Donald R. Lassman, Esq. is a sole practitioner in Needham, Massachusetts concentrating in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and business reorganization since 1983. Don is a member of the bar of the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, the Boston Bar Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has been a member of the Massachusetts panel of Chapter 7 Trustees since 1995. Don participates in many continuing legal education programs for MCLE, ABI and the BBA and has written extensively on legal issues relating to insolvency and bankruptcy.
Reaffirmation in Consumer Bankruptcy: Issues & Implications for Debtors & Creditors
Live Broadcast on December 8, 2017
What is reaffirmation and why is it important? This seminar will provide an analysis of the relevant provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, explore the ramifications of reaffirmation from the perspective of debtors, creditors and their counsel, and discuss the role of the Court in the reaffirmation process.
This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Considering the Statement of Intention – How to complete the form and how and when to perform the stated intent.
• Reaffirmation Agreements – What information should be included in the reaffirmation agreement, how and when must the Agreement be filed, and what is counsel’s role in the reaffirmation process.
• “Ride-Through” – Commonly referred to as the “fourth option”, is ride-through still viable and what does it mean.
• The Role of the Court in the Reaffirmation Process
Date / Time: December 8, 2017
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
• 8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
• 7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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Section I. Introduction to Reaffirmation
Section II. Mechanics of Reaffirmation – Relevant Provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Forms
Section III. The Debtor’s Perspective on Reaffirmation
Section IV. The Creditor’s Perspective on Reaffirmation
Section V. The Role of the Bankruptcy Court