Alex Mattera Presenter at Boston Bar Association 34th Annual Bankruptcy Meets Bench Conference: Examination of Innocent Spouse and Code Section 523(a)(2)(A)

Pierce Atwood attorney Alex Mattera will join a panel that includes a bankruptcy judge and other legal practitioners to discuss the recent Supreme Court case of Bartenwerfer v. Buckley, 598 U.S. 69 (2023), which expands creditors’ relief by extending liability for debtor fraud.

Section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code requires that the agent or partner of a debtor who obtained funds by fraud is also liable for the debt under the exception discharging all debts and making a fresh start under the Bankruptcy Code. This panel explores the limits of the Bartenwerfer decision, and exceptions to liability based upon the innocent spouse doctrine.

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Alex Mattera focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, insolvency, business reorganization, and creditor and debtor rights. His representation includes secured creditors, with an emphasis on workouts and collection of troubled and defaulted loans, as well as creditors' committees, trustees, debtors, and other parties-in-interest in bankruptcy and related proceedings.