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Donald R. Lassman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Needham, MA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 38 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Helping individuals and businesses restructure their debts through workouts or bankruptcy for over 30 years

    41 years

DONALD R. LASSMAN is a sole practitioner in Needham, Massachusetts concentrating in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and business reorganization since 1983. Mr. Lassman is a member of the bar of the...


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Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
Po Box 920385
Needham, MA, 02492-0005


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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent advice and service
Don is very thorough and detailed in providing the legal services. Don is also very flexible to accommodate client schedule. Don responds in a very timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
fortunately we did not need Don for more than a sounding board. I found him always available, responsive and professional.
Posted by Tim Nolte | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Don helped me through a very difficult transition in my life. I had a series of unfortunate events and had been trying to "dig myself out of a hole" for a few years. It wasn't until talking to Don that I understood the benefits of filing for chapter 7 relief. Prior to that I had associated a stigma with declaring bankruptcy that was only due to my own ignorance. Don explained everything to me in detail and answered any questions I had throughout the whole process. He was always available if I needed to get in touch with him and he kept me informed whenever there were any changes with my case. My debt has been discharged and it is a huge relief and weight off of my shoulders and the fresh start I needed to finally rebuild (my credit) and my life. I would highly recommend Don.
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Posted by Bob | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, comprehensive and realistic advice at every step.
Don has deep experience, attention to detail and patient professionalism to guide anyone new to bankruptcy issues and process.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
My experience was very good. Don is a great communicator during the whole nerve racking experience. He is smart and very organized. He kept me in the loop every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone needed financial advice.


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD,
  • 1983
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A.,
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Cameron Construction & Roofing, Inc.
  • Trustee Lassman prevailed and trial and the court orderd the assets of the non-bankrupt entitly consolidated wtih the assets of the bankrupt corporation, thereby substantially enahincing the assets available to creditors of the bankruptcy company


  • Boston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • N/A
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • District of Massachusetts Pro Bono Award
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • 2014
  • Special Acheivement Aware
  • Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section
  • 2012
  • Simon Lottor Exceptional Service Award
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • 2011


  • American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal
  • Be Careful what you wish for - In re Travers and the Perils of Lien Avoidance
  • 2015
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")
  • Moving for Releif from the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal
  • Supreme Court in Clark v. Rameker: Inherited IRAs are not exempt
  • 2014
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal
  • Ethical Ambiguities on the Front Lines of Consumer Representation
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • 17th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference
  • Fraud and Exemptions
  • 2016

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 20
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"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Lassman because he is excellent at what he does. I have consulted Attorney Lassman many times on matters that I was working on and he was very helpful each time; he was very generous with his time and advice."
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Needham Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Donald R. Lassman
Donald R. Lassman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Needham, MA
Licensed for 40 years