Posts Categorized: Bankruptcy

Overview of Federal Policy on Student Loans and Debt Relief (10/3/18)

Please join us on Wednesday October 3, 2018,  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Boston Bar Association for a comprehensive program on the history of student aid in higher education, with a focus on the dischargeablity of student loans in bankruptcy and current tax policy affecting loan repayment.  Part I of this 3 hour CLE, takes a look at the past, present, and future of student loans in America.  How did we go from the G.I. Bill and other grant-based initiates to the loan-dominant model that we have today?  What changes, if any, can we reasonably expect to occur in the next 5, 10, or 15 years of student loan policy?  Part II of the program will focus on the history of the student loan discharge in bankruptcy and features a case study of a recent dischargeability trial in Massachusetts bankruptcy court.  Part III of the program discusses how loan interest payments and debt forgiveness are currently treated under the Internal Revenue Code and some interesting efforts by employers to tie a 401(k) company match to an employee’s loan payments.

The program features the following PANELISTS:

  • Dr. Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania.
  •  David A. Mawhinney, K&L Gates LLP
  •  Kerime S. Akoglu, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  •  Sara B. Clevering, Ropes & Gray LLP
  •  Rachel F. Smith, Goodwin Proctor LLP

Link to register: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=28864

 CLE credit is available.

 

Chapter 11 Brown Bag (Rescheduled to 6/12/18)

Chapter 11 Brown Bag on June 12, 2018

Chapter 11 Plans: What’s New?

Please join us on Tuesday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m. for a Chapter 11 Brown Bag featuring new developments in Chapter 11 plan and confirmation issues. Janet E. Bostwick will provide an update on recent cases and lead the discussion. This program is an annual favorite that you won’t want to miss! You can register for the program by using the link below:

https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=24504

 

Brown Bag 5/8/18: An Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

An Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency:

Please join us on Tuesday, May 8 at 12:00 p.m.  for a brown bag lunch demystifying blockchain and cryptocurrency.  This one hour program will provide an overview of digital currencies, how transactions are verified on a distributed ledger, and how these currencies are mined and traded.  The panel will touch on the legal questions concerning lending, trading, and investing that remain unanswered as this burgeoning technology continues to develop.

SPEAKERS:

 

TO REGISTER: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=24506

 

Brown Bag 3/13/18: Chapter 11 Plan

Chapter 11 Brown Bag on March 13, 2018
Chapter 11 Plans: What’s New?

Please join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. for a Chapter 11 Brown Bag featuring new developments in Chapter 11 plan and confirmation issues. Janet E. Bostwick will provide an update on recent cases and lead the discussion. This program is an annual favorite that you won’t want to miss! You can register for the program by using the link below:

https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=24504&utm_source=upcoming%20events&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=upcoming%20events022718

 

Bankruptcy Symposium – March 23, 2018

American College of Bankruptcy/ Boston College Law School Bankruptcy Symposium

The Supreme Court and Bankruptcy: An Exploration of Practice and Recurring Issues Before the Court
Date: 3/23/2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Boston College, Newton Campus

Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, Mass.
REGISTRATION:
Please register in advance at
Walk-ins welcome.

SAVE THE DATE: 3/23/18 – Bankruptcy Symposium

American College of Bankruptcy/ Boston College Law School Bankruptcy Symposium:

March 23, 2018
@ 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (reception to follow)

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street, Newton, MA

PANEL #1: Leading Supreme Court practitioners will share their experiences and strategies for getting to and arguing before the Court.

PANEL #2: Bankruptcy experts and academics will share their perspectives on fundamental issues to which the Supreme Court has repeatedly returned, and that impact bankruptcy practice at every level of the judicial system.

CONTACTS:

Michael J. Goldberg, Casner & Edwards, LLP, First Circuit Regent
Email: [email protected]

Jay Geller, Law Office of Jay S. Geller, Chair of the First Circuit, Education program Committee
Email: [email protected]

1/9/18 Understanding and Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Please join us at the BBA for the following brown bag lunch program (rescheduled from 11/14/17):

Understanding and complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Sign up here: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=24500

Program Description:

Attorneys that are involved in consumer litigation, class actions, bankruptcy, and collections work must understand and comply with the FDCPA. Violations of the FDCPA may lead to statutory liability, penalties and costly litigation.  This program will examine the basic requirements of the FDCPA and take an in-depth look at the recent cases on the law, including the Supreme Court cases Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. These Supreme Court decisions and cases interpreting them are changing the litigation landscape.  Commercial and consumer practitioners will benefit from the general FDCPA background and learning about the most recent FDCPA developments.

Registration Categories:

BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.

Non-Member – $100.00

Not a member? Join the BBA today for free-access to this program any many others. Members also receive discounted rates for CLE programs and Conferences.

Speakers:

Andrew Glass, K&L Gates LLP

Gregory N. Blase, K&L Gates LLP