The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association

The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association ("MBBA") was established on March 2, 1988, although the roots of the organized Bankruptcy Bar in Maryland date back to 1979. The MBBA is the premier organization in the State of Maryland for attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring. The MBBA is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.

MBBA members practice all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law. They appear in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and state courts, handling all aspects of distressed debt issues. As such, the MBBA strives to support members in their bankruptcy practice. Members often separate their focus between commercial and consumer matters, and the MBBA works hard to provide a variety of CLE events for its members.

Commercial Bankruptcy

MBBA members focus on all forms of bankruptcy law, including commercial bankruptcy, state-court receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, garnishments, collection, loan modification, and out-of-court workouts.  Events led by the MBBA relating to commercial bankruptcies cover a wide range of topics including Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, first-day motions, cash collateral and DIP financing, executory contracts and leases, removal and withdrawal of reference, preference actions, creditor representation, and plan confirmation issues.

Consumer Bankruptcy

Events led by the MBBA relating to consumer bankruptcies cover a variety of subjects including Chapter 7 liquidation, Chapter 13 plans, reaffirmation agreements, discharge of taxes and other obligations, and objections to discharge and dischargeability.

Officers & Chapter Representatives

The MBBA Board of Directors is the governing body of the association.  The Board of Directors consists of the President, the Chapter Representatives, the President Elect, the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary, the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer, the Immediate-Past President, and two At-Large Members from each Chapter to be elected annually by the membership.  The Chapter Representatives consist of a Joint Events Chair, Chapter Events Chair and Chapter Events Assistant Chair.

Membership List

Membership in the MBBA offers an array of opportunities to enhance your connections to the judiciary, the legal profession and your peers within the legal community. Please view our membership directory to locate contact information for fellow members.