Lexington, Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyers

Victor A. Denaro
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Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience

I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from... Read More »
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Patrick Mead
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Burlington, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 333-4139 New England Executive Park, Bldg.15 Regus
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 273-3801 Executive Place
50 Mall Road, Suite 208
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Construction and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Northeastern University
Since its founding in 1996, dedication and commitment to serving clients has been at the heart of the Law Office of Mark E. Burke. Attorney Burke is both book smart and street smart and he prides himself on economical, efficient and successful results.
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Since 1999, David Altman has been representing seriously injured people and their families throughout Massachusetts. David has recovered millions of dollars for people injured in cases ranging from simple negligence to the most sophisticated and complex liability cases. As the managing partner of the firm’s personal injury practice, David also oversees the other attorneys and staff at the firm in order to ensure that every case gets the attention it deserves.

While David has developed a reputation for achieving consistently outstanding results on behalf of injured people, he is probably best known for the level of service he provides. He makes...
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Practice: Upon graduation from law school and having passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination in 1995, Attorney Beauregard joined the law firm of Palma Law Offices, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Beauregard opened his own practice in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006, whose main office is located at 25 Central Street in Lowell, MA 01852. Since 2006, the firm has grown to meet the increased demand for experienced and ethical legal representation, with offices in Nashua, NH, North Andover, MA and Boston, MA. Attorney Beauregard is licensed to practice in all Massachusetts state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Federal Court...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Criminal and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Michael A. Contant
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Woburn, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(617) 227-8383 10 Cedar Street
Suite 23
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Massachusetts School of Law
Our goal is to embrace our clients and their problems as if they were our own. People often come to us at low points in their lives. Some are injured; some have financial burdens crushing them; and some have been charged with crimes. All of these situations involve a great deal of stress. I believe it is our job to relieve that stress. Our goal is to help that person walk out feeling better than when they arrived.
Scott Christopher Hubbell
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Auburndale, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(508) 259-2886 275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400
Auburndale, MA 02466
Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Dmitry Lev
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Watertown, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 556-9990 134 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Roger Williams University
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Stoneham, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 369-0111 90 Maple Street
Suite 3A
Stoneham, MA 02180
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
Matthew Desrochers
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Reading, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(857) 244-1940 274 Main Street
Suite 208
Reading, MA 01867
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Massachusetts School of Law
Are you facing creditor harassment, wage garnishment, or foreclosure? People often feel helpless when they find themselves in financial situations like these. Debt issues are not something to take lightly, but it is not as scary as you might think. You owe it to yourself to at least know your options. Discussing your situation is the best way out of a bad situation and on to a better future. Get advice from Bankruptcy Lawyer MA Matthew Desrochers.
Richard Schifone
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Somerville, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 776-7300 59 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney Providing Personal Bankruptcy Services Since 1996 Need to Stop a Foreclosure? Need Relief From Debts and Creditor Calls/Garnishment/Levy, etc.? Maybe Get Rid of a 2nd or 3rd mortgage? Reorganize Your Business? I am here to help you get a "fresh start" with your finances or deal with any bankruptcy related issues Free Initial Consults. Bankruptcy filing recommended only when it is your best option. Over15 years' experience handling exclusively bankruptcy cases for debtors and creditors, business and personal, under Chapters 7 and 13...
Brian Waller
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Charlestown, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(781) 591-2785 529 Main St
Charlestown, MA 02129
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
I transitioned to divorce and family law after 15+ years working in accounting and operations for start-up technology companies. I strongly believe lawyers overlook the client experience and often force clients to work their way instead of the best way for the client. This means only being available during regular business hours, poor communication, and a less-than-clear understanding of the law related to their case.

My firm's approach starts with the client. We are committed to flexibility and working for and partnering with every client in the most efficient way for them. For parents, a mid-day meeting is frequently a big...
Atty. John P. Keane
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Malden, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 407-2728 17 Charles St.
Malden, MA 02148
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
I am a Massachusetts bankruptcy attorney with over 20 years experience.
Sean T. Hennigan
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Woburn, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(617) 227-8383 10 Cedar Street
Suite 23
Woburn, MA 01801
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Massachusetts School of Law
Our goal is to embrace our clients and their problems as if they were our own. People often come to us at low points in their lives. Some are injured; some have financial burdens crushing them; and some have been charged with crimes. All of these situations involve a great deal of stress. I believe it is our job to relieve that stress. Our goal is to help that person walk out feeling better than when they arrived.
Shannon Bayer
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Cambridge, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 216-4607 469 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 6
Cambridge, MA 02135
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
Thomas Beauvais
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Melrose, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(781) 462-1669 PO Box 761235
Melrose, MA 02176
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Suffolk University
Stuart Alford
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Watertown, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(617) 926-8800 142 Galen Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Bankruptcy, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Born in Massachusetts
Attended Newton public schools
Graduated Bard College 1986
Graduated New England School of Law 1990
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar 1990
Admitted to United States District Court 1991
Admitted to United States Court of Appeals 1993

