Join our panel of experts* as they discuss the specifics of the brand new DOJ Guidelines, how they are geared to streamline the process, how they will impact debtors’ counsel and Chapter 13 Trustees’ offices, and what can be done to help make the program more successful.
*Moderator: Scott Waterman, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and NACTT Student Loan Committee Chair
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center
Joshua Cohen, Esq., The Student Loan Lawyer
Edward Boltz, Esq., Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
Join Trustee Hank Hildebrand as he interviews Amy Seigenthaler, Managing Partner of FINN Partners Southeast. FINN are specialist in marketing and creative strategy, research and insights, and branding. Amy will discuss FREE and low-cost things you can do – right now – to increase business!
Join our panel of experts as they expound on the discussion began in our webinar on December 16th entitled 3002.1 Proposed Rule Changes: The Webinar
Panelists: Debra L. Miller – “Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee
Marie-Ann Greenberg – “Non-Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee
Hilary B. Bonial, Esq. – Bonial & Associates, P.C.
Join our panel of experts for a lively discussion regarding the proposed changes to Federal Rule 3002.1. Is it working now and what are the proposed changes to the Rule?
Panelists: Henry E. Hildebrand, III – “Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee; Nancy J. Whaley – “Non-Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee; O. Byron Meredith III – “Primarily Non-Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee; Michael T. Bates, Esq. – Executive Director, Chief Legal Office, USAA
Much is being written and discussed about an opinion out of Vermont – Gravel. Taggart, Law v. Siegel, Newrez, LLC v. Beckhart are all intertwined, but what does it mean in consumer bankruptcy? Join the Trustee in Gravel, Jan Sensenich, Appellate Attorney Mahesha Subbaraman, and Hank Hildebrand for the answers.
Join an esteemed panel for a detailed discussion regarding the nuances of working with Credit Union loans in Chapter 13 cases. Panel includes: The Honorable Brian Lynch, Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Washington; Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Beverly Burden, Eastern District of Kentucky; and Miles D. Monson, Monson Law Firm, Beaverton, Oregon.
Join Chapter 13 Trustee Jody Bledsoe along with noted attorneys Richard Parker and Tony Sottile in a one-hour presentation on the recent Fulton decision. Our expert panel will dig into what the Supreme Court did not rule on in this case. They will also drill down into Sections 362 and 542 and look at adversary proceeding vs. motion for turnover.
Join The Honorable William H. Brown, and Chapter 13 Trustees Henry Hildebrand and Debra Miller in a one hour discussion about the consumer bankruptcy implications of the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement and Consolidated Appropriations Acts, along with some thoughts on pending legislation.
This 90-minute webinar with Max Gardner, Forensic Accountant Jay Patterson, Thad Bartholow, and Malissa Giles will cover the next steps: 1) looking at Fannie Mae’s script for servicers use with homeowners; 2) notices and why they are important; 3) modification options; and 4) involuntary forbearance ‘agreements’.
As the economy lurches back into motion, bankruptcy lawyers will confront a clutch of troubled Chapter 13 cases. In the face of disruption, distress, and the unknown, debtor attorneys will be called on to guide clients forward, in one direction or another. In this webinar, with a combined SEVENTY-NINE years of experience representing individual and small business debtors, Certified Specialists Cathy Moran and Jill Michaux will review questions you will need to answer in order to provide the sharpest analysis for your clients. This webinar is Part 2 and will focus on conversion and hardship discharge. Part 1 looked primarily at modification. This webinar is part 2 of a 2-part series on COVID-19 and its impact on Chapter 13s.
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Joseph A. “Jody” Bledsoe, III, and Debtor Attorney Charissa Potts of Freedom Law PC (Detroit, MI) panel this webinar on the impact of COVID-19 and The CARES Act on current Chapter 13 plans. The discussion will include strategies for addressing the novel and tricky problems facing Trustees and practitioners during this unprecedented time, including: analysis and timing of plan modification, dismissal and refiling, and creative strategies for salvaging a plan.
Join experts Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Debra L. Miller, Alice L. Whitten of Wells Fargo, and Attorney Jackson E. Duncan, III of McCalla Raymer (Birmingham), in a 75 minute, detailed discussion looking specifically at the differences between forbearance, deferral, and modification; what is required for each; and how to efficiently modify a confirmed bankruptcy if a forbearance or deferral is granted.
Join The Academy’s Judge Wm. Houston Brown (retired), Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Henry E. Hildebrand, III, and Debtor Attorney Amanda DeBerry in a one hour discussion about the new normal of consumer bankruptcy.
The HAVEN Act – effective NOW – is a helpful, yet complicated new tool in your arsenal to help veterans get the fresh start offered through bankruptcy.
Chapter 13 Trustee Naliko Markel moderates a one hour discussion between Kristina M. Stanger and Jessica Hopton Youngberg. Both Stanger and Youngberg were members of the ABI Task Force and each has extensive experience in the area of veteran affairs.
