Tiffany S. Franc


Tiffany S. Franc


Tiffany Franc has nearly 11 years of legal experience representing corporate and individual debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency litigation.  She has represented clients in bankruptcy, collections, mediation and general litigation in both the private and public sector. Ms. Franc also clerked for both the Honorable Nancy V. Alquist and the Honorable Thomas J. Catliota of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. During her clerkships, Ms. Franc handled hundreds of matters in every chapter of bankruptcy, including the first cases filed as Subchapter V small business reorganizations.  She is a past Chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section for the Maryland State Bar Association and recipient of the Alan J. Belsky Award, given in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law.  Ms. Franc received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and received her B.A., with a double major in political science and legal studies, from Frostburg State University.

“Joining YVS Law will allow me to expand my bankruptcy practice into the corporate world and to focus more narrowly on assisting small businesses.  YVS Law is the only firm I considered joining when I was looking to leave the public sector. YVS Law is a small firm with huge talent and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team.”

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore MD

  • J.D., December 2009
  • Certifications: 40-hour Mediation Training; Child Access Mediation Training
  • Concentrations: Litigation & Advocacy; Family Law

Frostburg State University, 2005

  • B.S., Political Science, Legal Studies, May 2005
  • Minor: Leadership

State of Maryland, June 2010; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, September 2010

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, March 2017

  • Hon. Thomas J. Catliota, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, Law Clerk, 2018 – 2021
  • Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Nancy Spencer Grigsby, Staff Attorney, 2014 – 2018
  • Pessin Katz Law, P.A., Chair, Bankruptcy Practice, 2013 – 2014;  Associate, 2010 – 2014

Discovery Communications

Successfully defended reality television personality in a contract dispute with Discovery Communications.

U.S.D.C. for Maryland Which Upheld the Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of Chapter 13 Confirmation, With Prejudice

Successfully argued bankruptcy appeal before the U.S.D.C. for Maryland which upheld the Bankruptcy Court’s denial of Chapter 13 confirmation, with prejudice, for failure of the debtor to meet the good faith requirements of 11 U.S.C. sec. 1325.

Maryland State Bar Assoc. 2007-Present

Consumer Bankruptcy Section: Council member 2011-2015; Secretary 2012-2013; Vice-Chair 2013-2014; Chair 2014-2015

Frostburg State University Alumni Association Board of Directors - Director 2011-2013; Secretary 2013-2015; Vice President 2015-2017

Public Awareness and Speakers Committee 2013-2014

Judicial College of Maryland, Judicial Education - Faculty, September 2016, “When Bankruptcy Impacts State Court Proceedings”

Virtual Professionalism Committee 2020-2021

Baltimore County Bar Association 2008-2016 - Keynote speaker-National Adoption Day, 2008 & 2010

Panelist at Chapter 7 attorney training, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

Creditor’s Bar Association - Faculty, “Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Collection Practices”, September 2013; “A conversation on civility” January 2014

Panelist, Civics & Law Academy, Fall 2013; Vice-Chair 2013-2014; Chair 2014-2015; Manager, Civics & Law Academy, Spring 2014

Chair & Faculty, Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Training for Attorneys, November 2016

National Business Institute August 2013 - Faculty, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop

Legal Services for the Elderly, September 2013 - Faculty, Consumer Protection Issues

Harford County Bar Association, 2013 - Speaker, “The Intersection of Family Law & Bankruptcy”; “Bankruptcy, It’s Not a Dirty Word”

2017-2018 Recipient, Alan J. Belsky Award (in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the Consumer Bankruptcy Section)

2012 Recipient, The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties (identifying the best and brightest under 30 who may have not earned their first million but whose creativity and spirit are already contributing to a new energy in Maryland)

2011 Recipient, The Daily Record’s Leading Women award (recognizing women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their careers, selected by a panel of judges based on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change.)

Contributing Author, Maryland Bar Journal January 2013 (co-authored) “Bankruptcy Considerations in Family Law Practice”

Contributing Author, NACTT Academy “Non-Exempt Cash in Chapter 13: Vested or Not?” Oct. 2016

Contributing Author, The Barrister, “The Intersection of Family & Financial Crisis” June 2019

Contributing Author, Quarterly Newsletter “Maryland Homestead Exemption in Bankruptcy” December 2010; “Grouponing for Lawyers” September 2011; “Grouponing for Lawyers Follow Up” September 2012