Potomac, Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyers
With her decades of legal experiences, Ms. Kurland actively assists homeowners and real estate investors modify mortgages, short sale property and prosecute foreclosure defense cases in the federal courts.
Ms. Kurland is the proud mother of her three children, Benjamin (University of Hastings Law School),...
Ms. Valle's interest in the law stemmed from her sense of justice and fair play for all. The challenges of learning the law coupled with her passion for justice peaked Ms. Valle's interest in pursuing a legal career. Ms....
University of Maryland, BA Major in Government & Politics, Minor in Psychology
Civic, Professional, Foundation and Corporate Affiliations:
Delegate to Democratic National Convention
Campaign Manager for Rep. Michael D. Barnes
Rockville Chamber of Commerce – Past President
National Capital Chapter of MS Society - Board of Trustees, and Past Chair
Shady Grove Hospital Fund Campaign - Major Gift Chair
Montgomery County Bar Association –Chair Judicial Selections; Member of Ethics, Fee Arbitration and Legislation Committees
Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce - Vice President
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce - Liquor Control Evaluation
Rockville Alternative Community Service Commission
Montgomery County Volunteer MS Committee -...
*Gilman & Edwards, LLC, Landover/Rockville, Maryland
Owner/Member, April 2002-Present
Manage/operate full service law firm with a concentration in consumer and small business bankruptcy matters throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. Handle all aspects of Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy cases. Also, represent clients in loss mitigation/loan modification/mediation and foreclosure prevention. Also represent clients in civil tax controversy, civil litigation, commercial and real estate disputes and personal injury matters.
*United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Tax Division, Trial Attorney, July 1991-February 1998
Honors: Tax Division, Outstanding Trial Attorney 1996
*United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
Office of the...
Mr. Rankin was admitted to the Bars of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for Maryland, Virginia, as well as the USCIS and all Immigration Courts.
In 1995, I received my B.S. in Marine & Environmental Science from Hampton University. I earned my J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1998. I am admitted to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court District of Columbia.
For years, I've practiced law in the Washington, DC metro region. As an attorney, I've centered my practice on civil litigation, involving construction, real estate, and business. Admittedly, I have been known to take a case or two unrelated to these areas, e.g., consumer protection cases. And on occasion, I will accept a pro bono (free of charge) case that is referred by the AARP.
Undoubtedly, you'll read many lawyers' bios, detailing the various accolades the...
Potomac Bankruptcy Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Maryland, Bar Foundation, Inc. Montgomery County Pro Bono Program
Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.
If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.
Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.
Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.
Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.
Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.
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