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  Vermont Bankruptcy Trustees -

       The Vermont Trustee Program is managed through the United Trustees Office (Region 2) in Albany, New York. The address is as follows: Office of The United States Trustee, 74 Chapel St., Suite 200, Albany, NY 12207. Their telephone number is (518) 434-4553.

       Lisa Penpraze is the Assistant United States Trustee for the Albany, NY office which includes the State of Vermont and parts of New York. Tracy Hope Davis is the United States Trustee for all of Region 2. This region includes Connecticut, New York, and Vermont.


     The following persons are Chapter 7, 12 and/or 13 Standing Trustees for the District of Vermont. Also note that the attorneys listed below are private parties, not government employees. Standing Trustees are not required to be a member of the Vermont State Bar.


  Chapter 7 Trustees -

     Three trustees for Chapter 7 are listed in the District of Vermont. Their location of practice and contact numbers are included and listed below.

Chapter 7 Trustees

  Name / Trustee* City / Town

Raymond Obuchowski

(802) 234-6244

Douglas Wolinsky

(802) 864-0880

  Chapter 12 Trustees -

     The Trustee for Chapter 12 (family farmer or fisherman) is Jan Sensenich whose office is located in White River Junction, Vermont.

Chapter 12 Trustees

  Name / Trustee City / Town
  Jan M. Sensenich Norwich / White River Jct.
(802) 649-1213

  Chapter 13 Trustee -

     Attorney Jan Sensenich is also is the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the state of Vermont.

Chapter 13 Trustees

  Name / Trustee City / Town
  Jan M. Sensenich
Norwich / White River Jct.
(802) 649-1213

Administrative Staff

     Listed below is pertinent contact information, which includes the names, titles as well as telephone numbers of those staff members involved in the Trustee Program in Albany, New York.


Name / Title
Tracy Hope Davis - United States Trustee (Region 2)
(212) 510-0500
Karen DiPofi - Legal Clerk
(518) 434-4553
Jill M. Flinton - Analyst
(518) 434-4553
Amy Hutzel - Legal Clerk
(518) 434-4553
Andrea Kazyaka-Rowe - Analyst
(518) 434-4553
Diana Nuss -
Paralegal Specialist
(518) 434-4553
Lisa Penpraze - Assistant U.S. Trustee
(518) 434-4553
Kevin Purcell - Trial Attorney
(518) 434-4553
Eric Small - Trial Attorney
(518) 434-4553

341 Meeting Room Locations

     The 341 meetings are located in three different Vermont locations. Contact the trustee's office in Albany, NY at (518) 434-4553 for more information.

Chittenden County

U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
11 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington, VT 05402
     Counties served by Burlington location include Addison*, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans and Washington.


Rutland County
Chapter 7 and 11

106 West Street
Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05702


Rutland County
Chapter 12 and 13

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
151 West Street
Room 202
Rutland, VT 05702

     Counties served by Rutland locations include Addison*, Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.

*Addison County is served by Rutland and Burlington. Contact the trustees office in Albany, NY at (518) 434-4553 for your location.

Vermont Bankruptcy Court

     The main office and courthouse of the United States Bankruptcy Court / District of Vermont is located in the City of Rutland. Their telephone number is (802) 951-6301.

341 Meetings and Trustee Articles
  • The Bankruptcy Trustee - The U.S. Trustee's Office in each district maintains a panel of persons who are qualified to serve as bankruptcy trustees.
  • Chapter 11 Trustee - If a trustee is appointed in a Chapter 11 case, he becomes responsible for the management of the debtor's business affairs, and the filing of the required reports and tax returns.
  • 341 Creditors Meeting - The purpose of the meeting is for the trustee and the creditors to have an opportunity to question the debtor about the debtor's assets, liabilities, and any matter which may relate to debtor's right to a discharge.
  • Chapter 11 Creditors Committee - The committee is composed of holders of unsecured claims, excluding insiders, and has up to 7 members.
  • Meeting of Creditors in Chapter 13 - The trustee and creditors are allowed to ask questions about the debtor's assets and liabilities, his financial affairs, and his proposed plan.

Written by Jack Garchar


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