The Nuts and Bolts of Collections and Creditor's Rights 2018

Product ID: CM2743
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

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Mortgages, credit cards, loans, medical costs — debt can take many forms. According to a recent survey, Americans with debt owe an average of $140,000. Whatever the type of debt, eventually the piper must be paid. But before you or your client can start collecting what’s owed, you must understand the laws governing creditors and debtors. That’s what you’ll learn at The Nuts and Bolts of Collections and Creditor’s Rights.

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Mortgages, credit cards, loans, medical costs — debt can take many forms. According to a recent survey, Americans with debt owe an average of $140,000. Whatever the type of debt, eventually the piper must be paid. But before you or your client can start collecting what’s owed, you must understand the laws governing creditors and debtors. That’s what you’ll learn at The Nuts and Bolts of Collections and Creditor’s Rights.

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J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Strother, S.C.
Madison

Nancy B. Johnson

Brennan Steil, S.C.
Janesville

Brian P. Thill

Murphy Desmond, S.C.
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Debt Assessment, Demand, and Dangers

  • Identifying the type of debt, amount of debt, and correct debtors
  • Acceptable, required and prohibited collection practices under the Wisconsin Consumer Act, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules and regulations, and other consumer acts
  • Making a demand for satisfaction
  • Steering clear of dangerous waters

Nancy B. Johnson

9:30 a.m. : Commencing an Action and Obtaining a Judgment

  • Small claims vs. circuit court
  • Filing suit
  • Replevins/money judgments
  • Docketing and perfecting judgments

Brian P. Thill

10:20 a.m. : Break

10:35 a.m. : Collection of Judgments

  • Selecting the most appropriate method of collection
  • Garnishment procedures
  • Supplementary examinations and proceedings
  • Additional collection mechanisms

Brian P. Thill

11:45 a.m. : Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy

  • Issues to consider

J. David Krekeler

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy (continued)

  • Remedies available when the debtor files bankruptcy
  • Filing claims, lifting the automatic stay, analyzing the debtor’s exemptions
  • Objecting to the discharge of debts
  • Defending preference claims

J. David Krekeler

2:00 p.m. : Special Issues Panel discussion

  • Collection techniques
  • Ethical and malpractice concerns
  • Practice variations
  • Practice do’s and don’ts
  • Collection “traps”
  • Chapter 128
  • Foreign judgments

Nancy B. Johnson, J. David Krekeler, Brian P. Thill

2:50 p.m. : Question and Answer

3:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand the debt collection process
  • Discover how bankruptcy and other special issues affect debt collection
  • Receive sample forms and documents for your practice
  • Creditors’ rights lawyers
  • Consumer law attorneys
  • Bankruptcy lawyers
  • Business law attorneys
  • Lawyers who do their own fee collection

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