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Philip J. Hendel, Esq.


Current Position

Of Counsel
Hendel & Collins, P.C.
101 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Tel: 413-734-6411
Fax: 413-734-8069

Class: V (1994)Circuit: First


College of William & Mary, B.A. (1960)
College of William & Mary School of Law, LL.B., J.D. (1965)

Professional Career

Partner, Hendel & Collins, P.C. (1982-13)
Partner, Kamberg, Berman, Hendel, Gold & West (1965-82)
Department of Defense, Legislative Liaison (1964-65)


American Board of Certification, Board of Directors (1998-02)
Boston College Law School, Adjunct Faculty (2000-01)
First Circuit Bankruptcy Judge Merit Selection Panel (1991-92; 94-00)
Bankruptcy Court Decisions, LRP Publications, Contributing Editor (1994-08)
Committee on Certification of Lawyer Specialization, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Inc. (1994-)
American Bankruptcy Institute: Board of Directors; Chairperson, Business Reorganization Committee (1995)
Commercial Law League of America, Chair, Executive Council, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section (1990-91)
Town of Somers, CT Ethics Commission (2008-11)


Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization 8 Vol., LRP Publications Mar 1994 Co-editor and Author
Commercial Law Journal Associate Editor
Bankruptcy Reform Act Manual, 4th Edition Nov 1988 Co-managing Editor and Co-author
"Impact of Bankruptcy on the Landlord-Tenant Relationship," Appearing in Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, MCLE 3d Ed. 2010
"Defining A Mission For The Court: The Reallocation Of Resources To Best Serve Members Of The Bar And The General Public," Report to U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maine Oct 1999 Editor
"No Easy Answers: Small Business Bankruptcies After BAPCPA," Boston College Law Review Dec 2005 Co-author
"Just When You Thought it was Safe to File Bankruptcy," Commercial Law Bulletin May/Jun 2004
"Using Revised Article 9-620 as a Vehicle to Preserve the Going Concern Value of a Closely Held Business," Commercial Law Bulletin (Jul/Aug 2001)
"First Day Orders - What Works and What Doesn't," Commercial Law Bulletin (Nov/Dec 2001)
"Managed Care: Waltzing with the Media in Chapter 11," Commercial Law Bulletin (Aug 2000)
Report to U.S. Bankruptcy Court: District of Maine, "Defining a mission for the Court; The reallocation of resources to best serve members of the bar and the general public" Oct 25, 1999 Editor
"A Lesson for Lenders in Preparing Bankruptcy Proofing Provisions in Forbearance Agreements: More is Not Necessarily Better," Bankruptcy Court Decisions (Jun 1999)
"Setting Standards for Certification for Bankruptcy Lawyers," Commercial Law Bulletin (Nov/Dec 1990)
"Attempting to Define the Scope of Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction: No Miracle Drugs for the Patient," Commercial Law Journal (Winter 1987)


Greater Springfield YMCA, 2010 Red Triangle Lifetime Award, for contributions to the development of YMCA programs
Commercial Law League of America, President's Cup, for contribution to the fields of commercial law and bankruptcy (1992)