Panelist, Financial Advisors Toolbox; Reporting in Chapter 11, 27th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Panelist, Views from The Bench Judges Panel, 4th Annual NYIC-TMA / CT / NE Credit and Bankruptcy Symposium 2010
Panelist, Ethics: Current Issues and Dilemmas, AIRA 25th Annual Bankruptcy and Restructing Conference, 2009
Speaker, Small Business-Middle Market: Ethics - Current Issues and Dilemmas, Association of Insolvency and Restructing Advisors, 2009
Panelist, Kicking Over the Chessboard: Everything a Civil Litigator Needs to Know When Another Party Files Bankruptcy, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2006
Moderator, Post-Chapter 11 Strategies, New York Institute of Credit, 2006
Panelist, Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, 2001
Bruce Francis Smith, one of the founders of Jager Smith, oversees the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and Litigation Group. Bruce has over forty years of experience and he represents creditors’ committees, debtors, creditors, executory contract parties, plan of reorganization proponents and asset purchasers in a number of areas including: chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, debtor-in-possession financing and inter-creditor relationships.
Chambers USA ranks Bruce as a leader in the fields of bankruptcy and restructuring in Massachusetts. Chambers notes that he is “superb counsel in the bankruptcy area.” Sources say that “he is a multi-talented attorney with extensive experience of corporate insolvency and bankruptcy litigation.” In addition, Bruce has received the highest possible rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year since 2004.
Bruce served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to forming Jager Smith, Bruce served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Served as lead counsel to the official creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 cases of an international shipping company, achieving a substantial dividend for unsecured creditors after payment through a consolidated liquidating plan of the remaining secured debt and substantial administrative expenses.