Alison Kinchla is an associate at Bernkopf Goodman focusing on complex business and real estate litigation.
Prior to joining Bernkopf Goodman, Ms. Kinchla was an associate in the consumer financial services department at a large, international law firm. She has represented a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, developers, mortgage lenders, and landlords in connection with a wide variety of real estate and commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in government enforcement proceedings.
Ms. Kinchla also has experience defending financial institutions from consumer class actions, as well as from individual lender liability claims, including M.G.L. c. 93A, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Predatory Home Loan Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Licensed since 2009
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Lawyering Fellow||Legal Skills in Social Context, Northeastern University School of Law||2008|
|Associate||Bernkopf Goodman, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Associate||K&L Gates LLP||2010 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Sherin & Lodgen, LLP||2009 - 2009|
|Visiting Scholar||National University of Ireland, Galway||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Boston University, Office of General Counsel||2007 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Habitat for Humanity||Volunteer||N/A|
|Ireland Funds||Young Leaders Society||N/A|
|Student Bar Association||Vice Chair of Finance||N/A|
|Entertainment and Sports Law Society||Treasurer||N/A|
|Banker & Tradesman||SJC Solicits Feedback Before Ruling on Legality of Foreclosure Ordinances||2014|
|Aspen Publishers||Federal Class Action Treatise: Practice and Procedure; Contributing Author||2014|
|Banker & Tradesman||State Sanitary Code Receivership: A Trap for the Unwary Lender||2014|
|Banker & Tradesman||Prepare for a New Round of Foreclosure Defense||2014|
|Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law||The Link Between Quality and Medical Management: Physicial Tiering and Other Initiatives - Contributor||2011|
|Aspen Publishers||State Class Actions: Practice and Procedure; Update contributor 2010 - 2013||2009|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Boston University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|