Jodie Buchman maintains a diverse and complex commercial, real estate, bankruptcy, business and finance practice at Silverman Thompson, which is primarily litigation oriented. Ms. Buchman regularly represents title insurance companies, government contractors, employers and their insureds, hotels, property owners and landlords, vendors, suppliers, utility companies, business partners, and various other business entities in a variety of complex commercial and business disputes in and out of litigation, such as: 

Commercial disputes:  

  • Including contract disputes, collections, construction disputes, vendor-supplier disputes, trade secret litigation, company formation, employment disputes, business divorces, government contract disputes between prime and sub-contractor, and defense of Bivens claims. 

Real estate disputes: 

  • Including title insurance matters, boundary disputes, land use matters, lease negotiations and terminations, purchase and sale of property, foreclosures, and receiverships. 

All aspects of workout, restructuring and bankruptcy matters primarily on behalf of the creditor or prospective purchaser: 

  •  Including asset sales, plan confirmation, loan workouts and bankruptcy financings, assumption or rejection of executory contracts, defense of adversary proceedings, landlord and tenant disputes, vendor and supplier disputes, committee participation, and dischargeability complaints. 

Ms. Buchman is considered one of the best business litigation lawyers and bankruptcy attorneys in Maryland. She is consistently recognized by publications such as The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers, and consistently receives top reviews and recommendations from her clients. 

Prior to joining Silverman Thompson, Ms. Buchman was Of Counsel at DLA Piper LLP and a partner at Gebhardt & Smith LLP. She began her law career as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge of the Appellate Court of Maryland. 

Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School - J.D. - 1999
  • Bucknell University - B.A. - 1996
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy, Receivership and Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
Significant Cases
  • Represented one of the largest creditors in a high profile Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented one of the largest creditors in a Chapter 11 case filed by one of the largest hospital systems in New York.
  • Defended over twenty former employees of a company in Chapter 11 from claims filed by the trustee for avoidance of fraudulent conveyances and preferences.
  • Successfully represented title insurance companies’ insureds in resolving title disputes to real property.
  • Represented landlord in Chapter 11 case filed by its tenant.
  • Represented title insurance company in one of the largest title agent defalcations in Maryland which included handling over 100 title claims and seeking recoupment from the individuals responsible for causing the defalcation.
  • Represented utility company in complex civil litigation matter involving a power plant at an office complex.
  • Represented secured lender who successfully purchased debtor's company.
  • Represented family members of victims of mass shooting in lawsuit against employer and landlord.
  • Represented partners in business divorce cases involving limited liability companies and close corporations.
Government Service

Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 1999-2000

Honors/Awards/Appointments
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Maryland Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Reporter for the Subcommittee on Bankruptcy Remote Entities, Bankruptcy-Proofing and Public Policy for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School Alumni Board
  • Maryland Bar Association Voir Dire Committee, Co-Chair of Real Estate Committee
  • Board member of IWIRC - Vice Chair, 2022, Co-Chair, 2023-2024
  • Board Member of TMA - Chesapeake Chapter
  • Appointment to Florida International University Business Women in Leadership Advisory Council
Community Service
Board member of Itineris, Inc.
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association

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