Bankruptcy Bar Association
for the District of Maryland




Lynn A. Kohen
6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 600
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 344-6221

President Elect
Lisa Tancredi
One South Street
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 385--5048

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


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


Jennifer Kneeland

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

Asst. Treasurer
 Rich Costella

100 Light Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, (410) 385-3406)

Past President

Richard Goldberg
36 S. Charles St.
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 385-4274



G. David Dean

Gabrielle Duvall

Tanya Kripetz

Lori Simpson






Page Last Updated:

March 13, 2014


September 5, 2009
Bankruptcy Bar Assn.

News / Announcements
Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors
for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for 
the District of Maryland, 2014-2015.
Memorandum re: Removal of Bankruptcy
Related State Court Actions
Memorandum Re: Withdrawal of Reference 
of Bankruptcy Matters to USDC
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.

Low Bono and Deferred Payment Attorney Listing - Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between the USBC, BBA, MSBA, the MD Chapter 13 Trustees and MVLS, a new list of attorneys who are willing to accept low or deferred fee Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases with financial need is in the process of being created. The list will be maintained by the Bankruptcy Court and will be made available to individuals in need. For more information on this program and for instructions on how to get your name added to the list, please click here.


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

May 2-3, 2014

Spring Break CLE Weekend
Loews Annapolis Hotel

 Thur, March 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.


Please RSVP no later than Tue, Mar 18

Event:  Baltimore Luncheon Meeting


Speaker:  Alan Grochal


Topic: The Barton Doctrine



   Tydings & Rosenberg
   100 East Pratt Street
   12th Floor
   Baltimore, MD 21202

Wed, March 26, 2014 TBA

6 PM cocktails

6:30 PM program


Please RSVP no later than  Mon, Mar 24

Event:  Greenbelt Cocktail Meeting



Brent Strickland, Esq.
Kristen Perry, Esq.

Topic:  Individual Chapter 11s



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

 Tues, April 22, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.


Please RSVP no later than Fri, Apr 18

Event:  Baltimore Luncheon Meeting


Speaker:  TBA


Topic: TBA



   Ober Kaler

   100 Light Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

Chapter Chairs

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

Baltimore Chapter Chair
 Frederick W. H. Carter


Greenbelt Chapter Chair
M. Christina Hamilton-Eisler


Baltimore Asst. Chapter Chair

Catherine Hopkin


Greenbelt Asst. Chapter Chair
Steven Goldberg


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