“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, 2004-2015

» Selected in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2009-2015

Gary Weiner has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in his area of practice, Bankruptcy Law from 2004-2012 and has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America from 2009 -2013. 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 nine 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- Present
– 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 – Past Member of the Executive Council Bankruptcy Section
– 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

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

Attorney Weiner presented with Pro Bono Award by Judge Henry Boroff

Attorney Weiner presented with Pro Bono Award by Judge Henry Boroff


Recipient of the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award;
Awarded by the Massachusetts Justice Project and Volunteer Lawyers Service

Publications and Lectures

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

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 Re; Soforenko) 203 BR 853 (1997)
Denchy v. Richard J. Zalowski, 107 BR 431 (1989)

Pro Bono Services

Volunteer Lawyers Service for Western Massachusetts

Gary M. Weiner, Attorney at Law

Gary M. Weiner, Attorney at Law
GWeiner@Weinerlegal.com
Phone: (413) 732-6840 ext. 11
Fax: (413) 785-5666
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