Resolve Your Clients' Complex Bankruptcy Issues
As an experienced practitioner, you know bankruptcy law is complex and full of gray areas. Couple that with bankruptcy reforms and you have a situation that even the most experienced attorney can find daunting. Join your esteemed colleagues for a day of in-depth discussion on some of the latest issues and challenges in the consumer bankruptcy arena, and stock your toolbox with some new, advanced techniques. Be prepared to tackle whatever cases come your way. Register today!
- Stay up to date on the latest bankruptcy reforms and new legislation.
- Avoid errors on Form 22 when listing secured debt payments and calculating withholding tax.
- Learn proven strategies for claiming and attacking exemptions.
- Skillfully handle adversary proceedings and objections to discharge.
- Discuss the impact of §503 and §507 claims on preference analyses.
- Examine the issues surrounding stripping down auto loans using 506(a)(1).
- Develop a proficiency in calculating Chapter 13 plans and handling plan objections.
- Know the latest on sovereign immunity and post-confirmation jurisdiction discrepancies.
- Confidently select the best filing route and accurately classify debts for individual debtors who own their own business and have business-related and personal debts.
- Engage in a lively discussion of current issues with our experienced faculty and your esteemed colleagues.
- Bankruptcy Reforms Legislation
9:00 - 9:45, Lawrence R. Ahern III
- Means Test Calculation: Interpreting Ambiguous Wording on Form 22
9:45 - 10:15, James D. Nave
- Exemptions: The Evolving Rules and Issues
10:15 - 10:45, Gordon Boutwell
- Issues Surrounding Filing
11:00 - 11:45, Gordon Boutwell
- Jurisdiction Issues
- Automatic Dismissal Provisions
- Dischargeability/Objections to Discharge
- Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters
- Post-Filing Amendments
- Complicated Situations in the Allowance and Priority of Claims
12:45 - 1:30, Lawrence R. Ahern III
- Key Tax Considerations in Bankruptcy
- 2:15, Alisa C. Peters
- Dischargeability of Taxes
- How to Deal With Taxes Encountered in Bankruptcy
- Property Taxes
- Employment Taxes
- Income Taxes
- Chapter 13: Vehicle and Mortgage Complications
2:15 - 2:45, James D. Nave
- Motor Vehicle Challenges: 910 Car Claims and Other Thorny Situations
- Rescission and Second Mortgages
- Formulating a Confirmable Chapter 13 Plan
3:00 - 3:30, Gordon Boutwell
- Calculating Plans – Thorny Issues and Resolution Tactics
- Attorneys' Fees in Chapter 13
- Plan Objections and Confirmations
- Post-Confirmation Issues
- When the Debtor Owns a Small Business
3:30 - 4:00, Alisa C. Peters
- Consumer vs. Business Case
- Winding Down the Debtor's Business Affairs
- Analyzing and Classifying Debts
- Tax Consequences
- Considerations When Fraud Allegations are Part of the Picture
- Q&A Discussion: Solutions for YOUR Complex Cases
4:00 - 4:30, Lawrence R. Ahern III, Gordon Boutwell, James D. Nave and Alisa C. Peters
This intermediate level course is designed for attorneys. Other professionals involved in consumer bankruptcy filings may also benefit from the program.