Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 Filed in: What's New
IF you aren’t listening to the Money Go Roundtable Podcast, you should. Recently, Gene Melchionne interviewed Gerri Detweiler of Talk Credit Radio and Credit.com about credit reports. IF you want to know about credit reporting, credit scores and what it all means, take a listen to this podcast episode.
Monday, Jul 14 2014 Filed in: What's New
This week, the Connecticut Law Tribune published an article on student loans, law schools and the current economy. It is no mystery that recent graduates from colleges are having a hard time finding a job. Compound that with the expense of attending graduate school for an advanced degree and then pile the time and money spent on something like law school. It is no small wonder that law school graduates are both having a hard time finding a job AND paying their student loans. The result? Yound lawyers looking at filing bankruptcy.
The author of the article turned to well-known Student Loan Lawyer, Josh Cohen, and Attorney Melchionne for an insight on both the scope of the problem and the remedy. The sad end to this story is the same for most young people struggling with student loans; there is no escape in bankruptcy for any student loan. For more, see the story here.
Thursday, Jun 19 2014 Filed in: What's New
Based on random sampling of NACBA’s membership, the Member Profile strives to answer the question: Who are Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys? It looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, as well as, business practices and “war stories.” The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys recently introduced Attorney Gene Melchionne of Waterbury, Connecticut as “Practice Partner”.
Check out the full article here.
Friday, May 16 2014 Filed in: What's New
Remember all those foreclosures filed in November and December 2013? Well they have completed now and banks have repossessed houses in Connecticut in record numbers last month. The statistics kept by RealtyTrac showed that Connecticut suffered a 44% increase in homes Read the newspaper article where Gene Melchionne was quizzed on the reason for the increase here.
Sunday, Apr 20 2014 Filed in: What's New
Waterbury attorney, Eugene Melchionne, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys at its recent meeting in New York City in April. NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has 3,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. NACBA is recognized by members of Congress and their staffs, by the Judicial Branch, and by the media as the leading voice in America on issues of consumer finance and bankruptcy law. The Association and its members frequently are called upon to testify before legislative and judicial bodies and share their expertise. NACBA is also the leading force against the anti-debtor legislation in Congress and at the state level that the consumer credit industry has sought so aggressively.
As a Director, Attorney Melchionne will be responsible for setting the Association’s educational program for its annual convention in Chicago in 2015 and ensuring that NACBA will continue to play a key role in shaping the outcome of policy-related debates on consumer bankruptcy issues. He is currently co-chair of the Association’s Technology Committee and acts as State Chair supporting Connecticut members and addressing legislative matters within the state.
“I am excited to amplify my efforts to aid consumers in financial distress by stepping up to a role on NACBA’s board. I hope to reach more judges, lawmakers, and attorneys alike that there is a solution to the burdens of debt caused by factors beyond the consumers’ control”, he said in a recent interview.
Attorney Melchionne is a nationally recognized speaker on financial issues and technology, having most recently spoken to a group of 800 attorneys in New York City and within the last year in New Orleans, Minneapolis, and San Diego. He has regularly consulted with members of the Senate and House in Washington D.C., on matters of bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, credit card debt, and student loans.