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Richard Chaifetz, Esquire

Mr. Chaifetz is a partner in the law firm of Chaifetz & Coyle, PC. Mr. Chaifetz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1971, where he graduated with Honors and was a member of Law Review. Mr. Chaifetz represents clients in a variety of matter, including foreclosure, real estate, securities, insurance, corporate transactions, personal injury, intellectual property, and general litigation.

Prior to becoming a partner with Chaifetz & Coyle, Mr. Chaifetz was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and was a partner in the law firm of Berkeley, Chaifetz & Nelson.

Michael P. Coyle, Esquire

Mr. Coyle is one of the founding partners of Chaifetz and Coyle. Prior to Chaifetz and Coyle, Mr. Coyle was a law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Yock. Mr. Coyle then was an attorney with several of the largest and most prominent law firms in the country, before starting his own practice.

Mr. Coyle graduated summa cum laude from The Washington College of Law (American University) in 1994, and was a member of The Law Review. Prior to Law School, Mr. Coyle graduated with a BA in Government from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.

Mr. Coyle’s practice specializes in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, general litigation, civil rights, and employment discrimination. Mr. Coyle manages the Bankruptcy Department of Chaifetz & Coyle.

Legal Experience

  • The Honorable Robert J. Yock, Law Clerk
  • Howrey & Simon, Associate
  • Baker & Botts, Associate
  • Galland Kharasch Greenberg Fellman & Swirsky, Senior Associate
  • The Law Offices of Michael P. Coyle, Sole Practitioner

Bar Memberships

  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Recent Appellate Court Cases

  • James Rhee, et. al. v. Highland Development Corporation, et. al.,
    182 Md. App. 516, 958 A.2d 385, No. 1765 SEPT. TERM.2007 (Court of Spec Appls)
  • Lowery v. Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service,
    173 Md. App. 662, 920 A.2d 546, N0. 344 SEPT.TERM 2006 (Court of Spec Appls)
  • Davis v. Prince George’s County, MD,
    348 Fed. Appx. 842, 2009 WL 3403311, No. 08-2140 (D. Md.)
  • Bolton v. Bernabei & Katz, PLLC,
    954 A.2d 953, No. 05-CV-642, 05-CV-860 (District of Columbia July 31, 2008)

Alon J. Nager, Esquire

Mr. Nager is a senior associate in our Bankruptcy and General Litigation practice.

Mr. Nager graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2003, and was a member of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. Mr. Nager is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Maryland Bar, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to Law School, Mr. Nager graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Binghamton University.

Mr. Nager’s expertise includes the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, debt settlement, creditor rights, nonprofit law, health law and general legal matters. Mr. Nager manages the Bankruptcy Department of Chaifetz & Coyle.

Mr. Nager is married to Anna and enjoys playing ice hockey and guitar.

Mr. Nager can be emailed directly at anager@chaifetzandcoyle.com

Thomas Sulin

Mr. Sulin is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and has been practicing law in the State of Maryland since 1997. Over the years, Mr. Sulin has represented clients in a wide variety of areas including foreclosure, bankruptcy, real estate, insurance defense, personal injury, landlord tenant, and condemnation.

Prior to joining Chaifetz and Coyle, PC, Mr. Sulin was a law clerk for The Honorable Eugene Lerner in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, and has worked for several prominent firms at the local level including:

  • The Law Office of George Lantzas
  • The Law Office of Blondell and Caruso
  • The SOS Law Group

As an attorney with experience in mortgages, real estate brokerage services, and title insurance, Mr. Sulin has developed an expertise in all aspects of residential real estate transactions. Most recently, Mr. Sulin has dedicated much of his time helping homeowners in distress, especially in the areas of foreclosure defense, loan modification, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, short sales and foreclosure mediations.


Mr. Sulin is available to speak to you regarding your RIGHTS relating to short sales, bankruptcies, loan modifications, loss mitigation, principal reduction, foreclosure defense and foreclosure mediation. His mission is to protect home owners who have been subjected to predatory lending, loan modification scams and foreclosure rescue scams. Call today at 410-903-0436.


Mr. Sulin has developed a comprehensive short sale program designed to assist real estate agents CLOSE short sales quickly. Mr. Sulin is a CDPE and has developed additional Maryland specific tactics that can be used to delay foreclosure and move your sale to closing. This program is a step by step, A through Z solution, to all areas and problems related to short sales. This program will help your firm develop a short sale program which will work in conjunction with a bankruptcy attorneys and mediation filings. Mr. Sulin is available to present this program to your organization for FREE and may be contacted directly at (410)903-0436.