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34th Annual Bankruptcy Meets Bench Conference

Bankruptcy Meets Bar conference attendees networking.

About the Event

This is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations, and analysis on key issues for 2024 and beyond.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon St, Boston, MA

Agenda

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM

Introduction & State of the District

  • Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Justin Kesselman, Partner, ArentFox Schiff
  • Michael Jusczyk, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM

Trends in Avoidance Actions & Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy

  • Hon. Christopher J. Panos, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Richard Ravosa, Esq., Founding Partner, Ravosa Law Offices, PC
  • Donald Lassman, Principal, Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
  • John Desmond, Attorney, Law Office of John Desmond
  • Kate Nicholson, Attorney, Nicholson P.C.

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Examination of Innocent Spouse and Code Section 523(a)(2)(A)

  • Hon. Janet E. Bostwick, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Alex Mattera, Esq., Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP
  • David A. Mawhinney, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, District of Massachusetts (Central and Western Divisions)
  • Christine Devine, Esq., Law Office of Christine E. Devine, LLC

5:10 PM – 6:00 PM

Disclosure Responsibilities in Bankruptcy

  • Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Tatyana P. Tabachnik, Esq., Associate, Demerle Hoeger LLP
  • Amy Puliafico, Esq., Attorney, The Law Firm of Ullian & Associates, P.C
  • Logan Weinkauf, Esq., Attorney, Logan A. Weinkauf, P.C.
  • Robert W. Kovacs Jr., Attorney, Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Reception

Advisory Committee

Michael Jusczyk
Greenberg Traurig

Justin Kesselman
ArentFox Schiff

Marcus Pratt
Korde & Associates

Dmitry Lev
The Lev Law Firm