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Jennifer Emens-Butler

Adjunct Faculty

JD, Vermont Law School, 1995;
BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992


Jennifer Emens-Butler is a partner at Obuchowski & Emens-Butler in Bethel, Vermont.  The firm, formed as the Obuchowski Law Office in 1986, concentrates on business and consumer bankruptcy matters with particular expertise in business reorganizations.  She served as law clerk to the Hon. Francis G. Conrad, U.S. Bankruptcy judge for the District of Vermont until 1998 when she joined the firm.  She received her JD degree, cum laude, from the Vermont Law School in 1995 and her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section (chair, 2006–2008) and serves on the VBA's Board of Managers (elected, 2009 to present).  She is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and is a corporator for the Northfield Savings Bank. She has been an active presenter at VBA-sponsored seminars and teaches Bankruptcy Law for Vermont Law School's General Practice Program. She has written articles for the Vermont Bar Journal and the Times Argus's business magazine on bankruptcy matters, including a two-part Vermont Bar Journal article on the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act.  She is one of six court-appointed mediators for bankruptcy matters and has served as mediator in more than 90 foreclosure cases under Vermont's foreclosure mediation statute.

She has achieved an "AV-Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been certified in consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.  She has been recognized as a "New England Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers and as a "Top Business Lawyer" by Vermont Business Magazine.