Ed Boltz

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Following on both previous comments submitted to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and active participation in round table meetings with representatives from the financial services industry, NACBA has continued to be engaged and vigilant regarding the proposed amendments by the CFPB to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z).

Working with our allies, particularly the National Consumer Law Center, NACBA has submitted the additional comments (linked below) to the proposed rules. We are hopeful that the amendments, which are already favorable to our clients and our practices, will be adopted with many of the further improvements we have suggested.

John Rao, to whom tremendous amounts of thanks are owed by all of us, has dissected and examined these proposed amendments in detail and will be speaking on this topic and how these rules will apply in bankruptcy, on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10:30 AM at the 23rd Annual NACBA Convention in Chicago.  Joining him will be Will Corbett, Senior Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

This is a panel not to miss as these new rules will have a significant effect on your clients and also your practice, including new ways to both pursue mortgage servicers for their bad acts and get damages and attorneys’ fees.

Since many people, including those from other organizations, may be learning of this late and may be primarily interested in the mortgage servicing issues, we are offering a $100 discount from the regular $795 cost if you register by March 31st and include the code “CFPB695” in your registration.  Email the attached registration to admin@nacba.org or fax to (866) 408-9515.  (Avoid registering online as it will force the higher rate.)

I hope that you will agree that this is yet another example of the positive impact that NACBA is having on our practices, especially in our expanded role in the courts, Congress, and administrative agencies.  Please also join me in again thanking John Rao and NCLC for their work on these rules.



* CFPB695 code cannot be combined with other codes.

Why ‪#‎NACBACHI‬? FREE: 2015 COLLIER PORTABLE eBOOK ($245 value)


collierCourtesy of NACBA & LexisNexis®, all attendees at the upcoming 23rd Annual Convention, April 23-26, 2015 in Chicago IL will receive the 2015 Collier Portable eBook. This edition gives you mobile access to the full text of the Code and Rules in one handy source. Convention attendees need to simply stop by the LexisNexis Booth to receive a redeemable coupon voucher for the complimentary eBook. This ebook is traditionally sold for $245, however, will be FREE for #NACBACHI attendees!

Still not convinced you should attend this year’s NACBA Convention, allow us to present the evidence:

FREE 2015 Collier Portable eBook ($245 value)

FREE Taxes in Bankruptcy webinar & materials ($249 member value)

FREE copies of Bankruptcies and Money Disasters of the Rich and Famous (formerly “They Went Broke”) for not only attorneys but also clients. (Up to 12 copies per attendee. $12.95 per book value = $155.40)

FREE Convention Audio & Presentation Materials to ALL Registrants. In the past, attendees would have to reach deeper into their pockets and purchase audio-only files for hundreds of dollars if they wanted to revisit any convention session. Not for this convention! ALL registered attendees will receive online access for three (3) months to review all AudioPoint™ recorded presentation files at no additional charge or registration price increase. (2014 NACBANYC = cost $447 for complete set of CD audio files).

President’s Discount of $100. Missed the early bird discount? No problem. Per recent message from NACBA President Ed Boltz regarding recent developments in Student Loans and Chapter 13, he has personally offered a $100 discount off the current registration price of $795. You must email or fax your registration to NACBA and use code IDR695. This discount expires March 31, 2015.

– Included with your registration, CLE Credits. Up to 15 credits may be offered (depending on your state) including the often sought after Ethics credit.

$245 Collier eBook
$249 Taxes in Bankruptcy
$447 AV Convention Materials
$155 Bankruptcies Rich & Famous (12 copies)
Total Value: $1096

Current Registration Rate: $795
Apply President’s Discount IDR695 via email or fax of $100
Register Now: $695
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House of Debt Author Added To NACBA Convention Line-Up

House of Debt Author Added To NACBA Convention Line-Up
Professor Amir Sufi to Deliver Opening Day Keynote Address

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is pleased to announce that Amir Sufi, the Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets will explore a timely financial discussion during the Friday, April 24, 2015 afternoon session at the NACBA 23rd Annual Convention “Bankruptcy in the 21st Century: Solutions to Problem Cases,” April 23 through April 26 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Professor Sufi is also co-author of “the most important economics book of 2014 (Lawrence Summers Financial Times)” House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again.

Amir Sufi is one of the leading experts on the impact of consumer debt on the larger economy” said NACBA President Ed Boltz. “His research on the recent collapse in home values will help provided accessible answers many questions that consumer bankruptcy attorneys are asked by their clients and to policy issues faced by our country.”

Professor Sufi also serves as an associate editor for the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on household debt and the economy has been profiled in the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. It has also been presented to policy-makers at the Federal Reserve, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors.


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