Cooke & Kline LLC understand the business of banking. The Firm has far-reaching experience in representing banks, savings institutions, asset-based lenders, factors, commercial finance lenders, consumer finance companies, mortgage bankers, credit card servicers, leasing companies, subprime lenders, and other financial service providers. We can and have documented, restructured and enforced countless dollars of commercial loans each year for different types of creditors in Hagerstown.
Cooke & Kline have experience in commercial lending, both secured and unsecured. In addition to structuring and documenting all types of financial and leasing transactions, we also frequently handles workouts, restructurings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, bankruptcy cases and state and federal court commercial litigation in Hagerstown, surrounding counties and Statewide.
Cooke & Kline understands and has significant experience in the following areas:
1. Prosecution and defense of complex federal and state court litigation relating to loan enforcement, commercial law and fraudulent transfers;
2. Restructuring and workouts of troubled loans, both secured and unsecured;
3. Problem solving regarding personal property liens and collateral, including Article 8 and Revised Article 9 of the UCC;
4. Workouts in Chapter 11;
5. Litigating Cash Collateral Motions; and
6. Handling the negotiation and sale of bankruptcy assets.
Robert Kline, Managing Partner of Cooke & Kline, an Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Forum, has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys and Maryland State Bar Association regarding Article 2A and has written extensively, including the following articles:
“Aircraft Financing: Protection of a Lender’s Interest in Bankruptcy” , Equipment Financing Journal
“Maryland Retail Sales Act Held Inapplicable to Closed End Leases “, The Independent (Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors)
“Pre Petition Agreement: Will They Stand Up to Bankruptcy Scrutiny”, Commercial Law Bulletin
“Attempting to Anticipate Bankruptcy Issues in Limited Liability Companies” Commercial Law Bulletin.
Mr. Kline is a member of the Maryland State, United States District Court of Maryland, United States Court Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court bars. His familiarity with each jurisdiction is invaluable in determining the client's best litigation strategy.