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The Companies, Properties, and Legal Disputes of Noel Liverpool Sr.

October 8, 2008
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Editor’s note: Read accompanying article about Noel Liverpool Sr..

Noel Liverpool Sr. entered Morgan State University with the class of 1989. Since the mid-1990s he has engaged in a multitude of business and real estate transactions, and he has been sued more than a dozen times.

Companies: All but two of the following Liverpool companies are defunct.

Inner City Gear Inc., incorporated in 1995 as clothes retailer located in Mondawmin Mall; charter forfeited in 1999.

Inner City Gear Entertainment Inc., incorporated in 1995 as event ticket sales outlet in Mondawmin Mall; charter forfeited in 1999.

2707 W. Cold Spring LLC, established in 1996 as clothes retailer in Mondawmin Mall, with business office at 2707 W. Cold Spring Lane; charter forfeited in 2000.

The Total Male II Inc., incorporated in 1996 as clothes retailer in Mondawmin Mall by Shawn Michael Green, with Noel Liverpool Sr. acting as company representative; charter forfeited in 2000. Green, currently a fugitive, was indicted on federal cocaine conspiracy charges in 2007.

Inner City Gear II Inc., incorporated in 1996 as clothes retailer located at 2707 W. Cold Spring Lane; charter forfeited in 1998.

C-Lo Clothing Co. Inc., incorporated in 1998 as clothes retailer in Mondawmin Mall; charter forfeited in 2000.

Liverpool Enterprises Inc., incorporated in 2000 as real estate holding company located at 2405 E. Monument St.; charter forfeited in 2004.

Capers LLC, incorporated in 1999 with Liverpool as member and purchased Five Mile House (see below) for $400,000; charter forfeited in 2006, reinstated in 2007.

Noel S. Liverpool, sole proprietorship applied for but not completed in 2003, located at 4700 Parkside Drive (see below).

4217 LLC, established in 2004 as real estate holding company located at 4217 Erdman Ave.; charter forfeited in 2006.

EMLNSL Corp., incorporated in 2004 as real estate holding company and to operate Club House Bar and Grill at 4217 Erdman Ave.; liquor license transferred in 2007, but business remains incorporated with Etta Liverpool as sole director.

Real Estate Holdings: Liverpool only holds title to one of the following properties.

1043 N. Milton Ave. obtained as a gift in 1993 from Timothy T. Spearman; Liverpool mortgaged the property in 1995 for $32,900 and later defaulted on the loan, with the property foreclosed upon in 2005; Isidore E. Liverpool, a relative, resided there when he pleaded guilty to narcotics trafficking in 1997.

9705 Marriottsville Road, Randallstown, purchased for $143,000 in 1994; mortgaged the property for $27,200 in 1995; mortgaged it for $30,000 in 1997 to finance Inner City Gear (see above); used it partially secure loan to Capers LLC (see above) in 1999.

1631 E. North Ave. obtained through a 99-year lease in 1994 from Stanley Rochkind for $10,000; assigned in 1996 to Shawn M. Green (see above, Total Male II) for $87,000; Green mortgaged the property for $104,000, and in 2004 Baltimore City seized the property from Green and Rochkind in a condemnation proceeding for $92,000.

1633 E. North Ave. obtained as a substitute purchaser in 1994 for Maurice H. Solomon, who was the highest bidder at $1,500; Liverpool then mortgaged the property in 1995 for $84,000, and in 1999 used it to partially secure loans totaling more than $360,000 to Capers LLC (see above); Baltimore City seized the property from Liverpool in 2004 in a condemnation proceeding for $120,000.

2405 E. Monument Ave. purchased in 1997 for $45,000; used it to partially secure loan to Capers LLC (see above) in 1999; sold in 2006 for $190,000.

2411 E. Monument Ave. purchased in 1997 for $20,000; in 1999 used it to partially secure loans totaling more than $340,000 to Capers LLC (see above); sold property to Milton Tillman III in 2007 for $50,000, with a no-interest loan of $30,000.

5302 Reisterstown Road purchased in 1999 by Capers LLC (see above) for $400,000, with Liverpool as a member, taking out a $344,250 loan from 1st Mariner Bank; in 2001 company borrowed another $80,000 from lawyer Jeffrey Chernow, who represents Liverpool in a number of other business matters; in 2006, Chernow appointed a substitute trustee to collect on his loan–usually a sign of default; in July 2007, 1st Mariner appointed a sub-trustee as well; in August 2007, Dr. Rex Frost of Lakeside National LLC bought the loans from 1st Mariner and modified them, forgiving $8,000 of principal; in May 2008, Chenow filed papers indicating his loan to Capers LLC is paid in full. On May 30, Frost lent Capers an additional $100,000.

4700 Parkside identified as address for sole proprietorship of Noel Liverpool Sr. in 2003 that was never fully formed; address also identified as residence of personal reference in support of 2004 liquor license application, and of multiple family members convicted of felonies, including first-degree arson, drug possession, drug trafficking, and prostitution, from 1995 to 2004.

Lawsuits and Debt Collection: Liverpool has had numerous judgments against him, some of which he has paid only after a creditor threatened to seek discovery in a civil court proceeding.

Mayor and City Council v. Noel Liverpool, 1993, drug-related forfeiture action, eventually dismissed.

Congress Talcott Corp. v. Inner City Gear (see above), 1999, judgment for $7,516.

Bank of Maryland v. Inner City Gear, Inner City Gear II, 2707 Cold Spring LLC, and Noel Liverpool, 1999, judgment for $21,831.

American Express Travel Related Services Inc. v. Noel Liverpool, 1999, judgment for $18,578.

Bank of Maryland v. 2707 Cold Spring LLC, Inner City Gear, Inner City Gear II, and Noel Liverpool, 1999, judgment for $149,145.

New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. v. Inner City Gear and Noel Liverpool, 1999, judgment for $29,815.

Kandel, Klitenic, and Chernow LLP (see above) v. Noel Liverpool, 2707 Cold Spring LLC, and Inner City Gear, 1999, judgment for $15,727.

Columbia Sportswear Co. v. Inner City Gear and Noel Liverpool, 2000, judgment for $33,758.

Jack Schwartx Shoes v. Noel Liverpool, 2000, judgment for $5,289.

Puma North America Inc. v. Inner City Gear and Noel Liverpool, 2000, judgment for $9,246.

Village of Cross Keys Inc. v. Noel Liverpool and Inner City Gear, 2000, judgment for $129,510 (Total Male II and Five Mile House served as wage garnishees for Liverpool).

Waterview Resolution Corp. v. Noel Liverpool, 2000, judgment for $15,588.

Leasecom Corp. v. Noel Liverpool, 2000, judgment for $1,507.

Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund v. Noel Liverpool and Inner City Gear, 2000, judgment for $2,914.

Maryland State Comptroller v. Noel Liverpool, 2001, judgment for $124,150.

Platinum Financial Services Corp. v. Noel Liverpool, 2002, judgment for $6,139.

Cindy Diamond v. Noel Liverpool, 2005, foreclosure on property at 1043 N. Milton Ave. (see above).

Jacqueline and Robert Meek v. Noel Liverpool, Etta Liverpool, 4217 LLC (see above), and EMLNSL Corp. (see above), 2005, judgment for $268,988.

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