Lynne Riley

Lynne Riley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Boston, MA

Casner & Edwards, LLP
 | 303 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-399-7300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (40%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

Lynne Riley provides high quality, creative, and cost-effective legal services to individual and business clients seeking representation in all types of bankruptcy matters. Lynne understands that all clients and situations are different.  She will thoroughly evaluate your personal or business financial circumstances and intelligently advise you on your options – ultimately pursuing the most appropriate and favorable legal course for your particular situation.

Supported by highly trained associates and paralegals, Lynne represents individuals, businesses, investors, committees and fiduciaries in chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases. Her practice includes both consumer bankruptcy and business bankruptcy. Lynne is skilled in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, from investigatory and trial work to bankruptcy appeals before all federal appellate tribunals.

Lynne teaches Bankruptcy Law at Boston College Law School and New England Law. She is the consumer editor for the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and is chair of the Amicus Committee of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. For further information, please review Lynne's full CV.

We are considered to be a "debt relief agency" under the Bankruptcy Code, as we represent clients who file for bankruptcy protection.

Certificates and Credentials

About Lynne Riley

Admitted: 1992, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.casneredwards.com/attorneys/lynne-f-riley/

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of Amercian College of Bankruptcy
  • Best of Boston, Consumer Bankruptcy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Boston Bar Association: Bankruptcy Section Co-chair, 2005 – 2007; Education Committee, 2007 - present; Large Firm Pro Bono Subcommittee, 2006 – present; Co-chair, Membership Committee, 2002 - 2004; Steering Committee, 2002 – present.  National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees: Treasurer 2010 – present, Board of Directors, 2004 - present; Amicus and Due Process Committee, 2004 - present; Financial Literacy Committee, 2005 – present; NABT Liaison to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2007 – present; Membership Committee, 2004 – 2006; Member, 2001 – present.     American Bankruptcy Institute: Northeast Conference Steering Committee, 1999 – present; Member 1993 – present.   International Women=s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation:  Chair, New England Network, 2000 – 2002; Charter member, 1995 - present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • PUBLICATIONS:  Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy: BAPCPA and Other Developments, 2010 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and Practice; BAPCPA and the Plain Meaning Paradox, 2009 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and Practice; The Supreme Court Restores Discretion and Enhances Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Courts, 2008 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and Practice; A Discourse on Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (2007); The Bankruptcy Perspective:  Predatory Lending in the Home Mortgage Market, 2007 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law Part II § 13; The Complex Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy in the 21st Century, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (2007); Ramification of Bad Faith in Chapter 7 Cases, Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (2005); Brief of Amicus Curiae: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al, First Circuit Court of Appeals, (February 2005), republished in the Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (2005); Recent First Circuit Developments and Persisting Problems Regarding Avoidance of Impairing Liens, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (1999).   PRESENTATIONS:   Moderator: Espinoza and Beyond, Recent Supreme Court and Circuit Court Decisions Impacting Consumer Debtors and Practitioners, American Bankruptcy Institute, 29th Annual Spring Meeting, Washington D.C. (March 31- April 3, 2011) Panelist:  Litigation in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, 12th Annual Bankruptcy Law Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (October 28, 2010) Moderator:  Family Law and Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute, 28th Annual Spring Meeting, Washington D.C. (April 29-May 2, 2010) Chair:  Post-BAPCPA Case Update, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 18-20, 2009) Program Chair, Annual Convention of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Boston, Massachusetts (August 27-30, 2009) Panelist, Different Districts, Different Results – Statutory Interpretation of the Code and its Impact on Consumer Cases, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Scottsdale, Arizona (September 24-26, 2008) Panelist, The New Challenges of Chapter 13, Being Eligible, Administering Cases, and Confirming Feasible Plans, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Orlando, Florida (October 11-13, 2007) Chair, Divorce and Bankruptcy, 