Attorney Steven Weiss to be part of moderated panel for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston

Jun 30, 2015News

Attorney Steven Weiss, has been chosen as a panelist for a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminar about foreclosure issues. The event, “How to Dissect and Scrutinize a Foreclosure” will be held Monday, July 13 in Boston and will be broadcast live via webcast.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Local law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, today announced that Partner Steven Weiss has been chosen as a panelist for a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminar about the issues real estate professionals face when encountering a foreclosure. “How to Dissect and Scrutinize a Foreclosure” will be held Monday, July 13 from 2-5 p.m. at the MCLE Conference Center located at 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street in Boston. The session will also be broadcast live via webcast and recorded for purchase.

The program is designed to help real estate practitioners and conveyancers better understand changes to case law, statutory enactments and revisions, and regulatory changes that have altered the Massachusetts foreclosure landscape. Attendees will be able to recognize how what they do – or don’t do – at the closing table may come back to haunt them. The panelists – including Weiss – will focus on how to review documents from a current foreclosure or a foreclosure in your back title to ensure that the appropriate documents are, or have been, obtained. They will also review common pitfalls conveyancers must avoid in closing transactions, as well as the role of the bankruptcy trustee in the foreclosure process.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Foreclosure checklist
  • Deed in lieu as an alternative to a foreclosure
  • Key court decisions and statutory enactments in the foreclosure world
  •  Common title issues that arise during the foreclosure process and how they may be addressed
  •  Role of the bankruptcy trustee in the foreclosure process
  •  “Ask the experts” question and answer session

The cost of the event is $245 and includes Massachusetts Mortgages, Foreclosures and Workouts, a comprehensive practical guide to the mortgage and foreclosure issues facing Massachusetts attorneys today. Cost for MCLE Sponsor members is $220.50. A 50 percent discount of $122.50 is available for new lawyers admitted to law practice after 2012. Attendees can earn up to three CLE credits. To register, visit

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, represents creditors, debtors, and others in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the 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 (2007-2014) and Best Lawyers® in America (2013-2015).

Attorney Weiss is a member of the Hampden County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.  He has been a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Massachusetts since 1987, and also serves as a Chapter 11 Trustee.

His community affiliations include: the Longmeadow Community Preservation Committee; Longmeadow Historical Commission; Standing Panel in the Chapter 7 Trustees, District of Massachusetts; Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules; and Sinai Temple of Springfield, Mass.

MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. Its particular focus is applied law: practical, highly-concrete training for attorneys in the essential elements of professional practice. MCLE’s mission is to keep raising the caliber of lawyers’ professional and ethical service by providing comprehensive and practical continuing legal education of the highest quality to the broadest possible audience. In fulfilling this mission, MCLE presents more than 250 programs annually, in a variety of in-person and online formats; publishes more than 160 practice manuals, available as e-books as well as in print; and offers an online subscription product with unlimited access to all of its webcast programs and its entire book collection. Learn more at