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Daniel Staeven

Daniel Staeven

Let's Talk Bankruptcy. Free of Judgment. Licensed in MD, DC, and VA.
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Biography

Dan has spent his career working with distressed individuals and businesses. His insolvency-based practice does workouts, restructuring, negotiations, and bankruptcy for consumers and entities. Dan also works on real estate transactions representing the buyer or banking institution in a property transaction or properties in distress.

The experience and knowledge of dealing with loan documents supports all different kinds of parties to a transaction. Dan’s practice has intersected many times in federal tax and state tax areas. Dan regularly files bankruptcy cases for individuals to work with tax debt. These workouts take many forms and one size does not fit all. It is Dan’s experience to craft a resolution for each individual case.

Dan has been on the cutting edge of the new small business bankruptcy law practice. He has filed many cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia under Chapter 11, Subchapter V, and recently had 2 cases in 2021 confirmed under consensual plans.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Foreclosure Defense
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Income Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I give free consultations for bankruptcy and foreclosure defense cases. During that consultation, I describe the bankruptcy process, the documents required, and my fee arrangements.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Credit Cards accepted for non-bankruptcy work. Debit Cards, cash, check, or someone else paying with a credit card are accepted for bankruptcy cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 888273436
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 96358
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Director
Frost & Associates, LLC
- Current
Dan has spent his career working with distressed individuals and businesses. His insolvency-based practice does workouts, restructuring, negotiations, and bankruptcy for consumers and entities. Dan also works on real estate transactions representing the buyer or banking institution in a property transaction or properties in distress. The experience and knowledge of dealing with loan documents supports all different kinds of parties to a transaction. Dan’s practice has intersected many times in federal tax and state tax areas. Dan regularly files bankruptcy cases for individuals to work with tax debt. These workouts take many forms and one size does not fit all. It is Dan’s experience to craft a resolution for each individual case. Dan has been on the cutting edge of the new small business bankruptcy law practice. He has filed many cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia under Chapter 11, Subchapter V, and recently had 2 cases in 2021 confirmed under consensual plans.
Education
University of Maryland - Baltimore
J.D. (2004)
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Activities: Business Law Journal, Associate Articles Editor 2002-2004
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Johns Hopkins University
B.S. (2001) | Business Management
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Professional Associations
Maryland Bar Association  # 0412150319
Member
Current
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Virgina Bar Association  # 96358
Member
- Current
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The District of Columbia Bar  # 888273436
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Associate Articles Editor
Business Law Journal-- University of Maryland Law School
Certifications
None
None
Websites & Blogs
Website
Dan's Biography from Frost Law
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered
Q. My family member filed for bankruptcy. His case was closed and then given to another lawyer who sued him for the same
A: It depends on the situation. There are many reasons why a Trustee or their counsel would have to sue someone in a bankruptcy case. I would need more specific information to be able to form any sort of answer to this question.
Q. Is it possible to reaffirm or file motion to redeem cross-collateralization after Ch.7 discharge?
A: Since the car was paid off in 2018 the release should have been given to you, regardless of any balance on the credit card, at that time. Said another way, the event that gave rise to the lien release happened before the bankruptcy case was filed. The cross collateralization clause cannot affect the title to the vehicle in an ipso facto way. I recommend hiring counsel to find out why this credit union is trying to claw back a right they do not have since the car was paid off prior to the bankruptcy case. Good luck in your future endeavors.
Q. Where does the money go in a chapter 13 that creditors do not get but you listed them when you started it says they
A: First, your creditors receive payments in a Chapter 13 case as distributed by the Chapter 13 Trustee in your case. Second, the creditors who have been listed on the bankruptcy schedules are not always the ones who get paid in a Chapter 13 case. The creditors must file a proof of claim to be considered for payment in your case. If a creditor has not filed a proof of claim, they will not be paid by the Chapter 13 Trustee in your case. The creditors who do not file proofs of claim will be listed on any and all reporting from the Chapter 13 Trustee and will show as receiving $0.00. Your payments made to the Chapter 13 Trustee go to the creditors you are required to pay first and are entitled to being first according to the priorities of creditors in the bankruptcy law. For example, arrears on your home mortgage are paid before your credit cards in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Also, the Internal Revenue Service is considered a priority creditor above your credit cards and other unsecured debts. Simply put, if some creditors are listed as receiving $0.00 it is not a big deal as your payments are going to the required creditors that need to be paid in your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Good luck with your Chapter 13 plan.
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839 Bestgate Road
Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 497-5947
Fax: (888) 235-8405