Professional Background

Professional Vision

Attorney Steven Weiss, a resident of Longmeadow, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization and litigation. Steve supervises the firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization and workout practice, and represents creditors, debtors, and others in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout Massachusetts. He has been on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees since 1987. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (1984) and he also attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts (1980), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976–1977). He has been recognized for his legal success by selection to the Super Lawyers list (2007–2020) and The Best Lawyers in America© (2013–2021).

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1980
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 19761977

Highlights

Bar Associations

  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (where he is on the board of directors)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Admitted to Practice

  • 1985, Massachusetts
  • 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2013 - 2023
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Award, 2007-2021

Published Opinions

  • In re VanBuskirk, 511 B.R. 220, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 2234 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2014)
  • Weiss v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (In re Kelley), 498 B.R. 392, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 4176 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. 2013)
  • Boyle v. Weiss, 461 Mass. 519, 2012 Mass. LEXIS 33 (Mass. 2012)
  • In re Franchi Equipment, Co., Inc, 452 B.R. 352, 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 2489 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2011)
  • In re Hall, 453 B.R. 22, 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 2623 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2011)
  • In re McComber, 422 B.R. 334, 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 69 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2010)
  • In re Fibercore, Inc. 391 B.R. 647 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2008)
  • In re Schlichtmann, 375 B.R. 41 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2007)
  • In re Lowenstein, 361 B.R. 326 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2007)
  • In re Chevalier, 330 B.R. 21 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2005)
  • In re T.A.C Group, Inc., 294 B.R. 199 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2003)
  • In re Thunderbolt Realty Trust, 199 B.R. 11 (Bankr. D. Mass. 1995)
  • In re Three Partners, Inc., 199 B.R. 230 (Bankr. D. Mass. 1995)
  • Piccicuto v. Dwyer (In re Dwyer), 39 F.3d 37 (1st Cir. 1994)
  • In re Apollo Molded Products, Inc., 83 B.R. 189 (Bankr. D. Mass. 1988)
  • Weiss v. JPMorgan Chase Bank (in re Thibault), 518 B.R. 698 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2014)
  • Singh v. 207-211 Main St., LLC, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 901, 937 N.E. 2d977 (2010)
  • Boyle v. Weiss, 485 Mass. 519, 962 N.E. 2d 169 (2012)
  • Weiss v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (In re Mularsky), 565 B.R. 203 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2017)
  • Weiss v. Wells Fargo bank, N.A. (In re Kelley) 492 B.R. 392 (1st B.A.P. 2013)
  • Woods v. Alinas Real Estate, LLC, (In re Woods), 614 B.R. 159 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2020)

Community Activities

  • Chair, Longmeadow Community Preservation Committee, 2012–present
  • Longmeadow Historical Commission, 2009–present
  • Standing Panel, Chapter 7 Trustees, District of Massachusetts, member, 1987–present
  • Appointed to Subchapter V panel of Chapter 11 trustees for Region 1
  • Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules, member, 2012–2019
  • Sinai Temple, Springfield, MA, president, 2005–2007

News & Speaking Engagements

Speaking Opportunities