Stephen F. Fruin

Stephen F. Fruin

SENIOR COUNSEL
sfruin@wtplaw.com
BALTIMORE
T: 410.347.9494
F: 410.234.2356



Mr. Fruin focuses his practice on Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy. Mr Fruin has extensive experience in Pre-bankruptcy Planning, Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Creditors Committee Representation, and Bankruptcy Litigation. He serves as Senior Counsel in our Baltimore office. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Recognitions

  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: 2011 - present
 

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • President: School Board of St. Pius X
  • Best Lawyers Designation

Pre-bankruptcy Planning

  • Representation of Debtor in out-of-court liquidation of manufacturing company assets
  • Representation of companies in the sale of their assets pursuant to state bulk sale laws
  • Representation of both debtors and creditors in out-of-court workouts
 

Chapter 11 Reorganizations

  • Representing of Debtor in Chapter 11 reorganization where Debtor's manufacturing facility was taken by government through eminent domain condemnation proceedings
  • Representation of Debtor in reorganization of non-profit trade group in the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Representation of individual Debtor in Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding who had real estate and other interests on three continents
  • Representation of companies in the sale of assets in bankruptcy proceedings
 

Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy

  • Representation of Debtor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Information Technology and Consulting Company
 

Creditors' Committee Representation

  • Representation of Creditors' Committee in liquidating Chapter 11 of retail furniture company with numerous priority customer deposit claims
  • Representation of Creditors' Committee in liquidating Chapter 11 of food processor
 

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Representation of secured creditor in Chapter 11 proceeding and foreclosure of commercial real property in Washington, D.C.
  • Avoidance action litigation and collection

NEWS

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Whiteford Taylor Receives "Trailblazer Award" from the Equal Justice Council

Whiteford Taylor & Preston was very honored to receive a Trailblazers Award from the Equal Justice Council of Maryland Legal Aid on June 18, 2013.

The Council noted that Trailblazer Awards are given to firms that have "continuously demonstrated their commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and support of Maryland Legal Aid…"


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.