Married 25 years
2 grown children

Volunteerism:
Natick Little League
Natick Youth Soccer
Temple Israel of Natick Board of Directors (2009-2010)
Temple Israel of Natick Vice President (2010-2015)
Temple Israel of Natick President (2015-2017)

Community Awards:
Church of God Valley of Blessings, Dorchester, Humanitarian Award (2003)
Temple Israel of Natick, Hatan Torah Honoree (2017)

Alford Legal Group proudly sponsors the following:
St. James Armenian Church Golf Tournament
Temple Israel of Natick Golf Tournament
Father Flanagan's Boy's Home
Louis D. Brown Peace Curriculum

Neil Warrenbrand
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Newton, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 29 years experience
(617) 720-2286 275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466
Bankruptcy
Boston University School of Law
Massachusetts attorney successfully representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings since 1990.
Terrence Parker
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Cambridge, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(617) 491-2265 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Carl Emilio D'Angio Jr
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Waltham, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(781) 894-6028 11 Spring St
Waltham, MA 02451
Bankruptcy, Construction, Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Lisa A. Cheney Esq.
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Malden, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(617) 512-0115 65 Clinton Street
Suite 1
Malden, MA 02148
Bankruptcy
Jonathan Roy
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Wakefield, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 245-1239 7 Lincoln Street
Suite 210
Wakefield, MA 01880
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and IP
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
Matthew J. Kidd
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Boston, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(617) 820-8400 12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Employment and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award in 2017 and 2018. Kidd was also named a 2018 “Rising Star” by SuperLawyer.com and received the “Silver...
Christopher Tolley
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Boston, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 367-8787 1 Washington Mall Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Construction and Consumer
Suffolk University Law School
Meeting Your Business And Personal Legal Needs
Your needs are our needs. Your goals are our goals. We strive to provide our clients the best representation we can, employing rigorous legal analysis and considerable experience to develop client relationships where we consistently deliver success. From common to complex legal issues we seek solutions that are creative, inventive, even counter-intuitive – but always practical.

Our areas of practice include:

Debt Collection Regulation - Federal and Massachusetts
Construction Supplier Litigation
Real estate transactions – buying, selling, mortgages title issues, title insurance
Commercial and Consumer Collections
Commercial And Consumer Mortgage Foreclosures
Personal injury
Chapter 7 and 13 for Individuals and Small Businesses
Bankruptcy...
Dax Grantham
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Beverly, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 595-1449 100 Cummings Center
Suite 224-C
Beverly, MA 01915
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Business
New England Law | Boston
I grew up on the Florida Gulf Coast and finished college at the University of South Alabama, where I graduated with honors while earning bachelor degrees in both Economics and Management. After college, I moved to Boston to attend law school at New England School of Law, where I earned a position as an editor on the New England Law Review. I graduated law school in 2001 and went to work at a small boutique law firm in Boston that specialized in business litigation and bankruptcy. After gaining experience working for a Boston Litigation law firm, I fulfilled a...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from unmanageable debt in a number of ways, like debt workout or through the Bankruptcy Court with the filing of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I have 33 years experience in the Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and with the appointed chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees in Massachusetts which helps when navigating the case through to its conclusion which is the discharge of...
Michael Goldstein
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Middleton, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 595-3800 161 S. Main Street
Building 2, Second Floor
Middleton, MA 01949
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Employment and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Michael A. Goldstein is a Massachusetts lawyer who represents employees who have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace and wrongful termination from their jobs. He also represents employees who have not been paid their wages, commissions and PTO time due and owning both during their employment and after their separation from employment. In addition, he represents clients in unemployment appeal hearings when they have been denied unemployment benefits. Finally, Attorney Goldstien helps consumer get a fresh start on their finances through chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 341-5044 5 Fletcher Street
2nd Floor, Suite D
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
My practice is primarily focused on consumer bankruptcy, drunk driving defense, criminal defense, and family law. My goal is help you find justice whether you are experiencing financial difficulties, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or have some other legal problem. It can be intimidating talking to a lawyer, especially when it comes to personal matters. I understand that no two cases are alike and I work hard to develop creative strategies to help my clients achieve the best results possible.
Paul McCarthy
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North Andover, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
65A Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Paul D. McCarthy is the Founder and Managing Partner of MAC Law Group, LLC. He has focused his practice of law on Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Asset Protection and Consumer Protection for more than 15 years. Prior to practicing law, Attorney McCarthy managed, operated and owned several real estate brokerages and mortgage banking companies. This experience gave him extensive knowledge in defending the public against abusive practices of mortgage lenders and real estate brokers. He is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He is regularly relied...
Daniel W. Murray
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Sudbury, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(978) 579-9800 39 Union Avenue
2nd Floor
Sudbury, MA 01776
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Daniel W. Murray is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He has been practicing law in Massachusetts for over 30 years. During this time, he has used his extensive legal knowledge and creative problem solving skills to get his clients what they deserve. Attorney Murray received his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1980 and is now a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Prior to starting his own practice, Attorney Murray worked in both a small and large-corporate law firm in Boston. He also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts...
Lamya A. Forghany
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Andover, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 258-0384 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Firm Focus and History I established Forghany Law, P.C. with the philosophy of a small firm helping people with their legal dilemmas. Forghany Law, P.C. focuses on Chapter 7 & 13 Consumer (Debtor) Bankruptcy. Family Law, Criminal Defense. We also handle Personal Injury, Torts, and Products Liability. Check out the website www.ForghanyLaw.com for a complete list. Previous Employment Summary I am no stranger to hard work. During my college years, I was a volunteer EMT. During law school I taught CPR for the American Red Cross, and also was a computer repair technician. Now during my short career as an attorney, I have had...
Elissa Flanagan Magnant
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Chelmsford, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 513-8011 2 Meeting House Road
Suite 4
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Divorce
Western New England College
Scott F Bocchio
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lawrence, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 254-7841 354 Merrimack Street
Suite 331
lawrence, MA 01843
Free ConsultationConsumer, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Scott F. Bocchio, focuses in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal, Consumer and Social Security Disability Law.

