Bankruptcy Bar Association
for the District of Maryland




Lisa Bittle Tancredi

One South Street
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 385-5048

President Elect
Stephen Metz
12505 Park Potomac Ave.
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 230-6564

Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark
500 East Pratt St.
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133
(410) 332-8797


Asst. Secretary

Jennifer Kneeland

7200 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 961-5205


Rich Costella

100 Light Street, 5th Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 385-3440

Asst. Treasurer
Gabrielle Duvall

7200 Wisconsin Ave.,

Suite 800
Bethesda MD 20814

(301) 961-5264

Past President

Lynn A. Kohen



Frederick W. H. Carter

Christina Hamilton-Eisler

 Patti Jefferson

Craig Palik





Page Last Updated:

January 15, 2015


September 5, 2009
Bankruptcy Bar Assn

News / Announcements
pushpin MVLS Needs Your Help - MVLS has been unable to keep current with the volume of low income individuals that need bankruptcy attorney representation. MVLS currently has a number of bankruptcy clients that are in need of volunteer attorneys. Interested attorneys should contact Michelle Swift, MVLS Pro Bono Program Manager at (443) 451-4068.
 Educational Materials
pushpin Introducing a new BBA Website feature, initially including articles, presentations, and other educational materials.

The BBA wants your articles! 

Have you always wanted to be an author?
Are you interested in being published,
but lack a marketing department to shop your articles?

Do you want to build your reputation?

The BBA is expanding its website to include articles written by its members, for its members, and it is seeking:

We want to publish original articles written by members about aspects of bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. Articles will be published to the BBA membership and posted on the BBA website. The suggested length is 2,000 – 2,500 words. Citations should be in a format that would be appropriate for a motion or a brief.

We are ready to accept articles and very much look forward to reading your work.

Here is a link to our guidelines for submission and publication agreement.

Interested? Contact Lori Simpson, Articles Editor, at 410.468.0054.

pushpin Here is a link to this month's educational materials.


  The contents of this Web site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or professional advice regarding any matter.
Upcoming Events
Date/Time Description of Event

Wed., Jan. 28

6 PM


7 PM





Please RSVP by Tue., Jan. 27

Bankruptcy Bar of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, Cocktail Meeting



  Brett Weiss and Dan Press



  Individual Chapter 11 Cases



  Shulman, Rogers, Gandal,     Pordy & Ecker, PA
  12505 Park Potomac Avenue
  6th Floor
  Potomac, Maryland 20854

Chapter Chairs

For information on any of the above-listed events, please contact the appropriate Chapter Chair.

Baltimore Chapter Chair
Catherine Hopkin


Greenbelt Chapter Chair
Steven Goldberg


Baltimore Asst. Chapter Chair

 David Sommer


Greenbelt Asst. Chapter Chair
 Brian Tucci


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