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Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation of NACBA Workshop

Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation of NACBA Workshop
Dan LaBert | Latest News | October 4, 2016

It is with great regret to inform you that due to Hurricane Matthew and the current weather forecast issued for Miami and the Bahamas, NACBA has made the decision to cancel the 2016 Fall Workshop.

Given workshop attendees will be traveling from all parts of the country on Thursday and Friday AM when the storm is predicted to be hitting Miami, we believe in applying common sense and putting the safety of our members as the #1 priority.

Additional factors in canceling the workshop were as follows:

  • As of 5:00 PM Est. on Tuesday, the latest update has the storm tracking in a westerly direction. Florida Governor: Prepare for direct hit from Hurricane Matthew
  • The National Hurricane Center formally issuing both a hurricane watch and tropical storm warnings for Miami including points north and south of the city.
  • The state of Florida has issued a state of emergency due to expected hurricane conditions.
  • Travel advisories have been issues by almost all major airlines.
  • The threat to the entire Southeast Coast continues to grow.
  • POTUS canceled trip to Florida due to Hurricane Matthew.
  • Other legal associations have canceled their travel to the hurricane impacted area.
  • Even though the cruise line would re-route from the Bahamas to the Florida Keys, Key West is now embracing for storm impact.
  • Speaking with a cruise-line professional, even if the hurricane were to pass Miami by the time of our sailing, waters are expected to be “rough, choppy and possible bouts of sea sickness” will ensue.

As you may know, Royal Caribbean has not been forthcoming with information as they are trying to wait out any decision. Their website has not been updated in a timely fashion. The problem with their process is that it does not account for travel into Miami. Several of the workshop attendees and presenters are flying from the West Coast. They do not have the luxury of changing their flight to Thursday or Friday AM when conditions are expected to worsen.

Please know, NACBA will issue registration and cabin refunds (assuming you booked through the NACBA cruise agent) in a timely matter. We will also work with Royal Caribbean on postponing the cruise to a later date. Additionally, NACBA will consider a virtual format for the presentations that were to take place on board.

While we are terribly upset to cancel such an exciting event, the safety of NACBA members and their families take precedent over everything else. We have made every attempt to keep all attendees informed. We hope this decision will allow you to make the appropriate adjustments to your travel plans.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend NACBA’s Fall Workshop

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#NACBASEA is only 10 days away! Just think in 10 days you could be on the Enchantment of the Seas with your peers getting ready for an unforgettable educational voyage, but you have to register!

So today, we’re giving you 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend #NACBASEA, October 6th-9th ! Are you ready matey?

  1. You Get to Learn on a Cruise Ship! Fully renovated with exciting new features, Enchantment of the Seas® has it all!  You will enjoy state-of-the-art conference facilities with an array of complimentary amenities found exclusively on-board Royal Caribbean International®.  Enchantment of the Seas®
  2. You Can Still Receive the Early Bird Rate! The Early Bird rate has been extended! So registration is an affordable, $395.00!
  3. Who Doesn’t Love a Launch Party? Before setting sale attend our Pre-Cruise Session from 1-5 than wind down with a Launch Party in Miami at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel.
  4. Earn CLE: What better way to earn CLE than on a cruise ship?
  5. Networking with Your Peers and Colleagues: Kick back, relax and catch up with your peers after a long day of sessions while the sun sets on the horizon.
  6. Exhibitors: On Friday, visit our exhibitors while you enjoy a kickoff reception!
  7. Stellar Sessions and Speakers: We have a lineup that you won’t want to miss. It’s isn’t all fun, it’s about learning too! Our sessions are relevant and timely to your firm!
  8.  The Resources! All Fall Workshop Registrants will receive, at no additional cost, a copy of NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35).  Wait there’s more, you’ll receive seven days (7) of complete access to the NCLC Digital Library
  9.  You’re Entered Into a Fabulous Contest! All attendees will be registered for a chance at winning 1 of 10 NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition (value $140).
  10. You Can Make it a Family Affair: Last, but certainly not least you can bring the family! After all you shouldn’t be the only one having a good time right? Check out the many activities your family can enjoy while aboard!

So, can we expect you to attend our first ever NACBA Fall Workshop Cruise? We just gave you 10 good reasons so Register today and let’s get ready to set sail!

3 Reasons to Register for #NACBASEA Fall Workshop Today!

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Beside the obvious reason to register for the #NACBASEA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th such as the great sessions, dynamic speakers CLE, the opportunity to network and a fabulous cruise ship here are three other reasons to register today and receive the Early Bird Rate:

  1. All Fall Workshop Registrants will receive, at no additional cost, a copy of NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections (value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case — all in only 21 pages.
  2. All Fall Workshop Attendees will receive, at no additional cost, seven days (7) of complete access to the NCLC Digital Library (October 7 – October 14, 2016).
  3. Throughout the Fall Workshop, all attendees will be registered for a chance at winning 1 of 10 NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition (value $140). NACBA will be giving away up to 10 copies of the NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition.

Don’t miss the boat!

Register Today for the Early Bird Rate and Set Sail with NACBA for an Unforgettable Voyage!

Early Bird Rate Ends Today!

