Philip J. Kotschenreuther
Philip J. Kotschenreuther, a member of the firm since 2004, graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He also received the Wall Street Journal Award and Economics Medal. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1980, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize in Torts, the Margaret E. Coonan Memorial Book Prize, and the Judge W. Calvin Chestnut Prize for Scholarship in Law.
Mr. Kotschenreuther concentrates in Commercial Litigation and Appeals, as well as in Civil and Family Law Mediation. He also handles Corporate and General Business Law (especially including construction, business and real estate law); and Estate Planning and Administration.
He is an experienced litigator, having handled complex contract, fraud, construction, real estate, and other actions, in both the Maryland State Courts (trial and appellate) and Federal District Court.
As a sought-after mediator throughout the metropolitan area, Mr. Kotschenreuther regularly handles child access mediation, property settlement mediation, and collaborative negotiation between married (divorcing) and unmarried couples. He habitually handles and is experienced in civil mediation, including business, real estate, commercial, construction, and general civil mediation.
He is a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence, and the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Kotschenreuther has taught seminars under the auspices of the Family Law and Real Property Law Sections of the Maryland State Bar, in which he has instructed other attorneys in property division, income tax issues, and other matters in separation and property agreements and divorce. He frequently offers lectures to the public on child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and divorce finances. He brings a unique perspective to this work, as he makes clear in the attached PDF, which you can download by selecting this link.
In the area of General Business Law, Mr. Kotschenreuther has also been a regular contributor to Chesapeake Home and The Daily Record, writing on real estate, income taxes and estate planning. He has been a guest speaker at the Center for Professional Development at Loyola College, the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, and the Maryland Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, discussing real estate and income tax topics.
Mr. Kotschenreuther has served on various committees of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the American, Maryland State and Harford County Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Phil Kotschenreuther has been approved to act as a court appointed civil mediator by the Circuit Courts for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Cecil County, and has been approved to act as a court appointed divorce mediator by the Circuit Courts for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Cecil County.
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