Hirsh M. Ament

Ament Hirsh
Hirsh Ament focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Hirsh has represented issuers in multiple stock and debt offerings, including initial public offerings, and other financial transactions. He also represents investment companies incorporated in Maryland, in matters of Maryland corporate law unique to investment companies, including takeover defenses and shareholder litigation.


Representative Clients

  • Represented special committees of the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies in their consideration and negotiation of strategic alternatives 
  • Represented the special litigation committee of the board of directors of a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) company in the investigation of derivative claims 
  • Represented NYSE REITs in restructuring management agreements with external asset managers 
  • Represented a publicly traded REIT in its $150 million initial public offering and related exchange listing 
  • Represented an NYSE REIT with common and preferred stock offerings, raising more than $125 million 
  • Represented an NYSE company in a proxy contest by an activist investor seeking board representations and financial concessions 
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a REIT in its $200 million initial public offering and $100 million follow-on offering 
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a REIT in the comprehensive restructuring of its outstanding recourse debt obligations 
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a privately held marketing technology firm in a preferred stock offering of $75 million 
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a closed-end fund in a $50 million rights offering




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2009
    • Order of the Coif
    • Journal of Business & Technology Law
  • B.A. summa cum laude University of Maryland 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland 2009

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Maryland, 2016 – 2018