Attorney Susan Grossberg

Helping hundreds of individuals and families obtain a fresh start

“I am proud to have helped hundreds of individuals and families rid themselves of millions of dollars of crushing debt. I enjoy getting to know my clients and understanding their individual needs. My practice is based on building relationships and giving each client respect and compassion through what is often a very difficult time in their lives. I’ve learned over the years that most people filing for bankruptcy really want to meet their responsibilities, but find themselves unable to do so because of the difficult realities of their situation. I look forward to answering your questions and helping you and your family.”

Attorney Susan Grossberg

Assistance in rebuilding your credit

Attorney Grossberg believes her role as attorney involves not merely ridding her clients of the nightmare of overwhelming debt, but includes helping individuals and families rebuild their credit and financial lives. She is very proud to have represented several former bankruptcy clients through the process of buying their first home or refinancing their current home after bankruptcy.

Knowledge and experience in bankruptcy

Attorney Grossberg has worked in the offices of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 trustees and thus brings to her cases broad experience and an intimate understanding of the roles of the significant players in the bankruptcy context. In addition, Attorney Grossberg is an adjunct professor at the Northeastern University School of Law and teaches their Consumer Bankruptcy course.

Click here to see Attorney Grossberg interviewed in NECN feature about the proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Code.

Educational background

Attorney Grossberg was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1992 and in the State of Colorado in 1995. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and obtained her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Attorney Grossberg also served as Judicial Clerk to Justice Kenneth Laurence of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Leadership Roles, Awards and Professional Memberships

  • 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award, Eastern Division presented by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • 2013 Top Women of Law Award presented by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Boston Bar Association – Co-Chair of Consumer Bankruptcy Committee 2006-2008; Co-Chair of Bankruptcy Section Law & Public Policy Committee 2009-2011
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project – panel attorney and 2004 recipient of the Denis Maguire Pro Bono award Click here to see photos of Attorney Grossberg receiving the Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney – member

Speaking Engagements

Publications

  • “Hybrid Plans: the New Alternative Fuel for Keeping Debtors in Their Homes” NACTT Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3 April/May/June 2012, p. 44-50
  • Hybrid Plans: the New Alternative Fuel for Keeping Debtors in Their Homes” for ABI Northeast Winter Consumer Forum, Jan. 16, 2012
  • “Stripping Mortgages and Teasing the Means Test” for Boston Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Forum, Apr. 22, 2010
  • Helping Struggling Residents Keep Their Homes and Cars,” Op-Ed, Boston Business Journal, Oct. 30, 2009
  • “Building Mansions On Shifting Sand:  Interpreting The §522(o) Prohibition Against Converting Non-Exempt Assets To Homestead Equity” Oct. 28, 2009 MCLE Bankruptcy Law Conference 2009
  • “Navigating the Myths Of Consumer Bankruptcy” for (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Bankruptcy for Real Estate Attorneys, May 1, 2009
  • “Walking the Tightrope: Watchdogs and Guard Duty” for Boston Bar Association, Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors: Cirque de Bankruptcy Mar. 5, 2009
  • “Busting the Myths of Consumer Bankruptcy or How to Make Friends and Influence Creditors” for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, The Bankruptcy Card And How to Play It Seminar Aug. 5, 2008
  • “Surviving to Confirmation” for  BBA 3rd Year Anniversary BAPCPA Special Apr. 17, 2008
  • “How to Attract and Retain Clients And Stay Out Of Trouble” for MCLE Bankruptcy BasicsPlus® Dec. 12-13, 2007