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Representing creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Liquidation, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Reorganization, and commercial law generally. 


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    36 years, 680 cases
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 25%
    36 years, 85 cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
    36 years, 1.94 thousand cases
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    36 years, 3 thousand cases



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  • Nathan D Willner

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Marc is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys in the region. He has a real command of bankruptcy law and procedure. Your really can not do better if you are in the need for top flight bankruptcy representation.


    Nathan Willner Litigation Attorney
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  • Jan Ingham Berlage

    I highly recommend Marc Kivitz. I have worked with Marc on several bankruptcy matters. He is extremely smart, incredibly knowledgeable and always helpful. Put simply, he is a first rate bankruptcy attorney.


    Jan Berlage Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Marc R. Kivitz

201 North Charles Street
Suite 1330
Baltimore, MD, 21201-4107


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Belsky AwardMaryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Marc R. Kivitz1981 - Present
Law Clerk to Honorable Harvey M. LebowitzUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy SectionLegislative Affairs Committee Vice-Chair2005 - 2005
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy SectionExecutive Committee2003 - 2007
Maryland Jewish Choral SocietyBass2003 - 2004
Chizuk Amuno Congregation BrotherhoodExecutive Committee Member2001 - Present
Jewish Community CenterBasketball Coach1998 - 1999
Citizens Action Board, Maryland MVAMember1997 - 2000
American Cancer SocietySpeaker1997 - Present
Shaare Zedek BaltimoreExecutive Board1993 - 1996
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1990 - 1996
Bankruptcy Bar Association, Inc.Subcommittee for 25th Anniversary of Bankruptcy Code1980 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember1980 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityLawyer Referral Information Service1980 - Present
United States Panel of Chapter 7 TrusteesMember1980 - 1996
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of MarylandMemberN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Gulczynski2008 WL 906816 (Bankr.D.Md. 2008)
Marshall & Isley Trust Company, N.A. v. Morton M. Lapides, Sr. (In re Transcolor Corporation)2008 WL 782499 (Bankr. D.Md. 2008)
In re McDuffie2005 WL 3108234 (Bankr.D.Md. 2005)
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Trustee's ReportInterest Under Rake v. Wade1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of MarylandEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarLien Stripping and HOA, Condo Fees2014
Consumer Bankruptcy SectionDivorce and Bankruptcy2014
18th Annual Spring Break WeekendRecent Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2014
SeminarLien Stripping After Stern v. Marshall2013
Consumer Bankruptcy Section SeminarHOA Fees, Lien Stripping After Stern v. Marshall2013
17th Annual Spring Break WeekendRecent Case and Rule Development in Consumer Bankruptcy2013
SeminarRedemption and Lien Stripping after Stern v. Marshall2012
SeminarConsumer Bankruptcy from Start to Finish2012
MSBA Brown Bag SeriesSelected Bases for Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy2012
16th Annual Spring Break WeekendRecent Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2012
SeminarStrumpf Extended: Freezing the Bank Account by Non-creditor Bank2011
15th Annual Spring Break WeekendResidential Mortgage Claims and Liens2011
SeminarChapter 7 or 13: Selecting the Right Chapter for your Client2010
SeminarChapter 13 Practice: Manufacturing the Plan2010
SeminarDomestic Support Obligations under BAPCPA-Top 10 Errors to Avoid2010
14th Annual Spring Break WeekendSecured Claims in Consumer Cases2010
SeminarConsumer Bankruptcy in Maryland2009
SeminarRecent Maryland Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2008
SeminarLien Stripping and Cramdown Under BAPCPA2008
SeminarNuts and Bolts of BAPCPA2008
SeminarDomestic Support Obligations under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 20052008
SeminarRecent Developments in Bankruptcy-Supreme Court and 4th Circuit Cases2007
SeminarHomestead and Other Exemptions Under BAPCPA2007
SeminarRecent Developments in the Hottest Areas under BAPCPA2007
SeminarExtending Automatic Staty2006
SeminarBAPCPA Redemption and Reaffirmation2006
SeminarRedemption and Reaffirmation Under BAPCPA2005
SeminarLien Stripping Under BAPCPA2005
SeminarMeans Testing Under BAPCPA2005
SeminarConsumer Practice under BAPCPA2005
SeminarDomestic Support Obligations2005
Maine State Bar AssociationA Bankruptcy Nightmare2005
9th Annual Bankruptcy SeminarSurrender of Property in Chapter 7 and 13 of which the debtor does not have possession2005
9th Annual Bankruptcy SeminarDetermination of Cramdown interest rates Under Till v. SCS Credit Corp2005
9th Annual Bankruptcy SeminarLien avoidance in bankruptcy2005
Maine State Bar AssociationLien Stripping and Lien Avoidance in Bankruptcy2004
Advanced Topics for Real Estate ProfessionalsEffect of Bankruptcy on Real Estate Transactions2004
SeminarCutting Edge Bankruptcy Issues2002
SeminarRevised Article 9 UCC in Maryland and related Bankruptcy Code Issues2002
SeminarBasic Bankruptcy and Current Issues in Legislation 20012001
SeminarCreditors' Rights in Bankruptcy2001
SeminarRepresentation of Creditors' Committees1995
SeminarChapter 7 and Bankruptcy Reform Act of 19941994
SeminarThe Effect of the Bankruptcy Code Upon Condominium and Homeowners Associations1992
SeminarDetermining the Need for Bankruptcy or Reorganization1990
SeminarConflicts of Interest and Selected Issues in Employment of Professionals1990
SeminarThe Automatic Stay1987