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Mrs. Carmenelisa Perez-Kudzma

Perez-Kudzma Law Office, P.C.
Contributing Member
Office:
413 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493

Phone: 978-505-3333
Email: carmenelisa@pklaw.law
Web Site: pklaw.law

Law School: Massachusetts School of Law (1996)

Practice Areas:
 

CURRICULUM VITAE:
CARMENELISA PEREZ-KUDZMA, ESQ.
carmenelisa@pklolaw.com
15 Dickson Lane, Weston, MA 02493
978-505-3333

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EDUCATION, DEGREES, PUBLICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS
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LL.M Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2006
(Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology)
J.D Massachusetts School of Law, 1996
B.A Regis University, 1993
(Philosophy and Political Sciences)
(Chemistry Scholarship, Regis University)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1/17/1997
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts 1997
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts 1997
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel First Circuit 1997
United States District Court, District of Colorado 2015
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado 2015
First Circuit Court of Appeals 2011
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 2015
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2016
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Tenth Circuit 2015
United States District Court, District of Vermont 2015
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont 2015
Unites States District of Puerto Rico 2017
United States Supreme Court 2016

LICENSES

Real Estate Broker since 1997 (Massachusetts)

MOST RECENT PUBLICATION

Fiduciary Duties in Academia, An Uphill Battle, 48 IDEA 491 (2008)
IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review (Franklin Pierce Law Center)

RECENT PUBLISHED OPINIONS
In re Vaghini, 2016, No. 14-42606-HJB Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
Claudinei Desouza, USBAP1 Opinion 12-091P Reversal of Order (Re: Automatic Stay)
In re Mercado, USBAP1 Opinion 13-021U Reversal of Order (Re: Automatic Stay
In re Garajau, United States Bankruptcy Court, First Circuit, Massachusetts, 10-18478
Commonwealth v William Rushworth, 60 Mass.App.Ct. 145, 799 N.E.2d 1281 (2003)
Admissibility, Fresh Complaint of Victim

BRIEFS AMICUS CURIE

The Supreme Court of Alaska, Brief Amicus Curie Law Professors and Legal Scholars in Support of Appellants, Supreme Court Case S-13296
Political Questions Doctrine and Due Process

RECENT CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

8th Congress on Education and Technology
Inter-American University, Puerto Rico
Cybercrime and Computer Crime Presentation


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

United States Bankruptcy Court, First Circuit, District of Massachusetts
Diversity Task Force Boston, MA 2013-Present

ELECTED POSTS

Town of Weston Weston, MA 2010-2016
Cultural Council Member

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Understanding of Italian and French

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TEACHING AND ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE IN ACADEMIA

Regis College, Weston, MA Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
& Director of Paralegal Studies
Courses Taught: 2014-2015

Pre-Law Advisor 2014-Present
Criminology Senior Lecturer Law and Social
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Police & Law Enforcement in America
Introduction of Criminology
Intimacy and Violence
State and Local Government
Law and Government
Juvenile Law
Sociology

Mount Ida College, Newton, MALecturer/Adjunct Faculty
Spring-2016
Courses Taught:

Criminology (Sections A, B and C)

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Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
ADJUNCT FACULTY
Courses Taught: 2012-Spring
Ethics
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Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
ADJUNCT FACULTY
Courses Taught: 2011-Present
Philosophy of Law
Ethics at Work

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Bay State College, Boston, MA
ADJUNCT FACULTY
2010-Spring
Courses Taught:
Business Law (Three Sections)
Entertainment Law
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Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA

ADJUNCT FACULTY

2010-Spring
Courses Taught:
Real Estate for Paralegals

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Inter-American University, Barranquitas, PR VISITING CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY
Penology and Criminal Investigations

2009-2010
Courses Taught:
Victims of Crimes
Interrogation and Interviewing
Correctional Population Constitutional Rights
Puerto Rico Criminal Justice System
Rehabilitation Based on Community
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VISITING PROFESSOR
Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida
2007-2009
Courses Taught:
International Human Rights
LEAP (Legal Education Advancement Program)
Legal Methods I (Legal Research and Writing)
Legal Methods II (Legal Research and Writing)
Research Methods

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Law School Clinic Director in the creation of the bankruptcy and immigration law clinics; and in the enhancement of the criminal law clinic.
Advisor for the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society (EASLS) school chapter
Academic Support and Legal Writing Coordinator

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Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ADJUNCT FACULTY

2007-Summer
Course Taught and Developed:
Legal and Ethical Decisions in the Business Setting, MBA course

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Keiser University, Miami, Florida
2007-Summer
Courses Taught:
Criminal Law
Business Law
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Courses Taught:
Law of Cybercrime
Civil Liberties under the Constitution
Law Enforcement Operations
Juvenile Justice
Corrections
Introduction to Law
U.S. Government and Politics
Criminal Law
Principle of Corrections
Criminal Court Process
Law Enforcement Operations
Law of Real Estate Property
Introduction to the Law
Legal Research and Writing

