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Schedule and Faculty: Annual Bankrtupcy Update 2017 - Western District

 Schedule and Faculty: Annual Bankrtupcy Update 2017 - Western District

Schedule

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. :

Ethical Issues in Chapter Choice
  • Review the various ethics rules that apply when making chapter recommendations to consumer clients
  • Fulfill your ethical certification obligations to the court
  • Learn how to avoid ethical risks including the possibility of unreasonable fees and implicit bias
Christian A. Conway, J. David Krekeler, Megan McDermott, Timothy J. Pierce

9:20 a.m. : “By the Court – Author’s Notes”

  • A case law review by the Bankruptcy Judges of this year’s important bankruptcy decisions for the Wisconsin Bankruptcy Courts
Hon. Catherine J. Furay

10:15 a.m. : Break

10:30 a.m. :  An Update from the Clerk’s Office

  • Statistics
  • Pro se filings
  • Automated attorney registration and training
  • CM/ECF NextGen
  • New bankruptcy rules
Sean D. McDermott, Janet L. Medlock

10:55 a.m. : The Rules They are A’Changin’

  • Long promised rule changes become effective December 1, 2017.
  • Learn about essential changes to the rules which impact Chapter 13 practice most directly
  • Discover how rules will affect debtors, creditors, trustees, and the court

Shay A. Agsten, Rebecca R. Garcia, Mark Harring, Scott Lieske

11:45 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Chapter 13 – New Plans

  • As part of the changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, some version of a form Chapter 13 plan is now required in all districts
  • Find insight on the way the form plans were structured and why
  • Receive tips on how the sections of the plan are meant to be used

Rebecca R. Garcia, Mark Harring, Scott Lieske, Michael J. Maloney

1:50 p.m. :  Dale Ihlenfeldt Memorial National Case Law Update

  • A national case law update on current developments in bankruptcy law
Leonard G. Leverson, Eliza M. Reyes, Craig Stevenson, William E. Wallo

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : An Examination of Applicable Interest Rates in Bankruptcy that is Sure to Pique Your Interest

  • What is the applicable interest rate on debts reduced to judgments pre-bankruptcy?
    o Contract rate, judgment rate, or statutory rate?o Understand the gaps in coverage
    o If the contract rate applies, what is the legal authority for a court to set a different interest rate in a judgment than the statutory rate established by Wis. Stat. §814.04(4)
    o If statutory, will the creditor be adequately protected in a reorganization proceeding if the contract or Till rate would be higher
  • What is the proper method of calculating interest under §506(b)?
    o What is the interest rate if the underlying contract is silent?
    o Does statutory construction separate the “agreement” from the calculation of interest on the claim, requiring a different determination of the rate? If so, how is interest determined?
Christopher J. Schreiber

3:50 p.m. : Wait, Wait . . . Do Tell Me: Bankruptcy Decisions you Really Should Know

  • Test your colleagues for the chance to win fabulous prizes!
  • A review of importan bankrupcty holdings in quiz show format

 Shay A. Agsten, F. Mark Bromley, Randy J.Pflum

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

Faculty

Program Chairs:

Rebecca R. Garcia
Chapter 13 Trustee
Oshkosh

Dayten P. Hanson
Hanson & Payne LLC
Milwaukee

William E. Wallo
Weld Riley S.C.
Eau Claire

Masters of Ceremonies:

Benjamin P. Payne (Eastern District)
Hanson & Payne LLC
Milwaukee

Timothy J. Peyton (Western District)
Kepler & Peyton
Fitchburg

Presenters:

Shay A. Agsten
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Marcia M. Anderson (Western District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Madison
 
F. Mark Bromley (Western District)
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Madison
 
Christian A. Conway
Law Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison

Lisa Eddy (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee
 
Hon. Catherine J. Furay (Western District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eau Claire 

Leslie Broadhead Griffith  (Western District)
Office of Standing Chapter 13 and 12 Trustee
Madison
 
Hon G. Michael Halfenger (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Hon. Beth E. Hanan (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Mark Harring
Chapter 13 and 12 Trustee
Madison

Hon. Susan V. Kelley (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Strother S.C.
Madison

Leonard G. Leverson
Leverson Lucey & Metz S.C.
Milwaukee

Scott Lieske - (Eastern District)
Chapter 13 Trustee Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Michael J. Maloney (Eastern District)
Watton Law Group
Milwaukee

Megan McDermott
University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison

Sean D. McDermott (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Janet L. Medlock (Eastern District)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Eliza M. Reyes
Krekeler Strother S.C.
Madison

Christopher J. Schreiber
von Briesen & Roper S.C.
Milwaukee

Craig E. Stevenson 
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
Madison