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Northeast Consumer Bankruptcy Conference 2006 Faculty

Bankruptcy Reform Act-Hot Topics and Issues - Practicing Bankruptcy Law after October 17th.

  • Nina M. Parker, Moderator, Parker & Associates, Winchester, MA
  • Hon. Dennis R. Dow, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kansas City, MO
  • John Rao, National Consumer Law Center, Boston
  • Hon. Thomas F. Waldron, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dayton, OH
  • Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Chicago

Ethics and Pre-Petition Planning: Protection by Debtors and Actions by Creditors; Explore Mandatory Credit Counseling and Debt Relief Agent Requirements and Client-Lawyer Relations– What is working and what is not?

  • Lynne Riley, Moderator, Riley & Esher LLP/JAMS, Boston
  • Mark DeGiacomo, Murtha Cullina LLP, Boston
  • Hon. Joan N. Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston
  • John Fitzgerald, U.S. Department of Justice, Boston
  • Leslie E. Linfield, Institute for Financial Literacy Inc., Portland, ME
  • David Madoff, Madoff & Khoury LLP, Foxboro, MA

Practically Speaking: What’s a Lawyer to do when there is a Conversion from Ch. 7 to Ch. 13 or from Ch. 13 to 7; Handling the issues and duties arising out of the provisions for treatment of Domestic Support Obligations and Reaffirmation, Redemption, Surrender and Statement of Intention after October 17 – What is working and what is not.

  • Doreen Solomon, Moderator, Chapter 13 Trustee, Boston
  • Hon. Colleen Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Rutland, VT
  • Joseph B. Collins, Hendel & Collins PC, Springfield, MA
  • Hon. Enrique Lamoutte, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, San Juan
  • Kara Rescia, Weiner Law Firm PC, Springfield, MA
  • Stephen E. Shamban, Law Offices PC, Braintree, MA
  • Elizabeth J. Wyman, Office of the Attorney General of Maine, Augusta, ME

Consumer Lending Topics – A review of predatory lending legislation and activities of mortgage foreclosure consultants; overview of interest-only and option arm mortgage loans; summary of changes to the federal Truth in Lending Act made by the BAPCPA.

  • Patricia Antonelli, Moderator, Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP, Providence
  • Gary Klein, Roddy Klein & Ryan, Boston
  • Christopher Lefebvre, Lefebvre & Lefebvre PC, Pawtucket, RI
  • Cherylanne Novinsky, Mortgage Solutions Inc., Brockton, MA
  • Hon. James Queenan, Former U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Worcester, MA

Individual Chapter 11’s: A Better Choice? Understand the mechanics of individual 11s and compare them with the process encountered by above median income debtors in Chapter 13. Recognize the changes to the absolute priority rule and proof necessary for confirmation of an individual Chapter 11 plan. Discuss the means by which an installment payment plan can be consummated with its attendant reporting requirements without a Chapter 13 Trustee. Review appropriate forms to be used at each step of the process.

  • James Molleur, Moderator, James F. Molleur LLC, Saco, ME
  • Carolyn Bankowski, Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston
  • Hon. Colleen Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Rutland, VT
  • Pamela Harbeson, Looney & Grossman LLP, Boston
  • Hon. Jeffrey Hopkins, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Cincinnati
  • Ray Obuchowski, Obuchowski & Emens-Butler, Bethel, VT
  • Thomas J. Raftery, Carlisle, MA

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