Cynthia Leppert, a principal with Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., is a seasoned business litigator and advisor. Over her 34 years of practice, she has earned a reputation as an astute strategist. Her clients – businesses and individuals, including fellow lawyers – come to her knowing that she will devote her full energies to their matters. She believes that open communication between lawyer and client is paramount. And her familiarity and comfort with the courts, as well as issues that confront clients who are in the public eye, add a perspective that can be invaluable when navigating sensitive matters.
Cynthia focuses her law practice upon business issues, including litigation/dispute resolution for businesses and individuals, and general counsel work for growing, closely held businesses. Her litigation/dispute resolution practice predominantly encompasses contract, real estate, commercial, trademark, copyright, employment, shareholder/partnership, trade secret and administrative law matters. She is also a well-respected bankruptcy litigator and advisor to creditors of bankrupt entities.
Her general business representations include acting as “soup to nuts” outside general counsel to closely held companies, with respect to everything from day-to-day matters to strategic plans and significant undertakings. She also advises entrepreneurs, start ups, midlife companies, key employees, and companies that compete in the IT/Health Care space on an issue-by-issue basis.
Central to Cynthia’s practice is the simple fact that she loves being a lawyer. She is a leader in the legal community and frequently speaks to assemblies of lawyers regarding legal practice and professionalism. In 2019, she was appointed by the Baltimore County Executive to the Baltimore County Ethics Commission. From 2011-2015, she served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Appellate Courts Nominating Commission, which creates the "short list" from which the Governor of Maryland makes appointments to the appellate courts.
Cynthia is a recent past President of the 2500-member Bar Association of Baltimore City (BABC), one of the oldest bar associations in the nation. She was previously president of the Baltimore Bar Foundation (BBF) and has held numerous other leadership roles in the BABC and BBF. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) as well as the MSBA’s Ethics Committee, which publishes written ethics opinions to guide Maryland lawyers.
Cynthia is also a leader in the community of women lawyers. She is a past President of the Women's Bar Association of Maryland (WBA) and recently completed 17 consecutive years on the WBA’s Executive Board. She is Treasurer of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Maryland, and chairs its Finding Justice project. Cynthia previously served as a gubernatorially-appointed Commissioner on the Maryland Commission for Women.
Cynthia is consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Maryland Super Lawyers. She has been designated one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Maryland” by Law and Politics and twice has been named a “Smart Lawyer” by Baltimore’s SmartCEO Magazine. Maryland’s business newspaper, The Daily Record, has recognized Cynthia with its "Leadership in Law" award. The Daily Record has also named her three times to its list of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women,” ultimately awarding her a permanent listing in its “Circle of Excellence” in 2011. Cynthia was named “Baltimore County Woman of the Year” by the Baltimore County Commission for Women in 2008.
Cynthia graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with honors in Economics, and from the UCLA School of Law where she was Comments Editor of the UCLA Law Review. She also completed one year of post-graduate study in Economics as a Regents’ Fellow at UCLA.
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General Business Representation (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Real Estate Litigation (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Trademark/Copyright and Business Tort (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Contract and Commercial Disputes (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Employment Disputes (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Bankruptcy Litigation (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Family Law (as Sole or Lead Counsel)
Personal Injury (as Sole or Lead Counsel)