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Mr. Recupero represents debtors, trustees, committees and financial institutions in connection with distressed businesses and problem business credits.  He has worked on restructurings, both inside and out of bankruptcy, in the retail, manufacturing, technology and bio-technology, and real estate sectors. Mr. Recupero has practiced in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, New York, Texas, Maine, and New Hampshire on wide range of issues.    Following graduation from law school, Mr. Recupero served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. William C. Hillman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Massachusetts.  

Recent Matters


  • Represented liquidating trustee under confirmed plan recovering over $30 million for benefit of creditors resulting in a dividend of over 41% to general unsecured creditors.

  • Represented women’s clothing retailer with gross revenue of over $40 million and 70 locations in connection with successful post-BAPCPA leasehold sale.

  • Represented private equity portfolio companies with revenue of approximately $85 million in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Appeared in Canadian insolvency proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act involving a U.S. debtor’s wholly owned subsidiary.

  • Successfully recovered over $2 million on behalf of chapter 11 debtor’s estate.



Practice areas


  1. Debt Agreements: 40%
  2. Chapter 11: 40%
  3. Business: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Joseph Fein

    Brendan is a great attorney. I would recommend him without hesitation.


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  • Kathleen A. Rahbany

    I most enthusiastically endorse this lawyer's work.


    Kathleen Rahbany Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.

255 State Street
Boston, MA, 02109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRuberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C2012 - Present
AssociateJager Smith P.C.2009 - 2012
AssociateCraig and Macauley Professional Corporation2004 - 2009
AssociateBrown Rudnick Berlack Isreals LLP2000 - 2004
Judicial Clerk to the Hon. William C. HillmanUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Turnaround Management AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2000 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionCo-Chair Newsletter and Information Services Committee2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
2009 American Bankrupcty Institute Northeast ConferenceCo-author of "Obtaining Confirmation of an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor's Plan of Reorganization"2009
MCLE Bankruptcy Law Conference 2008Co-author of "Successor Liability Considerations in the Purchase of Assets from a Financially Distressed Company in Massachusetts"2008
Commercial Leasing Law & StrategyCo-author of "Prepetition Lease Buyouts & Other Strategies for Dealing with Below Market Lease"2002
American Bankruptcy Institute 2001 Spring ConferenceCo-author of "Third Party Releases in Plans of Reorganization: A Dubious Means to an End"2001
Suffolk University Law ReviewJudicial Scrutiny of Reaffirmation Agreements1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Saint Anselm CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996