Administrative Duties and Responsibilities:
Interim Department Chair, Managing University Assets
Academic advisor and Moderator of the criminal justice club
Participate in special events involving university and community officials.
Faculty committee work
Participated in curriculum development decisions and changes
Created and led the cybercrime and computer forensics degree at Roxbury
Community College (Joint program between the Criminal Justice and the Business and
Technology Departments)

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
2006-Spring
Course Supervised and Directed:
Law School Clinic students at my law firm

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Newbury College, Brookline, Massachusetts
2007-Spring
Courses Taught:
Principles of Managerial Accounting (Business and Management Department)
Principles of Finance (Business and Management Department)
Evidence II (Legal Studies Department)

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
2006-Fall

Courses Taught:
Cybercrime

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ADJUNCT FACULTY
Newbury College, Brookline, Massachusetts
2006-Fall
Courses Taught:
International Business Law (Business and Management Department)

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts
2004-Spring
Courses Taught:
Business Law (Section I and II)

FULL-TIME FACULTY
North Shore Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts
1997-2000
Courses Taught:
Constitutional Interpretations I and II
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice
Civil Rights Liability
Criminal Law

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Academic advisor
Faculty committee work

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Newbury College, Brookline, Massachusetts
1996-1999
Courses Taught:
Ethics
Logic and Effective Reasoning
Constitutional Law
Business Law
Legal Seminar
Bankruptcy Law
Employment Discrimination
Criminal Law
Criminology
Child Welfare and the Law
Immigration

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts
1995-1997
Courses Taught:
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics & Society and Business Ethics


ADJUNCT FACULTY
Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
1995-Fall
Courses Taught:
Mass Media and the Law

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LEGAL EXPERIENCE (PRACTICE OF LAW)
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Senior Counsel-Owner
Perez-Kudzma Law Office, P.C., Weston, Massachusetts
1996-Present

Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy reorganization (Chapter 13 and 11), transactional law, securities violations while in bankruptcy, EPA Legislation, real estate, community development, intellectual property, lending, information law and consumer protection, sports and entertainment law, criminal law, family law, contracts, bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11, 13), business formation, employment discrimination, civil rights, appellate work, and immigration law.

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PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE
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LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT
Colorado State Legislature, Denver, Colorado
1992
Duties and Responsibilities:
Legislative Assistant to former Senator Dennis Gallagher
Organized and planned political campaigns
Drafted proposed legislation
Wrote and answered constituent’s letters
Met with lobbyists, PACs, and interest groups
Met with constituents and community leaders
Arranged political fund raising and activities
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OTHER EXPERIENCE
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GRANT PROPOSAL WRITER, DEAN’S OFFICE AND SUMMER ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT
Regis University, Denver, CO
1990-1996
Duties and Responsibilities:
Worked with program managers in the development of funding package options for faculty research and development.
Researched educational grants for faculty and students.
Developed strategies and proposal to obtain funding for faculty research projects.
Drafted faculty and student grant proposals.
Assisted the Director of Admissions in the Summer School Office to plan and coordinate the summer school curriculum and recruitment process.

REFENCE LAW LIBRARIAN ASSISTANT
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA
1993-1996
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provided reference service to library patrons, including members of the law school and the general public.
Used online and print sources to answer general and legal reference questions.
Assisted the Reference Librarian in the preparation of materials for research presentations in law school courses.
Conducted research for the law school faculty.
Assisted the Reference Librarian providing instruction and training to members of the law school community and students.
Assisted the Reference Librarian with improving reference and research skills to deliver for high-quality service.
Handled a variety of administrative projects and other duties as assigned relating to the management of the Law School Library.
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LEGAL TRANSLATOR
Marshalls, Inc., Andover, Massachusetts
1994
Duties and Responsibilities:
Translated contracts and business agreements
Redrafted legal documents from Spanish to English

HOUSING LEGAL SPECIALIST
HUD, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1993-Summer
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provided assistance to low-income individuals to acquire housing through the HUD
Department.
Searched and analyzed real estate transactions.
Worked on federal and state funding sources and requirements
Prepared legal documents related to HUD
Handled acquisition transactions
Investigated and negotiated land and housing disputes between HUD and land owners.

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PRODUCED/FILMED SCRIPTS
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Zapatos prestados (Borrowed Shoes):

Filmed and Produced by the Puerto Rico Film Commission, and sponsored by the Inter-American University Law School to benefit the Ricky Martin Foundation

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BOOKS/SCREENPLAYS/PLAYS
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Cucubano’s March: And the Boy Who Saved a Rainforest (and Spanish Version)
Four Thousand Words… or Less (and Spanish Version)
Esencia de un alma en vela
The Old Man and the Tree
La pesadilla
Zapatos prestados
Damian
Duerme mi amor
Golpes de pecado
El Súperhombre




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