Joel L. Perrell Jr. is a Principal in the firm's Baltimore office and Co-Leader of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Group. Joel represents diverse clients (debtors, creditors, trustees, committees and other interested parties) in all aspects of bankruptcy cases. He has actively participated in bankruptcy cases or related insolvency proceedings throughout the United States involving retail, manufacturing, healthcare, airline, telecommunication, hotel and hospitality, commercial real estate, insurance and other commercial businesses.
Joel has developed an extensive insurance premium finance practice. He represents some of the country's largest insurance premium finance companies in regulatory and compliance matters, in collection and fraud actions, and in all aspects of bankruptcy cases. He also acts as general counsel to the National Premium Finance Association in selected matters of importance to the insurance premium finance industry. To access the National Premium Finance Association information page, click here.
Joel’s experience includes significant commercial collection matters, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 asset dispositions, and the enforcement and execution of judgments in multiple jurisdictions. He also has significant experience related to commercial and residential mortgage backed securities (CMBS and RMBS), both in and out of bankruptcy proceedings.
Joel stays actively involved in the legal community as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law and as a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Acoustic Neuroma Association, a non-profit organization that focused on informing, educating, and supporting networks for those affected by acoustic neuromas.
Joel joined the firm in 1998. From March 2004 through January 2006, he practiced law as a senior associate in the Litigation Group at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C., working primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Joel earned undergraduate degrees in International Business and German Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and his law degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as an articles editor of the Maryland Law Review.
Acoustic Neuroma Association: National Board of Directors; Baltimore Chapter Co-Leader
Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland: Peer Review Committee
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia: Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee (2007-2009)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland: Dispute Resolution Panel
University of Maryland: M Club
University of Maryland School of Law: Adjunct Faculty; Secured Transactions, Payment Systems, Sales and Sales Financing
Benchmark Litigation: The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; Listed as a Future Star (2011-2017)
Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the areas of Litigation - Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2019)
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Listed in the areas of Litigation: Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2015-2018)
M&A Advisor: M&A Sector Deal of the Year Finalist – Technology, Media, Telecom (Between $10mm and $100mm) – Miles & Stockbridge P.C. for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Sale of Trans National Communications International, Inc. to Blue Casa Telephone, LLC (2013)
Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Law (2009-2012)
Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013-2014); Bankruptcy: Business (2015-2019)
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