Gerald M. Katz

Professional Experience

Mr. Katz was widely recognized as one of Baltimore’s preeminent corporate, partnership and business tax planning attorneys.  Mr. Katz had over 50 years of experience representing individuals, business entities and major developers in a broad range of real estate and business transactions.  A certified public accountant and an attorney, Mr. Katz was able to provide complex legal and tax analysis and insight with regard to the merger, purchase and sale of businesses, and the acquisition, development, leasing, construction and financing of commercial and residential real estate, as well as other complex business transactions.

For many years, Mr. Katz served as a Board Member and officer of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation, and as Chairman of Krieger Schechter Day School.  Mr. Katz was also Chairman of the Maryland Bar Association Insurance Trust and serves as trustee of many individual trusts.

Personal Information


  • Georgetown Law Center, J.D.,LL.M. 1963
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1963
  • University of Delaware, B.S., Accounting, 1959

Bar Admission

  • Maryland Bar, 1963
  • Virginia Bar, 1963
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1963

Bar Associations

  • Member, The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property
  • Former Chairman, Maryland Insurance Trust


  • Mr. Katz has three children; one son is an attorney representing abused children, a daughter who is a residential real estate broker, and a son who is a commercial real estate broker.

Published Articles

  • Author of Various Tax Publications, Including Taxes MagazinePractical Accountant and Tax Advisor

Community Involvement

  • Krieger Schechter Day School, Past Chairman
  • Past Member of Trustee Committee of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools

Additional Information

  • Voted one of Maryland’s Top Lawyers, 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 for Real Estate Law
  • Member, Baltimore Association of Tax Counsel
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Lecturer, Tax and business matters to various groups including Maryland Bar Association, Maryland Association of GM Dealers, Baltimore Estate Planning Counsel, and Maryland Municipal League
  • Instructor, Maryland Law School – Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys, “Business Planning
  • Co-Instructor, University of Baltimore, Masters Program in Business Administration
  • AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell

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