Monday, January 17

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Hon. Joan N. Feeney

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Boston

Carole Wagan

Director of Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University Law School; Boston

Anne J. White

Demeo & Associates, P.C.; Boston

Jenny Yandell

Parker & Associates; Boston

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Today’s Chapter 13: Most recent case law regarding “Projected disposable income” and latest issues concerning feasible chapter 13 plans

Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Worchester

Carolyn A. Bankowski

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Boston

Elaine M. Benkoski

Office of Elaine M. Benkoski; Dedham, Mass.

Peter C. Fessenden

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Brunswick, Maine

William J. McLeod

McLeod Law Offices; Boston

John F. Sommerstein

Law Offices of John F. Sommerstein; Boston

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Networking and Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Today’s Chapter 7: Recent developments, including exemption issues, trust issues, asset disclosure—what does the trustee want, and how does debtor’s counsel respond?

Hon. William C. Hillman, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Boston

Donald R. Lassman

Law Offices of Donald R. Lassman; Needham, Mass.

James F. Molleur

Molleur Law Offices; Biddeford, Maine

Mary F. Stewart

Mary Stewart Law, PLLC; Concord, NH

Steven Weiss, Esq.

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.; Springfield, MA

12:00-12:45 p.m.

U.S. Trustee’s Office Perspective: Recent Developments

William K. Harrington

Office of the U.S. Trustee, Region 1; Boston

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Consumer Issues in the New Congress

Samuel J. Gerdano

Executive Director
American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va

Additional Presentation by Prof. Lois R. Lupica, University of Maine School of Law "BAPCPA’s Costs: An Empirical Study"

2:15-4:30 p.m.

Litigation Symposium

Mortgage Documentation Mess
Sand in the Gears: Wrong or no paperwork, flawed assignments, robo signatures; class actions and defenses

Hon. Carol J. Kenner (ret.), Moderator

Newton, Mass.

Patricia Antonelli

Partridge, Snow & Hahn, LLP; Providence, R.I.

Michael J. Pappone

Goodwin Procter, LLP; Boston

Max Weinstein

WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School; Jamaica Plain, MA

3:00–3:45 p.m.

Foreclosure Resistance: How to discover facts to establish or defend against mortgage authenticity—what documents to request, who to depose, best practices in depositions, best evidence and trial preparation

Panelist

Edward S. Cheng

Sherin and Lodgen LLP; Boston

Patrick P. Dinardo

Sullivan & Worcester LLP; Boston

Julia Frost-Davies

Bingham McCutchen LLP; Boston

Frederic D. Grant

Law Office of Frederic Grant; Boston

Robert Kerwin

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, PC; Boston

Patrick J. O’Toole

Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Boston

Judge Participants

Hon. Henry J. Boroff, Chief Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Boston

Hon. J. Michael Deasy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Manchester, N.H.

 

 

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Vignettes/Mock Presentations of Evidence on Mortgage Documentation Issue: Skills presented include authentication, business records exception to hearsay rule, non-hearsay admissions, impeachment of a witness by prior inconsistent statements in a deposition, procedures for refreshing recollection as opposed to introduction of past recollection recorded, introduction of appraisal evidence, testimony and reports, charts and summaries

Panelist

Edward S. Cheng

Sherin and Lodgen LLP; Boston

Patrick P. Dinardo

Sullivan & Worcester LLP; Boston

Julia Frost-Davies

Bingham McCutchen LLP; Boston

Frederic D. Grant

Law Office of Frederic Grant; Boston

Robert Kerwin

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, PC; Boston

Patrick J. O’Toole

Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Boston

Judge Participants

Hon. Henry J. Boroff, Chief Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Boston

Hon. J. Michael Deasy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Manchester, N.H.

Witnesses

Hon. Joan N. Feeney

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Boston

Anne J. White

Demeo & Associates, P.C.; Boston

Jenny Yandell

Parker & Associates; Boston

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

 

 

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