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Registration For The 2018 NACBA Convention in Denver Is Open!

Registration is Open for #NACBADEN!

Register Today for NACBA’s Annual Convention, April 19-22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado!

Join us in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver a beautiful and convenient location that is the perfect backdrop for this much-anticipated event. We couldn’t be more excited for you to experience our stellar and informative sessions, listen to our expert keynote speakers that include, Dr. Wendy Osefo,  Susan Carnicero, Rashmi Airan, and Amy Vetter, attend 1 of 3 Pre-Convention Sessions, along with the opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues, visit the expansive exhibit,  earn CLE, plus so much more!

We can’t wait to see you! Don’t delay Register by February 23rd, 2018 to receive the Early Bird Rate! 

Visit https://www.nacba.org/nacbaden/ your go-to spot for everything #NACBADEN!

 

NACBA25 Session Highlight

Join presenters Gary Bluestein and Robert Mckenzie along with moderator Brett Weiss as they address the strategies, traps and pitfalls when dealing with the IRS as a creditor in bankruptcy.  This will include the impact of a Federal tax lien on exempt and excluded assets, how a Collection Due Process Appeal can affect the timing provisions for priority tax status and the impact of a Substitute for Return or delinquent return filing on dischargeability.

Meet Your Presenters and Moderator

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Brett Weiss

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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Gary Bluestein

Gary Bluestein, focuses his practice exclusively on tax representation.  Prior to entering private practice, Gary served as a Senior Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and was a Special Assistant United State’s Attorney.  Gary was hired by the Department of Treasury through the Government’s Honors Program.  During his Government Service, Gary represented the IRS in both the United States Tax Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court.  He also served on several National Task Forces addressing IRS enforcement issues and received numerous Government Merit Awards for his work related thereto.

Gary is an Adjunct Professor of Tax Practice & Procedure at the University at Buffalo School of Law and has taught in the Canisius College’s Master in Tax Program.  Gary frequently lectures and writes on a variety of topics relating to tax representation for numerous local and national professional groups.  He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Tax Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee, and serves on the Planning Committee for the Institute on Taxation.  Gary has also made appearances on local television and radio shows and was named in Business First’s “Who’s Who in the Law” and in New York State Super Lawyers for his expertise in Tax Practice.

Gary is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States Tax Court, the Bankruptcy Court and the Western District Court for the State of New York. He received his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law in May of 1984.  Gary received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, from the State of New York College at Albany in 1981.

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Robert Mckenzie

Robert E. McKenzie is a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. He has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McKenzie was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. Since entering private practice, he has dedicated a major portion of his time to representation before the IRS.  From 2009 to 2011, Mr. McKenzie was a member of the IRS Advisory Council, which advises IRS management. He was council director of the ABA Tax Section (1998-2001). He was vice chair of the ABA Tax Section (2003-2005). Mr. McKenzie is past chairman of the Employment Tax Committee, past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the ABA Section on Taxation and past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee. He was dean of the National Tax Practice Institute (1998-2002). Mr. McKenzie serves on Arnstein & Lehr’s Executive Committee. Additional information can be found on Mr. McKenzie’s website, mckenzielaw.com, where he also keeps an active tax blog.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/24

Bank Card Default Rates Increase for Fifth Consecutive Month

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments over Whether Debt Buyers are Debt Collectors under FDCPA

11th Circuit Gives Debtor Another Chance to Prove She Met All Three Prongs of Brunner Test to Discharge Student Loans

CFPB Issues Final Rule on Prepaid Card Rule Extension

Report: Medical debt collections draw scrutiny

Attention lenders: The CFPB is now focusing more on fair lending in mortgages

Lawsuits allege mortgage servicer Ocwen’s mistakes cost some borrowers their homes

U.S. Consumer Debt Rises Overall, Housing Debt Drops

Medical Debt Cited As Leading Cause For Bankruptcy

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Stephen Fairley, Rainmaker Institute, LLC

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Best selling author and CEO, Stephen Fairley understands how vital it is for  legal professionals to connect with their clients so they can best serve them. In his article, “4 Ways Attorneys Can Connect with Today’s Legal Consumers,” he gives four  concise tips on how to connect with consumers that is beneficial for them and for the growth of your firm.

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

NACBA25 is Couple Weeks Away! There’s Still Time to Register!

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/7

SCOTUS Poised to Decide Whether Debt Buyers Are Subject to the FDCPA

Attorneys need to understand the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

Massachusetts joins amicus brief in Supreme Court case related to debt buyers

Motion Filed by U.S. Seeking Leave to File Amicus Brief by March 17 Signals Support for PHH

House Passes Rule That Would Require OMB Review of New CFPB Rules

Consumer debt and identity theft back on annual complaints list

Mortgage Servicer Defeats Class Certification Over Collection Practices Allegedly Targeting Discharged Mortgage Debts

Student Loan Troubles Growing Among Illinois Consumer Woes

Americans increasingly accumulate the wrong kinds of debt

Consumer alleges AFNI repeatedly called to collect discharged debt

Student loan debt bubble expands

CFPB, Dodd-Frank reforms won’t happen soon, CFPB expert says

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

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10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

#NACBA25 Highlight

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Thursday, May 4th 5:00-5:50 PM 

Make Marketing Work For You & Your Clients!

Join Chelsey Lambert as she discusses, “They’re Not Buying What I’m Selling: Marketing is Fun When It’s About Helping Others.”  Marketing is  important to the success of your law firm, but learning how to effectively market to your clients will not only save you time and money, but give them a clear picture of what you can offer. In this session you will learn how to:

  • How to build a marketing plan.
  • The TWO main jobs of marketing.
  • The right marketing for your business … choosing the right kind of marketing for where you are.
  • Funnel management

Make an impact on your firm and get potential clients to start buying what you’re selling!

 

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Chelsey Lambert

How To Manage A Small Law Firm
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With over a decade of experience in the legal space, Chelsey is a passionate and seasoned small law firm expert. A technology fanatic, author, and CLE accredited speaker, Chelsey is driven to help attorneys understand the components of their practice and how the right processes, skills training and marketing can impact their business, client relationships and bottom line. So Chelsey teaches every chance she can get. Delivering fresh, focused education, tailored to address the challenges and concerns of today’s practicing attorney.

In her words; the legal space has changed, and will continue to move at a rapid pace, despite regulatory efforts or the confines of a paper system. Why? Because consumers are driving the change, and she believes that attorneys who are properly educated and equipped to keep up, will not only survive but ride the crest of this wave to the top.

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/20

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Mid-Week Headlines…

FTC Fails to Rein in Unrepaired Recalled Used Cars

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Applaud New Rules Designed to Better Protect Online Students from Predatory Schools

Improper Service Precludes Default Judgment

CFPB Launches Data Tool Tracking Consumer Credit Markets

Report: Consumers’ Debt Increases as Cost of Living Outpaces Income Growth

Illinois Federal Judge Rules Collection Agency is Liable for Law Firm’s FDCPA Violation

Is RIP Really a Way Out for Some with Medical Debt?

CFPB Acts Against Deceptive Pawn Companies

New from the CFPB: Here are the latest credit trends in mortgages

Is it Déjà Vu All Over Again with Delinquencies?

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more!

Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 3rd, 2017 for savings! You can also receive $100.00 discount on registration when you support the #NCBRC. Offer Ends 12/31.

Renew Your NACBA Membership

We want you to have access and the member rate to all of NACBA’s exciting upcoming events in 2017, especially our 25 year celebration at the Annual Convention. Take a moment today to Renew your membership or if your not a member of NACBA there is no better time to Join!