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Pending CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2018
When: Friday, April 27, 2018
Check- in begins at 8:30. Presentations are from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM. (lunch is provided)
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The Wichita Boathouse
515 S. Wichita St.
Wichita, Kansas  67202
United States
Contact: Nancy Burghart

Online registration is available until: 4/26/2018
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Pending CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.

Course Schedule   

8:30 a.m.     Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.     Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Alternatives to Discharge
Edward Boltz, 
The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC., Durham, NC
With discharge of student loans only available after showing an "under hardship": under the Bruner test, debtors, debtors' attorneys, Trustees and bankruptcy courts are increasingly turning to other alternatives to provide borrowers some measure of relief. Learn about income driven repayment plans for student loans and how those can work with consumer bankruptcy cases, particularly Chapter 13, and also claims litigation and other means of challenging student loans.

9:50 a.m.     Chapter 13 Case Law Update & Misc. Issues
Jan Hamilton, Chapter 13 Trustee, Topeka
Carl Davis, Davis & Jack LLC., Wichita
   Issues to be discussed include but not limited to;
   Mortgage issues
   New loans while in bankruptcy
   Substitution of collateral

10:40 a.m.    Break

10:55 a.m.    Catching the Tiger By the Tail: Secured Lending Strategies When Dealing with an Insolvent
Eric L. Johnson, Spencer Fane Et Al, Kansas City, MO
Andrew Muller,  Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Kansas City, MO
Sharon L. Stolte, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC, Kansas City, MO
This program will discuss various techniques that lenders employ to protect themselves from a potential borrower insolvency including requiring the use bankruptcy remote special purpose entities, taking security interests in the equity interests of the borrower, waivers of automatic stay, common cash collateral/debtor-in-possession financing provisions including third party releases.

11:45 a.m.     Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m.    Pursuit of Fraudulent Transfers and Other Chapter 7 Trustee Issues
Wesley F. Smith, Stevens & Brand LLP, Lawrence
Patricia Hamilton, Stevens & Brand LLP, Lawrence
In any bankruptcy case, the debtor has had numerous interactions with third parties pre-petition.  These interactions come in terms of transfers, payments, injuries and a whole host of other matters.  This presentation will not only assist the debtor practitioner in identifying these issues before you file the case, but also looks at the procedure and protocol of dealing with these claims and third parties by the trustee.   

1:35 p.m.     Anatomy of a Farm Bankruptcy
Dan Forker, Forker Suter  LLC, Hutchison
Brent King, GlassRatner, Kansas City, MO
John O'Brien, Spencer Fane LLP, Denver, CO.
This program will discuss the ins and outs of a farming insolvency including a discussion of items that are unique to this specific area and potential pitfalls for the unwary.

2:25 p.m.     Break

2:40 p.m.     Bankruptcy Crimes and Ethical Pitfalls for the Unwary Bankruptcy Practitioner
David P. Eron, Eron Law PA, Wichita
Neil S. Sader, Sader Law Firm LLC, Kansas City, MO
William J. Skepnek, Skepnek Law, Lawrence
The panel members will examine ethical issues related to the representation of business clients where potential bankruptcy crimes may be alleged. The session will explore the topic using the recent case of U.S. v. Lindemuth as a backdrop, with emphasis on the role of counsel in preventing contributing to, ameliorating, and disclosing potentially criminal acts of debtors.

3:30 p.m.     Adjourned


Registration Information

~~ Lunch is included in registration fee ~~
  • KBA Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section Member     $190
  • KBA Young Lawyers Section Member                     $210
  • KBA Member Registration     $240
  • Non-member Registration       $450
  • Paralegal Registration             $180
  • Paper Materials (optional)        $30


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