Where Does It Say That in the Bankruptcy Code
We use jargon like “cramdown,” “lien stripping,” or paying a claim “outside the plan.” We know general concepts like paying interest on secured claims, curing mortgage arrearages, and recovering a car that was repossessed before the petition was filed. But where in the Code does it say you can do any of these things? In this…
Exemptions After Clark v. Rameker
As a follow-up to his article
, Questions After Clark v. Rameker, Judge Wm. Houston Brown (retired), along with his law partner and exemptions expert, Larry Ahern, discuss the implications of Clark v. Rameker and other recent exemptions decisions. 65 minutes.
Loan Modification Options in Bankruptcy
In this EXCELLENT tutorial on mortgage modifications, experts Robert Branson, Esq., and Bill Mitchell, VP Lending Manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage teach about loan modification options and what to go try if your client is declined. Various products are available to your clients. This webinar is directed toward anyone who participates in the loan modification process.
A Closer Look:
Lien Avoidance and Law v. Seigel
Exemptions Part 2. Academy Editor & Advisor Wm. Houston Brown and notable bankruptcy expert Larry Ahern follow-up on the December 2013 Saving Homes and Stripping Liens webinar (below). Both Brown and Ahern are experts as they literally wrote the book: Bankruptcy Exemption Manual, 2013 ed. (West’s Bankruptcy Series). This webinar is designed for attorneys at an advanced level.
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better:
Why You Should Consider Chapter 13
Trustee John Gustafson and Debtor Attorney Mark Leffler will not only discuss the advantages of the Chapter 13 option but will also explore the Chapter 13 ‘Super Powers!’ – The Co-Debtor Stay, Stripping Wholly Unsecured Junior Mortgages, Retaining Non-Exempt Assets, and more.
Practical Considerations in Bankruptcy Appeals
Join Judges Paul Bonapfel and Stanley Birch, along with experts Lisa Ritchey-Craig and Michael Holbein, for practice pointers, advice on what to include (or not) in a brief, and a rare behind the scenes look at the appellate process including tips on oral argument.
Saving Homes and Stripping Liens:
Recent Exemption Developments
Academy Editor & Advisor William Houston Brown and his writing and law partner, Certified Bankruptcy Specialist Lawrence R. Ahern III do an outstanding job catching listeners up on the latest in exemptions.
Escrow Analysis Beyond the Basics
A continuation of Demystifying Mortgage Escrow, this resource drills down beyond the basics and analyzes common problems found in deciphering escrow statements. Experts Ramona Daniels, Joel Ackerman and Denise Carlon look at case law and statutes and answer viewer questions.
Oy Vey, More Rule Changes:
The CFPB and Regulations X & Z
Join Chapter 13 Trustee Tom King, attorneys John Crane and Wendy Walter on a voyage through selected portions of the new Mortgage Servicing Rules promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resulting in significant changes to Regulations X and Z. These rules go into effect January 10th.
Demystifying Mortgage Escrow:
Only Slightly Less Complicated Than The BCS System
In Escrow Analysis 101, Michael J. McCormick and W. Jeffrey Collier do a stellar job of helping us understand an escrow analysis and how to use the information contained in an escrow statement. This webinar is specifically designed for trustees’ and debtors’ attorneys’ staff, but could also be of assistance to anyone required to analyze escrow statements and resolve problems short of litigation.
Rules and Tools to Avoid Looking the Fool:
Ethical Issues for Bankruptcy Practitioners
Join Alexandra Caval, staff attorney to Kathleen McCallister, Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Idaho (Meridian, ID) and Lindsey Simon, of Lukins & Annis, P.S. (Coeur d’Alene, ID) as they discuss the four C’s of ethics: candor, compensation, conflicts of interest and competency. This is an excellent presentation primarily geared toward debtor attorneys; however, all staff and practitioners could benefit.
