CLE Program

20th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium


Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Runtime: 3:00h

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MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $150.00

The presentation is currently being edited and will be available for purchase soon.

For 20 years, the Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Symposium has been a staple of education for the Massachusetts Bar Association, focusing on important updates and issues relevant to bankruptcy practitioners.

This year’s symposium will feature practical discussions regarding issues facing bankruptcy practitioners. Symposium highlights include:

  • State of the District, Hon. Christopher J. Panos, chief judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Case law updates
  • Issues related to the sale of distressed businesses
  • Ethical considerations in a virtual world

Members of the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester county bar associations who are not MBA members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $75. To register, please contact the MBA's Member Services Center at (617) 338-0530.

This session will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by noon on Monday, Nov. 1, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.


Hon. Christopher J. Panos, Chief Judge, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Worcester
Hon. Frank J. Bailey, Panelist
Pioneer Legal, Boston
Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, Program Co-chair, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Springfield
Hon. Janet E. Bostwick, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Henry J. Boroff (Ret.), Program Co-chair
Andrea M. O'Connor, Esq., Program Co-chair
Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law PC, East Longmeadow
Christina M. Turgeon, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of Christina M. Turgeon, Springfield
Joseph B. Collins, Esq., Panelist
Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law PC, East Longmeadow
Christine E. Devine, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Christine E. Devine, LLC, Medway
Pamela A. Harbeson, Esq., Panelist
Office of the Bar Counsel
William T. Hurley, Jr., JD, CPA, Panelist
Verdolino & Lowey, P.C., Foxboro
Keith Lowey, CPA, CIRA, CFF, Panelist
Verdolino & Lowey, P.C., Foxboro

Sponsoring Sections:

Business Law Section
Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management Section
Young Lawyers Division

Note: This program is available via real-time webcast.
Real-time webcast participants are able to ask questions of the presenters while the program is underway.

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