Kathleen P. Dwyer focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy (including creditor, debtor and trustee representation), creditors’ rights, commercial transactions, workouts, tax, and general corporate matters. Ms. Dwyer holds an Honors A.B. from Marquette University, M.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and J.D. cum laude and LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law.
Prior to joining MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C. in 1984, Ms. Dwyer served as law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judges Harold Lavien and Paul W. Glennon. She has been a member of the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel (Boston) since 1987, and is a frequent lecturer on current bankruptcy, tax, secured transaction, and workout related topics for continuing education programs sponsored by legal and other professional organizations including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the ABI.
Ms. Dwyer is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the Massachusetts Bar Association (Business Law Section), the Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, the Boston Bar Association (Bankruptcy Law and Business Law Sections), the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the North Shore Women Lawyers Association (1997-1998 Lawyer of the Year recipient), and the Essex County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the courts of Massachusetts and the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.
Ms. Dwyer has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of North Shore Community College. She has also served on the Marquette University Alumni Board and on several municipal boards in elective and appointed positions.