When asked what I do for a living, I often respond, “I’m in the business of making people happy!"
I devote substantially all of my time to assisting businesses that have, or want, alcoholic beverage licenses. My administrative law practice has allowed me to appear before virtually all of the liquor boards in Maryland, representing “mom and pop” operations, as well as football stadiums, casinos, and national hotel and restaurant chains. It has afforded me the opportunity to lobby the Maryland State Legislature on behalf of clients seeking change in the State law which governs the sale and distribution of alcohol, and has allowed me to serve on the Governor’s commission to recodify that same set of laws. My business law practice has allowed me to represent clients in lease negotiations and in both buying and selling businesses. You might say that making my clients happy has also made me happy!”
Linda Cheryl (Hill) Carter has spent her entire legal career at Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P. A. beginning in 1978 while still an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon graduation from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1982, she became an associate attorney.
At that time, the firm had only six attorneys. This small size allowed Linda to handle a broad spectrum of matters including contracts, domestic litigation, estate planning, trusts, zoning, business, administrative, general civil litigation, and juvenile adjudication.
In 1990, Linda became a principal with Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A.
By the end of the eighties, Linda had focused her practice on individuals and businesses needing or wanting alcoholic beverage licenses, but her extensive experience has allowed her to identify for her clients other issues which may require the assistance of attorneys in other practice groups within the firm. This focus has allowed her to develop skills which benefit her clients and an understanding of the businesses she represents. She understands the economics of small liquor stores, family-owned convenience stores, and fledging restaurants. She understands how to meld the interests of major corporations with the peculiarities of local liquor licensing laws.
After having handled more than two thousand cases before liquor boards throughout the Maryland, Linda has developed a rapport with administrative staff, attorneys and board members which directly benefits her clients. She has a reputation for honesty, advocacy, and efficiency. Equally important, she understands that her success helps to guarantee the financial success of her clients whether their business is a small 600 square feet family operated business, or a 100,000 square foot casino operated by a SEC regulated corporation. Linda has assisted clients in obtaining licenses for football stadiums, hotels, restaurants, country clubs, fraternal organizations, bowling centers, casinos and liquor stores.
Linda is married to her law school sweetheart, the proud mother of two children and a beautiful granddaughter . She loves to cook, bake, travel, sew, and spend time with her family. Not surprisingly, she loves a great cocktail or good glass of wine!
Areas of Practice
- Maryland, 1982
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1994
- University of Maryland (B.A., 1979; J.D., 1982)
- Board of Directors, Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
- Member: Maryland State, American, Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations