Herbert Burgunder III

Professional Experience

Mr. Burgunder is a Member of PK Law and part of the Firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Group. His primary areas of practice are real estate (including commercial, residential, and real estate litigation), land use and zoning (variances, conditional uses, grandfathered uses, non-conforming uses, special exceptions, zoning appeals and change in use), business law, contracts, and landlord/tenant issues.  Throughout his years of practice, Mr. Burgunder has developed a keen eye for direct communication and smooth transactions. His clients can count on him to keep their best interests in mind. Simple documents and straightforward language are his hallmarks. A real estate purchase might be accomplished with a two-page contract. A zoning memorandum of law will speak directly to the issues before the board or zoning commissioner.

Mr. Burgunder is a 1994 graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School and a 1991 graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Burgunder regulated charitable organizations for the State of Maryland and promoted business development in Maryland in the Department of Business and Economic Development.

In addition to practicing, Mr. Burgunder taught at the University of Maryland Law School as an adjunct faculty member in the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research program. These courses focused on legal writing for trial and appeals.

He is the author of two chapters in continuing education books for lawyers: Residential Real Estate Transactions, Chapter 6 – Pre-Closing Problems and Practice Manual for the Maryland Lawyer, Chapter 12 – Real Estate Transactions in Maryland. He is also the author of Effective Legal Writing, Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XXXII, November/December 1999; and the author of Effective Legal Writing: Preserving the Power of “Shall,” The Advocate, Volume 16, Number 2, Winter 2001.

Personal Information

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1991

Bar Admission

  • State of Maryland 1994
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland 1995
  • District of Columbia 1996
  • United States Supreme Court 1999
  • United States Court of Federal Claims 2001

Bar Admissions

  • The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Young Lawyers, 1994; Real Property, 1998)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section, 1996; Real Property Probate and Trust Law, 1998)
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association (Member, Real Estate Law Section, 1996)

Community Involvement

  • Friends School of Baltimore, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Secretary (2013 to present)
  • Light of Truth Center, Inc., women in recovery, Pro Bono Services
  • 2 God B The Glory, Inc., women’s housing, Pro Bono Services

Additional Information

  • Co-Author, Residential Real Estate Transactions, Chapter 6 – Pre-Closing Problems and Practice Manual for the Maryland Lawyer, MICPEL (Continuing Education for Lawyers)
  • Author, Effective Legal Writing, Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XXXII, November/December 1999
  • Author, Effective Legal Writing: Preserving the Power of “Shall,” The Advocate, Volume 16, Number 2, Winter 2001