Jennifer focuses her practice on business law, with an emphasis on privately held businesses, commercial transactions, and creditors’ rights. She counsels clients on formation issues, mergers and acquisitions, contract preparation, distribution rights, licensing, and other commercial matters. Jennifer also represents creditors in insolvency and bankruptcy matters including workouts, preference and fraudulent transfer actions, the assumption of real estate leases, single purpose entity structures, the acquisition of assets from bankruptcy, and other issues facing both secured and unsecured creditors. She also counsels clients with respect to the structure of securitized loan transactions and prepares substantive non-consolidation opinions. Jennifer also represents indenture trustees on a variety of matters, including the transfer of mortgage servicing rights, default issues and transaction amendments.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2001
American Journal of Law and Medicine, Articles Editor
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1998
Rhode Island, 2002
United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2002
United States District Court, Rhode Island, 2010
Summer Associate (2000)
Health Law Advocates, Inc.
Research Assistant (1999)
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Rhode Island Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Massachusetts (2005-2016)
Boston Bar Association, Law Day Honoree, Public Interest Leadership Program (2009)
Best Lawyers of America® (2018)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
New England Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Co-Chair (2013 - 2015)
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Finance Committee, Co-Chair (2016 -2018); Young Lawyers Committee, Bankruptcy, Co-Chair (2004-2006); Public Interest Leadership Program Subcommittee, Member (2006-2007), Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Boston YMCA, Education and Training Branch, Advisory Board Member
Johns Hopkins, Alumni Association; Second Decade Society, Member (2009-Present)
MCLE 17th and 18th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference, Co-Chair
Moderator, “Surviving Mergers & Acquisitions, An In-House Perspective,” Boston Bar Association, 11/15/16.
Panelist, “Building Women’s Success in your Organization,” Women in Construction Conference, 10/20/16.
Moderator, “Secured Claims: Determination of Secured Status, Make-Whole Provisions, Yield Maintenance and Credit-Bidding,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, 7/10/15.
Panelist – ‘Secured Claims,” MCLE 16th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference 2014, 11/5/14.
Moderator – “Deal Documents: The Transactional Side of a 363 Sale”, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, 7/11/13.
Panelist – “Effects of Bankruptcy Filing on Commercial Leases,” Real Estate Bar Association Foundation (REBA), 2013 Spring Conference, 5/6/13.