Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



JEFFREY T. PIAMPIANO

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207.253.0522 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Samantha Swander




PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors' Rights
Litigation
Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Litigation

EDUCATION

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 2000

University of Maine, M.S., 1996

Colgate University, A.B., 1993


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Turnaround Management Association

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Bankruptcy Institute

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Cleaves Law Library
  Board of Directors (2002-present)




PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors' Rights
Litigation
Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Litigation

EDUCATION

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 2000

University of Maine, M.S., 1996

Colgate University, A.B., 1993


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Turnaround Management Association

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Bankruptcy Institute

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Cleaves Law Library
  Board of Directors (2002-present)




Jeff Piampiano is an attorney in Drummond Woodsum’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Trial Services groups.   He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers USA, and New England Super Lawyers for his bankruptcy expertise.

Jeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy matters and debtor/creditor litigation.  He currently serves as a private panel Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the District of Maine and has administered hundreds of cases, including cases for businesses and individuals.  In this role, as well as in connection with representation of other trustees, Jeff has gained substantial experience selling distressed assets and successfully avoiding and recovering fraudulent and preferential transfers.  When he is not serving as a trustee, he regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, and other trustees in bankruptcy cases in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  Notably, Jeff has twice served as counsel to the bankruptcy trustees for Great Northern Paper Company, helping them recover millions of dollars to distribute to creditors.  Jeff also has substantial experience representing parties in commercial disputes before federal and state courts involving receiverships, mechanics’ liens and other statutory liens, and collection matters.

When not practicing law, Jeff is active in the legal community.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cleaves Law Library for over a decade.  He also regularly contributes articles and presents at seminars and conferences on bankruptcy law and civil litigation.
 



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA
      • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2013-2016)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2016)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Rising Star 2008-2011
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, "Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence" A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine ((MCLE 2014))

  • Co-Author, "Directors in the Twilight Zone II," International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals, chapter discussing corporate director liability in the Unites States ((2nd edition 2005, 3rd edition 2009, 4th edition 2013))

  • Author, "Retirement Benefits: What You Should Know," Maine Townsman Magazine ((December 2012))

  • Author, "Coastal Erosion and the Risk of Liability for Coastal Land Developers," J. Small & Emerging Business Law, 347, 4(2) (2000)


Jeff Piampiano is an attorney in Drummond Woodsum’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Trial Services groups.   He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers USA, and New England Super Lawyers for his bankruptcy expertise.

Jeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy matters and debtor/creditor litigation.  He currently serves as a private panel Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the District of Maine and has administered hundreds of cases, including cases for businesses and individuals.  In this role, as well as in connection with representation of other trustees, Jeff has gained substantial experience selling distressed assets and successfully avoiding and recovering fraudulent and preferential transfers.  When he is not serving as a trustee, he regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, and other trustees in bankruptcy cases in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  Notably, Jeff has twice served as counsel to the bankruptcy trustees for Great Northern Paper Company, helping them recover millions of dollars to distribute to creditors.  Jeff also has substantial experience representing parties in commercial disputes before federal and state courts involving receiverships, mechanics’ liens and other statutory liens, and collection matters.

When not practicing law, Jeff is active in the legal community.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cleaves Law Library for over a decade.  He also regularly contributes articles and presents at seminars and conferences on bankruptcy law and civil litigation.
 



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2013-2016)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2016)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Rising Star 2008-2011
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
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