Kristina Stanger is an attorney and shareholder at Iowa’s Nyemaster Goode, P.C. She is also a combat-experienced Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She is currently one of Iowa’s highest ranking females and is the Chief of Plans and Operations for the Iowa Army National Guard.
Jessica Hopton Youngberg is Senior Staff Attorney for Veterans Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Skadden Fellow from 2015-2017. She has a long history of public service work including advocacy for active duty service members, veterans and their families. She previously worked with VLS as a summer intern during law school and worked with the Red Cross while living in Korea during her husband’s service in the Army.
Trustee Laurie Weatherford joins experts Robert Branson and Tammy Branson in a one-hour discussion on the new court supervised student loan modification program recently launched in the Middle District of Florida. Details you need to start a program in your district.
This is a moderate to advanced level webinar directed to trustees, judges, attorneys who represent debtors and student loan creditor representatives.
Join experts Tara Twomey and Thad Bartholow in a discussion regarding Ditech consumer claims. You will learn how/where to file claims; the bar date; the entire list of entities involved; why your client may not have received notice and what to do about it; what the proposed plan does and doesn’t say; and more.
Chapter 13 Trustees John Hauber and Rebecca Garcia examine legal theory of what is a claim, what are the trustees duties regarding late filed claims, stale dated claims, claims vs. the plan, and adequate protection payments.
Chapter 13 Trustees Debra Miller and Russell Simon are joined by John Rao of the National Consumer Law Center. Discussion topics include, not only the new mortgage statements (rule effective April 19th), but also new RESPA party in interest issues, pointers as to what to do when the statements bare no resemblance to the trustee’s records, and reasons for mortgage coding. This webinar is advanced level and directed specifically toward conduit Trustees and Trustees’ staff; however, mortgage creditors/ servicers and debtor attorneys will also benefit from this presentation.
Mary K. Viegelahn, Trustee moderates an in-depth discussion with Deborah B. Langehennig, Trustee and Todd Malaise, Debtors’ Attorney on the issues involving excess disposable income beyond the amount necessary to pay all creditors in full and how far a court can go to place conditions on confirmation of a plan, including a discussion on how courts have ruled on this issue. This is an advanced level webinar.
Attorney Brent Meyer moderates an excellent one-hour discussion on new and existing loan modification programs throughout the country. Experts Robert Branson and Tammy Branson update attendees on options available to clients right now and how to navigate the application process. This is a moderate to advanced level webinar directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors.
Expert panelists Chapter 13 Trustee Beverly Burden, and Practitioners Christopher Baker of Boleman Law Firm, and Nick Zingarelli of Zingarelli Law Office give practical and ethical advice on when it is and is not appropriate to utilize non-attorney staff members during the new client in-take process.
The Academy is pleased to present this 60-minute webinar by Professor B. Summer Chandler of Georgia State University College of Law and Attorney Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel to Chapter 13 Trustee Craig Shopneck. This is an excellent ethics program on how to navigate social media. They answer questions such as: Do attorneys/trustees have a duty to investigate the online presence of debtors? How should/must an attorney respond to statements made by clients online? And more.
Chapter 13 Trustee Debra Miller and expert Michael McCormick will bring us a practical outline on how to review those pesky escrow statements and what to specifically look for in the second year of bankruptcy.
In this advanced level, one hour presentation, experts Craig Shapiro and Jon Taylor, with moderator, Larry Ahern, examine the Spokeo decision, elements of constitutional standing, concrete harm, FDCPA, TCPA, issues the decision addresses and what it does not address.
Join passionate blogger Cathy Moran for an excellent, 58 minute tutelage on creating your own web content, where to get ideas, and how to get started. Learn how to draw clients to your practice by maximizing your website. This webinar is entry level and directed toward all attorneys and office managers.
Chapter 13 Trustee Jody Bledsoe, Debtors’ Attorney Craig Shapiro, and Thomas Hooper, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Russell Simon, discuss objecting to claims using the FDCPA. This 75 minute webinar is directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors, although attorneys who represent creditors, trustees and attorneys who represent trustees will also be interested.
In this excellent 90 minute presentation, experts John E. Waites, Judge United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina; practitioner Lewis Roberts from Altamonte Springs, Florida; and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Laurie Weatherford discuss options regarding student loans: Chapter 20, mediation, separate classification, and MORE.
Tax experts Larry Heinkel* and Kent Anderson discuss in detail tax dischargeability issues
Join marketing experts Carmen Dellutri and Cathy Moran to learn tips on how to market yourself and your law firm. Both Dellutri and Moran are Certified practitioners in consumer bankruptcy law. Each has grown their practice exponentially through various marketing techniques.
Join tax expert Morgan King and Chapter 13 Trustee Al Russo for a 65 minute discussion on changes in how taxes are dealt with in some bankruptcy cases.
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…
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