Seth H. Kramer
March 25, 1974 - May 4, 2011
Seth H. Kramer, a rising star in the Bar Association of Montgomery County, passed away on May 4, 2011 at his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with his family and close friends at his side. Seth is survived by his wife of 7 years, Ilana Ruth Kramer; his 4 year old son, Ryan; his parents, Robert and Geraldine Kramer; his sister, Rori Kramer; his father-in-law Dr. Elliot R. Goldstein; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Frank and Sharla Neuberger; and countless family and friends who loved him dearly.
After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Seth began his career at a prestigious Wilmington, Delaware law firm, focusing his practice on business transactional law with particular emphasis on the utilization of business entities in structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions. Born in Silver Spring, Seth eventually made his way back to Maryland, starting his own practice in Rockville. Whereas his early career in Delaware was spent advising large corporate clients, the emphasis of his practice in Maryland was advising small business owners.
Nothing gave Seth more professional satisfaction than his practice in Maryland, helping real people with their important legal business issues. As in everything Seth did, he put 100% of himself into it, including becoming very actively involved in the Bar Association of Montgomery County, particularly the Business Law Section. In addition to presenting seminars within the Business Law Section, Seth served on the Advisory Council of the Business Law Section since 2009.
As anyone who ever had the privilege of knowing Seth, whether personally or professionally, can attest, Seth was someone you always wanted on your side. Smart, dedicated, fiercely loyal, caring and a true advocate are but some of the qualities that made Seth such a good lawyer and good friend. The way he lived his life was the way he practiced law. Seth believed in doing right for no reason other than it being the right thing to do. He believed in speaking up for those that did not have the ability to speak for themselves. And he believed that anything worth doing was worth doing to the best of your ability, and that, while there was no shame in not succeeding, there was in not trying.
Seth will be missed by his family and friends more than can be imagined. But the loss to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Maryland Bar and the legal profession in general is equally great. Contributions in memory of Seth may be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing (www.unos.org).
Eric N. Feldman