NACBA Presents: “Post Election: Now What?”

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Few people predicted that we would wake up on November 9th to a Trump Administration. But, come January 20th Mr. Trump will be in the White House and Republicans will control the Administration, the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first time since 2005.

NACBA invites you to join a webinar on Friday, November 18, 2016 to learn about how NACBA’s Advocacy program intends to respond to the new environment, the opportunities and challenges we see ahead, what the new Administration might mean for your bankruptcy practice, and how you can get involved to help NACBA reach its goals.

Date: November 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern / 12:45 PM Pacific (45 minutes)
– Maureen Thompson, NACBA Legislative Director
– Jonathan Yarowsky, NACBA Advocate
– Ike Shulman, NACBA Legislative Committee Chair
– Ed Boltz, NACBA President
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/12

The Examiners: Student Debt Could Be Next Bubble, But Shouldn’t be Addressed by Bankruptcy Reform

Lawsuit Accuses Retailer of Illegal Collections

House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Regulatory Overreach

The Examiners: Discharge Private Student Loans, But Federal Loans Have Safety Net

Judge’s Ruling Against 2 Banks Finds Misconduct in ’08 Crash

CFPB sues Nationwide Biweekly for Deceptive Mortgage Practices

Former Students Seek to Shape Corinthian Colleges Bankruptcy

Judge Rejects Bond Suit Over Pension Debt

The Examiners: Student Loan Debate is More Complex Than Bankruptcy Question

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FREE: Taxes in Bankruptcy & “Bankruptcies and Money Disasters of the Rich and Famous”

April 23-26, 2015, Chicago IL
“Bankruptcy in the 21st Century: Solutions to Problem Cases”


In October 2014, over 425 attorneys took part in NACBA’s Virtual Workshop: Taxes in Bankruptcy. The treatment of tax debts is one of the more complicated areas of federal bankruptcy law, but the Bankruptcy Code offers substantial tax relief to tax debtors. From understanding tax rules to cancellation of debt income (pros & cons) to IRS penalties, audits, appeals, liens and levies, to client preparation and the fresh start initiative, this 6 hour webinar covered it all!

Register for NACBA’s 23rd Annual Convention by April 15 (Tax Day) and receive access to the Taxes in Bankruptcy 6 hour webinar plus workshop materials with your convention registration! This is a $249 member / $349 non-member value!

Already registered for #NACBACHI? No problem, you get access to Taxes in Bankruptcy too! Just email and request your FREE access to the Taxes in Bankruptcy webinar and material!

Please note, all four panelists from the Taxes in Bankruptcy webinar will be at #NACBACHI to answer any follow-up questions.

Per convention refund policy, any registration cancellation after the webinar has been provided will result in full cost of the Taxes in Bankruptcy webinar subtracted from refund.



In addition to the FREE Audio & Presentation materials AND the FREE Taxes in Bankruptcy workshop, all convention registrants will receive FREE copies of Bankruptcies and Money Disasters of the Rich and Famous (formerly They Went Broke) for not only themselves but also clients. Available at #NACBACHI on a first come, first serve basis and some restrictions will apply (up to 15 copies per registrant).


Join your colleagues from Maine to California and Puerto Rico to Hawaii, for education designed to help expand your practice!

#NACBACHI addresses Bankruptcy in the 21st Century: Finding Solutions to Problem Cases.

Convention sessions will take a very in-depth look at Student Loans, Tax Booby Traps, Zombie Real Estate Apocalypse, Family Feud: the Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy, Creditor Warfare and Courtroom Techniques, Mindfulness and Mediation, How to Make Bank in Bankruptcy Using Social Media and Can You Be Found: Increasing Your Online Presence just to name a few!

Group Events available for purchase with your Convention registration. This year’s lineup includes a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise & Private Lunch on Thursday, April 23rd and an outing to Cellular Field to catch the Chicago White Sox take on the defending American League Champs, the Kansas City Royals.

Travel discounts including flights, parking and airport transfers have been arranged for NACBA convention attendees.

Don’t wait – register TODAY at to take advantage of the above #NACBACHI promotions and special Convention rates at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile!

There are four easy ways to register:

  • Call 800.499.9040 to speak with a member services representative
  • Visit 24/7 to register online at
  • Download this registration form and send check payment by mail to the address listed on the form.
  • Use this registration form and fax it back with credit card payment to 866.408.9515

Bankruptcy Briefs 2/18

Debtor Brief Filed in SCt Chapter 7 Lien Strip Case

Inside the House of Cards: A Frank Look At All Things Washington, Rules, Advocacy & Amicus Efforts

An Inside Look at ‘The Student Loan Landscape’

Congressman Reintroduces Legislation to Add Inspector General at CFPB

Lewd yoga dentist filed for bankruptcy

Pensions may not be sacrosanct in bankruptcy

Embattled bankruptcy lawyer agrees to disbarment

Should I File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

5 Signs It’s Time to File for Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy Briefs 2/16

Debt Secured by Vehicle May Be Restructured in Chapter 20

Making Bank on Bankruptcy using Social Media #NACBACHI

Former CPA from Spring convicted of bankruptcy fraud

National Retail Federation Forecasts Growth in Retail Sales

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Judge to Retire

Bankruptcy judge accepts jurisdiction for Conneaut Lake Park insurance case

James Garrity Coming Back to New York Bankruptcy Bench

David Cassidy files for bankruptcy protection

Federal Judge Issues Positive TCPA Ruling; Potential Capacity in ATDS Not Enough for Violation

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Bowling Green Lawyer Named KY State Chair

Local Attorney and Western Kentucky Univ. Faculty Member Maria Stewart to Liaise with
KY Bankruptcy Judges and Court Officials on Behalf of Washington, D.C.-based Trade Group


WASHINGTON, D.C. AND FRANKFORT, KY (November 18, 2014) – National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) announced today that Maria C. Stewart will serve as its new State Chair of Kentucky. As NACBA Kentucky State Chair, Stewart will serve as the official liaison between the group’s leadership in Washington, D.C. and its member attorneys, bankruptcy judges and other court officials in the state, as well as serving as a primary contact for local media regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.

Serving approximately 3,500 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NACBA ( is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy.

Maria Stewart’s practice is located in Bowling Green where she serves as Community Relations Chair on the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association Board of Directors. In addition to practicing law, Stewart is a Western Kentucky University faculty member. In her free time, she and her husband, Jason, enjoy kayaking on a creek or river in Kentucky or Tennessee.  Stewart received her Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Troy University.

Reacting to her nomination as the new NACBA state chair, Maria Stewart said: “NACBA plays a very important role in protecting debtors in bankruptcy. It is an honor and a great opportunity to be part of the organization’s leadership.  The best bankruptcy attorneys are really good listeners. This is the only way to gather the information that you need to help your client. When I meet with a client, the most important part of the process is sitting down to listen to their personal stories, and determining the series of events that resulted in them needing bankruptcy relief.”

NACBA Executive Director Dan LaBert said: “Our leadership team is dedicated to continuing our mission in Kentucky to help to protect the rights of families in financial distress at a grassroots level. Our national membership is supported by a strong network of state chairs appointees.  Maria is a longstanding NACBA member and will make an excellent state chair in Kentucky.  We look forward to working closely with her to represent bankruptcy attorneys and their important policy objectives across a wide range of issues.”


The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA has 3,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

CONTACT:  Patrick Mitchell for NACBA at (703) 276-3266 or