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 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 of
Roumeliotis Law Group PC and Spencer A. Stone of Bacon Wilson PC.
Henry E. Geberth Jr. of Hendel & Collins PC and Kara S. Rescia
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."