Jan Berlage’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from... more
Jan Berlage’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy (www.MarylandBankruptcyCounsel.com) to intellectual property (www.MarylandIPCounsel.com). Jan has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for th... view profile
I primarily focus on debtor-side bankruptcy. I handle approximately 200 bankruptcy... more
I primarily focus on debtor-side bankruptcy. I handle approximately 200 bankruptcy cases a year and twenty adversary proceedings (lawsuits that arise in the context of a bankruptcy case). Each case is important and we treat chapter 7 clients with the same level of respect and care as corporate cases. I do not charge for the consultation and I'm always willing to find the best solution for my... view profile
John Schropp's practice focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters but includes... more
John Schropp's practice focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters but includes experience in business bankruptcy, construction litigation and general business law issues. Mr. Schropp obtained his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he received an Asper Fellowship with the chambers of The Honorable Stanley Sporkin of the United States District Court for the District ... view profile
Mr. Russack expertise includes the fields of Business Insolvency, Bankruptcy,... more
Mr. Russack expertise includes the fields of Business Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Creditor Rights, State Receivership Law, Litigation and General Counsel services to Business, Government Service Contractors and to Individual Clients in property, family law and general legal mattersand heads the firm's Litigation Practice. With over 20 years experience as an Attorney, Business Consultant ... view profile
I believe in going to court with a solution, not a problem. What I do in my practice... more
I believe in going to court with a solution, not a problem. What I do in my practice is try to understand why my clients got into trouble and determine how I can make a difference in their future. Properly preparing a client and their case before court is the most important job I have; it can make a difference in the success of their case.
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or professional debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.