Practice Areas


Commercial Finance and Real Estate Transactions

The Law Office of Hunter C. Piel, LLC represents regional and community banks and other financial institutions in connection with the documentation of commercial loan transactions. The Firm routinely handles a variety of commercial loan transactions including, without limitation, real estate acquisitions and refinances, construction financing, residential subdivisions, asset-based loans and SBA and other government guaranteed loans.

The Firm routinely represents real estate developers and investors in connection with sales, acquisitions, and business structuring. The Firm also handles a large volume of lease negotiating and drafting for both landlords and tenants for retail, office and residential properties.


Creditors’ Rights

The Law Office of Hunter C. Piel, LLC represents and advises a myriad of businesses in the collection of outstanding accounts including both consumer and commercial debt. Our attorneys aggressively approach each file to maximize the return for the client. The firm covers the entire State of Maryland and has a network of out-of-state counsel to ensure that all avenues are pursued to recover for the client. When necessary, the Firm is equipped to represent its clients’ interest in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Firm is listed with the Commercial Law League of America and is a member of The Creditors’ Bar Association of Maryland.


Foreclosures

The Firm has an active practice in the institution of foreclosure proceedings. Over the past 4 years the Maryland General Assembly has continuously toughened and lengthened the residential foreclosure process, especially for owner-occupied properties. Due to Mr. Piel’s significant experience with foreclosures, several trade organizations have asked Mr. Piel to teach others the continuously changing residential foreclosure rules and ways to avoid the most common pitfalls. The Firm has handled commercial and residential foreclosure throughout the State of Maryland.


Homeowners & Condominium Associations

The Firm represents homeowners and condominium associations in connection with the collection of outstanding assessments and other litigation matters. Our experience has allowed us to develop an intuition to determine the best approach to take in order to maximize the return for the client. The Firm takes an active and aggressive approach in court providing the Firm’s association clients with an avenue to actively seek collection of accounts as opposed to only recording a lien. Further, The Firm utilizes an innovative fee structure where it charges its association clients on a contingency basis and adds the attorney’s fee (as typically permitted by association bylaws) so that the association nets a full recovery of what is owed on each account.


Commercial Finance Creditors’ Rights

The Firm represents local and regional banks and other financial institutions in connection with the workout, restructuring and/or collection of distressed commercial loans. The Firm’s significant experience in both the litigation and transactional arenas provides us with the unique ability to handle any form of workout avenue a client wishes to pursue and serves the client’s best interest. We combine a practical approach with our legal expertise when advising clients on commercial workout matters so that the client receives the best return in the most cost-efficient manner.


General Business

The Firm advises new and well established businesses in connection with its transactional and litigation needs, such as establishing and advising clients in forming a new business, negotiating and drafting contracts and dispute resolution.


Consumer Debt

In addition to handling residential foreclosures, the Firm also handles a variety of consumer debt collection matters for banks, other financial institutions, landlords, contractors and large and small businesses.


Real Estate and Commercial Litigation

The Firm actively litigates in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland in connection with real estate and commercial law issues. This includes, without limitation, business disputes, real estate sales, partitions, landlord/tenant disputes and consumer protection.


Personal Injury

The Law Office of Hunter C. Piel, LLC represents the rights of individuals who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or on the job. The attorneys at the Law Office of Hunter C. Piel, LLC will help answer your questions, protect your legal rights and ensure that you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering.


Criminal

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, drunk driving, theft, or assault, the Law Office of Hunter C. Piel, LLC, will represent your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated criminal justice system. The Firm ensures its clients that are charged with a crime know their rights and the Firm diligently works to protect its clients to the fullest extent of the law.