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Maurice Belmont VerStandig

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

About Maurice

Learn Maurice’s areas of practice.

Maurice “Mac” VerStandig is the managing partner of The Belmont Firm and focusses his practice on counseling individuals and companies in all manner of bankruptcy cases. He is known as a detail-oriented, aggressive, and unconventional litigator who utilizes the unique tools and remedies furnished by the bankruptcy process to secure a fresh start for his clients in need of relief from various debt obligations.

The majority of Mac’s practice is focused on representing individuals and companies in the federal bankruptcy courts. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients through the formation of consensual plans of reorganization, through his success in contested stay relief and conversion proceedings, and through adversary claims brought against third parties. He serves as outside bankruptcy counsel to some of the largest and most respected private lenders in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, while also maintaining a smaller creditor-focused practice in Florida and Nevada.

When not advising secured creditors, Mac has counseled multiple law firms in connection with their own insolvency proceedings, helped a mid-size manufacturing company efficiently liquidate through the chapter 11 process, guided the owner of a historic apartment complex through bankruptcy, and represented trustees in complex adversary proceedings. He takes pride in also furnishing pro bono representation to those in need, and regularly advises charities at no cost.

Having held an AV rating from Matindale-Hubbell since the age of 29, Mac is listed as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and presently sits on the local rules committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia. He regularly appears in courts throughout the United States, but is proud to have deep ties to the Washington, DC community.

A native Washingtonian, Mac currently sits on the board of directors of the Charity Series of Poker as well as the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communication Arts, and is a former member of the boards of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and Women’s American ORT Foundation.

Mac lives with this wife, Lindsay, for whom he enjoys cooking dinner on an almost-nightly basis.

Licensed for 12 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 09/10/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 08/25/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 07/12/2022

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

Contact Maurice

The Belmont Firm
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20036

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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
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Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. VerStandig is a top of the line lawyer in a crowded DMV market. I have used Mr. VerStandig on a few occasions and he always is prepared and professional. Hopefully I will never need a lawyer again, but if I do, Mr. VerStandig will be my first call. I would trust him in any situation.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Belmont Firm
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The VerStandig Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Offit Kurman, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven G. Salant
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Honorable John K. Olson
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Hoover Penrod PLC
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2009
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts, with honors in the major
  • 2006

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer - Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mac the entire time he has been an attorney. He does an excellent job focusing on helping his client and is not afraid to look for creative solutions."
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Washington Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Maurice Belmont VerStandig
Maurice Belmont VerStandig
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available