litigation practice. Kramon & Graham has held the top position in this area for more than ten consecutive years.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Andrew Jay Graham named "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Securities by Best Lawyers; Natalie McSherry named "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Defense08/15/2016
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that firm co-founder Andrew Jay Graham has been named the 2017 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year" and that Natalie McSherry has been named Medical Malpractice Defense "Lawyer if the Year" for Baltimore by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S. The "Lawyer of the Year" distinction is presented to individuals who have received outstanding ratings from their peers in Best Lawyers surveys.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce the recognition of several of its attorneys in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that eight of its Principals have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Cynthia Berman has been named to The Daily Record’s 2013 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.