Henry Martin Law is a solo practice law firm founded by its principal attorney, Henry Martin Abromson. Henry, known as Hank to most, started his own firm to get back to what he feels is most important about the practice of law...establishing a trusted relationship with his clients by offering clients high-quality legal work, being attentive to his clients' legal needs, and providing them with sound, practical and cost-effective strategies to protect themselves and their businesses with the same vigilance and assertiveness as he protects his own.
Having worked in large firms for much of his career, Hank grew tired of the narrow focus on billable hours and "making numbers" that is ever-present in most of today's law firms. Hank, as someone who often thinks outside the box, decided to break away from the big-firm norm to focus more on the relationship between attorney and client.
Hank is a business and intellectual property attorney who works with many small and emerging businesses, larger, already-established businesses and individuals. The focus of his practice includes: corporate entity formation, governance and maintenance; the negotiation, review and drafting of commercial contracts; the negotiation and structuring of commercial transactions, including business and real estate sales and purchases; leasing; trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection and licensing; website agreements; domain name disputes; and the provision of general business counsel.
With a law degree and an M.B.A. from Marquette University and a B.S. degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, Hank is able to offer his clients comprehensive advice, which is based on both legal and business considerations. Hank takes a pragmatic approach to analyzing and addressing complex legal and business problems. He serves his clients as a trusted legal and business advisor and integral team member, committed to helping them manage risks, find practical solutions to challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
Earning the trust of his clients and becoming a key component of their respective teams and business families, is what motivates Hank. Watching his clients grow, achieve their goals, and reach their business aspirations is what excites him.
Hank serves on several corporate boards, including service as the President of the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Boys & Girls Club, former President of the Board of the Fort Detrick Alliance, an organization devoted to promoting the importance of Fort Detrick to the community of Frederick, Maryland, sits on the TechFrederick and Tenth Ward Distillery advisory boards, as well as the Board of Directors for On Mission IT, and is the founder of Club Next, a local group of young professionals poised to be the next group of business leaders and decision makers in Frederick, Maryland. Hank is also a member of the oldest Rotary Club in Frederick, Maryland, the Rotary Club of Frederick.
He is also an advocate for those in the craft brewing, winery and distillery industries as a member of the Brewers Association of Maryland, the Maryland Distillers Guild and the Maryland Wineries Association. Hank works with many clients in the craft beverage industry.
Hank not only works in Frederick, but lives in Frederick as well with his wife, Elise, his two young boys, Andrew and Evan, his two labs, Charlie and Louie, and his cats, Woody and Banks.
Maryland Court of Appeals, December 2004;
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, April 2005
Wisconsin Supreme Court, May 2004;
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, May 2004
Marquette University Law School, J.D. 2004.
CALI Award: Highest Grade in Evidence Class, Fall 2003
Lead Articles Editor: Marquette Sports Law Review, 2003-2004
Winner, Law Student Division: 2003 James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition
Marquette University Graduate School, M.B.A. 2006.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (Marketing, Minor: Information Systems and Statistical Analysis) 2001.
Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma National Academic Honor Societies
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
President, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, Board of Directors
Past President, Fort Detrick Alliance
TechFrederick Advisory Board, Member
Tenth Ward Distillery Advisory Board, Member
Founding President, Club Next
Member, On Mission IT Board of Directors
Member, Rotary Club of Frederick
Member, Brewers Association of Maryland
Volunteer Lawyer, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Member, Frederick County Bar Association
Member, Maryland Bar Association
Member, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Graduate, Leadership Frederick County 2007
"Trademark Law 101 for Herbalists: Fired Up Over Fire Cider," Journal of the American Herbalists Guild (Spring 2018)."
"Hank Abromson for the BBJ: Key steps and legal challenges for starting a craft brewery," Baltimore Business Journal (May 03, 2017)."
"Self-Distributing Beer in Maryland: What Micro-Breweries Need to Know," Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland (March 01, 2017)."
"The Exemption to the Rule: Some Small Businesses Do Not Need A License to Play Copyright Protected Music For Their Patrons," Frederick County Bar Association Newsletter (July 01, 2012)."
"Licensing Fees May Change Your Tune," Maryland State Bar Bulletin (March 01, 2012)."
"Might Forming A Benefit Corporation Be A Benefit To Your Business," 270inc. Business Magazine (September 01, 2011)."
"The Uniform Domain-Dispute Resolution Policy: Will ADR Succeed Where the Courts Have Not; A Proposed Solution to an Imperfect System," 2 Rutgers Conflict Resol. L.J. 1 (January 01, 2004)."
"The Copyrightability of Sports Celebration Moves: Dance Fever or Just Plain Sick?," 14 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 571 (January 01, 2004)."
National Business Institute (NBI) - "Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts" (October 28, 2019).
Brewers Association of Maryland - Technical Summit: Trademarks, Do I Need Them - Panelist (June 12, 2019).
Fredtech Podcast: Spotlight - Tech and Business Law with Hank Abromson (March 25, 2019).
"UnCapped Podcast: Brewery Law - Episode 114," FNP Podcasts (December 12, 2018)."
"Essentials of Investment Due Diligence," Miles & Stockbridge Frederick Office (October 18, 2017)."
"Entrepreneur Council Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, Protecting Your Business' Intellectual Property," Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Frederick, MD (September 11, 2017)."
"I'll Drink To That: Crafting Jobs with Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries," Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference, Ocean City, MD (August 17, 2017)."
"Disaster Planning for Non-Profits," Ausherman Family Foundation, Frederick, MD (June 27, 2017)."
"UnCapped Podcast: Brewery Law - Episode 032," FNP Podcasts (June 26, 2017)."
"Issues Facing Businesses," Martin's West, Baltimore, MD (June 22, 2017)."
"Abromson to Speak at Brewery, Winery & Distillery Startup Seminar," Miles & Stockbridge, Frederick, MD (March 30, 2017)."
"Intellectual Property Law Boot Camp," Frederick Community College Conference Center, Frederick, Maryland (Speaker) (November 20, 2014)."
"How to Use and Protect Your Business’ Intellectual Property,"MBA Advertising and Marketing, Hood College (Invited Class Lecturer) (August 09, 2010)."
"How to Use and Protect Your Business’ Intellectual Property,"MBA Advertising and Marketing, Hood College (Invited Class Lecturer) (July 14, 2009)."
"University of Maryland School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Panel," University of Maryland School of Law (Panelist) (February 18, 2009)."
"Introduction into Sports Law Panel and Representing the Individual Sports Performer," Maryland’s MICPEL Entertainment & Sports Law Continuing Legal Education Course (Instructor) (January 23, 2007)."
"The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy: Will ADR Succeed Where the Courts Have Not; A Proposed Solution to an Imperfect System," The Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, Sacramento, California (Speaker) (September 29, 2004)."