9th Annual Bankruptcy Law Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (October 18, 2007) Chair, Recent Cases of Interest to Chapter 7 Trustees, United States Trustee Program Annual Trustee Training for Region 1 (September 7, 2007) Chair, Divorce and Bankruptcy, Annual Convention of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Chicago, Illinois (August 23-26, 2007) Co-Chair, Seventeenth Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Program, Boston Bar Association (May 17, 2007)  Co-Chair, Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy, Boston Bar Association (March 1, 2007)  Panelist, Armenia Bankruptcy Education Program, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University (June 23, 2006)  Chair, New Obligations for Practitioners under the BAPCPA of 2005, American Bankruptcy Institute.  (May 25, 2006)  Panelist, 9th Annual Family Law Conference, Bankruptcy and Family Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (May 20, 2006)  Chair, Sixteenth Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Program, Boston Bar Association (May 17, 2006)  Panelist, Kicking Over the Chessboard, Bankruptcy for Civil Litigators, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (April 24, 2006)  Panelist, Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy, Boston Bar Association (February 13, 2006)  Chair, Ramifications of Bad Faith in Conversion, Amendment and Surcharge Contexts; Annual Convention of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (Summer 2005)  Lecturer, Divorce and Bankruptcy, Boston University Law School (April 14, 2005)  Panelist, Armenia Bankruptcy Education Program, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University (June 11, 2004)  Panelist, Career Opportunities in Bankruptcy, American College of Bankruptcy Program for Law Students, Boston College Law School (March 26, 2004)  Chair, Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy, Boston Bar Association (March 4, 2004)  Panelist, Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy Practice, Barnstable County Bar Association (December 1, 2003)  Chair, The Duties of a Bankruptcy Trustee in Business Liquidations, presented to a delegation from the French National Counsel of Judicial Administrators and Judicial Representatives in Bankruptcy Organization and Liquidation (November 14, 2003)  Panelist, Predatory Lending, American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (July 17-20, 2003)  Panelist, Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy (Topic: Predatory Lending Actions in Bankruptcy) (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (May 6, 2003)  Panelist, Career Opportunities in Bankruptcy, Northeastern Law School (March 26, 2003)  Presenter, Real Estate Title Issues and Bankruptcy, Boston Bar Association (November 12, 2002)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re Auto Imports, Inc., et al, 162 B.R. 70 (Bankr.D.N.H. 1993) Mayes v. Chrylser Credit Corporation, 37 F.3d 9 (1st Cir. 1994) In re Griffin, 208 B.R. 608 (Bankr.D.Mass. 1997) In re Letsche, 234 B.R. 208 (Bankr.D.Mass. 1999) In re Konick, 236 B.R. 524 (1st Cir. BAP 1999) Barboza v. Solomon, 235 F.3d 31 (1st Cir. 2000) In re Sciaba, 334 B.R. 524 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2005) Riley v. Decoulos et al. (In re American Bridge Products, Inc.) 328 B.R. 274 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2005) Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al., 430 F. 3d 474 (1st Cir. 2005) Riley v. Tougas et al. (In re Tougas) 338 B.R. 164 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2006) In re E.J. Sciaba Contracting Company, Inc., 2006 WL 217980 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2006) Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al., 549 U.S. 365, 127 S. Ct. 1105 (2007) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, 397 B.R. 179 (Bankr. D.Mass. 2008) Riley v. Johnson (In re Johnson) BAP No. MB 07-061 (2008) (not for publication) Riley v. Sullivan (In re Sullivan), 387 B.R. 353 (1st Cir. BAP 2008) Riley v. National Lumber (In re Reale), 584 F3d 27 (1st Cir. 2009) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, 404 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D.Mass 2009) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, 2009 WL 4061801 (Bankr. D.Mass. 2009) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, 2009 WL 1271953(Bankr. D.Mass 2009) In re Massillon, 2010 WL 916891 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2010) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, 436 B.R. 253 (D.Mass 2010) In re GCP CT School Acquisition LLC, 429 B.R. 817, (1st Cir. BAP 2010) In re GCP CT School Acquisition LLC, ___ B.R. ___, 2010 WL 4366139 (Bankr.D.Mass 2010) In re Genzler, 426 B.R. 407 (Bankr.D.Mass. 2010) Riley v. Decoulos (In re American Bridge Products, Inc.), 599 F.3d 1 (1st Cir 2010) In re Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC, ___ F.3d ___ (1st Cir. 2011) Crawford v. Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz, LLC et al, ___ F.3d ___ (1st Cir. 2011)

Educational Background:

  • JD, Suffolk University Law School (cum laude), 1992
  • BA, Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (cum laude), 1981
Office Location for Lynne Riley

303 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

 

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Last Updated: 6/2/2017

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