Constance M. Hare
Ms. Hare was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1994 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1996. Concentrating heavily in debtor-creditor relations, her bankruptcy practice includes the full gamut of representing consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 cases, individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 11 (reorganization) cases, and representing creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases. In state court insolvency and receivership matters, she has represented both debtors and receivers and has acted as counsel for the assignee in state court proceedings (assignment for the benefit of creditors). She represents debtors in the out-of- court resolution of credit issues, including informal liquidation of corporate assets, forbearance agreements and the resolution of individual guarantee obligations.
She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland. Ms. Hare is authorized to practice in the state and federal courts of Maryland, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Hare has been a speaker and lecturer for the People’s Pro Bono Action Center, Inc., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services and the National Bankruptcy Institute. She has also acted as a mentor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Law Clinic.
For more than 20 years, Ms. Hare has devoted time to providing bankruptcy representation to clients of limited means through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. In fact, through her efforts, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services awarded her prior firm (Mehlman, Greenblatt & Hare) the Law Firm of the Year in both 1998 and 2010. In 2018, The Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award was bestowed to Ms. Hare at the Maryland State Bar Association annual convention.