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Daniel Mark Press

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Intellectual Property, Litigation

About Me

Daniel M. Press is a lawyer with the law firm of Chung & Press, P.C., in McLean and Annandale, Virginia, and Greenbelt and Cumberland, Maryland. A 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Press served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jaime Pieras Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Press practices in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, the 4th and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as other U.S. Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts around the country. He is a member of the Section Council of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and is the D.C. State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Along with his partner Brett Weiss, he is the author of Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors, published by Collier/Lexis-Nexis.  He is a regular speaker on bankruptcy and litigation topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars and programs sponsored by groups such as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia CLE, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland.

Mr. Press grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, where his mother, Carolyn Press, also an attorney, continues to practice with his firm, and his father assists as a paralegal. He resides in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, two children, and their dog.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 60%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    26 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    25 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Chung & Press, P.C.

Suite 200
6718 Whittier Avenue
Mc Lean, VA, 22101

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law199403/11/2014
DCActive 198905/24/2015
MDActive198907/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Magna Cum LaudeGeorgetown University Law Center1988
James McTigue Writing AwardGeorgetown University Law Center1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChung & Press, P.C.1993 - Present
AssociateWhitman & Ransom1992 - 1993
AssociateSpriggs & Hollingsworth1989 - 1991
Law ClerkU.S. District Court, District of Puerto1988 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysBoard Member2013 - Present
American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bankruptcy CommitteeEducation Director2012 - 2014
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysDC State Chair2010 - 2013
Consumer Bankruptcy Section, Md. State BarBoard Member2008 - Present
McLean Bar AssociationDirector/Treasurer1998 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. $6,976,934.65Dismissal of Claim Reversed
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London v. SinkovichJudgment for Defendant Reversed
Naing Int'l Enters. v. Ellsworth Assocs.Arbitration Award Vacated

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalWho Gets the Money? The DIP Account, Liquidation Test and Conversion in Individual Chapter 11 Cases2014
Lexis Nexis PublishingChapter 11 for Individual Debtors: a Collier Monograph2012
Review of Banking & Financial ServicesContract Claims Arising from FIRREA's Goodwill Provisions1991

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJ.D., Magna Cum Laude1988
The Johns Hopkins UniversityChemistry and BiologyB.A.1985
Bishop Walsh High SchoolN/AN/A1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar Bankruptcy InstituteIndividual Chapter 11 after Maharaj2013
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampsIndividual Chapter 11 Boot Camp2013
ABI Winter Leadership ConferenceTaxes in Chapter 132013
NACBA Annual ConventionIssues in Individual Chapter 11 Cases2012
Members WorkshopWorkshop on Individual Chapter 112012
Boot CampChapter 11 for Individual Debtors2012
Va. State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Spring CLEForeclosure: Can I save my house and if not, does bankruptcy automatically follow?2011
Va. CLE Telephone SeminarCase Law Update2011
Joint Meeting of MSBA Taxation and Consumer Bankruptcy SectionsTax Liens in Bankruptcy2011
Civil Justice Network RoundtableEffects of the Stern v. Marshall Decision on Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation2011
2011 Minnesota Bankruptcy InstituteChapter 11 for Individuals2011
Va. CLE Telephone SeminarBankruptcy Cases That Every Practitioner Should Know2010
NACBA Annual ConventionObjection! Using the Rules of Evidence to your advantage2010
MSBA Annual MeetingTop 10 Mistakes Lawyers Make with Bankruptcy Cases2010
MICPEL CLE SeminarGetting your Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed2010
Brown Bag seminarDischarging Taxes in Bankruptcy2010
BBA Spring Break SeminarIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2010
VBA Bankruptcy Law ConferenceMortgage Modifications in Bankruptcy2009
NACBA Annual ConventionYour First Peek At Chapter 7 & 132009
MSBA Brown Bag SeminarTaxes in Bankruptcy2009
MSBA Annual ConventionTaxes in Bankruptcy2009
BBA Monthly SeminarAdministrative Expenses2009
NACBA Members WorkshopBankruptcy Litigation2008
BBA Spring Break SeminarBankruptcy and Divorce2008
BBA Monthly SeminarChapter 11 for Individuals2008
MICPEL Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Law SeminarHot Topics2007
ABI Winter Leadership ConferenceTaxes in Chapter 13N/A