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Rich Hagerty helps commercial clients navigate the complex waters of creditor-debtor transactions, disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts. He partners with clients to deliver results aligned with their interests for fees aligned with their budgets.

On April 3, Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. issued “Executive Order No. 20-04-03-01, Amending and Restating the Order Dated March 16, 2020 Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions of Tenants Suffering Substantial Loss of Income Due to COVID-19, and Additionally Prohibiting Certain Repossessions, Stopping Initiation of Residential Mortgage Foreclosures, Prohibiting Commercial Evictions, and Allowing Suspension of Certain

It is well settled that the purpose of filing a bankruptcy petition is to give[] the honest but unfortunate debtor . . . a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of pre-existing debt. Local Loan Co. v.  Hunt, 292 U.S. 234,