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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/22

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Consumer Advocates Applaud DOD Move to Protect Troops from Predatory Lending,

Funds from Consent Order Not Estate Property

Dodd-Frank Anniversary Celebrated with More Fighting

Consumer Credit Default Rates Increase

Regulators Fine Citigroup $770M Over Credit Card Add-On Products

LifeLock Allegedly Violated FTC Settlement

CFPB Issues Consent Order and Penalty Against CitiBank for Credit Card Practices

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling Speaks Out Against Dodd-Frank Act

Department Stores National Bank To Pay $23.8M For Charging Fees on Collection Accounts

Taxpayers Could Lose Billions If Students Walk Away From Loans

Medicare Jurisdictional Bar Limits Bankruptcy Court Authority in Health Care Bankruptcy

Reversing the Trend: Will Congress Act to Except College Tuition Payments from Clawback in Bankruptcy? – Congress Weighs Legislation that May Preclude Suit by Bankruptcy Trustees Against Colleges and Universities to Recover a Bankrupt Parent’s Tuition Payments for a Student

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Bankruptcy Briefs 10/15/14

What Congress Should Do to Give Student Loan Borrowers Hope For Relief

#NACBACHI Keynote Featured in Boston Globe

Citigroup to exit retail banking in 11 markets

Individual objectors get say in Detroit bankruptcy

Foreclosure Dispute Pits Mortgage Lenders vs. Investors

Wells Fargo Still Wary of Home Loans in 3rd Quarter

High Court Considers Rent-Regulated Leases

Free Member Webinar: Health Insurance: Advice, Access & Advocacy

NACBA Members Receive 10% Discount off 2015 Convention Exhibitor Booths

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Bankruptcy Briefs 9/19/14

Would a GOP Senate foretell change for consumer agency?

New York State and City Join Effort to Shield Stabilized Leases

A Snowball Soon to be an Avalanche: Student Debt and Older Americans

Another Article Encouraging Those Considering Bankruptcy to contact NACBA. Is your membership current?

Banks Seek Exit from Robo-Signing Enforcement Order

Court Denies Administrative Priority Status to Seller Whose Goods Were Not Received by the Debtor

CFPB Proposes New Federal Oversight of Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

Tech Startup Vows to Make Debt Collection Smarter, Friendlier

Examiner appointed in HDG Mansur bankruptcy case

Preservation of Error and the Civil Plain Error Rule

Veteran bankruptcy lawyer Cieri to retire from Kirkland

U.S. approaching ‘sudden’ phase of bankruptcy, George Will tells Utah audience

NACBA Member Featured: Bankruptcy could save you from drowning in debt

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Bankruptcy Briefs 8/25/14

Attorneys File Complaints Against Bankruptcy Trustee

Retirees’ Social Security checks garnished for student loans

Some homeowners could get hit with a whopping tax bill if they accept help through Bank of America’s settlement 

Your Personal Relationships with Clients Probably Aren’t As Strong As You Think

Win A Debt Collection Lawsuit Using These 2 Magic Words

Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy? Only if You Can Prove Undue Hardship

An Unfinished Chapter at Countrywide

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NACBA Member Profile: David Shaev

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David Shaev

Based on random sampling of NACBA’s membership, the Member Profile strives to answer the question: Who are Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys? It looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, as well as, business practices and “war stories.” NACBA is and always will be your “Your Practice Partner!”

Allow us to introduce, our “Practice Partner,” Attorney David Shaev of New York. NACBA Member since January 2005.

David Shaev is the managing partner of Shaev & Fleischman LLP, a New York-based firm that is a debt relief agency and helps people file for relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. David is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and serves as the New York State Co-Chair.

Q. How many years have you been practicing?
A. About 35

Q. What has been your most challenging case?

A. The Olga Paredes case, which made the NY Times Business/Front page and settled after appeal; Obasi case, which was featured on CNN where Judge found attorneys for banks actions in fling proof of claim to be sanctionable, but did not sanction on a technicality.

Q. What is the best advice you received from the NACBA national Listserv?
A. Don”t discuss politics on the Listserv!  You will live longer. Actually, I use the NACBA Listserve, the NY Listserv and Bootcamp Listserv on a daily basis for issues too numerous to list.

Q. The NACBA benefit you couldn’t live without?
A. Conventions for knowledge, refreshing the desire to go out there and kick creditor butt, and a few extra days for vacations (I miss the fall convention already)

Q. Who is your mentor – who do you look up to professionally?
A. I wish I had a mentor.  Unfortunately, I learned on my own, and later on with the help of NACBA and Max Gardner Bootcamp. Of course, I admire Max and many of my fellow Bootcampers, as well as the great work that Jon Rao and Tara Twomey do for all of us.

Q. What is your favorite part of being a consumer bankruptcy attorney?
A. Stripping off liens, modifying mortgages and paying unsecured creditors the least amount possible! Of course, having a client walk out in much better condition than when they first consulted with me.

Q. Name and area of the the law that you’d like to learn more about?
A. Not so much an area, but trial work in general.

Q. Most memorable moment in NACBA?
A. There have been many, so it is difficult to choose; I will never forget the great conventions in San Fran and Chicago during the BACPA reform period;  my last great memory is New Orleans, one great restaurant after another!

Q. In another life, you’d be?
A. A tennis and ski bum. I gave up wanting to be a rock star when I entered college.