Posts Categorized: Veterans

Get Ready for the 2019 Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code: Small Business, Veterans’ Rights, and Farm Relief, October 15th, from 12 to 1 pm.

Join us at the BBA on Tuesday, October 15th, from 12 pm to 1 pm, as we review Bankruptcy Code amendments and discuss their potential impact on filings now, in 2020, and beyond. The discussion will include provisions affecting small businesses, veterans, and family farmers in reorganizing their debts, as well as changes to the laws governing avoidance actions ushered in by the amendments.

To register for the event, click HERE.

BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.

Non-Member – $100.00

Speakers: David Mawhinney, K&L Gates LLP, and Jessica Youngberg, Veterans Legal Services

For more information about the amendments affecting veterans, click: HERE for a helpful chart on the HAVEN Act and HERE for the final legislation’s text.

BBA Bankruptcy Section Attorney Training for Veterans Financial Literacy Initiative

As part of its ongoing financial education outreach efforts, the Bankruptcy Section will be training attorney volunteers who would like to participate in a financial literacy initiative geared towards the unique needs of Massachusetts veterans. Topics will include the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, mortgages, foreclosures, debt management, debt settlement, and bankruptcy.

Volunteers will be needed to present at events and programs sponsored and coordinated by Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the Women Veterans’ Network.

The first attorney training is scheduled for November 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Bar Association.


Donald R. Lassman

Law Office of Donald R. Lassman

Mark C. Rossi

Esher | Rossi LLC

Diane N. Rallis

Holland & Knight, LLP

BBA Contact:

Patricia Johnson (