David Wright

David Gray Wright is a Principal in Kahn, Smith & Collins’ labor practice.  He litigates on behalf of unions and their members in matters before Maryland’s courts, the National Labor Relations Board, administrative agencies, and in the federal courts.  Mr. Wright also counsels unions with regard to negotiations, legislative matters, and compliance issues and represents unions in interest and grievance arbitrations.


Julie Hopkins
Vice President  

Julie A. Hopkins is Of Counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP and she practices all aspects of intellectual property law, domestically and internationally with over a decade of IP experience.  Ms. Hopkins practices trademark prosecution, registration, and enforcement in the United States and worldwide, including searching and clearance of brand names, logos, slogans, and trade dress.  Ms. Hopkins also serves on the boards of directors for the House of Ruth Maryland and the Smith College Club of Baltimore.   The Daily Record named Ms. Hopkins to its 2015 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.


Razvan Miutescu

 Razvan E. Miutescu is an attorney at Gorman & Williams.  Raz’s business practice focuses on providing outside general counsel services primarily to financial institutions and technology companies. He advises companies on matters of domestic and international commercial transactions, intellectual property and technology transactions, marine financing, data privacy and security, and certain regulatory compliance matters. In his litigation practice, Razvan represents and counsels clients in Maryland state and federal courts in shareholder or LLC member disputes, creditor’s rights, and maritime matters, including vessel arrests.  Raz also lectures on a regular basis to entrepreneurs through programs of the Maryland Small Business Development Center and the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore. He has previously chaired and co-chaired the membership committee of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and continues to remain actively involved with the organization’s recruiting efforts.

Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA

Treasurer Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA is a partner at Hertzbach & Company. As a senior member of the Litigation Consulting Group, Mr. Oliner concentrates his practice in business valuations, forensic accounting, shareholder disputes and economic damages. He has testified as an expert witness in various circuit courts in Maryland. Stephen is a member of the ACPA, the MACAPA, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Turnaround Management Association, Associated Builders & Contractors, Building Congress & Exchange, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). In addition, he serves on the board of the Historic Electronics Museum.


Adam Holofcener
Executive Director

Adam Holofcener, a Baltimore County native, has let his passion for art and community guide him throughout his career.  Before entering the legal profession, he helped to create and facilitate arts education programming in New York City public schools.  He found himself at the University of Maryland School of Law after his own musical endeavors shifted towards using digital samples. From this vantage point, he couldn’t help but be entranced by the quagmire of contemporary copyright law and its implications for artists and creativity.  Adam then worked on behalf of artists as a policy consultant at the Future of Music Coalition, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit that advocates for musicians through policy research and education.  Adam returned home to direct MdVLA after two years spent protecting west coast homeowners from foreclosure for the Attorney General of California.  At MdVLA, he is committed to ensuring that artists receive legal representation and education from those with their best interests at heart.

Board of Directors:

John A. Bourgeois, Esq.
Ella Aiken, Esq.
Jason C. Brino, Esq.
Rodney Carroll
Skizz Cyzyk
Christopher Davis, Esq.
Conrad Deitrick, Esq.
April F. Doss, Esq.
Julie Hopkins, Esq.
Manuel Karam, Esq.
Christopher T. La Testa, Esq.
Cecil E. Martin III, Esq.
Colleen McCloskey
Robert B. Middleton, Sr.
Razvan E. Miutescu, Esq.
Thomas V. Monahan, Jr., Esq.
Lori A. Nicolle, Esq.
Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA
Cynthia B. Sanders, Esq.
David Wright, Esq.

Member Firms:

Arts Insurance Program, Maury Donnelly
& Parr Inc.
Baker Donelson
DLA Piper
Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP
Gorman & Williams
Hertzbach & Co., PA
Kahn, Smith & Collins PA
Kramon & Graham PA
McGuireWoods LLP
Miles & Stockbridge, PC
Saul Ewing
Venable, LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Adjunct Board:

Stephen R. Rourke, Esq.

Foundation Supporters:

The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards
Aegon Transamerica Foundation
Venable Foundation
Harry L. Gladding Foundation
PNC Bank Foundation
Maryland Bar Foundation
Baltimore City Bar Foundation


MdVLA is also funded by operating grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and by Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.



Official Sponsor:

Art Miller & Associates
Court Reporters & Videographers