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Nina M Parker

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Winchester, MA

4.8   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nina

Learn Nina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    60%
    Representing small businesses and individuals experiencing financial difficulties.

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    40%
    Significant experience with reorganizing and restructuring businesses and individuals including Subchapter V Small Business chapter 11 proceedings and single asset real estate proceedings.

NINA M. PARKER has been practicing since 1981 and  concentrates her practice in the areas of consumer and corporate bankruptcies, specializing in small business and individual Chapter 11 reorganizations. Ms. Parker is a highly experienced bankruptcy practitioner and has an extensive debtors' practice. Ms. Parker has worked tirelessly over the years to provide individualized solutions to problems arising as a result financial distress. Her philosophy is that all people are entitled to caring and compassionate representation.

Ms. Parker has been certified by the American Board of Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy since 2002 and  she has been continuously selected for inclusion as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers since  2007 up to and including 2017. Ms. Parker has been named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Massachusetts since 2012 as well as  one of the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts and top 100 lawyers in New England since 2012. Ms. Parker is ranked by Chambers USA in Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts and holds an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.  

In 2015, Ms. Parker was inducted to be a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy Class 27. Ms. Parker was also the recipient of the 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Eastern Division. 

Ms. Parker has also been continuously included in editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law since 2011 and selected for inclusion in the  Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy since 2015. 

Ms. Parker volunteers her time to a number of organizations and boards. In 2014 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute after she concluded her two (2) year term as the co-chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Ms Parker  is a Commissioner on the American College of Bankruptcy Select Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusions and sits on the Advisory Board for the Northeast Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Advisory Board for the Northeast Consumer Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Ms, Parker is a  member of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Diversity Initiative Task Force and the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Committee on Local Rules.

Location

Parker & Associates
8 Winchester Place
suite 204
Winchester, MA, 01890
Nina M Parker
35 Route 134
Unit # 11
South Dennis, MA, 02660
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Reviews

