L. Jed Berliner practices exclusively in consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and related consumer protection litigation such as credit card defenses and suing debt collectors. He established his Springfield, MA practice in 1988.

Attorney Berliner is a regular and active contributor to the Bankruptcy Law Network, the Bankruptcy Roundtable, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, three specialized consumer bankruptcy forums on the Internet, and is an informal mentor to regional practitioners. He is recognized by his peers as an expert in consumer bankruptcy issues. He thoroughly enjoys being rated "excellent" in his client surveys.

 

Author: L. Jed Berliner, Western & Central Massachusetts Consumer Lawyer

27 Dec HAMP Mortgage Modifications and Bankruptcy

HAMP, the Home Affordable Modification Program which can modify a mortgage, is no way to avoid bankruptcy. It's a heart-breaker. It builds up false hopes andthendestroys them. That's my conclusion from reading the new Congressional Oversight Panel report. I haven't written on HAMP because I've questioned...

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01 Nov Protect Your Home in Bankruptcy, Not Just its Dollar Amount

You want toprotectall of your home, car, or other non-cashasset but exemptions arelimited to fixed dollar amounts. The Supreme Courtsays you can. Exemptions are stated in fixed dollar amounts. Protecting your home can bedifficultbecause it is hardto value. You do the best you can, but there's...

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