Jeffrey S. Greenberg - Partner

About Jeff

Jeff Greenberg is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights and Commercial Lending departments. Throughout his career, Jeff has focused on the representation of financial institutions from initial documentation to the amendment, restructure, workout and enforcement of commercial credit facilities. Jeff also regularly represents landlords, equipment lessors and trade creditors regarding lease assumption and rejection issues and has advised purchasers acquiring assets out of bankruptcy. He has practiced pro hac vice in numerous bankruptcy courts up and down the East Coast.

In addition to traditional asset classes, Jeff has specialized experience with loans and leases involving heavy equipment, vessels, aircraft, health care receivables, government contracts and motor vehicle inventory. Clients value Jeff’s pragmatic efficient approach to attending to their needs and challenges, whether it be via traditional enforcement action, receivership, foreclosure, stay relief or out of court restructure and workout.

Jeff also is a frequent writer and commenter on lending and bankruptcy law topics. For 2021, Jeff has been named in Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, as well as Real Estate Law.

Active in the community, Jeff sits on the Board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, the pro bono arm of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Before joining the firm, Jeff held the positions of associate, then partner, in the Financial Institutions Department of an Am Law firm, resident in the Baltimore office. Following graduation from law school, Jeff served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Clayton Greene Jr., Court of Appeals of Maryland, the State’s highest court, providing him keen insight to the decisional process that he brings to bear in his practice.

representative matters

  • Obtained receivership of three vehicle dealerships providing for their orderly liquidation and preservation of goodwill
  • Represented stalking horse purchaser in acquisition of a senior living community out of bankruptcy
  • Negotiated court-moderated successful sale regime and plan treatment for debtor’s fleet of vessels
  • Secured injunction preventing vehicle dealership’s further sales “out of trust” pending their sales as a going concern
  • Obtained appointment of a receiver for shopping center and handled subsequent leasing and sales programs
  • Led creditor through Section 1110 negotiations, early settlement and consistent plan treatment for full recovery in regional airline bankruptcy
  • Obtained confirmation of creditor’s Chapter 11 plan of reorganization providing for the liquidation of client’s collateral package
  • Represented commercial lenders in connection with numerous forbearances and eventual refinancing
  • Represented commercial lenders in connection with foreclosure sales and REO sales of various commercial properties

education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    o Editorial Board, Maryland Law Review
    o Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.S., 2003)

bar admissions

  • Maryland