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Posted by John | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very impressed
Nina did a really excellent job in a bankruptcy-related transaction where we needed a professional resolution. Highly recommend her.
Posted by celenia | September 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 11
I would recommend Nina Parker and Associates, They did a tremendous, job and effort with my case, all the time we communicated they were so professional and patience with me. I was treated with love and respect. Thank you so much.
Posted by michael | June 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
business
i would recommend Nina and her associates they did an excellent job on my chapter 13 filing very happy i chose them
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2021
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Changed Lives
If it had not been for my partner and you and your staff I honestly do not know what would have become of me by now. You really change lives you know. I’m forever grateful.
Posted by Terri | July 22, 2020
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Sound Legal/Business Advice
Like many business owners who have been severely impacted by the lose of business due to the COVID19 shutdown, I was facing an uncertain future about the fate of my business. I consulted with Nina to explore the options bankruptcy could offer me. Nina succinctly laid out all the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy. After discussing the options, Nina made it clear that bankruptcy was not a good option for me and wisely suggested a solution. Which I followed with a VERY happy result! And while I extremely thankful I did not have to utilize her expertise as a bankruptcy attorney, I eternally grateful for her wise consul and sage advice. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to explore their legal options.
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Posted by Leo C. | June 15, 2020
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Wealth of knowledge, compassion and attention to detail unparalleled
Nina Parker, Marques Lipton and their team were instrumental in helping me navigate the most difficult time of my life, financially and emotionally. I met Nina Parker back in May 2017 after I got a referral to seek her legal counseling, as I was involved on a nasty fight with my bank over an SBA loan. After the Bank threatened to liquidate all my assets and close my operations, Nina Parker and her office got involved and filled for Chapter 11 protection for my company. The process was extremely painful, and she was instrumental in helping me get the company reorganized to move on. Her attention to detail, wealth of knowledge and compassion to my case are absolutely amazing traits. Unfortunately, after all that effort, I ended up filing for Chapter 9 for my business and chapter 7 personally in February 2020. It was critical to have Nina Parker and Marques Lipton on my team. They worked diligently every step of the way to make sure myself and my wife were able to close this very painful chapter in our lives, and move on to new opportunities. My wife was also involved in my business, and getting her detached, so she also could move on with her professional career was very difficult. Nina and Marques gave us critical advice so we could see a path forward despite the difficult times we were going through along the way. I just received the discharged on my personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and I could not miss this opportunity to thank them one more time for the great work they put on to protect my family. If you ever go through difficult times on your business, and personally, that you will need to seek bankruptcy protection, you need to look no further to get the professional advise you deserve. Thank you Nina Parker, Marques Lipton, Ronda and your entire team for a job well done, so we can move on with our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2019
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A Financial Adviser's 2 Cents after a Joint Client Case
I volunteer to provide pro-bono financial counseling for patients and families at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I was pulled-in on a case for a family who had accumulated significant credit card debt and medical bills as a result of a cancer diagnosis. We sought out Nina's counsel when it was clear that, based on their income, the family was not going to be able to pay-down they had accumulated at their income levels. Nina was professional, efficient, and extremely supportive throughout the entire process during this emotional time for the family. Most importantly, she put the clients at ease and instilled confidence in them during an incredibly stressful time when they needed it most! Having worked with many attorneys across all different legal areas in my professional work, I was extremely impressed with Nina and her team. I would highly recommend her and can't thank her enough for what she was able to accomplish for this client.
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Posted by Glenn | September 27, 2019
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A great decision ....
The idea of filing for personal bankruptcy was was a challenging and emotional decision for me and my family. What I needed was someone who was experienced and respected, but who truly cared about what was best for us. Choosing Nina Parker to represent me with this process was an incredibly effective solution to our dilemma. From our first consultation, Ms. Parker and her staff inspired our confidence and eased our concerns. Every client brings their unique circumstance, and Nina analyzed our situation with sincerity, care and compassion while navigating on our behalf with her decades of professional experience. It was clear that her reputable practice was trusted and respected by the “system” as she guided us through every stage of our filing process with intuitive skill. She and her team were always responsive and available to us culminating in our ultimate discharge ... on time and on budget. What began as an unknown and intimidating concept, resulted in a seamless and (dare I say) comfortable experience. What a relief … a great decision.
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Posted by Brytt | March 13, 2018
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Chapter 7 Filing - Would absolutely recommend
When I was first considering bankruptcy, I was overwhelmed. I was concerned about finding a reputable attorney and I was lucky to have a friend suggest Parker & Associates. Not only did they explain every part of the Chapter 7 process to me (& answer all of my questions,) they made the entire thing more simple & painless than I ever could've imagined.
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Posted by Lissa | February 20, 2018
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Client
I hired Nina Parker as my Chapter 13 attorney. We had tremendous results, she made it simple. I would highly recommend Nina to anyone.
Posted by JoAnn | February 16, 2018
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Client