Attorney Bocchio has been a practicing attorney since 2007. Legal Rights Advocates delivers high-quality legal representation to individuals and businesses. While Attorney Bocchio specializes in Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant, Consumer, and Criminal.

Attorney Bocchio provides personalized attention to each case and strives to provide the best for each and everyone of his clients.
Attorney Bocchio takes the time to keep his clients appraised of each step of their case and “promptly” answers your questions throughout your representation.

If you are...
Darren Philip Cross
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Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 716-4303 1266 Furnace Brook Parkway
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
Suffolk University Law School
Darren P. Cross is a founder and principal of Cross Nadel LLC. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of bankruptcy, immigration and trademark and copyright law. After operating his own law firm in Boston for nearly fifteen years, Darren co-founded Cross Nadel LLC to provide individual and business clients with the same excellent service for which he is known in a more accessible and flexible setting. Darren has spent his career working compassionately and directly with clients to guide them through some of their most difficult and important financial, citizenship and business decisions. He...
George C. Malonis
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Dracut, MA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(978) 453-4500 14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Law
George C. Malonis was educated at Suffolk Law School, Babson College (MBA) and Boston University (BA). He is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. George C. Malonis offers comprehensive, professional legal services with 20 years' experienced counsel and support staff.
Steve Holmes
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Lowell, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 456-5201 100 Merrimack St
Suite 205C
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1991
Member of Massachusetts Bar Association
Member of Middlesex County Bar Association
Member of Worcester County Bar Association
Douglas Beaton
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NORTH ANDOVER, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(978) 975-2608 800 Turnpike Street
NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01845
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Northeastern University School of Law
I have been a bankruptcy lawyer in the Merrimack Valley since 1994. I am a member of both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire bar associations, and I can help you escape from a life of debt if you currently reside in either state. When you hire me you will always be represented by a qualified, experienced bankruptcy lawyer who understands your problems and can help you find the right solution. At my office, you won't meet with a paralegal, you won't have to fill out your life history just to get an interview, and you won't wait for weeks until an...
David Chenelle
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Westford, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 496-2000 6 Lyberty Way
Suite 201
Westford, MA 01886
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
An advocate in the representation of consumer, commercial and business clients in the United States Bankruptcy Court. My practice involves all aspects of bankruptcy including cases filed as Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. I am dedicated to helping you regain control of your finances and ultimately, your life. I provide personalized, dedicated service to my clients who are overburdened by debt and wish to make a clean financial start.
John-Paul (Jack) LaPre
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Marlborough, MA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(855) 479-7107 277 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Western New England University School of Law
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.