The law firm of Rosenblum & Goldenhersh was founded in 1953 by two young attorneys, Stanley M. Rosenblum and Robert S. Goldenhersh.
Stanley and Bob had been classmates at Washington University Law School where they finished first and second in their class, respectively. Following their graduation, they enrolled in the Master of Laws in Taxation Program at New York University and became the first attorneys from St. Louis to receive the Master of Laws in Taxation Degree. They returned to St. Louis where Stanley developed a reputation as a brilliant tax attorney and Bob was recognized as an outstanding real estate lawyer.
During his early career, Stanley was an Adjunct Professor on the Washington University Law School faculty where he met Merle Silverstein and Gene Zafft while they were still students. After graduating first in his law school class, Merle joined Rosenblum & Goldenhersh in the mid-1950s as the third partner and handled the firm’s litigation matters. Gene became a tax partner in another law firm, but maintained his close relationship with the Rosenblum & Goldenhersh attorneys. In 1960, Gene joined the firm as its fourth partner.
During the decade of the 1960s, the firm developed a reputation as an outstanding tax and real estate boutique law firm. The partners were known for their creativity and problem solving skills. Stanley won several major tax cases in the various Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court. In the early 1970s, the firm changed its name to Rosenblum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft, P.C. and added partners Carl Lang, Michael Markenson and Rick Bender. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Carl and Michael developed an expertise in partnership syndication and real estate while Rick expanded the litigation department.
The late 1980s and 1990s saw the firm grow to its current capacity, offering a full range of transactional and litigation services to individuals and small-to-medium-sized businesses. The partnership syndication practice has since developed into the current tax credit financing practice, with a number of the firm’s attorneys representing owners and developers of tax credit financed real estate developments across the country.
In recent years, the firm has expanded its tax credit financing practice to include New Markets Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and have added a significant labor and employment practice. In 2013, the firm shortened its name to Rosenblum Goldenhersh and unveiled a new logo containing four interlocking circles, each representing one of the founding partners.