NABL Mourns the Passing of Harry Altscher
NABL mourns the loss of founding member, Harry Altscher. Harry was a partner at Miles & Stockbridge P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland, for almost 40 years, and was one of nation’s preeminent tax lawyers in municipal finance law. In addition to being a founding NABL member, he also chaired the 1987 Bond Attorneys’ Workshop and served on the Board of Directors that year. He was a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. Harry was Bond Counsel for many local governments, agencies and departments, including: Howard and Harford Counties, Baltimore City, the City of Laurel, Maryland, the Maryland Economic Development Corporation, the Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency. Harry was also the architect and developer of Agricultural Land Preservation Financing Programs in several Maryland counties which have helped to preserve and protect many thousands of acres from being developed. Although he passed, his good nature, wisdom, and unmatched work ethic will stay with his family, friends, and colleagues forever. Harry is survived by his wife, Diane, his children Alison and Aaron, and his grandchildren Madi and Luke. A memorial celebrating Harry’s life is planned for January 19, 2019 at The Meeting House at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia Maryland 21045 at 7pm.