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Herman M. Braude
Mr. Braude was born in New York City and attended Cooper Union on a full scholarship where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He played varsity basketball and received the Charles Goodman award in humanities. After graduating from Cooper Union in 1961, he worked as a construction engineer for GSA and the Smithsonian, while attending the evening division of Georgetown University Law ScHool. He graduated first in his class in the evening division and was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He then served as a law clerk to U.S. Senior Judge Samuel E. Whitaker, sitting on the U.S. Courts Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and the Federal Circuit in 1964. In the mid 1960s, he was one of the founders of the firm Sadur, Pelland & Braude, specializing in construction law. He later founded the present firm, Braude Law Group, in the mid 1970s, which specializes in construction law and government contracts. For the last forty-five years, his firms have represented prime contractors and subcontractors, throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Braude's expertise in the field of construction law led him to be a visiting lecturer on "Construction Contracting" at GW Law School throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and he has co-authored the "Construction Contracting" textbook published by GW in 1991 and authored numerous articles on construction contracts. He was the first President of the Public Contract Law Section of the Maryland Bar Association and assisted in drafting the initial Maryland Procurement Code that was signed into law in 1980.

Mr. Braude has held the highest legal rating ("A/V") from Martindale Hubbell for the last 45 years, and he has been a member of the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers" for the last 15 years specializing in construction contracting. He has been accepted as a lifemember of the "National Registry of Who's Who in American Law" and has been featured in the Washington Post's Best DC Area Lawyers specializing in construction law, for the last several years, including the current edition.

Mr. Braude is a member of New York, District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida Bars. Mr. Braude has taught construction law at George Washington Law School throughout the 80's and 90's. Mr. Braude has co-authored several books on construction law and dozens of articles on construction law, government contracts and related subjects.




Office Locations

  • Main Office (Rockville)

    11820 ParkLawn Drive,
    Ste 401
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Tel: (202) 471-5400
    Fax:(202) 471-5404