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Bankruptcy Law

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Overview

The Bankruptcy Law Section allows solo and larger-firm practitioners from the consumer and business bankruptcy worlds to connect, share experiences, and explore evolving legal issues. The Section sponsors the popular Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference each spring and a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year.

Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference

Recently celebrating the 25th year of this annual conference, the Section has produced a history of this notable program.

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M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program

Through this program, the Bankruptcy Section, in collaboration with the United States Bankruptcy Court, teaches high school students about the importance of making informed decisions regarding their finances.

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Chapter 7 Pro Bono Initiatives

The Bankruptcy Section facilitates trainings throughout the year, providing volunteers with the fundamentals of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy law.  Recent trainings were developed in anticipation of an increased need for volunteer attorneys due to COVID related bankruptcy filings.

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The Charles P. Normandin Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation

Established in 2006 to support the Boston Bar Association’s bankruptcy-related public service projects, the Normandin fund most notably supports the operational expenses of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program.

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Section Leadership

Kathleen Cruickshank

Kathleen Cruickshank

Section Co-Chair Murphy & King, P.C.
Morgan Nighan

Morgan Nighan

Section Co-Chair Nixon Peabody LLP
Marcella Alvarez Morgan

Marcella Alvarez Morgan

Bankruptcy Public Service/ Veterans Initiatives Committee Ch Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Tristan Axelrod

Tristan Axelrod

Bankruptcy Diversity, Inclusion and Membership Committee Cha Brown Rudnick LLP
Joseph Baldiga

Joseph Baldiga

At-Large Mirick O'Connell – Westborough Office
Christine Devine

Christine Devine

At-Large Law Office of Christine E. Devine LLC
D. Ethan Jeffery

D. Ethan Jeffery

At-Large Murphy & King, P.C.
Joan Feeney

Joan Feeney

Bankruptcy Strategic Thought Leadership Committee Chair/Co-C JAMS
Kate Foley

Kate Foley

Bankruptcy Communications Committee Chair/Co-Chair Mirick O'Connell – Worcester Office
Douglas Gooding

Douglas Gooding

At-Large Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Jonathan Horne

Jonathan Horne

At-Large Murtha Cullina LLP
Ryan Kelley

Ryan Kelley

Bankruptcy Communications Committee Chair/Co-Chair Pierce Atwood, LLP – ME Office
Donald Lassman

Donald Lassman

Bankruptcy Strategic Thought Leadership Committee Chair/Co-C Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
Dmitry Lev

Dmitry Lev

At-Large Law Offices of D. Lev, PC
Richard Levine

Richard Levine

Bankruptcy Public Policy Committee Chair/Co-Chair Sassoon & Cymrot, LLP
Carlos Loredo

Carlos Loredo

Bankruptcy Education and Bench Bar Committee Chair/Co-Chair Cambridge Public Schools
John Loughnane

John Loughnane

M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Committee Chair/Co-Cha Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall

At-Large Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Alex Mattera

Alex Mattera

At large Financial Literacy Pierce Atwood LLP
David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney

Bankruptcy Education and Bench Bar Committee Chair/Co-Chair Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
John Murray

John Murray

Bankruptcy Finance and Business Committee Chair/Co-Chair Nixon Peabody LLP
Kate Nicholson

Kate Nicholson

Bankruptcy Public Service/ Veterans Initiatives Committee Ch Nicholson P.C.
Nina Parker

Nina Parker

At-Large Strategic Thought Leadership Parker & Associates LLC
Terrence Parker

Terrence Parker

At-Large Parker Law Offices
Marcus Pratt

Marcus Pratt

Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Chair/Co-Chair Korde & Associates, P.C.
Jesse Redlener

Jesse Redlener

Bankruptcy Diversity, Inclusion and Membership Committee Cha Ascendant Law Group LLC
Adam Ruttenberg

Adam Ruttenberg

At-Large ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jacob Simon

Jacob Simon

At-Large Strategic Thought Leadership Simon Law
John Sommerstein

John Sommerstein

Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Chair/Co-Chair Law Offices of John F. Sommerstein

Marc Tetreault

At-Large New Lawyers/New Lawyers Forum Liaison Goodwin Procter LLP
Macken Toussaint

Macken Toussaint

At-Large Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Adrienne Walker

Adrienne Walker

At-Large Strategic Thought Leadership Locke Lord LLP
Lynne Xerras

Lynne Xerras

Bankruptcy Finance and Business Committee Chair/Co-Chair Holland & Knight LLP
Jessica Youngberg

Jessica Youngberg

M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Committee Chair/Co-Cha U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Past Bankruptcy Law Events

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