Nina Parker served as my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy attorney. She was doggedly diligent, extremely helpful, walked me through the entire process for the duration of the process with excellent results. She is a wonderful combination of extremely capable and tremendously caring. I would recommend her without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, efficient, and compassionate
Nina Parker and her team provided our company professional, efficient and valuable advice and service, reviewing our business and its future. Her team is knowledgeable and always available. Nina Parker is informed, intelligent and prepared. She understands business, the numbers, the issues and the people behind it. Her advice is professional, strategic, and creative, and it allowed us the relief we needed to focus on our work and our future.
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Posted by Kyra | February 9, 2018
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Thoughtful, compassionate, thorough and skilled!
I cannot speak highly enough about Nina Parker. Nina has provided legal representation for my parents during a very difficult and painful experience they are enduring. Throughout the entire ordeal, Nina has been thoughtful, supportive, non-judgmental, patient, flexible, understanding and responsive. She and her team are incredibly skilled in helping navigate people through murky and difficult waters. Nina is passionate about the support she provides to her clients and has time and again gone above and beyond to deliver empathy and sage advice. Should you require the expertise, advice and representation of an attorney with her particular skill set, I would absolutely recommend hiring Nina and her firm. She has been the silver lining during an otherwise very painful experience.
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Posted by Inga | August 19, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
My husband and I were laid off from our jobs in the same year. This was the same year the recession in the U.S. began making new jobs nearly impossible to find. As we were unable to keep up with our bills we realized that we would have to declare bankruptcy. This was not an easy decision to make but we had no other choice. We chose Nina Parker because her practice is in the town where we live. It proved to be an extremely lucky choice. We were treated with complete respect by Ms Parker and her entire staff. This was something we badly needed. But even more important than that we were expertly led and counseled throgh every difficult step of declaring bankruptcy. It's been over six years since we began with the bankruptcy and Ms Parker and her staff are still there to help us as we begin anew with the bankruptcy now behind us. I highly recommend Nina Parker if you considering bankruptcy. You truly can't find a better lawyer!
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Posted by Janine | June 27, 2016
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Extremely knowledgeable, makes every effort for her clients.
The day I called Nina I was a total mess. We were caught up in something that wasn't of our making and completely clueless on what to do. On top of that we were miles away in another state. She assured me that we could do this long distance with her help. We have spent time on the phone and many many emails have been exchanged. Nina has worked tirelessly to resolve our case. Holding my hand and explaining each step in terms we could understand. She fought to get us the best possible outcome. It has taken nearly 2 years to complete. She has stood between us and our adversaries. Making sure what happened was fair as possible for all concerned. I know she worked before and after office hours, even going in on a Sunday when a deadline was quickly approaching. She has guided us through the legal system with honesty and patience. She genuinely cares about her clients and it show in the way she works for them. Anytime I called her office staff was always extremely polite and helpful. I knew if I left a message she'd receive it. Although I hope never to need her expertise again, I wouldn't hesitate to call her if we did.
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Posted by Diane | November 3, 2015
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Honest, trustworthy, tough, smart and unsurpassed integrity.
Nina is unlike any lawyer with whom I've ever worked. I am a business owner of a SME. I have dealt with lawyers for 30+ years regarding business, real estate, taxes, contracts and non-profits. Nina taught me more about financial instruments than any lawyer over the past 30 years in NYC. Nina is more than just brilliant and experienced in the law around judgments, liens and bankruptcy; she is principled and incorruptible so don't try to BS her. She has only your best interest top of mind and will always give you alternative tools to best address one's situation. Her reputation with her peers makes her a standout and she is probably the most respected lawyer I've ever witnessed by her colleagues and clients. She is more than fair in her fees and promotes self-help so as to keep overall costs as low as possible. Additionally, she and her staff are supportive, kind and available for far too many ridiculous hours. If you are facing hard financial decisions, personal or business, this is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by AMS | May 11, 2015
Simply put The Best!
As a disabled individual, who also spent years caring for a seriously disabled parent, finding an attorney to help me navigate the financial distress of bankruptcy due to loss of lucrative professional income and mounting expenses (two family homes, parental-self health-medical care, dwindling savings-retirement funds) I researched attorneys and found Nina Parker & Associates. Nina and her staff are friendly, helpful, patient, knowledgeable, and available. Attorney Parker and her office went out of their way to ensure any meetings, discussions, documents were coordinated to accommodate to fit my access-availability, and always occurred seamlessly. I have found Nina and her staff to be exceptionally qualified a big positive in my decision to go forward for initial process and other legal matters. Nina Parker knows her stuff, she coaches and nurtures you through a daunting process, communicates openly and truly cares about her clients. It is based on my positive interactions, with Nina Parker and her staff, which has me return to her for legal assistance, general questions, or colleague referral(s). Nina Parker is one fabulous lawyer. I highly recommend her services, without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2015
Excellent attorney--Would retain again without hesitation
I have found Nina and her practice to be highly supportive and responsive to my needs. She provided helpful guidance to help me understand and seamlessly navigate the process to resolve my problem and work to restore my credit. Nina and her colleagues are respectful, knowledgeable, responsive to time-sensitive concerns, and have kept me informed of necessary steps along the way. Declaring bankruptcy can be a stressful and embarrassing life event--nobody ever wants to be in such a situation. For that reason, it is all the more important to carefully select legal representation that is able to provide effective and high-quality service when you need them the most. I am quite happy I chose Parker and Associates and enthusiastically recommend their services without hesitation. Money well spent.
