Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
From left: Conference co-chairs George I. Roumeliotis, Esq. of Roumeliotis Law Group PC and Spencer A. Stone, Esq. of Bacon Wilson PC
Western Mass. Bankruptcy Conference features ‘State of the District’
Several dozen members of the legal community participated in the
Massachusetts Bar Association's 12th Annual Western
Massachusetts Bankruptcy conference on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Western
New England University School of Law. The conference provided
insights relative to the dischargeability of student loans,
strategies dealing with tax debt, and cases of note on appeal and
before the U.S. Supreme Court during the past year.
Four U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges from the District of
Massachusetts were among on the conference faculty: Hon. Frank
Bailey (Chief Judge, Boston), Hon. Henry J. Boroff (Springfield),
Hon. Joan N. Feeney (Boston), and Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman
(Worcester). They were joined by conference co-chairs George I.
Roumeliotis, Esq. of Roumeliotis Law Group PC and Spencer A. Stone,
Esq. of Bacon Wilson PC. Henry E. Geberth Jr., Esq. of Hendel &
Collins PC and Kara S. Rescia, Esq. of Eaton & Rescia LLP also
served as panelists.
Boroff spoke highly of the entire conference and highlighted
some of the major presentations: "Chief Judge Frank Bailey gave a
'State of the District' presentation and Judge Joan N. Feeney
discussed upcoming critically important United States Supreme Court
cases, both were well received."
He went on to thank those who help make the conference possible
and ensure its continued success. "We are indebted to the
Massachusetts Bar Association, to Western New England University
and the four Western Massachusetts county bar associations for
their sponsorship and support of this program," said Boroff. "It
has become a hallmark of continuing legal education in bankruptcy
for the District of Massachusetts."