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Gary M. Weiner, Esq., Weiner Law Firm, PC

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President Weiner Law Firm, PC Work 1441 Main St Ste 610 Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 USA Work Phone: (413) 732-6840 Work Fax: (413) 785-5666 Cell Phone: 413-531-0614 Website: Weiner Law Firm, PC
Biography

“I am motivated to do the best job I can for my clients. It is my goal to help them solve the problem that they have presented to us. I am most satisfied when I am able to obtain a successful result for our clients.”

» Selected a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2004-2019

» Selected in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2009-2019

Gary Weiner has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in his area of practice, Bankruptcy Law from 2004-2019 and has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America from 2009 -2019. Super Lawyers represent the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Massachusetts. Attorneys were selected from over 37,000 ballots, which were sent to lawyers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A Super Lawyer is a lawyer recognized by his or her peers as being outstanding in their profession. Attorney Weiner is the only Bankruptcy Attorney in Western Massachusetts who was selected as a Super Lawyer in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights area for fifteen consecutive years.

Practice Area

Concentrates in bankruptcy law, commercial collections, commercial litigation and loan workouts; serves as one of only four Bankruptcy Panel Trustees in Western Massachusetts (1997 to the present) appointed by the United States Department of Justice.

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1986
Syracuse University, B.S., 1983

Bar and Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1986
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 1987
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut 1990
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Commercial Law League of America
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Finance Committee, 2012- 2015, 2019-2022
    • President Elect, 2009-2010
    • Attorney Board Representative 2006-2009
    • Recording Secretary 2004-2005
    • Member Board of Governors YMS Board Liaison 2003-2004
    • Chair, Young Members Section 2002-2003
    • Chair, New England Region 1995-1996
    • Chair of Bankruptcy Section  2016-2018
    • Treasurer, Bankruptcy Section  2014-2016
    • Member Board of Governors Bankruptcy Section Rep 2018-2020
    • Past Contributing Editor to Newsletter & Chair of Trustee Education Committee
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Hampden County Bar Association
    – Chair, New Members Section 1994-1995
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Awards, Achievements and Appointments

  • Client Security Board – Appointed by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to five year term 2019-2024
  • Chapter 7 Trustee Panel, District of Massachusetts, 1997-present
  • Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules Attorney Advisory Committee 2003-2005
  • (ECF/CM Subcommittee)
  • Member Joint Bankruptcy Court/BBA Task Force on Financial Literacy for Students 2004-present
  • Recipient of the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award; Awarded by the Massachusetts Justice Project and Volunteer Lawyers Service

Attorney Weiner presented with Pro Bono Award by Judge Henry Boroff

Publications and Lectures

  • Author and Lecturer – “The Student Loan Crisis” A Debate & Discussion on How to Address the increasing Debt of Student Loans in and out of Bankruptcy” – Commercial Law League, National Convention, May 2019
  • Author and Lecturer – “They Sold my House and You Said it was Safe”, Massachusetts Bar Association (Western Mass Bankruptcy Conference) – November, 2018
  • Author and Lecturer – “They Sold my House and You Said it was Safe”, American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Conference, July 2018
  • Author and Lecturer – “Traps for the Unwary”, Commercial Law League Webinar, January, 2018
  • Author and Lecturer – Impact of Bankruptcy on Mechanic’s Lines and UCC Filings,
  • Webinar – NCS, December 2017
  • Author – “Bankruptcy Trustee’s Ability to Clawback Debtors’ Tuition Payments”, Commercial Law World Magazine, January, 2017
  • Author and Lecturer – “Secured Creditors and Alternatives to Foreclosures Bankruptcy Panel” – Commercial Law League National Convention, April 2013
  • Author and Lecturer – “Bankruptcies and Agencies Playing in the Same Sandbox” – Commercial Law League National Convention, May 2012
  • Author and Lecturer – Massachusetts Mechanic’s Liens – Trade Groups, March 2011
  • Author and Lecturer, Hampden County Bar Association 7th Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Law Conference, October 2008
  • Author and Lecturer, National Association of Credit Management – Credit Congress; “Bankruptcy a 360° View – A Trustee’s Perspective”, June 2007
  • Author and Lecturer, Commercial Law League of America – Eastern Region Conference; “Bankruptcy a 360° View – A Trustee’s Perspective”, November 2006
  • Author and Lecturer, Massachusetts Bar Continuing Legal Education – Fourth Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Law Conference, “Homestead, Residency & New Requirements to File”, September 2005
  • Author and Lecturer, Advanced Collection Law in Massachusetts (Bankruptcy Issues) Lorimar Publications, June 2004
  • Author and Lecturer, Commercial Law League, Midwest Convention, “Impact of Revised Article 9 on the Bankruptcy Code”, April 2004
  • Author and Lecturer, Commercial Law League, New England Convention, “Unintended Consequences: What to Know before alleging Debtor Fraud”, May 2003
  • Author and Lecturer, Commercial Law League, Midwest Convention, “Asset Liquidation in the 21st Century”, April 2002
  • Author and Lecturer, Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law, “Exemptions”, Massachusetts Bar Institute, November, 2002
  • Author and Lecturer, Commercial Law League New York Convention, “Getting it and Getting it Done”, November 2002
  • Lecturer, Commercial Law League, New England Convention, “Hidden Liens”, May 2001
  • Editor, Commercial Law League, Bankruptcy Newsletter – various case notes 1994-2003
  • Co-author and Lecturer, “Strategy of a Lender, Loan Collection Litigation In and Out of Bankruptcy”, National Business Institute, 1992
  • Editor, “Massachusetts Collection Manual”, Butterworth Legal Publishing, 1990

Reported Cases

  • Weiner v. Dupuis, 25 LCR 749, 2017 Mass. LCR Lexis 2013 (November 7, 2017)
  • Lee Bank vs. Bearbones, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 167685 (D. Mass. October 11, 2017)
  • Cadle Co. v. Scarlett, 2017 Mass. App. Div. Lexis 50 (2017)
  • In re: Sullivan, 550 B.R. 163 (Bkr. D. Mass. May 2, 2016)
  • In re: Dupuis, 524 B.R. 1 (Bkr. D. Mass. January 8, 2015)
  • In re: O’Sullivan, 488 B. R. 510 (Bkr. D. Mass. March 21, 2013)
  • In re: Fiesole Trading Corp. 2004 Bankr. Lexis 1483 (2004)
  • Candelario v. Pagan 282 BR 735 (2002)
  • DAP Financial Services v. Peterson, 6 LCR 125 (1998)
  • Soforenko v. Soforenko, (In rRe;; Soforenko) 203 BR 853 (1997)
  • Denchy v. Richard J. Zalowski, (In re: Zalowski),107 BR 431 (1989)

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