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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/17

There are major headlines around the world, but here are today’s Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Parents Owe More in Student Loans Than Their Kids

LendingTree Acquires Student Loan Hero for $60 Million

Government to Blame for Student Debt Crisis in U.S.

The CFPB Settles With National Credit Adjusters

Senate Dems urge Mulvaney to reassemble CFPB advisory board

CFPB And The Issue Of Its Legitimacy

CFPB Enters into Consent Order with Debt Buyer and its Former CEO and Owner

BCFP Continues Lawsuit Against Navient with Records Request from Department of Education

Who watches the ‘watchdog?’ It time for accountability for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

REGISTER FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR NACBA’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP BEFORE 8/02!

Register HERE

This is not your grandfather’s tax and bankruptcy workshop. Join our expert panelists who will discuss new issues, cases and methods to address tax debt. From general discharging taxes in bankruptcy to automatic stays to tax case law and statutory updates to phantom real property gains and cancellation of debt income, this is exactly the type of CLE accredited seminar that can help expand one’s practice considerably! The panelists will present new information impacting your bankruptcy practice and cutting-edge case law not discussed or outlined at previous NACBA conventions or webinars. Establish a niche for yourself as a bankruptcy tax attorney.

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/12

Thursday’s headlines read:

The New Toll of Student Debt in 3 Charts

Liberals view Kavanaugh as existential threat to consumer bureau

The Finance 202: CFPB further under fire with Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court

Why are payday loans so popular with the military?

Personal Loans Now Fastest Growing Consumer Debt

What Judge Kavanaugh could mean for the CFPB as a SCOTUS justice

Yet Another Way Student Debt Keeps People from Buying Homes

DON’T MISS OUT ON NACBA’S CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL

Read the latest issue on NACBA.org

CHECK OUT NACBA’S LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

SIGN UP FOR NACBA’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP BEFORE AUGUST 2ND!

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CLE credits. Register for NACBA’s virtual workshop “Tax Discharge: Basic & Advanced Bankruptcy Solutions Including 2018 Tax Reform Implications”

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/10

Today’s News Briefs include:

Battle Over Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Leadership Ending

CFPB issues report on final student loan payments and broader household borrowing

Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection

How to Cope With Old Medical Debt

Supreme Court to Decide Whether FDCPA Applies to Non-Judicial Foreclosure Proceedings

Elizabeth Warren’s claim on number of medical bankruptcies greatly overstated, study shows

What This Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans

New reality game show will help contestants pay off student loans

What to Know About Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

Parents are borrowing even more to pay for their kids’ college

Mulvaney appoints top aide as consumer bureau acting No. 2

DON’T MISS THESE NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

ARE YOU SAVING THE DATES FOR NACBA’S 27TH ANNUAL CONVENTION?

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/09

We swing into the new week with the following briefs…

Leandra English Clocks Out

NRMLA Comments: CFPB “Guidance” Should Not be Treated as Rule

Who Are the Supreme Court Contenders?

Helping the homegrown hero: Bankruptcy relief for the family farmer

One spouse’s debts might haunt the other after death

Should a Parent or Student Take Out the College Loan?

Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection

Savvy Senior: Can a debt collector take my Social Security benefits?

HAVE YOU SEEN NACBA’S CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL?

Check it out online today

DON’T MISS THESE NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/28

Check out this Thursday’s News Briefs:

You think you know bankruptcy, but you may be surprised

New lawsuit aims to refund consumers targeted in debt collection scheme

Student loan debt harms retirement, says AARP

Mulvaney-led U.S. CFPB slashes payday lender penalty: sources

They Think Their Student Loans Will Vanish. There’s a Problem

Some Judges Push to Ease Bankruptcy Rules for Student Loan Debt

Why Are Millennials Still Living With Their Parents?

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE WEBINAR HAPPENING TOMORROW!

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

CHECK OUT OTHER UPCOMING NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL?

Don’t miss this issue which includes:

-“IRS Shake Up Happening in Bankruptcy Court”

-“Be Wary of Private Debt Collectors”

-“Brunner Test Does Not Require that Debtor Take Advantage of IBR”

-“NACBA Board of Directors 2018 Election Results”

BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATES FOR NACBA’S 27TH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/26

Current Bankruptcy News Briefs include:

CFPB: Payday Loan Rule May Be ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’

NY Ruling Could Fuel Push To Turn CFPB Into Commission

Consumer Advocacy Groups Ask To Participate As Amicus To Oppose Motion For Reconsideration Of Plaintiffs In Industry Lawsuit Challenging CFPB Payday Loan Rule

Surprise! Student Loan Forgiveness Isn’t Free

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE WEBINARS!

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

THERE’S STILL TIME LEFT TO SECURE A SPOT AT NACBA’S MEMBERS ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA!

CLE Sessions will take place on December 1st during the “Day at Sea.” Session titles are listed below. Descriptions and presenter info can be found by clicking here.

  1. Pieces of Eight, err, Seven: The Risks and Rewards of Unbundling Chapter 7.
  2. Land Ho! How to Introduce Valuation Evidence in Bankruptcy.
  3. Walk the Plank: Insolvency Procedures in Other Countries
  4. Avast Ye! Benefits of the New Tax Law & Applicability to Solo Practitioners.
  5. Scurvy Dogs: Petition Preparers, Debt Settlement Scams and other Pirates
  6. Yo Ho Ho and a Bucket of Income: Top 10 Ways to Double Your Lead Conversion Rate and Your Revenues in Less Than 6 Months

Register today!

NACBA to Present at NCBJ on October 30th

We are pleased to announce that NACBA will be joining the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Conference for the first time!

Don’t miss NACBA’s Breakfast program at NCBJ in San Antonio, TX!

“GTT (‘Gone To Texas’):  Leaving Student Loan Discharge Behind: Defining Student Loans, Treatment in chapter 13, and Non-bankruptcy Options”

With discharge of student loans under the undue hardship standard often requiring a “certainty of hopelessness”,  this panel will instead focus on alternative methods that debtors and courts have addressed the ever mounting student loan crisis. This will include an examination of what actually constitutes an “educational benefit”,  how the various repayment programs from the Department of Education can be integrated with bankruptcy, and non-bankruptcy causes of action and defenses,  including Statutes of Limitation, burdens of proof regarding standing and consumer protection laws,  can be used to provide borrowers relief.

In honor of the Heroes of the Alamo,  most of whom were there because they didn’t want to pay their creditors back East,  we’ll be giving away a Davy Crockett coonskin cap.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 7:15am- 8:45am (ticketed event)

Presenters: Edward Boltz & Jim Haller

Visit the NCBJ website more information on NACBA’s program, how to obtain tickets, and the NCBJ conference happening in San Antonio, TX