OUR TEAM

Attorneys

JOHN M. MCAULIFFE

Senior Counsel
John devotes his practice to comprehensive representation of his many business clients.  He concentrates largely on commercial law bankruptcy issues involved in Chapter 7 and 11 cases, as well as consumer law issues in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 cases.  John successfully guides and counsel his business clients through complicated Chapter 11 proceedings in order to restructure their businesses.  He has an excellent success rate in winning adversary proceedings and confirming Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  He has been involved in Chapter 11 cases in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire and Maine.  In addition to his bankruptcy work, John represents his clients in transactions, loan workouts with lenders, lease negotiations, licensing board matters, contract disputes, employment issues and commercial litigation.  John also has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions and development.  John's clients report that he delivers excellent results with rates well below Boston law firms.

EDUCATION  
Suffolk Law School (J.D., 1989)
College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1982)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts (1989)
U.S. District Court for Massachusetts (1990)

MEMBERSHIPS  & Affiliations
American Bankruptcy Institute
MCLE panelist on Confirming Small Chapter 11 Plans

PRACTICE AREAS  
Bankruptcy Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, Collection Law, Liquor Licenses, Business Restructuring

CONTACT  
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (617) 558-6889
Fax: (617) 558-6882


LANA J. MCAULIFFE

Senior Counsel
Lana focuses her law practice on representing businesses in the resolution of their contractual disputes, with a concentration in commercial litigation, contract enforcement, tortious interference issues, and unfair and deceptive business practices (M.G.L. Chapter 93A).  Lana’s business clients range from small local entities to Fortune 500 companies.  Lana employs her knowledge of contract law and her extensive experience in her field to pursue and resolve all manner of contractual disputes.  Lana enjoys an excellent record of recovering monetary damages, retaining business for her clients, as well as insulating her clients from potential contractual liability. 

 

EDUCATION  
Boston University School of Law,( J.D. 1994)
University of Vermont, (B.A. 1989)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts (1994)

PRACTICE AREAS  
Collection Law, Contract Law

CONTACT  
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (617) 558-6889
Fax: (617) 558-6882


KATHRYN PELLEGRINO

Associate 

Kathryn focuses on representing businesses and individuals in all aspects of bankruptcy practice, including chapters 7, 11, and 13.   She has significant experience in bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy workout matters.  Kathryn has been instrumental in leading several corporations through successful chapter 11 reorganizations as well as chapter 7 liquidations.  In addition, Kathryn assists individuals throughout the bankruptcy process from the initial consultation through receipt of their discharge of debts.

Kathryn also represents buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions as well as sales of commercial properties and business.    Kathryn’s real estate experience also includes negotiating and drafting leases on behalf of Lessees and Lessors.

In addition, Kathryn assists clients in estate planning, including drafting of last will and testaments, health care proxies, and living wills.

 

EDUCATION  
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002), cum laude
Stonehill College (B.A. 1999)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts (2002)
U.S. District Court for Massachusetts (2003)

PRACTICE AREAS  
Bankruptcy Law, Real Estate Law

CONTACT  
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (617) 558-6889
Fax: (617) 558-6882


MICHAEL K. LANE

Associate
Mike has experience representing clients in a broad range of litigation disputes, including commercial contract, Chapter 93A, and Wage Act cases, as well as enforcement of non-compete agreements and defense of claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Mike’s litigation experience also extends to the area of bankruptcy law, where he routinely represents clients involved in turnover and preference actions, relief from stay efforts, and general commercial litigation within the bankruptcy forum. Mike’s familiarity with settlement mechanisms and all stages of the litigation process, including e-discovery holds and production, depositions, trial, and appellate advocacy, helps tailor an efficient and cost-effective litigation strategy to meet each client’s individual needs.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Mike advised a financial services corporation on contract, litigation, and employment matters and also served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joyce London Alexander and the Honorable Judith Gail Dein, both of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While at the U.S. District Court, Mike performed extensive research and writing on a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, helping resolve discovery disputes and procedural issues, as well as substantive questions of state and federal law. 

EDUCATION  
Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2008)
Lake Forest College (B.A., 2005) 

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts (2008)
U.S. District Court for Massachusetts (2010)

PRACTICE AREAS  
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Employment Litigation, Federal Practice

CONTACT  
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (617) 558-6889
Fax: (617) 558-6882


Of Counsel


ANDREW T. HOWARD

Of Counsel
Andrew specializes in the area of immigration law, helping both individuals and businesses navigate the complex and evolving laws and procedures for obtaining visas or citizenship.

EDUCATION  

Georgia State University (J.D., 2001)

Wake Forest University (B.A., 1996)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts (2002)
U.S. District Court for Massachusetts (2002)

PRACTICE AREAS  
Immigration Law

CONTACT  
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (617) 558-6889
Fax: (617) 558-6882