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Elaine M Benkoski

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Dedham, MA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elaine

Learn Elaine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    75%
    Representation of individuals and small businesses in insolvency matters including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies; real estate work-out; and collection defense.

    35 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Representation of individuals in family domestic matters including divorce, modification and contempt.

    45 years

  3. Probate
    5%
    Representation of individuals in probate and estate matters.

    45 years

  4. Real estate
    5%
    Representation of individuals and small businesses in the purchase or sale of residential and commercial real estate.

    45 years

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Attorney Benkoski is a 2012 recipient of the "Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award" given by the Volunteer Lawyer Project (VLP) of the Boston Bar Association for her service to the VLP bankruptcy panel.

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Elaine M Benkoski
30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 301
Dedham, MA, 02026

Reviews

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Posted by James | July 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, patient, generous
I called Elaine for advice regarding a personal financial situation. Elaine spent a half hour on the phone with me and gave me a lot of very good advice. I am now making a confident decision on how to proceed thanks to her time and wisdom, guided by experience. She did not charge me a dime for her time and was a very patient listener. Grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elaine Benkoski is a caring and skilled lawyer who knows the system inside and out.
My husband and I had to file for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy - it was a very difficult and emotional decision. Elaine helped us through the entire procedure and patiently explained how everything worked. Her natural kindness and understanding was evident and helped us feel that we were going to get through this. In the end, everything went very smoothly and we were very pleased with the outcome. We couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. We would recommend Elaine to anyone contemplating bankruptcy - give her a call, she will help you.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elaine M. Benkoski, Attorney at Law
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephen E. Shamban
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Law Office of Lee Barron Wernick
  • 1982 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Loretta O'Brien
  • 1981 - 1982
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Rights Attorney for Metro Residential Services
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Pro Bono Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2009 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • The Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
  • 2012

Publications

  • ABI Northeast Consumer Forum
  • State Law Defenses in Motions for Relief from Stay
  • 2011
  • Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors: Cirque de Bankruptcy
  • Calculating the Debtor's Actual Monthly Taxes
  • 2009
  • Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Navigating The Gambling Debtor Through Bankruptcy
  • 2008
  • BenkoskiLaw.com
  • How to Prepare For Your First Interview
  • 2004
  • BenkoskiLaw.com
  • Divorce in Massachusetts
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • VLP Training
  • Volunteer Lawyer Training for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Northeast Consumer Forum
  • State Law Defenses in Motions for Relief from Stay
  • 2011
  • Training for Volunteer Lawyers
  • Representing A Pro Bono Debtor
  • 2010
  • Large Firm Training Initiative
  • How To Represent a Pro Bono Debtor
  • 2010
  • Basics of Pro Bono Bankruptcy Representation
  • Representing the Pro Bono Debtor
  • 2010
  • Playing the Bankruptcy Card
  • Busting the Myths of Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors: Cirque de Bankruptcy
  • Navigating the Three Ring Circus of Personal Income Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • BBA Brown Bag
  • Navigating The Gambling Debtor Through Bankruptcy
  • 2008
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Elaine
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Elaine is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. Highly recommended!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Benkoski is a well respected and top notch attorney in Massachusetts. She does great work and truly cares for her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Attorney Benkoski has proven that she is dedicated to the community and to Massachusetts consumers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elaine is an active member of NACBA and a very experienced bankruptcy lawyer who has the respect of her colleagues and of the judges before whom she appears. Elaine prepares hers cases thoroughly and is not afraid to stand up to the trustees, mortgage companies, and other people who seek to derail bankruptcy cases."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Elaine on a few cases where our practice areas overlapped and have been very happy with her work. It is clear that she is very knowledgeable about the details of bankruptcy laws and how best to guide and protect her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone who finds themselves in difficulties with their debts. She does not just rush you into bankruptcy, she truly counsels and investigates all the issues to make sure that you are making the right decision for you."
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Dedham Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Elaine M Benkoski
Elaine M Benkoski
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Dedham, MA
Licensed for 44 years