Kate P. Foley

Legal Administrative Assistant Jill M. Coderre


Kate is an associate in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, and Reorganization Group.  She assists with all aspects of the group’s practice and primarily focuses on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and business restructuring.  She frequently represents court-appointed trustees, lenders and other creditors in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and has also represented corporate and individual debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases.  Kate has significant experience representing commercial landlords in national retail bankruptcies and mortgage lenders defending title claims and avoidance actions in bankruptcy litigation. 

Kate is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.), Yale Divinity School (M.A.R., Ethics), and College of the Holy Cross (B.A., Political Science and Religious Studies).  Since 2018, she has served on the board of the New England Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and on the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section. 

In 2021, Boston magazine and Law & Politics named Kate a Massachusetts “Rising Star.” 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
  • Boston College Law School J.D., cum laude (2011), Articles Editor, Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice (formerly known as the Boston College Third World Law Journal)
  • Yale Divinity School M.A.R. in Ethics, magna cum laude (2008)
  • College of the Holy Cross B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies, magna cum laude (2006)


  • "Metes and Bounds: The Intersection of Real Estate and Bankruptcy Series, Strong Armed and Stripped Off: Developments in Mortgage Avoidance and Lien Stripping Cases," Boston Bar Association (April 2022) (panelist)
  • “Great Debates: The Circuit Split Edition,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (July 2021) (panelist)
  • “Emerging Leaders Program,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (2019) (steering committee)
  • “Bankruptcy and Commercial Leasing: Issues Every Real Estate Attorney Should Know,” Boston Bar Association (December 2018) (panelist)
  • “Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Bankruptcy,” First Monday Educational Series, Worcester County Bar Association (January 2018) (panelist)
  • “The Permissibility of Third-Party Releases,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (2017) (co-presenter)
  • “Demystifying Sanctions and Discipline in the Bankruptcy Court,” 27th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference, Boston Bar Association (2017) (panelist)
  • “Debtor’s Discharge: Risks for Failure to Produce Records” and “Consequences and Strategies: Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Assets,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (2016)
  • “Mortgage Avoidance Cases: Relevant Law and Updates,” 26th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference Boston Bar Association (2016) (co-presenter)
  • “Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me...Ethical Considerations for Bankruptcy Practice," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (2014) (co-presenter)
  • “Lien-Stripping in Chapter 7 Cases: Exploring the Impact of McNeal v. GMAC Mortg., LLC," 14th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference, MCLE (2012)

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Committee Co-Chair, Communications, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association