Attorney Bruce Harwood Appointed to American Bankruptcy Institute Board of Directors

(August 14, 2007. Manchester, NH.) - Bruce A. Harwood, a shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, on which he will serve a three year term. He also serves on the Board's Education Committee, which is responsible for presenting sixteen educational seminars and programs during the year across the United States and in Europe. He just concluded four years as Co-Chair of the ABI's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, which consistently attracts over 400 bankruptcy professionals, judges and educators from throughout New England and across the United States.

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. It provides Congress and the public with an analysis of bankruptcy issues. Members include attorneys, accountants, auctioneers, judges, lenders, academics, turnaround specialists, credit professionals and many others.

Since 1981, Harwood has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency. He restructures debt and reorganizes businesses inside and outside of formal bankruptcy proceedings. He also mediates disputes arising in connection with debtor-creditor relations. He has consistently been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward-White in the field of bankruptcy.

Sheehan Phinney is a regional business law firm with offices in Manchester, Concord and Hanover, NH, and in Boston, MA. The firm provides a broad range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and institutions in traditional and emerging areas of the law. Its diverse client base includes local and regional organizations, as well as national and international businesses with interests in the Northeast.