For the last six years, lawyers in the bankruptcy law community have gathered in Western Massachusetts to hone their skills and get brought up to date on recent developments in bankruptcy law.
This year, the Sixth Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Western New England College School of Law, which co-sponsors the conference.
The program will provide practical discussions regarding issues facing today’s bankruptcy practitioners and update attorneys on changing bankruptcy case and statutory law. The conference will focus on issues regarding mortgage foreclosures and means test issues and solutions. A segment of the program will also focus on numerous ethical issues, including due diligence and conflict of interest.
Throughout the years, two individuals have been at the center of the conferences. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Henry J. Boroff, District of Massachusetts, will present his annual view from the bench, which serves as a focal point for the conference. For six years Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Esq., the principal of the Springfield-based Law Office of Jonathan R. Goldsmith, has served as chair, recruiting, organizing and running the program. This year, Goldsmith is joined as co-chair by Justin H. Dion, an associate in the Springfield office of Bacon & Wilson PC.
In addition to Boroff, Goldsmith and Dion, the faculty includes: Philip J. Hendel, Esq., Hendel & Collins PC, Springfield; Amy Lipman-White, Esq., Stanton & Davis, Marshfield; Richard T. Mulligan, Esq., Harmon Law Offices, Newton and Denise M. Shear, Esq., Ostrander Law Office, Northampton.