CLE Program

16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium


Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Western New England University School of Law
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA, 01119

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MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $160.00

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This annual symposium covers important updates and issues relevant to both new and experienced bankruptcy practitioners.

This year’s program will provide practical discussions regarding issues facing bankruptcy practitioners and update attorneys on changes in the law.
The topics will include:

  • State of the District
  • New Chapter 13 plan, form and rules
  • Bankruptcy issues that will arise from the establishment of legalized gambling sites in Massachusetts
  • Guidance and tips for time-saving legal research

Members of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester County bar associations who are not MBA members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $80. To register, please contact the Massachusetts Bar Association Member Service Center at (617) 338-0500.


Hon. Henry J. Boroff (ret.), Program Co-chair
Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, Program Co-chair
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Springfield
L. Alexandra Hogan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield
Christina M. Turgeon, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of Christina M. Turgeon, Springfield
Hon. Frank J. Bailey, Panelist
Pioneer Legal, Boston
Hon. Joan N. Feeney, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Christopher J. Panos, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Worcester
Dmitry Lev, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of D. Lev PC, Watertown
Denise Pappalardo, Esq., Panelist
Office of Chapter 13 Trustee, Worcester
Denise Shear, Esq., Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Springfield
Seth Stratton, Esq., Panelist
Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law, P.C., Springfield
Steven Weiss, Esq., Panelist
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC, Springfield

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