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MCLE - Bankruptcy Law: MCLE BasicsPlus!®

Tuesday February 07 -
Wednesday February 08 2012

  • By: MCLE
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    10 Winter Place
    Boston , MA
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Are you looking for a solid foundation in bankruptcy law and procedure? Do you need an update on recent bankruptcy decisions? Do you need fresh ideas on bankruptcy practice? An expert faculty guides you through the Code provisions and bankruptcy forms. Participate in a mock meeting of creditors, client interview, and motion session. All demonstrations are interactive. Learn the bankruptcy process from client intake to case closing.

Agenda and written materials
•Acquiring the Essential Basics: You get an insider's view of the Bankruptcy Court, Clerk's Office, U.S. Trustee's Office, and taxing authorities; master the "jargon" of bankruptcy practice, and review key court procedures
•Handling Terms of Engagement-Client Retention and Management: Learn the essentials of attracting and retaining clients, and tips on conducting client interviews, negotiating fee agreements, building a successful practice, getting paid, and avoiding malpractice snares
•Preparing the Bankruptcy Case-The Debtor's Perspective: Learn about preferences, fraudulent conveyances, exemptions, lien avoidance, reaffirmations, discharge, creditor meetings, prebankruptcy planning, and how debtors go through bankruptcy successfully
•Preparing the Bankruptcy Case-The Creditor's Perspective: Consider prebankruptcy planning strategies for creditors, guaranties, involuntary bankruptcy, receiverships and collection actions, the automatic stay, prebankruptcy waivers, creditor priority, allowance of claims, and what creditors can expect to recover
•Understanding Common Bankruptcy Forms: You benefit from a review of Chapter 11 and 13 plans and disclosure statements, and bankruptcy resources, forms, and websites
•Getting Wired-Details of Electronic Case Filing: You participate in an interactive demonstration with the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court about electronic case filing and accessing information electronically
•Getting a Handle on Tax Claims-The "Insider's" Perspective on Tax Claims: You receive a rare "insider's" view of tax claims-including dischargeability, secured tax claims, priority classification, levies, seizures, setoff, and responsible officer liability
•Navigating the Bankruptcy Battlefield: Obtain valuable training in adversary proceedings, Rule 2004 examinations, and appellate proceedings
•Viewpoint of the United States Trustee: You get the perspective of the Office of the U.S. Trustee, what the UST looks for, and the top ten pitfalls you must avoid
•"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session


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