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Posted by Lynne | April 30, 2015
Dependable, professional & supportive
Atty. Nina Parker, has been my attorney for over 3 years. She has been extremely professional and has kept me informed about many legal issues that go along with selling a family business. She has always been straight forward & has not hesitated to inform me about both the positive and negative results of a decision that I have been faced with as I go through this arduous & often emotionally draining experience. One thing that has impressed me the most is her sensitivity to the family issues. Atty. Parker has promptly returned my calls. The legal papers she has prepared have been fully representative of my case. I am very impressed with her and would recommend her services to anyone going through a bankruptcy. Atty. Parker was highly recommended to me by another attorney that I had worked with for many years. Her staff has also be very responsive and professional.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2014
Does not like disable people beware
This law firm stay away if you are a disable person and very ill and need the help of a bankruptcy Attorney. She does not return calls once she knows you can not drive to her office. Will not meet with my wife and me at my house because I am 100 percent disabled just got home from 6 months in the hospital and am dying slowly, I only have 1 leg and the other has little movement my wife can not leave me alone and what do they do. They say sorry if you can not come to our office to bad. That is no way to treat a disable, sadden , down and out family. She has NO HEART I did not want it for free I just needed help, I was not meeting her alone my wife is here and never returns your phone calls once she knows you need other arrangements to get a consultation , She does not like Disable People acts like she has no use for them. We are in the world too maybe not as long as I would like but we disable people do walk the earth like it or not. Cold heart person and law firm stay away please. Do not let them make you feel like they made my wife and me feel.
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Response from Nina Parker December 3, 2014
We strive to provide caring and compassionate legal services to those in need. I am sorry to read your comments as we endeavor to accommodate the legal services needs of all potential clients. When an individual wishes to retain our services but is not able to make it to our office for health reasons, we offer a meeting via SKPYE. I remember that we did that in your case, as well. I am sorry that you did not follow through with the offer to meet in that manner. If you are still in need of compassionate and high-quality legal representation, we would be more than happy to schedule a “virtual meeting.” I’m sure you can understand, however, that for safety reasons we cannot go to the homes of potential clients whom we have never met. We have a long record of representing people with difficult financial circumstances and are committed to facilitating the delivery of legal services to people with disabilities. We would still like to help you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parker & Associates
  • 1996 - Present
  • Berry, Ottenburg, Dunkless & Parker
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Davis, Rubin & Parker
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Satran, Reade & Marino
  • 1982 - 1986
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Consumer Forum
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
  • Consumer Board Certified
  • 2002 - Present
  • International Woman’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation — New England Network.
  • 2000 - Present
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Boston Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee
  • Co-chair Consumer "New Bankruptcy Law"
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer - Top 50 Women
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring Massachusetts
  • Chambers USA
  • 2021
  • Top 500 leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • Top Women in Law
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • 2019
  • Denis Maguire Pro Bono
  • Volunteers Lawyer Project
  • 2019
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")
  • Consumer Debtors — Select Provisions Of The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • PLAYING THE BANKRUPTCY CARD
  • 2008
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Bankruptcy - An Overview
  • 2008
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • Beyond Basic Training — Fighting Predatory Lending in the Trenches
  • 2008
  • Boston Bar Association
  • THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY BAPCPA SPECIAL
  • 2008
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • DEALING WITH MORTGAGES--THE NEW CHALLENGES OF CHAPTER 13
  • 2007
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Hot Topics In Chapter 13 “DO’s” and “DIARY’S” FROM THE DEBTORS COUNSEL PERSPECTIVE
  • 2007
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • Heard around town “day to day” practice by consumer practitioners.
  • 2007
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • Highlights of practicing consumer bankruptcy under BAPCPA
  • 2007
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Practices and pitfalls of advising debtors under BAPCPA
  • 2007
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Mistakes New Lawyers Make
  • 2007
  • Bench Meets Bar Boston Bar Association
  • Can you or Can't you - Issues in Chapter 13
  • 2007
  • New England School of Law Business Law Center
  • Traps for the unwary-pre-filing considerations and case law
  • 2006
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • CONSUMER LAW COMMITTEE FORMS FLING and RAP SESSION
  • 2006
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • Avoiding Fatal Errors when representing Debtors
  • 2006
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Consumer Forum
  • Hot Topics and Issues of Plan Confirmation Chapter 13
  • 2006
  • Provisions of the new Bankruptcy Law
  • Understanding the Means Test
  • 2005
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • PLANNING NECESSARY FOR LAWYERS WHO PRACTICE AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act
  • 2005
  • Boston Bar Association - BAPCPA
  • Surviving the New Bankruptcy Act "Survival Guide"
  • 2005
  • Lorman
  • Bankruptcy in Massachusetts
  • 2004
  • Massachusetts Bankers Conference
  • MAKING DECISIONS IN COLLECTING YOUR CLAIM
  • 1999
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 29
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"I endorse this lawyer. I strongly feel that Nina is one of the very best bankruptcy attorneys in Massachusetts. Compassionate and patient, professional and well respected by her peers and each of the judges with whom she comes in contact. Selecting her is a plus!"
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Winchester Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Nina M Parker
Nina M Parker
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Winchester, MA
Licensed for 42 years
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