HDT Ranked Among “Best Law Firms”


Baltimore-based Henry, David, & Thoreau was ranked among the 2017 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report magazine and Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. HDT was ranked in Baltimore’s first tier for real estate law, second tier for construction law and third tier for business organizations law.

“Our decades of experience, thorough knowledge of real estate and impressive track record amount to the unparalleled service we provide our clients. It’s because of this we’re recognized again in this prestigious publication. We’re proud to rank among the ‘Best Law Firms,’” said Samuel David, a partner with HDT.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews and additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” which recognizes practicing attorneys in the U.S. The publication selected John Henry and Arthur Thoreau for 2017.

Henry practices real estate law, representing lenders and borrowers throughout the acquisition, development and lending process. In addition, he has an active construction law practice and serves as a resource to national firms for both local representation and work in government contracting.

Thoreau focuses on zoning and development law, general real estate, employment law, estate administration and litigation and alcohol beverage licensing. He also advises real estate clients and provides general counsel to companies and individual employees on employment matters.

HDT attorney named Maryland Rising Star


Jennifer Lynn, associate attorney with Henry, David, & Thoreau, was named to the 2016 Maryland Rising Star list for the second year in a row by Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained peer recognition and professional achievement.

Lynn was recognized for her primary practice area, real estate business. She represents lenders and developers in negotiation and closing of commercial and multifamily real estate acquisition, development and finance. She also assists homeowners and multifamily-project owners in foreclosure, loan modifications and workouts. In addition, Lynn works with HDT’s real estate development team in the preparation of constituent documentation and choice-of-entity decisions as well as the drafting of professional services and construction contract documents.

Lynn earned her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Washington College. She lives in Eldersburg.

Super Lawyers names Rising Stars based on a multiphase selection process, including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for less than 10 years. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named Rising Stars.

Macy Dixon Joins HDT


Macy Dixon has joined Henry, David, and Thoreau, focusing her practice on education law. HDT, a law firm based in Baltimore, has a preeminent education law practice, having served public school systems throughout Maryland for more than 40 years.

Prior to joining HDT, Dixon was a legal fellow in American University’s Office of General Counsel, where she provided legal advice to department representatives throughout the university and, most recently, worked for the Educational Opportunities Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dixon earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law where she was a student attorney with the Washington College of Law Disability Rights Law Clinic, a law clerk in the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education and a legislative intern with DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. Dixon also served as a teaching fellow with the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project where she taught constitutional law to middle school students. As a result of her efforts as a teaching fellow, Dixon won the inaugural Amanda C. Howe Award for her commitment to students and public education. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in philosophy from Rutgers University.

Dixon is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Howard County Bar Association, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association and the National School Board Association.