Wye Mills, Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyers
I was admitted to the MD Bar and Fed. Bar for the U.S Federal Court for the District of MD in 1996, and was employed as an associate attorney with the firm of Charles E. Chlan & Assoc. from 1988 until 2002. In 2002, I left Charles E. Chlan & Assoc. to start my own solo law practice in Bel Air, MD.
My primary area of concentration is in...
The majority of Mr. Leitess’ daily professional activity relates to business litigation and arbitration, however a substantial amount of his time is dedicated to transactional matters and “outside general counsel” services for day-to-day operations of clients who do not have an in-house legal department.
Mr. Leitess has 25 years of experience as “first chair” attorney in numerous evidentiary and non-evidentiary hearings,...
West Law Firm is focused on providing excellent legal service to residents of Maryland in order to ensure they are not taken advantage of by creditors or insurance companies. It is our goal to treat all clients as though their matter is the only one what matters. To that end, at West Law Firm, clients are...
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....
Mr. Steiner has experience representing one of the largest banks in Baltimore in the area of commercial workouts and uses this experience and inside knowledge to assist with cases. He also worked for a Chapter 7 Trustee and gained a...
Pikesville, MD 21208
Rivers State University
*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.
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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.
We bring experience, skill and professionalism to every case, and we bring personal attention and dedication to every client. We understand the issues you are facing, and we treat you with respect and compassion. When we represent you, our goal is always to put you in a stronger position for the long term.
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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