Walter R. Kirkman

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

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Light Street 100
Baltimore 21202 MD US

Walter Kirkman represents financial institutions and other business creditors in connection with initial documentation, modification, restructure and out of court workout of commercial credit facilities. Mr. Kirkman achieves favorable outcomes for his clients by implementing creative legal solutions.

Mr. Kirkman has experience representing financial institutions in commercial foreclosures, receiverships, loan sales, REO sales, Uniform Commercial Code sales, confessed judgment actions, replevin actions, Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies and related proceedings.

Mr. Kirkman also represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including lender liability actions, contract and franchise agreement disputes, Uniform Commercial Code and lease syndication fraud.

Active in the community, Mr. Kirkman regularly provides pro bono legal representation to clients in the Baltimore area. He also serves on the board of directors of The Loading Dock, Inc., a nonprofit supplier of affordable building materials for housing and community improvement.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2005, with honors
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1993


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Representative Matters:

  • Represented commercial lender in documentation of credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $6.5 million financing the acquisition of a marina complex.
  • Re-documented $18 million revolving line of credit with $3 million letter of credit subfacility acquired by commercial lender in merger with another financial institution.
  • Documented $9.2 million commercial term loan and $5 million revolving line of credit facility made available to finance the acquisition of engineering and technology consulting enterprise.
  • Negotiated $5.2 million non-dischargeable judgment against guarantor of a commercial loan procured by fraud.
  • Obtained dismissal of bankruptcy court adversary proceeding seeking to disgorge collateral sale proceeds and to subordinate lender’s lien based on delay in recording deed of trust.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Member – Turnaround Management Association, Chesapeake Chapter

Community Service : Member/Treasurer, Board of Directors – The Loading Dock, Inc


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