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Joseph B. Collins


Current Position

348 Green Hill Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Tel: 413-262-7714

Class: XVII (2006)Circuit: First


Holyoke Community College, A.A. (1973)
Boston College, A.B. (1975)
Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Shareholder, Hendel & Collins, P.C. (1982-2020)
Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law, Western New England College School of Law (1982-92)
Associate, Kamberg, Berman & Hendel, P.C. (1978-1982)


American Bankruptcy Institute
Commercial Law League of America
American Bar Association
Hampden County Bar Association
U.S. Department of Justice, District of Massachusetts Western Division, Chapter 7 Panel Trustee (1979-)
National Association Bankruptcy Trustees


"Bankruptcy Reform: Selected Chapter 11 Issues," Massachusetts Bar Association's Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference 2005 Author
"Forbearance Agreements: Can Prepetition Waiver Clauses Be Enforced," American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Conference 2004 Author
Author and lecturer on bankruptcy for bar, continuing legal education and other associations.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1988-)
Listed in Boston Magazine, Massachusetts SuperLawyers (2004-)
Listed in Boston Magazine, "Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers" (2006; 2008; 2009; 2013)
Listed in Boston Magazine, "Top 100 New England Lawyers" (2008)