Richard A. Lash

Rick represents financial institutions, title insurance companies, and individuals in the state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. His areas of practice include creditors’ rights, title insurance defense, appellate practice and will and fiduciary matters. Rick is the firm’s President, a Shareholder and a member of its Board of Directors. Rick’s experience includes the defense of mechanic’s liens and the representation of financial institutions and landlords in a variety of lending transactions and workouts, including foreclosures, collections, bankruptcies, evictions and curing defects in land titles.A past president of the George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association, Rick also served as tribune of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and as an officer and/or director of numerous non-profit organizations.Rick holds an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and law degrees from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was a Justice of the Moot Court Board, and the George Washington University National Law Center, where he received his Master of Laws degree in International and Comparative Law. He has written on the subject of corporate law, lectured on the subject of curing title defects in Virginia and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law where he recently taught Commercial Paper.
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Licensed to practice in:
District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Email: rlash@bhlpc.com

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Evictions
Foreclosure
General Business Law
Probate and Trusts
Real Estate

Barry K. Bedford

A 1982 graduate of George Washington University, Barry received his JD from George Mason University School of Law in 1986 and was admitted to the Virginia Bar that same year. While at George Mason, he was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and served as its vice-dean in his third year.
A large portion of Barry’s practice has been devoted to representing real estate builders and developers from the land acquisition and planning stage through delivery of finished product. He has also been actively involved in contract and settlement negotiations of all types. He practices extensively in commercial and residential real estate law, including landlord/tenant matters, real estate finance and the formation of condominium and homeowners’ associations. In addition to his significant bankruptcy practice experience Barry has represented several area banks and has served as general counsel to a local bank since 1991.
In 2008 Barry became Of-Counsel to Buonassissi, Henning & Lash, P.C. His areas of practice include real property law, real estate and REO settlements, creditor’s rights, banking, corporate law, construction lien law, title insurance litigation, foreclosure law and bankruptcy law.
Barry currently serves of the firm’s Board of Directors as its Treasurer.
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Licensed to practice in:
Virginia

Email: bbedford@bhlpc.com

Practice areas:
Bankruptcy
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Evictions
General Business Law
Real Estate

Robert E. Kelly

Bob has broad experience in the areas of litigation, the practice of administrative law before Federal and state regulatory agencies across the United States, and real estate law. In the litigation area, Bob served in recent years as an E-discovery specialist in complex litigation matters for top-tier national law firms located in the District of Columbia. For more than a dozen years Bob has proudly served U.S. military service veterans through a federal appellate practice representing veterans in disability claims appeals before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Bob has also served as first-chair counsel for appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His real estate practice has involved coordination of loss mitigation negotiations in the foreclosure process for qualified clients.
For many years Bob has represented broadcast and telecommunications clients in administrative procedures before Federal regulatory agencies, primarily involving licensing and other authorization proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. Bob has also represented communications companies before numerous state regulatory agencies around the country.
Bob has broad experience in representing small and large business in all areas of practice. He previously worked as in-house counsel for a NASDAQ-listed Competitive Local Exchange Carrier that provided local exchange telecommunications and Internet services in 36 major markets nationwide. Bob has transactional experience in all areas, including negotiation of asset purchase agreements, lease agreements, equipment vendor contracts and license agreements on behalf of patent clients.
Bob formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection, Inc., an entity authorized by the Federal Communications Commission which reviews Federal regulatory policies and issues concerning billing and collection practices by telecommunications companies throughout the United States and abroad. He has served as a member of the Fiduciary Panel of the Probate and Tax Divisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Bob is a graduate of Colgate University, and Fordham University School of Law. He was formerly admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a current member of the District of Columbia Bar. In addition, Bob is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
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Licensed to practice in:
District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

Email: rkelly@bhlpc.com

Practice areas:
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Foreclosure
Mediation
Bankruptcy

David A. Rosen

David Rosen focuses his litigation practice on defending financial institutions from claims arising out of nearly every type of consumer and commercial financial product. He has extensive experience defending lawsuits against banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, debt collection companies and other financial services institutions. These include claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and alleged noncompliance with foreclosure laws, as well as state unfair trade practices laws. He represents financial institutions in coverage disputes regarding hazard insurance and also defends their interests in tax sale proceedings, condemnation proceedings, lead paint and receivership actions. In addition, David represents clients in resolving title insurance disputes, contested lien priorities and bankruptcy-related claims involving automatic stay and discharge violations.

David is actively involved in the D.C. Bar Association’s Real Estate, Housing and Land Use section, previously serving as elected chair and currently serving as non-steering CLE coordinator. He previously interned for Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

David has a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law  and a B.A. from the University of Virginia
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Licensed to practice in:
District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

mail: drosen@bhlpc.com

Practice areas:
Litigation
Financial Services Litigation
Bankruptcy

Mediation

RESULTS

  • prevailed on summary judgment in action filed against a major financial institution for $2.725 million in the Circuit of Prince George’s County for alleged violations of Maryland’s mortgage fraud statute, Md. Consumer Debt Collection Act, Md. Consumer Protection Act and conspiracy to commit fraud

Kathleen D. Lash

Kathy has been practicing real estate law in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia for more than 26 years. In addition, Kathy has focused her practice on mediation more recently in order to help the firm handle the substantial increase in mediation requests submitted in Maryland foreclosure proceedings as a result of new legislation passed in July, 2010.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1983, and a Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 1986.
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Licensed to practice in:
Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia

Email: klash@bhlpc.com

Practice areas:
Mediation
Real Estate