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Thomas Valkenet’s Legal Cases

40 total

  • Travel Committee v. Pan Am, 91 Md. App. 123 (1992)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Apr 07, 1992
    Outcome:
    John P. Sarbanes, George F. Pappas
    Description:
    An appeal concerning millions of dollars in kickbacks, theft, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and contract and piercing the corporate veil.
  • Orfanos Contractors v. Schaefer and Strominger

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Nov 29, 1990
    Outcome:
    Adjudication of rights in "paper street"
    Description:
    Adjoining property owners made competing claims to a platted, but never opened right-of-way, sometimes called a "paper street."
  • Ceres Marine Terminals v. Taylor

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2000
    Outcome:
    Disposition of claims an injured longshoreman.
    Description:
    A case concerning the rights of an injured longshoreman under the federa Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act.
  • Greaves v. Mathis

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 03, 2007
    Outcome:
    Disposed of claim to easements in adjoining land
    Description:
    Greaves appellants claimed prescriptive rights in a two mile dirt road across the Mathis parcel, arising from the appellants status as periodic tenants upon the dominant tenemant. The Court upheld the decision of the Court of Special Appeals after oral argument, finding Certiorari had been improvidently granted.
  • Logan v. Citibank

    Practice Area:
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Judgment entered for Citibank
    Description:
    In the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, Mr. Valkenet obtained a court order requiring the Trustee to disgorge approximately $150,000 to his client arising from the sale of real estate. Judge Duncan Kier described the law permitting a lender to leapfrog over the rights of the bankruptcy Trustee, even when a lien is recorded within the preference period. 437 B.R.787
  • Guttman v. Wells Fargo

    Practice Area:
    Bankruptcy & Debt
    Date:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Decision for the Appellees
    Description:
    On certified questions from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court involving over 150 cases, the Maryland Court of Appeals affirmed that deeds of trust missing certain endorsements and affidavits are "cured" if not attacked within six months of recording. 421 Md. 227
  • Dominion Financial Services v. Bank of America

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Dec 07, 2012
    Outcome:
    Decision for the Appellee
    Description:
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the Circuit Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Bank of America, thereby preserving a first lien priority of $200,000.
  • Balbier v. Swartout

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Outcome:
    Settlement for Plaintiff
    Description:
    Low impact auto accident on the highway, with $600 property damage, and $10,000 in medicals. Settled with insurance company for $40,000.
  • Holland v. Holland

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Judgment for our client
    Description:
    Our client obtained annulment of a prior marriage where his partner of 30+ years was still married to another person. This allowed our client to make his current and lawful wife the primary beneficiary on his pension and other financial instruments.
  • Susquehanna Bank v. United States

    Practice Area:
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Date:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    Judgment for the Plaintiff
    Description:
    Mr. Valkenet obtained judgment in favor of his client to defeat a $200,000 IRS lien in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, thus preserving his client's $1 Million Dollar lien in the Debtor's business and property.

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