#NACBASEA Spotlight With Kent Anderson and Larry Heinkel

NACBA is thrilled to announce our  Summit at Sea Member Only Workshop happening October 6th-10th! When you register for #NACBASEA you will have the opportunity to learn, earn CLE and network on the  Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas® Each week NACABA will highlight the sessions and speakers that will make this a voyage to remember!

We’re kicking off our spotlight with the Pre-Cruise Session at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel, in South Beach Miami. on Thursday, October 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Check it out!

Tax Problem Resolution for Bankruptcy Lawyers: Adding IRS Representation to your Portfolio of Skills.

Need to make more money without really learning another field?  Want to provide added value for your clients? Kent & Larry will use a real life example and teach you from beginning to end how to use your existing bankruptcy analytical skills and add Tax Problem Resolution to your practice.    Learn how to work out installment agreements (good for letting tax debts “age” for a future bankruptcy!), make Offers in Compromise, address undischarged taxes and liens, use the IRS national standards for your client’s benefit, and more, all while getting paid for it!  Don’t miss it!



Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson has lectured extensively for lawyers, realtors and tax professionals about Tax Liens, Tax Collection Defense, Mortgage Modifications, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and other Debtor-Creditor matters. He has been a featured speaker at the IRS National Tax Forum, Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, and the NACBA Annual Meeting.  Kent has been active in the NACBA lobbying program for several years and was invited to speak at US Senator Jeff Merkley’s Mortgage and Foreclosure Solutions Summit.  He is the current NACBA Oregon chair and continues to consult with the senator’s office on bankruptcy and foreclosure issues.

Kent established his private practice in 1978 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the US Tax Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court.  Mr. Anderson is board certified in Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.  His practice includes tax collection defense, contested audit, and consumer bankruptcy matters.


He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the Bankruptcy Law Network, LLC, where he currently holds the office of Treasurer. As chair of the Website Committee for the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section and member of the local Bankruptcy Pro Bono committee, he contributes his expertise to state bar efforts.  Kent has been a public board member of the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners since 2009. He is a contributing author on the LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Center online forum and has worked with Lexis in developing and testing several versions of its software including its new TopForm 11 bankruptcy document assembly program.


Larry Heinkel

Larry Heinkel is a tax and bankruptcy attorney with more than 30 years experience helping businesses and individuals, solve their state and federal tax problems. Mr. Heinkel has been extremely successful in representing his clients before IRS and DOR, and is known throughout Florida as an expert in tax problem resolution.

Larry graduated from the University of Florida with honors in Accounting (B.S.B.A.), Law (J.D.), and Tax Law (LL.M.). He is listed among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite and is a Member of The Law Review, was published twice and has served as an Adjunct Professor in tax and business law at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida MBA Program. Lean more about Larry at

Plan to join us for this special session and earn some extra CLE before the cruise departs.  To register for the sessions on land and sea, CLICK HERE!

A Fall Workshop with Education and Relaxation!


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NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Fall Event!  Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s maiden voyage at sea!  Check out the Schedule and Register Today! 

Thursday, October 6
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9
The Perfect Way to Learn, Earn Credit, and Relax!

Registration is Open for the Members Only #NACBA Fall Workshop!

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NACBA’s Summit at Sea – Members Only
October 7-10, 2016

Registration is now open!  

NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Fall Event!  Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s maiden voyage at sea! Check out the Schedule and the Pre-Cruise Events that will kick off the Summit! The Fall workshop is a perfect way to get education and rest with a little relaxation! Register today and book your cabin so you can sail away with #NACBA!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/30


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Massachusetts Attorney General Files Complaint Against Debt Collection Law Firm

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Registration is Open for the 24th Annual Convention on May 19-22nd in San Francisco! Register by March 25th to Receive the Early Bird Rate!

NACBA is always looking to enhance the quality of our Convention, take a look a what’s new in 2016 a #NACBASF

  • Fireside Chats: You’ll be able to gather around in our “living room” with our experts and engage in an informal conversation about some of the industry’s hottest topics.
  • TWO Pre-Convention Sessions: Your eyes did not deceive you! You will have the option to register (an additional cost) on Thursday, May 19th for either Evidence & Procedure for the Bankruptcy Litigator or for Bankruptcy 101 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free Access to Video Stream Convention Presentations. Convention registration will once again include three months access to replay many presentations in the comfort of your own home or office.

Visit  to register and learn more about the sessions, keynote speakers and a few new things NACBA has in store for you!

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Yelp, Avvo & Google Oh My! Online Reputation Management for Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 60 minutes
  • 3 PM Eastern / 2PM Central / 1PM Mountain / 12 PM Pacific
  • Presented by: Catherine Sanders Reach, Director, Law Practice Management & Technology, Chicago Bar Association.
  • FREE Members / $49 Non Member. REGISTER HERE


Read the Legislative Report by Maureen Thompson, NACBA’s Legislative Director in the 2015 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal along with  so many informative and relevant articles!



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Good News! You have the chance to be an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at 2 NACBA Events!

Registration is Now Open  for Exhibitors and Sponsors for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, CA May 19-22nd 2016 and/or at NACBA”s Fall Workshop, Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th 2016! Both events are perfect opportunities to network and showcase your company! Visit the  Prospectus to reserve your booth or become a sponsor today!


2016 never looked better!  Sail the friendly seas when you register for NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th, 2016.


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