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Check Out Tuesday’s Headlines…

Report: Consumer Delinquencies Vary in Third Quarter

Court Approves $300 per Hour in Chapter 13 Case for Debtor’s Board Certified Attorneys

Debtor’s Treatment of Student Loan Outside Plan Not Confirmable

English Makes Next Move; Appeals CFPB Leadership Decision to D.C. Circuit

Individual Chapter 11 Plans Also Are Just About Written in Stone

After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

CU fights to keep lawsuit against Trump’s appointment to CFPB alive

Since Debtors could Claim Certain Exemptions under the State Law of their Domicile, they Could Not use Federal Exemptions

Debt-Collection Contracts Awarded to 2 Companies

Is There Such a Thing as a Debtor’s Prison?

Consumer Finance Lawyers Prep Wish Lists as CFPB Retools

America’s debt load is hitting record — and risky — territory

Study: Looming Student Loan Default Crisis Will Be Worse Than Projected

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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NACBA25 Highlight

In an increasing number of cases, a Chapter 11 may be a better option for your client than a Chapter 13. Join Dan Press and Brett Weiss as they compare Chapter 13 and Chapter 11, talk about identifying potential issues, and offer strategies to help you discuss Chapter 11 with your client.
Your Presenters
Dan Press
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Daniel Press practices primarily bankruptcy and intellectual property law. A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Press served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jaime Pieras Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Mr. Press, along with Brett Weiss, are the authors of the leading book on Chapter 11 bankruptcy for individuals, entitled Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors, a Collier Monograph.

Mr. Press practices primarily in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, as well as other U.S. Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts around the country. He is a State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a member of the Section Council of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Education Director of the Consumer Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition to teaching Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy through Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamps, he is a regular speaker on bankruptcy and related topics at seminars and programs locally and nationwide sponsored by groups such as NACBA, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia CLE, the Maryland State Bar Association, Minnesota CLE, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland.

Brett Weiss

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Brett Weiss, a senior partner at Chung & Press, LLC, has been representing people and businesses in all phases of bankruptcy for over 25 years. He has experience in com¬plex individual Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, and in Chapter 11 small business restructuring and reorganization. Mr. Weiss lectures nationally on bankruptcy issues. He has spoken before the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and is a regular speaker before the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association. He has testified before the Federal Bankruptcy Rules Committee and has twice testified before Congress on bankruptcy and credit issues. Brett Weiss is the co-author of “Individual Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11” for LexisNexis, and has written “Not Dead Yet: Bankruptcy After BAPCPA,” for the Maryland Bar Journal, as well as hundreds of blogs for the Bankruptcy Law Network.

Mr. Weiss has received international media attention in connection with his work. He was interviewed by Barbara Walters on The View, has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News with Peter Jennings, the Montel Williams Show, NPR, AARP-TV, the BBC World Service, German state television, and numerous local radio and television programs, and been quoted in Money magazine, The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, among others. Brett Weiss is the Maryland State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a founding member of the Bankruptcy Law Network, on the board of the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Council, and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, and the Civil Justice Network. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007 for Maryland and the District of Columbia, and in 2011 received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for his work on behalf of consumers across the country. Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice before Maryland and District of Columbia federal and state courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the DC and Fourth Circuit, The United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and has been practicing law since 1983.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 6/3

May Commercial Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Increase 16%

New Credit Score Models Hold Promise for Credit Access

Debt Collection Bill Passes Both Houses in Illinois

Federal Reserve Board’s Survey Reveals State of Economic Recovery

Consumer Spending Lagging in 2015 Despite Greater Access to Credit

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/29

Changing Nature of Consumer Debt Influences Decline in Bankruptcy Filings

Students of Corinthian Colleges use the school’s Chapter 11 filing to press for debt relief

$27.7M Judgment Against Foreclosure Relief Scam Companies

Automatic Stay Is Not Equivalent to Homestead Exemption

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