Experience

Representative Cases

  • Represented a large national full service trade bindery and post press finisher in the acquisition of assets of a large New York based specialty binder involving bankruptcy proceedings, negotiations with the debtor, employee retention, and acquisition financing;

  • Defended a client regarding an asserted preference claim exceeding $1 million and the ensuing litigation;

  • Represented an asset based secured lender in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of American Candy Company and Bradley Candy Company where the lender ultimately achieved full payment of approximately $20 million including interest and costs;

  • Represented a wholesale food producer with respect to the multi-faceted restructuring, reorganization, and recapitalization of its business;

  • Represented a client in connection with a receivership, two foreclosures, and the forced sale of multiple real estate developments; and

  • Served as counsel to a large international financial institution in an action brought against it by the Chapter 11 Trustee for Thornburg Mortgage.

Attorney Profile
Education
  • West Virginia University College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Johns Hopkins University (M.S.B., with honors, 1994)
  • Towson University (B.S., 1987)
Bar Admissions
  • State of Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Activities
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, Assistant Treasurer, 2013; Spring Break CLE Planning Committee, 2008-2013; Baltimore Chapter Chair, 2010-2011; Baltimore Chapter Vice Chair, 2009-2010; Director, 2006-2009, 2011
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chesapeake Chapter, Education Oversight Committee, Finance Committee, and Webinar Subcommittee, 2014; National Audit Committee chair, 2013; Chesapeake Chapter President, 2011-2013; Board of Directors, 2007-2010