BANKRUPTCY REPRESENTATION FOR MORE THAN 

100 YEARS COMBINED

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Joel M. Grafstein, Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 13
  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Board of Directors: Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 1999 to 2012
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Classes & Seminars

  • Initial Member of Panel Chapter 7 Trustees, 1978-1982 appointed by Carter Administration 1977
  • CLE Instructor, 1982 to Present

Published Works

  • Connecticut Foreclosures, Professional Education System, 1990
  • Bankruptcy Manual, Connecticut Bar Association, 1988
  • Enforcing Secured Claims in Connecticut, Professional Education System, 1989
  • “Bankruptcy Litigation 101” National Business Institute, 2013
  • “Bankruptcy Basics-Boot Camp” National Business Institute, 2012
  • “Collections-Seeking and Collecting Judgments” National Business Institute, 2012
  • “Consumer Bankruptcy” National Business Institute, 2010
  • “Fundamentals of Bankruptcy” Connecticut Bar Association
  • “Bankruptcy for Beginners” Connecticut Bar Association, 2007
  • “Aligning Your Practice a Guide for Lawyers for the New Bankruptcy Law,” National Business Institute, 2005
  • “Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law”, National Business Institutes, 2003-2004
  • “Connecticut Collection Law,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1985-1993
  • “Connecticut Mortgage Foreclosures,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1983 and 1984
  • “Enforcing Secured Claims in Connecticut,” Professional Educational Systems, Inc., 1985
  • “Mortgage Foreclosures Start to Finish,” Professional Educational Systems, Inc., 1990
  • “Workouts, Distressed Real Estate & Bankruptcy,” Lorman Education, 1990
  • “Mortgage Foreclosures,” Professional Educational Systems, Inc., 2000
  • “Problem Loans in Connecticut,” National Business Institutes, (1988). Co-author: 1984 Supplement, Caron, Connecticut Foreclosures

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1973
  • Connecticut, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1974
    • Major: Corporate Law
  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1973

Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Pro Bono Service, 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of Pro Bono Network, 1997 to Present

Representative Clients

  • Jewett City Savings Bank
  • Pan Am Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • The Connecticut Bank & Trust Co.