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BBA Meets with the Chief Justices

We do it every fall. Because of the primary importance to the BBA of the judicial system in Massachusetts, the incoming BBA President meets each year with the chief judges at every level—the heads of the SJC and the Appeals Court, the US District Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Circuit of Appeals, the Chief Justice and Administrator of the Trial Court (together), and the leaders of each of the Trial Court’s seven departments: Superior Court, District Court, Boston Municipal Court, Housing Court, Juvenile Court, Land Court, and Probate & Family Court.
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25 Years of Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar

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Bankruptcy Law Committees

  • Bankruptcy Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to the bankruptcy bar. If you are interested in an editorial position or writing for the newsletter or blog, contact the

    Contact Information

    Macken Toussaint

    Timothy John Carter

    Goulston & Storrs PC

    (617) 482-1776

  • Bankruptcy Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover both business and consumer bankruptcy issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Bankruptcy Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Leslie F. Su

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    (617) 748-5300

    Jesse I. Redlener

    Ascendant Law Group

  • Bankruptcy Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Morgan Nighan

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    (617) 345-1031

    Lynne B. Xerras

    Holland & Knight LLP

    (617) 854-1403

  • Bankruptcy Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active on the legislative front. Often times, bankruptcy attorneys are asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Eric R. Blythe

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-4913

    Kathleen Marie Ryan

    Morgan Lewis

    (617) 341-7526

  • Bankruptcy Public Service Committee
    This committee organizes the annual Chapter 7 Pro Bono trainings and the Reaffirmation Clinic. The committee works closely with practitioners and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to respond to needs identified in the community.

    Contact Information

    Jacob T. Simon

    Simon Law

    (617) 819-4183

    Kate Nicholson

    Nicholson Herrick LLP

    (857) 999-0815

  • Commercial and Consumer Finance Committee
    This committee focuses on commercial and consumer lending.

    Contact Information

    Christopher M. Candon

    Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA - NH

    (603) 627-8168

    David A Mawhinney

    K&L Gates LLP

    (617) 261-3100

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
    This committee updates practitioners regarding changes and developments in Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 cases. In addition, it helps coordinate pro bono bankruptcy services in consumer matters.

    Contact Information

    Dmitry Lev

    Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

    (617) 556-9990

    Kathleen R. Cruickshank

    Murphy & King

  • M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Committee
    By volunteering for the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, you will help high school students across Massachusetts learn to make informed and effective decisions regarding their finances through educational and experiential opportunities. You can become involved by working on the committee to develop and grow the program or teaching at a school.

    Contact Information

    John G. Loughnane

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    (617) 439-2521

    Joan N. Feeney

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    (617) 748-5300

    Douglas B. Rosner

    Goulston & Storrs PC

    (617) 482-1776

  • New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee
    A part of the Bankruptcy Law Section, the New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee addresses issues faced by new or relatively new practitioners of bankruptcy law.

    Contact Information

    Jonathan D. Marshall

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-5000

    Justin Kesselman

    Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP

    (617) 973-6100

  • Practice and Procedure Committee
    This committee serves as a liaison with the office of the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and considers local practice issues.

    Contact Information

    Kate P. Foley

    Mirick O'Connell - Westborough Office

    (508) 898 1501

    Natalie B. Sawyer

    (617) 233-9026

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.