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Bankruptcy Attorney Neil Burns

I have represented clients in the Federal Bankruptcy Court since 1985 when I began practicing law in Massachusetts. What I enjoy about this area of law is that all of our clients get a “fresh start” in their financial life. Indeed, the law allows you to keep your assets and “discharge” your debts!

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Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice?

Given the political season, you might think that it is up to the judge (or the media in the political realm) to determine if pleadings by an attorney advocating for his or her client are accurate.  However a decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that a Massachusetts attorney who misstated the law, could, and in fact should, be sanctioned.  Read more