David B. Madoff
David B. MadoffPartner
David B. Madoff (madoff@mandkllp.com) previously practiced with the New York law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and was a partner of Cohn Khoury Madoff & Whitesell LLP in Boston. He received his B.A. in 1985 from Columbia University and his J.D. in 1988 from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Boston University Law Review. Mr. Madoff has lectured frequently and written articles for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and other associations in the area of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. He has served since 1997 on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the District of Massachusetts, Eastern Division. In 2005, Mr. Madoff was a recipient of the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award for his commitment to the representation of the indigent. In 2005 through 2018, Mr. Madoff was named by Law & Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer, which honors the top 5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. Mr. Madoff estimates that in his capacity as a trustee and as an attorney representing bankruptcy debtors, he is involved in over 750 bankruptcy cases each year. Mr. Madoff has appeared as a guest on Fox 25 news and has been quoted in bankruptcy-related articles appearing in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Providence Journal. He represents with equal vigor individuals, small businesses and large corporations who are experiencing financial distress.
Michael A. Khoury
Michael A. KhouryPartner
Michael A. Khoury (khoury@mandkllp.com) previously practiced with the New Hampshire law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch and was a partner of Cohn Khoury Madoff & Whitesell LLP of Boston. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1986 from Tufts University, and his J.D. in 1989 from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Boston University Journal of International Law. Mr. Khoury is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association and is a former co-chair and current member of the public policy committee of the bankruptcy section of the Boston Bar Association, and has been granted an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Corporation.
Steffani Pelton Nicholson
Steffani Pelton NicholsonAssociate
Steffani Pelton Nicholson (pelton@mandkllp.com) joined the firm as an associate in 2009. She received her B.A. in 2003 from Kent State University and her J.D. in 2006 from Suffolk University Law School. Ms. Pelton’s practice focuses on consumer and corporate bankruptcy cases, as well as bankruptcy-related litigation in Massachusetts federal courts. Ms. Pelton’s practice also includes litigating a broad range of issues in Massachusetts state courts.
Michelle L.P. Alston
Michelle L.P. AlstonParalegal
Michelle L.P. Alston (alston@mandkllp.com) is the firm’s bankruptcy and litigation paralegal. She has been a paralegal for over 22 years, 17 of them with David Madoff. Ms. Alston has worked as a bankruptcy paralegal for Cohn Khoury Madoff & Whitesell LLP in Boston; Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP and Jillian K. Aylward, Esq. Ms. Alston received her B.S. in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and currently assists David Madoff, a member of a panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Massachusetts, Eastern Division.
Anna D. Halloran
Anna D. HalloranSecretary
Anna D. Halloran (halloran@mandkllp.com) is the Firm’s office administrator. She has worked with David Madoff and Mike Khoury for over 27 years. Ms. Halloran previously worked as a legal secretary for a number of Boston law firms, including Cohn Khoury Madoff & Whitesell LLP. Ms. Halloran is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of the firm, including billing, banking, bookkeeping, and scheduling.
Nancy Holden
Nancy HoldenParalegal
Nancy J. Holden (holden@mandkllp.com) is the firm’s real estate paralegal. She is a graduate of Katherine Gibbs School and has over 30 years of real estate paralegal experience, joining Madoff & Khoury LLP in 2015. Ms. Holden provides daily management and support to the firm’s commercial and residential real estate department and assists lenders, buyers and sellers throughout the transaction ensuring that all due diligence matters are addressed in a timely manner.
Mayara J. Cordeiro
Mayara J. CordeiroAssociate Attorney
Mayara J. Cordeiro (cordeiro@mandkllp.com) joined the firm in 2019 as an associate attorney. Ms. Cordeiro received her B.S. magna cum laude in 2014 from Western New England University and her J.D. cum laude in 2019 from the University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth where she served as an editor of the University of Massachusetts Law Review. Ms. Cordeiro previously worked as a law clerk for a small law firm where she assisted the attorney in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury. Ms. Cordeiro’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate and corporate transactions. Ms. Cordeiro is also fluent in Portuguese.


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