Consumer Bankruptcy

Consumer Track - Chapter 7 Panel

This panel will provide practical advice to attendees from the viewpoint of a chapter 7 trustee, an accountant and an attorney regarding completeness of schedules, how to properly prepare a debtor to face a chapter 7 trustee interrogation, and discussions on several administrative matters such as late-filed claims, asset-liquidation accounting and § 341 hearing continuances. The panel will also cover recent chapter 7 case law developments.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Track - Chapter 13 Panel

This panel will discuss the effects of recent decisions regarding the Puerto Rico homestead exemption in chapter 13 cases; chapter 13 debtors’ pre and post-petition causes of action, and the disclosure and determination of value of same; and the management of plan provisions, as well as objecting to and defending them.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop IV - The Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection Laws

This panel will focus on the sale of discharged debts, the intersection between the Code and the FDCPA, the involvement of the CFPB in consumer cases, and more.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop III - Nothing in This Life Is Certain Except Death, Taxes and Student Loan Debt

This panel will focus on recent trends in student loan dischargeability cases, including whether the Brunner standard should be revisited, and recent case law involving tax debts.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop II: The Supreme Court and Consumer Bankruptcy: Unbundling Services and Fee Issues

This panel will focus on recent Supreme Court decisions impacting the consumer world, the unbundling of attorney services, and attorney compensation issues. Supreme Court decisions to be discussed include Wellness, Harris v. Viegelahn, Bank of America v. Caulkett, Baker Botts and Oglethorpe.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop I:Chapter 13 Hot Topics

This panel will discuss new issues arising post-BAPCPA regarding § 524 and mortgage payments, disclosure of post-confirmation income and assets, revesting of estate property, post-petition changes to assets, and others.

$25.00
$25.00

Bankruptcy Medley: Recent News and Cases of Interest

Trending issues, circuit splits and noteworthy topics in bankruptcy courts will be the focus of this discussion. The panel will cover topics of interest in business, with no specific emphasis and in no particular order. Attendees are encouraged to participate with questions and issues drawn from their own experiences.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Bankruptcy/Legislation

Recent and Pending Legislation Regarding Student Loans and CFPB Regulations for Mortgage Servicing

$25.00
$25.00

Estate Planning, Divorce and Bankruptcy: When Worlds Collide

Estate-planning efforts and divorce proceedings can result in trustees being able to reach property that had previously been considered beyond the reach of creditors. Be prepared to explore the intersections of these laws with an expert panel who will address the impact of bankruptcy on estate plans, homestead exemptions, life estates, the sale of remainder interests and more.

$25.00
$25.00

BAPCPA Consumer Issues: 10-Year Anniversary Special

Ten years ago, the consumer bankruptcy bar was facing an unknown world with the passage of BAPCPA. Areas of concern included the means test, the determination of “presumptions of abuse,” the definitions of “excess disposable income” and how it varied from “disposable income,” and the stringent limitations on the claims of exemptions by debtors. This panel will examine the case law that has evolved and will review how consumer bankruptcy cases are being administered in light of BAPCPA.

$25.00
$25.00
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