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Bruce Hochman joins Eaton Peabody in Portland

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, at 11:46 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 25, 2013, at 12:18 p.m.
Bruce Hochman
Tiffany Dumas
Bruce Hochman
PORTLAND, Maine -- Eaton Peabody has announced the addition of Bruce B. Hochman to the firm as a part of its Portland business expansion. The hiring of Hochman follows Eaton Peabody’s earlier announcement that it is expanding to Portland and its hiring of well know litigator, Neal F. Pratt. Hochman will be resident in the firm’s Portland office, which will be open in early 2013.

Hochman joins Eaton Peabody’s Business Practice Group where he will bring nearly 30 years of business and commercial law experience representing a wide range of banking and private business clients in connection with all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and commercial restructuring, insolvency, receiverships, foreclosure actions, and other financial distress and insolvency matters. He also will continue his general corporate and business law practice.

In making the announcement, Hochman said, “My decision to join Eaton Peabody is a chance to work with a highly respected group of professionals who share my commitment to Maine and serving Maine businesses,” Hochman said in making the announcement. He also said he believes the relationship is a terrific fit with his growing commercial and business law practice, and provides him with added depth and capacity to help meet the full array of his clients’ legal needs.

A well-known and highly respected lawyer in Maine, Hochman has represented numerous creditors before the Federal Bankruptcy Courts of Maine and has served as special counsel to the trustee in several proceedings. He has been counsel to unsecured creditor’s committees in many chapter 11 proceedings in Maine. Hochman is a frequent speaker on creditor’s rights and obligations, collection and foreclosure law and bankruptcy issues.

“We are very pleased to have Bruce join Eaton Peabody. Bruce has an excellent reputation in Maine and will be a tremendous asset to the firm and to our clients,” stated managing partner David M. Austin in a press release. “Bruce is an excellent fit, both professionally and personally for our firm. We couldn’t be more excited than we are to have someone as respected and accomplished as Bruce is to join us as a part of our expansion to Portland.”

In addition to his accomplished legal practice, Hochman is actively involved in his community, having previously served as vice chairman of the Portland Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, a graduate of Leadership Maine, Zeta Class, past board member of Jobs for Maine Graduates, a fundraiser for the Casco Bay YMCA’s Capital Campaign, and a Yarmouth Clam Festival volunteer. He lives on Peaks Island with his wife and their two Labrador retrievers.

Hochman received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Northern Colorado.

Founded in 1939, Eaton Peabody is a community-based law firm with more than 40 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland. The firm offers broad legal expertise through a variety of focused practice groups led by some of Maine’s leading attorneys. Please find more about Eaton Peabody at eatonpeabody.com

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