Overview & Experience

John C. La Liberte is chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Group.


  • Broad spectrum of clients in bankruptcy related matters, including corporate reorganizations, automatic stay relief proceedings, preference and dischargeability proceedings, commercial leasehold renegotiations, and assumption or rejection proceedings
  • Banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, credit unions, state transportation authorities, professional and business partnerships, computer software companies and automobile and medical device manufacturers in a wide variety of areas
Insights & Activities


  • Included in Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Listed in 2019 Benchmark Litigation

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • “How Strong Is Your Client’s—and the Other Side’s Armor?” speaker, MCLE 19th Annual Business Litigation Conference, February 2020
  • “Watch Your Step: Protecting Your Company in Relationships with Partners in Bankruptcy,” Corporate Counsel, February 2012
  • “Tenant Bankruptcies, Defaults, Terminations and Evictions: A Property Manager’s Nightmare,” speaker, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), May 2009
  • “Current Issues in Bankruptcy and Leasing,” roundtable speaker and leader, International Council of Shopping Centers, October 2005
  • “Benefit and Begging: Statute Prohibiting Peaceful Pleas for Charity in Public Places Violates First Amendment – Benefit v. City of Cambridge,” Boston Bar Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, January/February 1998