CONSUMERB A N K R U P T C Y
Monday, October 11, 2010
The Gleacher Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE WELCOME
ABIâ€™s outstanding consumer bankruptcy program returns this fall to the Chicago area. This day-long educational conference is entirely devoted to the consumer bankruptcy professional and will focus on current issues affecting debtors and creditors in consumer cases. Faculty members include Bankruptcy Judges Sonderby and Wedoff from the Northern District of Illinois and Prof. Ralph Brubaker from the University of Illinois College of Law, as well as experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys, panel trustees and an attorney from the Chicago Office of the U.S. Trustee.
IN ADDITION, ALL AT T E N D E E S W I L L R E C E I V E A COPY OF
R E A F F I R M AT I O N A G R E E M E N T S IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CASES, SECOND EDITION! Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases Second Edition
in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases Second Edition
The financial crisis has since significantly altered the landscape for reaffirmation, prompting renewed scrutiny by debtors, creditors and bankruptcy courts. Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, Second Edition, written by Donald R. Lassman and Daniel A. Austin, provides an expanded update of reaffirmation essentials, including the necessity, timing and content of reaffirmation agreements. In addition, the authors address cutting-edge issues such as loan modification, post-discharge litigation and increased involvement by bankruptcy courts. The handbook details the relevant Code sections dealing with reaffirmation and includes reaffirmation statistics, a sample letter for creditors and a state-by-state comparison of enforcement of ipso facto provisions. Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, Second Edition includes the December 2009 changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and provides guidance for both debtor, creditor and practitioner.
The first edition of Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases addressed what to expect under BAPCPA when consumer debtors want to reaffirm their debts.
Written by: Donald R. Lassman and Daniel A. Austin
The first edition of Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases addressed what to expect under BAPCPA when consumer debtors want to reaffirm their debts. The financial crisis has since significantly altered the landscape for reaffirmation, prompting renewed scrutiny by debtors, creditors and bankruptcy courts. Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, Second Edition, written by Don Lassman and Dan Austin, provides an expanded update of reaffirmation essentials, including the necessity, timing and content of reaffirmation agreements. In addition, the authors address cutting-edge issues such as loan modification, post-discharge litigation and increased involvement by bankruptcy courts. The handbook details the relevant Code sections dealing with reaffirmation and includes reaffirmation statistics, a sample bankruptcy letter for creditors and a state-by-state comparison of enforcement of ipso facto provisions. Reaffirmation Agreements in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, Second Edition, includes the December 2009 changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and provides guidance for debtors, creditors and practitioners.
Monday, October 11 PROGRAM
Breakfast and Registration
Ethics and Professional Responsibility: What Your Appearance Obligates You to Do for Your Client • M. Gretchen Silver Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago • Hon. Susan Pierson Sonderby U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago • William J. Factor The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd. Northbrook, Ill
10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Sponsored by Start Fresh Today
Chapter 13: Fees, Lien Stripping and Other Current Developments Regarding Consumer Mortgages • Nathan E. Curtis Geraci Law, LLC; Chicago • Keisha Hooks Staff Attorney, Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago • Berton J. Maley Codilis & Associates PC; Burr Ridge, Ill. • Faiq Mihlar Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar; Decatur, Ill.
The Supreme Court and Consumer Bankruptcy: A Year (or so) in Review and Its Effect on Your Practice • Prof. Ralph Brubaker University of Illinois College of Law; Champaign, Ill.
Is It or Isn’t It? Property of the Estate and Exemptions in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases
• Joseph A. Baldi Joseph A. Baldi & Associates, PC; Chicago
• Richard Fogel Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC Chicago • David P. Leibowitz Lakelaw/Leibowitz Law Center; Waukegan, Ill.
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Tales of the Panel Trustee • Ronald R. Peterson, Keynote Speaker Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago
Means Test: Update 2010 • Felica S. Turner Deputy Executive Director American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va. • Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE CONFERENCE CHAIRS & ADVISORY BOARD
CONFERENCE CHAIR Brian L. Shaw Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC; Chicago
JUDICIAL CHAIR Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
ADVISORY B O A R D Hon. Carol A. Doyle U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
A. Stewart Chapman Staff Attorney, Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago
Joseph A. Baldi Joseph A. Baldi & Associates, PC; Chicago
Keisha Hooks Staff Attorney, Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago M. Gretchen Silver Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago
CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS
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CONFERENCE INFORMATION CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE CONFERE N C E I N F O R M AT I O N
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, with nearly 12,600 members. ABI members represent both debtors and creditors in consumer cases, and more than 75 percent of U.S. bankruptcy judges are ABI members. ABI is the nation’s largest provider of continuing legal education in bankruptcy matters; more than 6,000 members attend programs annually. Founded in 1982, ABI is nonprofit and nonpartisan and is located just outside Washington, D.C.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Approval for approximately 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics is pending. 7.5 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is also available. California MCLE—This conference has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.5 hours. ABI certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE. ABI offers intermediate courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800. ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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