Steven J. Boyajian

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Steve Boyajian is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group, focusing his practice on bankruptcy and creditors' rights. He represents creditors, creditors' committees, financial institutions, equity holders, and trustees in formal bankruptcy proceedings and in in-court and out-of-court matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boyajian was with a boutique bankruptcy firm in Providence, Rhode Island, where he counseled clients on all aspects of receivership proceedings and related litigation and in all stages of bankruptcy. He helped various businesses in loan workouts and reorganization, including a country club, a waterfront real estate project in the port of Providence, and a pharmacy/home infusion care provider. Additionally, he represented corporations and shareholders in the course of shareholder derivative actions and dissolution/buyout actions.

    While in law school, Mr. Boyajian worked for the National Consumer Law Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island
      Attorney Advisory Committee (2007 - 2012)

      American Bankruptcy Institute

      Rhode Island Bar Foundation
      Fellow

      Rhode Island Bar Association
      House of Delegates

      Rhode Island Bar Journal
      Editorial Board

      Turnaround Management Association

      Massachusetts Bar Association

      U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
      Board of Bar Admissions
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in Rhode Island Super Lawyers® in the area of Bankruptcy: Business for 2015 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Recognized as a "40 Under Forty" winner by Providence Business News for 2017.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Providence Foundation
      Incorporator

      Affordable Housing Board of Trustees, Town of Barrington, Rhode Island

      Pomona College
      Alumni Admissions Volunteer

      Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, organized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island
      Lecturer

      Day One
      Board of Directors

      Barrington Town Council, Barrington, Rhode Island
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Boyajian named legal Rising Star," published in Providence Business News, an interview that features Mr. Boyajian (11/25/2016)
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      "Series LLCs: Can a Series File for Bankruptcy, and What if It Does?" published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (March 2016)
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      "Continued Disagreement: Use of Federal Debt Collection Laws to Expand Fraudulent Transfer Look-Back Periods," published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (March 2015)
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      "Reconsidering the Uniformity of Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act," published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (April 2014)

      "The Transfer of Unemployment Insurance Experience Rates," published in American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (9/2013)

      "Why Payday Loans Are Just Awful," published in Providence Journal, editorial (6/1/2011)

      "Unclaimed Utility Funds: Putting Lost Money to Good Use," published in National Consumer Law Center Energy and Utility Update, vol. XXI, no. 2, Spring 2004; legislation based upon this publication was proposed to the Rhode Island House Finance Committee, H6135, March 2, 2005. (2004)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Receiverships & Bankruptcy Law," at the Rhode Island Bar Association's (RIBA) annual Recent Developments in the Law conference in Warwick, Rhode Island (11/1/2016)
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      "Receiverships & Bankruptcy Law," at the Rhode Island Bar Association's annual Recent Developments in the Law conference (10/22/2015)
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      "Receiverships & Bankruptcy Law," presented at the Rhode Island Bar Association's annual Recent Developments in the Law conference in Warwick, Rhode Island (10/23/2014)
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      "Receiverships & Bankruptcy Law," presented at the Rhode Island Bar Association's annual Recent Developments in the Law conference (10/16/2013)

      "Updates in Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure," at Rhode Island Bar Association, Providence, Rhode Island, Panelist (4/2009)

      "The Bursting Bubble: Behind on Mortgages and Car Loans — Is Chapter 13 an Option?" at American Bankruptcy Institute's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, Brewster, Massachusetts, Panelist (7/2008)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 5, 2017

        Steve Boyajian Appointed to U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island's Board of Bar Admissions

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      • November 30, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Featured in PBN Article

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      • November 15, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Elected to Barrington Town Council

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      • November 4, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Speaks at RIBA's Annual Recent Developments in the Law Conference

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      • October 5, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Elected to Day One Board

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      • July 21, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Quoted in 'Buyer Beware' Article in Law360

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      • March 4, 2016

        Steve Boyajian Examines Series LLCs in ABI Journal Article

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      • October 29, 2015

        Providence Lawyer Speaks at RIBA's Annual Recent Developments in the Law Conference

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      • March 9, 2015

        Steven Boyajian Writes ABI Journal Article on Federal Debt Collection Laws

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      • November 18, 2014

        Providence Lawyer Speaks at Rhode Island Bar Association's Annual Recent Developments in the Law Conference

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      • April 25, 2014

        Steven Boyajian Authors Article for American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

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      • October 30, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Speaks at RIBA's Annual Recent Developments in the Law Conference

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      • September 26, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Writes Article for American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

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      • June 26, 2013

        Providence Lawyers Elected to Rhode Island Bar Association's House of Delegates

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      R+C News Releases

      • July 27, 2017

        Steven Boyajian Named to Providence Business News’ “40 Under Forty”

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • December 4, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

    • Newsletters

      Newsletters

      Bankruptcy Sale Order Won't Protect New GM from Ignition Switch Claims Due to Deficient Notice, co-authored with Michael R. Enright and Patrick M. Birney