The Means Test:
Projected Disposable Income (aka Expected Unrecognizable Outcome)
The Honorable Fredrick E. Clement, Chapter 13 Trustee John P. Gustafson and Teresa Rhodd, Esq. answer your questions – line by line.In memory and honor of the week-long events surrounding the Boston marathon bombing, the Academy is offering this webinar recording with no password necessary.
National Plan Form Webinar:
A Pro and Con Discussion
Judge Eugene Wedoff, Henry Hildebrand and John Gustafson discuss ups, downs and questions regarding the proposed form. Click here for the most recent version of the form and rules.
The 360 Degree Leader Part 1:
Join Director of Operations for the Chapter 13 Trustee in the Northern District of Georgia, Ronnie LeFevers, as he expounds, in his own unique way, on John C. Maxwell’s The 360 Degree Leader. In Part 1 Ronnie gives us Maxwell’s insight on how we can lighten our leader’s load by “Leading Up.”
The 360 Degree Leader Part 2:
Join Director of Operations for the Chapter 13 Trustee in the Northern District of Georgia, Ronnie LeFevers, as he expounds, in his own unique way, on John C. Maxwell’s “The 360 Degree Leader.” Only 360° leaders influence people at every level in the organization. By helping others, they help themselves. In Part 2, Ronnie gives us Maxwell’s insights on “Leading Across” and “Leading Down.”
Mortgage Modification Mediation:
Talking Can Help
Learn how utilizing the mediation process can speed up the mortgage modification process, resulting in a win/win for all parties, even the creditor. Presenters were Laurie Weatherford (Chapter 13 Trustee, Orlando, FL); Alecia C. Daniel (Litigation Partner, Johnson & Freedman, LLC, Plantation, FL) and Robert Branson, Esq. (Orlando, FL).
Discharge or Not to Discharge… and Other Options:
Student Loans in the 21st Century
Reviewing this 90 minute webinar is a must for any consumer bankruptcy practitioner.
Proofs of Claim:
We Have to do What? Really?
Our Chapter 13 Trustee Staff Attorneys Bonnie Baker, Tony Coy and Leo Spanos held a round table discussion based on the developments and issues being faced since the implementation of the new Proofs of Claim rules. Our regionally and practice diverse team looked at specific procedures which are working and some, well, not so much.
Prevailing Through The Pitfalls:
A Behind The Scenes Look At Getting That Case To Completion
Speakers Cheryl Corning, Carrie Vasquez and Martinique Wood dissect specific problems that rear their ugly heads at case closing and offer solutions to these problems. Our panelists come from across the country and bring a plethora of experience. This webinar is directed toward trustee staff, paralegals, and attorneys who represent debtors.
Consider It Complete, Well Almost
With a collective 49 years of experience, Cheryl Corning, Case Closing Manager/Paralegal (Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Albany, NY), Carrie Vasquez, Director of Operations (Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, San Antonio, TX), and Martinique Wood, Disbursement Analyst (Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Spokane, WA) will dissect successful steps and pitfalls in closing cases. Directed to trustee staff, paralegals, and attorneys representing debtors.
Ask the Trustee
On February 15th, the Academy and ALFN jointly produced an extraordinary webinar entitled Ask the Trustee. The conversation focused on the new B10, B10A, B10S1 and B10S2, how and when to use each form. This webinar is archived for Academy members. Definitely worth viewing.
Implementation Of Changes To Bankruptcy Rules
3001(c) and 3002.1
Experts Bill Norton, Deb Miller, and George Reiber examine many, many of YOUR questions regarding these Rule changes.
Developing a Chapter13-Friendly Environment
Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
On June 1st, the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN) and the NACTT Academy proudly co-produced a webinar: Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. In this webinar Debra L. Miller, Esq., Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern District of Indiana and Frederic Lawrence, Esq., Nelson & Frankenberger focus on Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, specifically Rule 3001 as to Proof of Claims and Rule 3002.1.
Legitimate Challenges and Counter Challenges to Mortgage Claims
Legitimate Challenges and Counter Challenges to Mortgage Claims.
Where Do We Go From Here
Lanning – Where Do We Go From Here