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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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Upcoming Bankruptcy Law Events

Dec 07
Brown Bag

BBA Webinar: Cashing Out: Asset Appreciation in Chapter 13

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Dec 08
Virtual Brown Bag

BBA Webinar: Succession Planning for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Dec 14
Brown Bag

Complying with new SEC Marketing Rule for Registered Investment Advisers

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Section Leadership

Justin Kesselman

Justin Kesselman

Section Co-Chair ArentFox Schiff LLP
Morgan Nighan

Morgan Nighan

Section Co-Chair Nixon Peabody LLP
Tristan Axelrod

Tristan Axelrod

Bankruptcy Finance Committee Co-Chair Brown Rudnick LLP
James Britton

James Britton

Bankruptcy New Lawyers Co-Chair ArentFox Schiff LLP
Hannah Ciechanowski

Hannah Ciechanowski

Bankruptcy Diversity, Inclusion and Membership Committee Co-Chair Locke Lord LLP
Christine Devine

Christine Devine

Bankruptcy Education and Bench Bar Committee Co-Chair Law Office of Christine E. Devine LLC
Joan Feeney

Joan Feeney

Bankruptcy Strategic Thought Leadership Co-Chair JAMS
Kate Foley

Kate Foley

Bankruptcy Public Service/ Veterans Initiatives Committee Co-Chair Mirick O'Connell – Worcester Office
Andrew C. Helman

Andrew C. Helman

Bankruptcy Finance Committee Co-Chair Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Michael E. Jusczyk

Michael E. Jusczyk

Bankruptcy Communications Co-Chair Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Ryan Kelley

Ryan Kelley

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

Donald Lassman

Bankruptcy Strategic Thought Leadership Committee Co-Chair Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
Richard Levine

Richard Levine

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

Carlos Loredo

Bankruptcy Education and Bench Bar Committee Co-Chair Nicholson P.C.
John G. Loughnane Esq.

John G. Loughnane Esq.

M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Committee Co-Chair White and Williams LLP
David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney

Public Policy Committee Co-chair Bowditch & Dewey, LLP – Framingham
John Murray

John Murray

Bankruptcy Diversity, Inclusion and Membership Committee Co-Chair Nixon Peabody LLP
Kate Nicholson

Kate Nicholson

Bankruptcy Public Service/ Veterans Initiatives Committee Co-Chair Nicholson P.C.
Marcus Pratt

Marcus Pratt

Education & Bench Meets Bar Committee Co-Chair Korde & Associates, P.C.
Jacob Simon

Jacob Simon

Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair Simon Law
John Sommerstein

John Sommerstein

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

Marc Tetreault

Bankruptcy New Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Goodwin Procter LLP
Jessica Youngberg

Jessica Youngberg

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