Nina M. Parker

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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781-218-3487
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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 continuously selected for inclusion as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers since 2007, up to and including 2014. Ms. Parker is named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Massachusetts and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England Ms. Parker has also been continuously included in editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law since 2011 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 2014 she concluded her two (2) year term as the co-chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is now a member of the Board of Directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition, Ms. Parker formerly served on the Civility Task Force and now serves on the Individual Chapter 11 Task Force. Ms. Parker also sits on the Advisory Board for the Northeast Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Ms. Parker 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 recently concluded a three (3) year term 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 has lectured frequently, 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 Surviving Individual Business Bankruptcies: Considerations between Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 (2014), The Ethical Duty of Investigation: Does it reach into Social Media (2014), Exploring the Role of Counsel under Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Standing Order 2013-02 (2013), Bankruptcy Then and Now: The changing role of Women in the Bankruptcy Bar and Bench (2014), 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.

Published Works

  • Means Test and Discharge, Bankruptcy Practice in Massachusetts, Adam J. Ruttenberg, ed., MCLE, 2014 (Co-author)
  • The Ethical Duty of Investigation: Does it reach into Social Media, American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Consumer Forum, 2014

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 Association, 2013
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Lawyer Training, Boston Bar Association, 2012
  • Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors, Boston Bar Association, 2009
  • Walking the Tightrope: Legal Issues and Ethical Issues, Boston Bar Association, 2009
  • BAPCPA - Third Year Anniversary Consumer Bankruptcy - an Overview, Boston Bar Association, 2008
  • Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches, Boston Bar Association, 2008
  • Mistakes New Lawyers Make, Boston Bar Association, 2007
  • Selected Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Boston Bar Association, 2007
  • Filing Consumer Cases under the New Bankruptcy Code, Boston Bar Association, 2006
  • Top 10 Things You Want to Know While Practicing Consumer Bankruptcy Law Under BAPCPA, Boston Bar Association , 2006
  • Traps for the Unwary under BAPCPA, Boston Bar Association, 2006
  • Recent Developments in Chapter 13 and Consumer Issues, Boston Bar Association, 2006
  • Means Test Does Not Mean Looking at the Median Income or at the IRS Standards, Boston Bar Association, 2005
  • Select Provisions of BAPCPA, Boston Bar Association, 2005
  • Pre-Filing Considerations, Boston Bar Association, 2005
  • The New Bankruptcy Code Consumer Amendments, Boston Bar Association, 2005
  • BAPCPA Survival Kit, Beyond Basic Training - Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches, Boston Bar Association, 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
  • Surviving Individual Business Bankruptcies: Considerations between Chapter 13 and Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Spring Meeting, 2014
  • Exploring the Role of Counsel under Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Standing Order 2013-02, Boston Bar Association, 2013 Bankruptcy Then and Now: The changing role of Women in the Bankruptcy Bar and Bench, Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Bench meets Bar, 2014

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Civility Task Force

Ancillary Businesses

  • Individual Chapter 11 Task Force
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