Fitzgerald Law has named attorney Andrea M. O’Connor as a shareholder and announced that attorney Christina M. Turgeon had joined the firm.
“Andrea’s depth of experience and teamwork has really helped our firm grow, so she was very deserving of appointment,” noted Seth Stratton, a shareholder with the firm. “We are also delighted to announce that Christina is now part of our firm as she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her. Through their volunteer activities in the profession, these two attorneys not only elevate their representation of clients but are improving the practice of law in their specialty as well.”
Andrea counsels corporate and consumer clients in all aspects of insolvency law, primarily including bankruptcy, asset protection, taxation, real estate, and commercial matters. Her experience representing debtors and creditors in all types of matters, from complex Chapter 11 cases to adversary proceeding litigation, as well as serving as a Chapter 7 Trustee for the District of Connecticut, allows her to analyze problems from all angles and develop creative solutions.
A resident of Wilbraham, Andrea has 13 years of legal experience, including a clerkship for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts. She graduated magna cum laude from the Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA. Andrea is an active member of several bar associations, where she has served in various leadership roles, and serves on the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court’s Pro Bono Committee and Diversity Task Force. Her admissions include the State of Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Andrea is routinely called upon by professional organizations to author materials and present on insolvency related topics. She recently presented on the intersection of real estate and bankruptcy law, the new Subchapter V of Chapter 11, and complex bankruptcy sales for various Massachusetts and Connecticut bar associations. . She will be presenting this summer at the ABI Northeast Conference & Consumer Forum. Additionally, she currently co-chairs two annual bankruptcy conferences, one targeting western and central Massachusetts and one serving New England.
Christina has more than 21 years of practice experience and is primarily engaged in business litigation and counseling services, including reviewing and preparation of discovery and trial strategies in Fitzgerald Law’s Litigation Department. In addition, her concentrations include bankruptcy law representing debtors and trustees before the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Massachusetts and Connecticut, commercial evictions, real estate law representing buyers, sellers and financial institutions in real estate transactions, and general civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants in District and Superior courts.
Christina earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a minor in English literature from Western New England University, Springfield, MA. She is also a graduate of the Western New England University School of Law.
She is appointed to Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, the United States Bankruptcy Court’s Local Rules Committee and Pro Bono Advisory Committee. Christina is a board member of the Hampden County Bar Foundation, where she serves as Treasurer, a board member and past-president of the Hampden County Bar Association, and is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation where she serves as Treasurer and was elected At-Large Director. She also is the Co-Chair of the Western Massachusetts Annual Bankruptcy Symposium.
Her admissions include the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Christina frequently participates as a panelist in professional legal seminars and continuing education programs locally and statewide.
About Fitzgerald Law
Businessowners expect in-depth expertise and strong representation from their legal advisors. They deserve to have a legal team that has strong relationships with the community and its leadership, is respected in the business community as a whole, and which approaches all relationships and business dealings in an empathetic and fair way. Representation at a fair price is also an expectation, but harder to find.
The attorneys at Fitzgerald Law understand and respect each of those expectations. For decades, we have been serving our clients to meet if not exceed them. We are a business advisory firm that is focused on the areas of commercial finance, real estate development, insolvency issues, dispute resolution, regulatory affairs, contract negotiation, as well as zoning, permitting, and licensing, among a variety of other legal needs serving the business owner and leadership team.