March 07, 2014

Benjamin Fortkamp joins Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Group

Benjamin B. Fortkamp, a former Maryland Assistant Attorney General, has joined the firm's Banking & Financial Services Group as a Senior Associate.

Mr. Fortkamp concentrates his practice in commercial loan transactions for financial institutions, including national, regional and community banks, credit unions, and lending service companies. He also handles multi-faceted finance transactions, including:

  • Construction lending and project finance;
  • Revolving secured and unsecured lines of credit;
  • Accounts receivable and fixed-asset based loans;
  • Small Business Administration and other government-guaranteed loans; and
  • Acquisition, leasing, development, and refinancing of real estate and other secured collateral.

Mr. Fortkamp has extensive experience negotiating and documenting commercial loans, purchase and lease agreements, and inter-creditor and participation agreements. He has also served as counsel to several title agencies, advising clients on the proper documentation of transactions, recordation, taxation, insurance and compliance.

As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Fortkamp represented the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, advising clients in asset-management related matters and facilitating state, bond and tax-credit-financed loan closings for the Community Development Administration and the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization. He also counseled the Division of Credit Assurance in regulatory compliance, loan modifications, workouts and defaults.