I believe strongly in listening. By carefully listening to my clients, I can help... more
I believe strongly in listening. By carefully listening to my clients, I can help them prioritize their needs and reach decisions that make the best sense for them, their companies and/or their families. Similarly, I listen carefully to the judges, trustees, co-owners and adversaries so that I can help them obtain what they really want from the transaction, while at the same time helping... view profile
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
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business 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.