Maegan Hurley of Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Maegan Hurley of Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Maegan Hurley of Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation, Inc. (Boston) has been selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40,” recognizing 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. This year’s awardees will be formally recognized at ABI’s 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 6-8 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hurley is a founding director of Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation, a nonprofit that exclusively represents low-income individuals in chapter 7 bankruptcy pro bono. As the managing director, she oversees the organization’s complete caseload, and plans and runs all board meetings as board secretary. The organization has filed over 210 cases and, through the end of 2017, has helped to discharge an estimated $5,985,885 in consumer debt. All clients are at or below 150-200 percent of the poverty line.

Additionally, Hurley works part-time for a private law practice, Ravosa Law Offices, P.C., where she represents clients in chapter 7 and chapter 13, as well as in adversary proceedings. She regularly reviews the work product of others to ensure that petitions, plans, motions and other pleadings are prepared properly, and she enjoys teaching others the technical details of bankruptcy.

As a student at Suffolk University Law School, Hurley ran a foreclosure task force for two years in which she recruited and managed students who canvassed houses at risk of foreclosure to provide resources to owners and tenants so that they were aware of their legal rights. She is passionate about utilizing the law to help lift others out of poverty.

“The 2018 ABI ‘40 Under 40’ Class is already advancing the bankruptcy profession forward,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “Each of these remarkable young men and women are attaining achievements not just in their professional careers, but also as leaders in their communities.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 200 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2018 “40 Under 40” honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit