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Thursday, October 6
 

1:00pm

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! 


Speakers
avatar for Kent Anderson

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... Read More →
avatar for Larry Heinkel

Larry Heinkel

Tax & Bankruptcy Attorney, Heinkel Law Group, PL
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... Read More →


Thursday October 6, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Eldorado 2 Shelborne Hotel South Beach

7:00pm

Launch Party
Thursday October 6, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Desoto Beachside Shelborne Hotel South Beach
 
Friday, October 7
 

6:00pm

NACBA Dining
Friday October 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Dining Room - Reserved NACBA Tables

7:30pm

 
Saturday, October 8
 

6:30am

Registration & Exhibitor Walk Through Open

NACBA information desk open & exhibitor walk through


Saturday October 8, 2016 6:30am - 7:00am
Spotlight Lounge

7:00am

Sailing the Supreme Court Seas: The Top Supreme Court Consumer Bankruptcy Decisions
It may not be the best court, but it's the highest court and it is the last word for sailors of the bankruptcy globe. The panel will navigate the Court's decisions on important consumer bankruptcy issues, including, exemptions, dischargeability, claims, discrimination, chapter 13 plans, lien stripping, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Sommer

Henry Sommer

Supervising Attorney
Henry J. Sommer is Supervising Attorney at the pro bono Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project in Philadelphia. He has litigated many major cases involving bankruptcy, consumer law, civil rights and other issues. Previously, he was the head of the Consumer Law Project at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where he worked for over 21 years. Mr. Sommer has also served as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is... Read More →
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

Amicus Director, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Tara Twomey is the Amicus Project Director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, and has previously lectured at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Tara is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable... Read More →


Saturday October 8, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Spotlight Lounge

8:30am

Anchoring Your Divorce and Bankruptcy Practice

There’s a hole in my boat!  The stay doesn’t stay everything,

Keep it above board.  Reviewing divorce forms to protect your client from committing bankruptcy fraud.

Over a Barrel: Dischargeability Issues

Any port in a storm:  Who determines whether an award is a dischargeable?

Dead Reckoning:  What determines whether an award is dischargeable?

Give me some slack:  Learn the importance of language contained in the divorce decree

Batten down the hatches:  Protecting attorney’s fees in discharge proceedings.


Speakers
avatar for Ian Falcone

Ian Falcone

Ian M. Falcone is a Senior Attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience with TheFalcone Law Firm, P.C. located in Marietta, Georgia. The practice focuses on complexbankruptcy matters involving intertwined corporate and personal debt situations, tax liabilitiesand divorce related obligations. Mr. Falcone also handles contested and uncontested divorces,child support modifications, contempt cases, as well as small business representation... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Karlan

Sandy Karlan

Retired Circuit Court Judge, Center for Conflict Resolution
Sandy Karlan is certified by The Florida Supreme Court as a family court mediator and is board certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law.  She is the author of a chapter on Bankruptcy for the Matthew Bender six-volume series on Florida Family Law and is currently a commentator on bankruptcy law for The Florida Family Law Reporter published by Matthew Bender.  She has also written numerous articles and lectured on bankruptcy... Read More →


Saturday October 8, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Spotlight Lounge

9:30am

Networking & Coffee Break
Saturday October 8, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Ethics: Sink or Swim with Social Media: Learn How to Ethically use Social Media in your Practice
Can you have your client clean up her social media sites?  Can you friend someone in a case - opposing counsel, judge or opposing party? Do you have to identify yourself? Can the UST use social media postings as evidence in adversary proceedings?

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Gabel Cino

Jessie Gabel Cino

Professor Gabel teaches courses on Forensic Evidence and Forensic Medicine. She also teaches bankruptcy and contracts.  Her primary research focuses on fraud and ethics at the intersection of law and science. Professor Gabel has been interviewed by PBS Nova, National Public Radio, TruTV, RT America, and other news outlets. She has lectured throughout the U.S, in Poland, China, Taiwan and Australia.Professor Gabel received her JD magna cum... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Karlan

Sandy Karlan

Retired Circuit Court Judge, Center for Conflict Resolution
Sandy Karlan is certified by The Florida Supreme Court as a family court mediator and is board certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law.  She is the author of a chapter on Bankruptcy for the Matthew Bender six-volume series on Florida Family Law and is currently a commentator on bankruptcy law for The Florida Family Law Reporter published by Matthew Bender.  She has also written numerous articles and lectured on bankruptcy... Read More →


Saturday October 8, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spotlight Lounge

11:00am

Dry Docking Aggressive Trustees: Getting the Overreaching Chapter 7 Trustee out of the Water and on to the Shore!
Are your clients being subject to out of line requests and turnover actions by overbearing Trustees? We will discuss methods of dealing with these actions including responding to information requests, use of extensions of time to object to requests by the Trustee and how to use the political system to help your client.  Learn how to defend turnover of mass tort awards and college tuition fraudulent conveyance litigation, and how to exclude inherited IRA from property of the estate (In re Clark).  Stop requests to turn over convenience accounts and use secured creditor carve outs to help your client, not hurt them, and much more. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Maschmeyer

Paul Maschmeyer

Mr. Maschmeyer is a Shareholder/Director of Maschmeyer Karalis P.C. This firm limitsits practice to Bankruptcy, Corporate, Corporate Reorganization, Litigation, Insolvency,Creditors’ Rights and Real Estate Law. Mr. Maschmeyer has represented trustees in manybankruptcy liquidations, official creditors’ committees and debtors in numerous Chapter 11reorganizations.Mr. Maschmeyer is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar... Read More →
avatar for Richard Nemeth

Richard Nemeth

Mr. Nemeth is a consumer and small business bankruptcy practitioner and litigator in Cleveland, Ohio and the ND Ohio state chair for NACBA.  He has been practicing bankruptcy law in Cleveland for over 25 years.In July, 2008, Mr. Nemeth was named NACBA Member of the Month for spearheading a successful effort to get the Ohio legislature to adopt a new and far more consumer-friendly exemption statute.  Mr. Nemeth is a frequent speaker at... Read More →


Saturday October 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Spotlight Lounge

6:00pm

NACBA Dining
Saturday October 8, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Dining Room - Reserved NACBA Tables
 
Sunday, October 9
 

6:30am

Registration & Exhibitor Walk Through Open

NACBA information desk open & exhibitor walk through


Sunday October 9, 2016 6:30am - 7:00am
Spotlight Lounge

7:15am

The Cutting Edge: Hot Topics and Cool Trends

This panel will plumb the depths of current issues in consumer bankruptcy including the latest on the McCoy rule, the application of judicial estoppel to unlisted claims, the dischargeability of restitution and court debt, debt for dirt (paying claims with property of the estate), vesting, and more.  


Speakers
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

Amicus Director, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Tara Twomey is the Amicus Project Director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, and has previously lectured at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Tara is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable... Read More →


Sunday October 9, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Spotlight Lounge

8:15am

Even Cruisers Have Fears: Getting over your Triskaidekaphobia: Straight Talk about Chapter 13
Learn how to build a Chapter 13 practice. Plus learn recent developments in Chapter 13, creative uses of chapter 13 plans and creative plan terms, how to successfully litigate confirmation issues, when to challenge your Trustee and more.  

Speakers
avatar for Hank Hildebrand

Hank Hildebrand

Mr. Hildebrand has served as Standing Trustee for Chapter 13 matters in the Middle District of Tennessee since 1982 and as Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for that district since 1986. He also is of counsel to the Nashville law firm of Farmer, Purcell, White and Lassiter, PLLC. Mr. Hildebrand graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American... Read More →
avatar for John Rao

John Rao

Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
John Rao is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Mr. Rao focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy issues and has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters. Mr. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC's Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice; co-author of NCLC's... Read More →


Sunday October 9, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
Spotlight Lounge

9:45am

Networking & Coffee Break
Sunday October 9, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Find a Treasure Trove of Consumer Law Violations in your Bankruptcy Treasure Chest: Fair Debt, Credit Reporting, Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Booty awaits!
 Consumer law violations are common problems for debtors and can be filed in bankruptcy court or district court.  Most provide statutory attorney fees.  Philadelphia consumer lawyer Cary Flitter will help you to triage your cases.

Speakers
avatar for Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter

Cary L. Flitter practices consumer law with Flitter Milz, P.C. located in suburban Philadelphia and New Jersey. Cary serves on the adjunct faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia and Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he teaches Consumer Law and Litigation including Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collection, and class action. He has guest lectured on consumer law issues at Harvard Law... Read More →


Sunday October 9, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spotlight Lounge

11:00am

Chasing the Elusive White Whale: Harpooning the Current Mortgage Issues you Have to Know
Max and John will bring you up to date on loan modifications in and outside of bankruptcy, post-bankruptcy collection abuses after final cure, the new proof of claim attachment, catching servicers who misapply chapter 13 payments, new servicing regulations on monthly statements for debtors in bankruptcy, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Max Gardner

Max Gardner

O. Max Gardner III, Esq.Max is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of Mortgage Servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers has captured the attention of ABC News Nightline, CNN, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other news outlets across the... Read More →
avatar for John Rao

John Rao

Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
John Rao is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Mr. Rao focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy issues and has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters. Mr. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC's Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice; co-author of NCLC's... Read More →


Sunday October 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Spotlight Lounge

12:00pm

Fastcase Training
Sunday October 9, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Spotlight Lounge

6:00pm

NACBA Dining
Sunday October 9, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Dining Room - Reserved NACBA Tables