Homelessness in the COVID Era: Utilizing the Bankruptcy Solution

Geoffrey K. McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Law at UMass Law School. Before joining academia, Prof. McDonald practiced law in New York City for fifteen years, including both private practice and public interest work. He represented creditors, debtors, trustees, and other significant parties in interest in some of the country’s largest and most complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Immediately prior to joining academia, he worked as a public interest attorney in the South Bronx, where his practice was focused on homelessness prevention by providing free legal services to people facing eviction or foreclosure. He also worked extensively in the consumer bankruptcy context. Professor McDonald received his B.A. in Philosophy from Wesleyan University, his M.A.R. in Philosophy of Religion from Yale University, where he also studied jurisprudence and legal philosophy at Yale Law School, his Ph.D. in Religion (Ethics & Society) and J.D. from Emory University, and his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law.