Consumer Bankruptcy Forum
Thursday, April 22,
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Bankruptcy Law Section
here for a printable registration form.
The program will cover a wide range of topics that will assist both debtor
and creditor consumer bankruptcy attorneys with their practice. The
program will consist of three panels. The first panel will focus on the
interplay between tax and bankruptcy law. Debtor attorneys will have the
rare opportunity to receive practice tips from senior members of the Special
Procedures Section of the IRS. The second panel will be devoted entirely
to issues facing consumer creditor attorneys. This panel will discuss the
state of the law on loan modifications during a pending bankruptcy case, hybrid
plans and the effect recent changes to the Local Rules have had on creditor
practice. The third panel will focus on issues facing debtor attorneys,
and will cover recent developments in consumer bankruptcy law relating to, among
other things, the means test analysis and surrendering property in a Chapter 13
Attend this program to:
Gain a solid understanding
of the interplay between bankruptcy and tax law
Be up to date on
recent developments in the practice
Know the practical effect of the
recent Local Rules changes on stay relief practice
Panel I: The Interplay of Tax and Consumer
Panelists will discuss the dos and don’ts for the practitioner
and traps for the unwary as well as how the taxing authorities deal with
dischargeability and other issues in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings.
Special Procedures Section, Internal Revenue
Special Procedures Section, Internal
Morris Robinson, Esq.
M. Robinson and Company
Panel II: Issues Facing Consumer Creditor
Panelists will discuss loan modifications in the bankruptcy
context, hybrid plans from a creditor’s perspective and the practical effect of
the December 1, 2009 changes to the Local Rules on creditor’s practice,
specifically on motion for relief practice.
& Associates, P.C.
Jeana Reinbold, Esq.
Ablitt Law Office, P.C.
Rian Vernon, Esq.
Harmon Law Offices, P.C.
Panel III: Issues Facing Debtor Attorneys
will discuss current case law updates including recent case(s) that may have
been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court impacting consumer bankruptcy practice.
Additional topics will include recent developments in the means test analysis as
well as surrendering property in a Chapter 13 plan.
Susan Grossberg, Esq.
Law Offices of Susan Grossberg
David Nielson, Esq.
Nielson Law Office