Lawrence D. Coppel, Senior Counsel

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    Larry was named to Best Lawyers 2020 for Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation.

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Larry is Senior Counsel 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 Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and served on the College's Board of Directors. He is also 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 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.


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®


Professional and Civic Involvement

Fellow, Director (2015-2019) 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

Chair, Maryland Commercial Receivership Act Committee

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

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Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Financial Services
Health Care


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

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1969