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Massachusetts Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Massachusetts. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 3,529 bankruptcy filings in Massachusetts for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in Massachusetts as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Massachusetts Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Massachusetts is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of Massachusetts Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 8.30%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Massachusetts

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Massachusetts broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

Carolyn A. Bankowski(617) 723-1313
Denise M. Pappalardo(508) 791-3300

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Massachusetts

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Massachusetts broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

Warren E. Agin(617) 742-0110
John J. Aquino, III(617) 723-3600
Joseph H. Baldiga(508) 898-1501
Joseph G. Butler(781) 636-3638
Joseph B. Collins(413) 734-6411
Gary W. Cruickshank(617) 330-1960
Mark G. DeGiacomo(617) 457-4000
John O. Desmond(508) 879-9638
Jonathan R. Goldsmith(413) 747-0700
Stewart F. Grossman(617) 973-6280
Jack E. Houghton, Jr.(413) 447-7385
Donald R. Lassman(781) 455-8400
David B. Madoff(508) 543-0040
Janice G. Marsh(508) 797-5500
Harold B. Murphy(617) 423-0400
David W. Ostrander(413) 585-9300
Gary M. Weiner(413) 732-6840
Steven Weiss(413) 737-1131
Anne J. White(617) 263-2600