Douglas M. Hershman

Of Counsel


Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
University of Delaware, B.A., 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • Delaware, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1995


1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Direct Dial: 302-416-3348
Fax: 302-425-5814
Email: [email protected]
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Mr. Hershman has represented 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 represented 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 previously served as general counsel to the Delaware Apartment Association.  In this role, he directed and administered all legal aspects for the Association.  He had been actively involved in the Home Builders Association of Delaware and served on the MidAtlantic 55+ Housing Council. He remains a Life Director of the Association.  He also is a past recipient of the Associate Member of the Year award from the Association.  He served 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 Delaware Today (2016 and 2017) Top Real Estate Lawyer.  Previously, Doug was 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. In addition, he has been named a top attorney in Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyer in America published by US News and World Reports.