Partner Thomas P. Quinn, Esq. has recently been appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.  His appointment to this role, effective as of June 1, 2009, is based on his outstanding background in bankruptcy law that he has gained in private practice and while employed by the Internal Revenue Service.  The law firm of McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC is honored to have one of our partners appointed to such a prestigious position.

In his role as Chapter 7 Trustee, Tom will serve as a representative of the bankruptcy estate. His duties will include conducting Section 341 meetings of creditors, recovering, preserving, liquidating and distributing assets of Chapter 7 estates and protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system.  He will also use his skills as a bankruptcy litigator to recover assets and oppose bankruptcy discharges whenever necessary.  Tom looks forward to the challenges and opportunities that his new role as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee provides.

While serving as a Panel Trustee, Tom will continue as a partner at McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC representing businesses and individuals in financial workout and bankruptcy matters.  He will also continue to represent clients in tax collection, audit and controversy matters before the IRS, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the United States Tax Court.

Assisting Tom in his bankruptcy and financial workout practice is Stefanie D. Howell, Esq. and paralegal Gail H. Guatieri.  Stefanie has been employed with McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC since 2008 assisting in such areas as elderlaw, and estate planning to bankruptcy and financial workout. 

New to the firm's bankruptcy and financial workout practice area is paralegal Gail H. Guatieri.  Gail will assist Tom in his role as Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, and will support Tom and Stefanie with their bankruptcy and other financial workout clients.