Demetri A. Braynin | Attorney

Demetri focuses his practice on advising commercial lenders on SBA compliance and how to protect their assets and maximize gains.

Demetri is an Associate in Starfield & Smith’s Fort Washington, Pennsylvania office. He is an enthusiastic litigator with significant advocacy experience who gets results both inside and outside the courtroom.

  • Engaged in countless lawsuits at state and federal level
  • Represented debtors and creditors in adversarial proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy courts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Assists commercial lenders with SBA regulatory compliance, review of guaranteed loan packages, drafting documents, mortgage foreclosures, ejectments, debt collections, enforcement of judgments, and confessing judgments

Demetri is actively involved within his community by doing pro bono work to help individuals who are in financial distress file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Demetri grew-up in the Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Buffalo where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. During his undergraduate tenure, Demetri played collegiate ice hockey and was actively involved with student-body government. Demetri attended law school and business school on a scholarship at the North Carolina Central University and graduated with a joint degree. When Demetri is not in the office or a local courthouse, he resides in Bucks County with his wife, daughter and their dog Charleston.

Demetri A. Braynin | Attorney

Demetri focuses his practice on advising commercial lenders on SBA compliance and how to protect their assets and maximize gains.

Demetri is an Associate in Starfield & Smith’s Fort Washington, Pennsylvania office. He is an enthusiastic litigator with significant advocacy experience who gets results both inside and outside the courtroom.

  • Engaged in countless lawsuits at state and federal level
  • Represented debtors and creditors in adversarial proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy courts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Assists commercial lenders with SBA regulatory compliance, review of guaranteed loan packages, drafting documents, mortgage foreclosures, ejectments, debt collections, enforcement of judgments, and confessing judgments

Demetri is actively involved within his community by doing pro bono work to help individuals who are in financial distress file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Demetri grew-up in the Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Buffalo where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. During his undergraduate tenure, Demetri played collegiate ice hockey and was actively involved with student-body government. Demetri attended law school and business school on a scholarship at the North Carolina Central University and graduated with a joint degree. When Demetri is not in the office or a local courthouse, he resides in Bucks County with his wife, daughter and their dog Charleston.

Representative Matters Highlights

Successfully represented a national lending institution in an adversary proceeding prosecuting the denial of bankruptcy discharge and resolving absolute priority issues.

Successfully represented an automobile wholesaler against a national taxi and limousine company. Federal court assessed damages at almost $1 million dollars.

Successfully represent a national remediation company in enforcement of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements following voluntary termination of employment by eight key employees. All noncompete provisions were enforced.

Successfully defended a pro bono case involving a creditor who sought to revoke client’s bankruptcy discharge.

Successfully prosecuted claims brought by a consumer against a national debt collection company for violating the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers – Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Under 40 Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Avvo Superb Rating and Client’s Choice Award

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Business Law Committee
  • National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

Education

  • North Carolina Central University, School of Law – J.D.
  • North Carolina Central University, School of Business – M.B.A.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo – B.A.

Public Appearances

  • Guest speaker at Temple University, October 2017

Publications