Jason   W. Hardman


Phone: 240.507.1713
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
Linkedin: Jason Hardman


Jason Hardman has a diverse banking, finance and creditors’ rights practice.  He represents financial services institutions, commercial lenders and other clients in negotiating, documenting and working out complex commercial financing transactions, including real estate loans, asset-based loans, Small Business Administration loans, equipment loans, government contractor loans, second-lien loans, factoring facilities, and a wide variety of other secured and unsecured credit transactions.

Jason also regularly represents banks and secured lenders in complex commercial loan workouts, restructurings, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, asset sales and commercial litigation matters, including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, breach of contract litigation, real estate and title claim litigation, lien priority and intercreditor disputes, and proceedings to enforce and collect judgments in State and Federal courts.  He also has extensive experience in commercial foreclosures and receivership proceedings involving income producing properties, such as office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, and marinas.  Jason’s banking and creditors’ rights practice spans many industries, including real estate, technology, health care, government contracts, retail, franchise and telecommunications.


Jason is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest certification an attorney can receive for both legal ability and ethical standards.  Before entering private practice, Jason served two successive one-year judicial clerkships with the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, with the Honorable James P. Salmon (2002–2003), and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, with the Honorable E. Stephen Derby (2003–2004).

Jason earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Heuisler Honor Society.  While in law school, he was Associate Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Forum and the President of the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest Law.  Jason earned a B.S. from the University of Maryland College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business, where he was also a member of the wrestling team.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys volunteering as a coach for a local youth wrestling team and serving as a Sunday school teacher at his church.


  • Current Economic Climate Creates Uncertainty for Second Lien Lenders, ABF Journal, 2007

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
  • University of Maryland College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business (1999)
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Coach of local youth wrestling team
  • Volunteer Sunday School teacher