Lawrence D. Coppel, Member

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    Larry was named to Best Lawyers 2018 for Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation.

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lcoppel@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4238
410-978-5680 (mobile)
410-576-4196 (fax)

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Larry is a Member and chairs the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. He has maintained a diverse practice in complex business bankruptcy and workout cases and has extensive experience representing lenders, debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers and other parties. He is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy Board of Directors, a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and has received recognition for his specialty in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America© since its first publication.

Larry founded and was the first President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. He also served as Chair of the Banking, Bankruptcy and Business Law Committee of the Baltimore City Bar Association. Larry is a member of the Liaison Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was a member of the Panel of Trustees for the District of Maryland from 1979 to 1992 and holds memberships in the American Bankruptcy Institute, and Turnaround Management Association. He is a member of the faculty of the annual MSBA Advanced Bankruptcy Institute and is a frequent lecturer at other bankruptcy programs.

Honors

Recipient of the Inaugural 2016 Paul Mannes Memorial Award from the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

Recipient of the 2015 Maryland Legal Services Corporation Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award

Member, University of Maryland's Maryland Law Review

Named by Best Lawyers in America© as the 2013 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Bankruptcy

Named to the Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy since 1991

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Bankruptcy since 2007

AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

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Professional and Civic Involvement

Fellow, Director and Past Chair of Pro Bono Committee, American College of Bankruptcy

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Fellow, Baltimore Bar Foundation

Co-Chair of Advisory Board and Past President, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

First President and Founder, The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Past President and Trustee, Board of Trustees, Columbia Festival of the Arts

Publications and Lectures

  • Faculty Chair, MSBA Advanced Bankruptcy Institute, December 2016
  • Author of numerous continuing legal education course book articles published by MSBA, MICPEL, Virginia CLE and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

Contact

lcoppel@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4238
410-978-5680 (mobile)
410-576-4196 (fax)

Related Legal Boutiques

Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Business
Financial Services
Health Care

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1969
B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1966

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1969