Marc H. Baer

mbaer@waldmangrossfeld.com

Marc H. Baer, a 1978 graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School, focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, family law, real estate and debt collection. Marc is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Maryland, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court.

Since 1980 Marc has served as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Marc also serves on the mediation panel for the circuit Courts for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County.

Marc is a member of the Maryland State, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Baltimore Collaborative Divorce Professionals (formerly Maryland Collaborative Law Association) and the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence. Marc is also a trained and certified Parent Coordinator. In this role, he works with parents to reduce the effects or potential effects of conflict on their child.

Marc is a Fellow of the Maryland State Bar Association. Membership is, recognition of “outstanding dedication and contribution to maintaining the honor and integrity of the legal profession, the improvement and facilitation of the administration of justice, the work of the organized Bar of Maryland and civic leadership.” Membership is limited to not more than 2.5% of MSBA membership. Invitations are extended only after nomination by a current Fellow and endorsement by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Marc as an AV® rated attorney (ISLN # 909317865), the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. Martindale-Hubbell states as follows: The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, in the same geographic location and/or area of practice as the lawyer being rated. Members of the Bar are instructed to assess their colleague’s legal ability and general ethical standards.

Marc was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Only 5% of Maryland attorneys earned the Super Lawyer distinction. The award followed a three-step process in which Maryland lawyers were asked to name the best lawyers , a further review of top candidates by a blue ribbon panel of prominent Maryland attorneys, and a final review and selection by an attorney-led independent research group. The award is sponsored jointly between Baltimore Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. Only 5% of Maryland attorneys earned the Super Lawyer distinction. The award followed a three-step process in which Maryland lawyers were asked to name the best lawyers , a further review of top candidates by a blue ribbon panel of prominent Maryland attorneys, and a final review and selection by an attorney-led independent research group. The award is sponsored jointly between Baltimore Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine

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Michael E. Grossfeld

michaelgrossfeld@waldmangrossfeld.com Michael E. Grossfeld, graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1988 and has focused his practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense law, personal injury and workers’ compensation. Michael is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in Maryland. Upon Graduation from Law School, Michael was an assistant public defender in the Baltimore City Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Division, and for two years thereafter, was in the Anne Arundel County Public Defender’s Office, Felony Trial Division. Michael is a member of the American, Maryland State, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations, the Maryland Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.

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Marc A. Appel – In Memorial

After a 2 ½ year heroic battle with cancer, our friend and colleague, Marc A. Appel passed away on August 9, 2022. Marc was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 1, 1948. He lived his entire life in Baltimore where he attended high school at City College and became an accomplished wrestler, coming in second in the state for his weight class.

Marc went on to the University of Maryland at College Park and then to the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated in the top of his class.
Ultimately marrying his childhood sweetheart, Sandy, together they shared many years of happiness and were blessed by the arrival of their daughters, Lindsay, and Morgan. Marc and Sandy were further blessed by the arrival of their grandson, Brooks. Marc especially enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. His family was his number one priority.

Marc was the consummate lawyer, who thoroughly enjoyed practicing law, and making a difference in people’s lives, whether it be assisting clients in getting fresh starts through bankruptcy or helping clients navigate their divorce conflicts. He was always fully prepared. As a measure of success, many of Marc’s clients continued to seek his services. Marc was a true peacemaker, having successfully practiced meditation for more than 20 years.

Marc was the managing partner and an integral part of our firm where he practiced for 47 years, along with his long-time partners, Marc Baer and Michael Grossfeld.
Marc was an encyclopedia of sports knowledge and passion when it came to the Ravens and Orioles. Marc attended both Raven’s winning Super Bowl appearances and was hoping to attend a third one.

As his law partners for many years, we will miss him.

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Myer E. Grossfeld – In Memorial

Myer Grossfeld, a 1954 graduate of the University of Md., spent 13 years of service in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserves and The Md. Air National Guard. A 1965 graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School, Myer focused his practice in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation law as well as business and commercial practices. From 1966 to 1970, Myer served as Counsel for a local insurance company primarily in the areas of defense of automobile negligence and workers’ compensation cases. In 1970 the firm was founded by Myer and his brother-in-law, Sidney Waldman on the premise that honesty and integrity would be their compass and loyalty to their clients their driving force. Myer truly loved the legal profession and had a deep sense of compassion for every client that was fortunate to be represented by him. Extremely well respected by those in his profession, his word was as good as any contract that he had ever drafted. He had a tremendous reputation and garnered respect from not only his clients but from opposing attorneys and members of the bench as well. It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Myer on December 14, 2011. His ideals set the tone for a practice that has been in place for over 40 years and will always be remembered as an outstanding advocate, devoted partner and a good friend.

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