Expertise and technology for lowering legal expense and improving quality.
Based in Washington, D.C., AIS Law LLP is a creditors' rights firm that offers default legal services on a national scale. We are revolutionizing the way law is practiced by blending personalized service with cutting-edge technology. Our proprietary software, Legal Trac, is designed to capture data directly from the source with direct input into pleadings and documentation. Thus, capitalizing on our clients’ needs for accurate and responsive resolutions.
AIS Law is unique in its incorporation of technology not merely to aid or enhance the lawyers work product, but specifically to reduce legal fees incurred by its clients. While maximizing the developments in technology, AIS Law maintains the tradition of personal service to its clients with a network of retained counsel, attorneys active in the courts in which the clients’ matters are addressed.
It is this merger of the most traditional aspects of legal practice and the most advanced use of technology with a cost saving result to the clients that sets AIS Law apart as a law firm.
Our Guiding Principles
Our core values guide the way in which we interact with our clients and each other. The values are based on:
AIS Law was founded by a successful CEO and accomplished attorney with the intention of revolutionizing the practice of law.
Blake Hogan brings 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience to the firm, incorporating and guiding the business development, software innovation, and process engineering aspects of the business.
Cheryl Skigin’s accomplished legal background gives AIS Law LLP the credibility and expertise to effectively oversee bankruptcy law operations and deliver a best-in-class bankruptcy law service to our creditor clients.
BLAKE HOGAN, CEO
Blake Hogan serves as CEO of AIS Law LLP where he directs the non-legal aspects of the firm including marketing, software development, process engineering and IT systems management.
Hogan has 30 years’ experience in building and transforming service and technology organizations. In 1990, he founded Hogan Information, a Fintech company that compiled data from the US Court system. Hogan Information was sold to First Data Corporation in 1996. He then transitioned to the President of Hogan Information and Innovis for First Data. Additionally, he served on the Executive Committee of First Data Information Management Group.
In 2000, Hogan founded American InfoSource. It was there that they developed an industry-leading bankruptcy database and high-quality servicing technology. In 2012, the purchase of Ascension Capital Group allowed AIS to offer the most comprehensive bankruptcy servicing platform in the industry. Hogan then opened AIS’ first India-based operations site providing alternatives for loan administration and back office support. AIS continues to be a leading fintech firm committed to lowering costs, improving quality and reducing cycle time for their clients.
CHERYL A. SKIGIN, PARTNER
Cheryl A. Skigin is a phi beta kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received her Juris Doctorate as an Order of the Coif graduate of Emory University School of Law in 1976, having attended her last year of law school as a visiting student at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. Ms. Skigin also attended the International Academy of Law, at the Hague, the Netherlands. She is a member of the California, Nevada and District of Columbia Bar and is a solicitor on the rolls of England and Wales and is a registered with the NMLS as a mortgage broker in California.
Skigin has enjoyed a highly successful career specializing in bankruptcy and litigation. She began her career with Steptoe and Johnson working in both transportation financing and litigation, redefining the meaning of point to point competition. In 1981, Skigin joined Woodburn and Wedge and working in the fields of mining law and bankruptcy. She later became a founding member of Gibson and Skigin and continued her specialization in bankruptcy representing both debtors and creditors being named amongst the 'Best Lawyers in America' while representing the Lear family when Lear Jet enter reorganization both in reference to its US and Northern Ireland facilities. Skigin subsequently moved to Southern California where she continued specializing in bankruptcy, initially as a partner in Keck, Mahin & Cate, continuing her specialization in creditor representation in bankruptcy including litigation in lender liability. In 1995, she joined the the bankruptcy boutique firm of Lobel and Opera in 1995, representing real estate developers both in pre-bankruptcy resolutions and Chapter 11 reorganizations as well as creditors in such well known proceedings as the Orange County bankruptcy. After taking Hooked on Phonics through a successful sale in Chapter 11, she joined its founder as in-house counsel providing representation in entrepreneurial business development in the U.S., Ireland, and England including oversight of the Dr. Laura Schlessinger talk radio program and ultimately negotiating its sale.
Skigin returned to private practice in 2006. She later joined with her partners in AIS Law LLP as a natural transition after working with AIS Portfolio Services technology in creditor representation in bankruptcy law proceedings.