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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

Thanks to the ever-wonderful Regina, here are this month’s questions.

Dear Ms. Ps & Qs:

Debtor is a 1099-commissioned employee and meets with his attorney towards the end of the month. Debtor attorney knows that there is no way to get the petition filed in this monthly cycle, but learns in the interview that the Debtor is about to sign and close some big deals which will affect the DMI on Form 22. The Debtor is then advised by his attorney to intentionally hold deals in his . . .

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