DONALD R. LASSMAN is a sole practitioner in Needham, Massachusetts concentrating in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and business reorganization since 1983. Mr. Lassman is a member of the bar of the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, the Boston Bar Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has been a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1995. He has earned the “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available.Since 2008, Mr. Lassman has been co-leading the effort of the Boston Bar Association to provide legal assistance to members of the military and their families, traveling to VFW posts throughout Massachusetts to provide informational seminars about consumer and bankruptcy laws. Mr. Lassman was recently recognized for these efforts by Thomas Kelley, the Massachusetts Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In May 2011, he was recognized for his volunteer efforts and was awarded the Simone Lottor Exceptional Service Award by Jewish Family and Children Service for making a vital contribution to the community. In October 2013, Mr. Lassman was recognized by the Boston Bar Association for his work on providing legal assistance to members of the military and their families, and was recognized by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts for his commitment to pro bono services.
Mr. Lassman participates in many continuing legal education programs as Chairperson and Panelist and has written extensively on legal issues relating to insolvency and bankruptcy, including most recently co-authoring a monograph entitled “REAFFIRMATION AGREEMENTS” first published by the American Bankruptcy Institute in 2009 with a second edition published in 2010, an article entitled “INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER 11’s REALLY DO WORK” that appeared in the March 2008 edition of the ABI Journal, and article entitled “Inherited IRA: Exemption issues under the Code” that appeared in the May 2011 edition of the ABI Journal and a monograph entitled “MOVING FOR RELIEF FROM THE AUTOMATIC STAY IN BANKRUTPCY” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. in 2006. For more information about these articles or other bankruptcy questions please contact Mr. Lassman now.
Boston, September 2014: Active Duty Military, Family Members, & Veterans Committee Co-Chairs Donald Lassman (Law Office of Donald R. Lassman), Lynn Girton (VLP), and Anna Schleelein Richardson (Veterans Legal Services); U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas; BBA Past President Jack Regan; and MA Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Coleman Nee. Click to enlarge picture for all participants
Boston, October 2014: On October 30, 2014, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts held its Second Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony in Boston. Donald R. Lassman was awarded the first District of Massachusetts Award for the Pro Bono work he has done on behalf of members of the military and their families throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2008.