Troy C. Swanson

Troy C. Swanson is a partner in the firm's Baltimore office.  He focuses his practice in bankruptcy law, creditors' rights, commercial collection and commercial litigation.

Troy C. Swanson is a partner in the firm's Baltimore office.  He focuses his practice in bankruptcy law, creditors' rights, commercial collection and commercial litigation.

Upon graduation from law school in 1988, Mr. Swanson was recruited and hired by a large regional law firm in Baltimore for his knowledge of bankruptcy law.  At this firm, Mr. Swanson had the opportunity to work with some of the best creditors' rights attorneys in the state as he represented financial institutions on consumer collection and bankruptcy issues.

He later formed his own firm and continued to focus on his creditors' rights practice.  As his practice evolved, Mr. Swanson took on more complex commercial litigation and creditors' rights cases.

Mr. Swanson has obtained excellent results for his clients in sophisticated areas of commercial litigation, including but not limited to:  (1) misappropriation of trade secrets; (2) breach of contract actions; (3) preferential and fraudulent transfers; (4) fraudulent acts; (5) franchise agreement issues; (6) lender liability actions; (7) covenants not to compete disputes; and (8) forged deed disputes.

Mr. Swanson is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, as well as U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Mr. Swanson is a 1988 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law located in northwest Indiana.  While attending Valparaiso, he was selected as one of the school's top students to be a member of the Law Review and authored the article "Time Value Compensation as Adequate Protection" under 11 U.S.C. Section 361, 22 Val. U.L. Rev. 191,1987.

In Estrin v. Natural Answers, Mr. Swanson successfully defended a director and major stockholder of a national pharmacy chain on a two hundred million dollar breach of contract claim.  Mr. Swanson obtained a summary judgment verdict in his client's favor and successfully defended the judgment on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.

In K Bank v. VanSickle, Mr. Swanson, representing K Bank, obtained a 2.6 million dollar summary judgment award against Mr. VanSickle pertaining to a loan fraud conspiracy perpetrated against K Bank.  Mr. Swanson's efforts in discovering and pursuing the fraud also led to the conviction of three individuals involved in three loan fraud schemes with three different banks in a tri-state area.

In Wilson v. Craig, Mr. Swanson obtained a judgment denying the debtor's bankruptcy discharge at the summary judgment state.  Mr. Swanson's documentation of fraud was so thorough that the debtor could not rebut his intent to hinder delay or defraud creditors as a matter of law.

In Stancill v. Harford Sands, Mr. Swanson successfully litigated that insiders of a debtor holding a proof of claim are held to a "strict scrutiny" burden of proof when the insider's proof of claim is challenged in Bankruptcy Court.  On appeal, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's insider strict scrutiny standard.  This decision continues to operate as precedent in the Fourth Circuit.

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