Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler hires banking and finance attorney J. Patrick Gill

Baltimore – July 9, 2015 – Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler announced today that J. Patrick Gill has joined the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Group as an associate.

Mr. Gill represents local, community, and regional banks and other financial institutions in connection with commercial finance transactions and loan workouts. He counsels lenders in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing a variety of finance transactions, including real estate acquisition and development, construction lending, and secured and unsecured lines of credit. He has also documented complex commercial loan restructurings and forbearance agreements, handled the liquidation of collateral, and otherwise enforced security interests on behalf of creditors.

“We represent financial institutions in the origination and restructuring of loans, and those are Pat’s areas of concentration,” said Scott W. Foley, chairman of Shapiro Sher’s Banking and Financial Services Group. “His depth of practice makes him the perfect fit for our expanding Banking and Financial Services Group.”

Mr. Gill graduated magna cum laude in 2009 from the University of Baltimore School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Following graduation, Mr. Gill served as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Patrick Stringer, Jr., of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

Mr. Gill also worked as an associate for more than four years at a Maryland law firm representing national and regional banks in connection with commercial finance transactions and commercial loan workouts before joining Shapiro Sher.

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sander is based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1972, the firm is nationally known for its extensive experience in business law, litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. For four years in a row, Shapiro Sher has been named by Maryland Super Lawyers as the top mid-size law firm in Maryland for business and transactions

Source: Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler