Nina M. Parker

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Location:
Winchester, Massachusetts
Phone:
781-218-3487
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781-729-0187
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NINA M. PARKER has been practicing since 1981 and has been certified by the American Board of Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy since 2002. She has been selected for inclusion as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ms. Parker was named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Massachusetts for 2012 and 2013, and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England for 2012 and 2013. Ms. Parker has also been included in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and selected for inclusion in the 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation — Bankruptcy.
 
Since 2002 Ms. Parker has been certified by the American Board of Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy. Ms. Parker concentrates in the areas of consumer and corporate bankruptcies, specializing in small business and individual Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 13 wage earner plans.  Ms. Parker is a highly experienced bankruptcy practitioner and has an extensive debtors’ practice.  Ms. Parker has worked tirelessly over the years to provide individualized solutions to problems arising as a result financial distress.  Her philosophy is that all people are entitled to caring and compassionate representation.
 
Ms. Parker has worked with banks to resolve issues surrounding secured and unsecured claims, enabling them to maximize recovery from insolvent debtors. Ms. Parker has represented family owned and closely held businesses as well as assisted in the formation of Limited Liability Corporations.

Ms. Parker volunteers her time to a number of organizations and boards. In the 2012-2013 year she is serving as the co-chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is a member of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Committee, the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Diversity Initiative Task Force and the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Committee on Local Rules. Ms. Parker is also the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and sits on the Boston Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Review Committee. Ms. Parker also regularly participates in trainings in conjunction with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA MA.

Ms. Parker has served as the Bankruptcy Section co-chair of the Boston Bar Association (2009-2011), the co-chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee for the Section (2005-2007), co-chair of the ad hoc BAPCPA Consumer Committee (2007), and the co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee (2008-2009). Ms. Parker also served as the co-chair of the ABI Winter Northeast Consumer and Litigation Skills Forum (2009-2010), as the co-chair of the ABI Northeast Consumer Bankruptcy Form (2006-2010) and as the Membership Relations Director of the Consumer Committee of American Bankruptcy Institute (2010-2012). Ms. Parker sits on the Advisory Board for the Northeast Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute and served on the American Bankruptcy Institute Task Force on Civility.

Ms. Parker has lectured frequent, including for the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bankers Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, New England School of Law, the Flaschner Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges on small business and individual reorganization options as well as consumer and business bankruptcy issues. Some of the presentations include Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches (program chair, 2008), Third Anniversary BAPCPA Special (program chair, 2008), Legal and Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Law (moderator, 2009), and many presentations for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education including the Bankruptcy Law Conference (2007), and Bankruptcy Law 2012 — Consumer Panel on Chapter 13 Plans (2012), Advising Businesses on Bankruptcy & Restructuring (2009), Keeping the Family Home & Avoiding Foreclosure (2009), Bankruptcy: An Overview (2009-2012), Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for Proofs of Claim (2012), American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Consumer Forum, Recent Rule Changes Affecting Chapter 13 Practice (2012).

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Bankruptcies and Restructuring
  • Corporate Bankruptcies and Restructuring
  • Small Business Bankruptcies and Restructuring
  • Individual Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Chapter 13 Wage Earner Plans
  • Loan Modifications

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D
  • Washington University, St. Louis
    • B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator, Webinar on The Complex Requirements and Ethical Duties of Representing Consumer Debtors, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2013
  • New Amendments for Proofs of Claim under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference, 2012
  • Current Developments in Mortgage Modification — Is HAMP Working? (Northeast Winter Consumer Forum), American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference, 2010
  • High Income — High Debt: Chapter 11 for the People, American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference, 2009
  • Representing Individuals with High Income and High Debt, Representing Individuals with High Income and High Debt, 2009
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act - Hot Topics and Issues - Practicing Law after October 17th!, American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference, 2006
  • Practical Considerations in Deciding between Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 for Individual Filers, Litigation Skills, Part II (Northeast Winter Consumer Forum) , American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference , 1995
  • Exploring the Role of Counsel in Dischargeability Complaints, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2013
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Lawyer Training, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2012
  • Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2009
  • Walking the Tightrope: Legal Issues and Ethical Issues, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2009
  • BAPCPA - Third Year Anniversary Consumer Bankruptcy - an Overview, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2008
  • Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2008
  • Mistakes New Lawyers Make, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2007
  • Selected Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2007
  • Filing Consumer Cases under the New Bankruptcy Code, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2006
  • Top 10 Things You Want to Know While Practicing Consumer Bankruptcy Law Under BAPCPA, Boston Bar Asssociation , 2006
  • Traps for the Unwary under BAPCPA, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2006
  • Recent Developments in Chapter 13 and Consumer Issues, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2006
  • Means Test Does Not Mean Looking at the Median Income or at the IRS Standards, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2005
  • Select Provisions of BAPCPA, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2005
  • Pre-Filing Considerations, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2005
  • The New Bankruptcy Code Consumer Amendments, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2005
  • BAPCPA Survival Kit, Beyond Basic Training - Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches, Boston Bar Asssociation, 2005
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts, 2013
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts, 2012
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts, 2011
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts , 2010
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts, 2009
  • Bankruptcy - an Overview of Practice and Procedure, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/FPA of Massachusetts, 2008
  • The Automatic Stay: What is it and what does it cover?, Flashner Judicial Institute, 2007
  • Considerations for Debtors and Creditors, Chapter 13 - A Case Study, Lorman Education Seminars, 2004
  • Collections and Bankrutpcy Strategies, Mass Bankers Association, 2000
  • Bankruptcy Law 2012 - Consumer Panel: Chapter 13 Plans, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Who, What, Why and When — A Timeline of Considerations for Individual Chapter 11 Debtors, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Keeping the Family Home & Avoiding Foreclosure, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • The Borrower in Bankruptcy: The View from Debtor's Bar — Strategies and Considerations, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Bankruptcy Fundamentals, Strategies and Considerations, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Advising Businesses on Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Timing a Bankruptcy Filing - Charting a Course - A Chapter 11 Timeline, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • There is Room for Argument: Homestead Decisions from MA Bankruptcy Law Conference: Do's and Diary's from the Debtor's Counsel Perspective, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Bankruptcy Law Conference: Bankruptcy Fundamentals, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • Bankruptcy Law Conference: Bankruptcy Fundamentals, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • The New Challenges of Chapter 13, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2007
  • The New Bankruptcy Act: What We Know — What We Don't, New England School of Law, 2006
  • Defending Borrowers in the Foreclosure Process: The Tool of Bankruptcy, Real Estate Bar Association, 2008
  • How to Determine if Bankruptcy is an Option, Winchester Counsel on Aging, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Named Massachusetts Super Lawyer 2007-2013
  • Named New England Super Lawyer 2007-2013
  • Named Massachusetts Top 50 Women Lawyers 2012 and 2013
  • Named Massachusetts Top 100 Lawyers 2012 and 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section , Co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Best Lawyers 2012 & 2013
  • Best Law Firms 2012 & 2013
  • Super Lawyers 2007 to 2013
  • District of MA United States Bankruptcy Court Attorney Advisory Board
  • District of MA United States Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Board
  • District of MA United States Bankruptcy Court Diversity Initiative Task Force
  • Business Lawyers Network
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