Notice of Error Regarding Misinformation Given During Phone Call to Mortgage Servicer

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Mary Ida Townson Appointed U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By: Guy A. Van Baalen, Assistant U.S. Trustee Office of the U.S. Trustee Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland recently appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21). Ms. Townson assumed her duties . . . → Read More: Mary Ida Townson Appointed U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

TFS Bill Pay Announces New Attorney Report Center

TFS Bill Pay has launched a new powerful tool to help you succeed; the Attorney Report Center located in your AttorneyPortal.

In the current bankruptcy environment, it is absolutely essential that your firm receives all of the compensation for the valuable work it has already done. TFS now provides you with pre-set, real-time . . . → Read More: TFS Bill Pay Announces New Attorney Report Center

Passing of Affable, Humanitarian Trustee

By Dynele Schinker-Kuharich, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Canton, OH)

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the bankruptcy community lost a good friend and esteemed colleague, Robert S. Thomas II. In an effort to pay tribute to Robert, who was loved and respected by so many, The NACTT Academy is privileged to share comments, thoughts, and . . . → Read More: Passing of Affable, Humanitarian Trustee

Critical Case Comment

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Phil Lamos – Humble Sage

By Academy Staff

Phil was a quiet, humble man. He loved his family, loved the law, and loved to serve others.

Philip D. Lamos, age 53 of Painesville Township, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2021. He was a hometown boy who loved his family, especially his son Matthew and daughter Emily. Phil . . . → Read More: Phil Lamos – Humble Sage

Extensions of CARES Act Provisions By COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021

The CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 had amended several parts of the Bankruptcy Code, but included sunset provisions terminating March 27, 2021. The COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021, H.R.1651, passed by the House and Senate and signed by the President on March 27, 2021, extended some provisions for another year.

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Serendipity, a Tribute to Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

By Mark S. Wheeler, Staff Attorney to M.O. Marshall, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (Chicago, IL)

(Used with expressed permission. Published February 2021 in the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Newsletter.)

Despite appearing before the Senior Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois perhaps hundreds of times over the last 29 . . . → Read More: Serendipity, a Tribute to Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

An Open Thank You Letter to NACTT - Reflections from a New(er) Trustee: My First Two Years

By Dynele Schinker-Kuharich, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Canton, OH)

I vividly remember getting the call that I was to be appointed as a Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (effective October 1, 2018). I was so honored, and humbled, and excited. At the time I was a panel Chapter 7 Trustee, but my heart had always . . . → Read More: An Open Thank You Letter to NACTT – Reflections from a New(er) Trustee: My First Two Years

The Chapter 13 Business Model

By John M. Hauber, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Indianapolis, IN)

I have recently written an article for the NACTT Quarterly, that may or may not be published at the time of this writing, which is simply a stream-of-conscious style response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s desire to modify the Bankruptcy Code based upon her perception . . . → Read More: The Chapter 13 Business Model