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Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 2024

Product ID: CA3616W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Build bankruptcy skills 

Job loss. Business closures. Illness or injury. The economic strain accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery has impacted the day-to-day finances of many Americans. According to data from legal services firm Epiq, the number of individuals and companies that filed for bankruptcy increased significantly in 2023.1 Now is an opportune time to add simple Chapter 7 bankruptcies to your practice, with help from two leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice. 

Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will give you the know-how to successfully advise your clients. Nicholas L. Hahn and J. David Krekeler will walk you step-by-step through the process, with helpful explanations of:

  • The background and history of Chapter 7
  • Property of the estate and exemptions
  • The automatic stay
  • Discharge
  • Secured debts
  • Non-dischargeable debts 
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Member $149.00

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Credits

2 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, March 21, 202412:00 PM - 1:40 PM CT

Add to Calendar 3/21/2024 12:00:00 PM 3/21/2024 1:40:00 PM America/Chicago Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 2024

Build bankruptcy skills 

Job loss. Business closures. Illness or injury. The economic strain accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery has impacted the day-to-day finances of many Americans. According to data from legal services firm Epiq, the number of individuals and companies that filed for bankruptcy increased significantly in 2023.1 Now is an opportune time to add simple Chapter 7 bankruptcies to your practice, with help from two leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice. 

Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will give you the know-how to successfully advise your clients. Nicholas L. Hahn and J. David Krekeler will walk you step-by-step through the process, with helpful explanations of:

  • The background and history of Chapter 7
  • Property of the estate and exemptions
  • The automatic stay
  • Discharge
  • Secured debts
  • Non-dischargeable debts 
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Build bankruptcy skills 

Job loss. Business closures. Illness or injury. The economic strain accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery has impacted the day-to-day finances of many Americans. According to data from legal services firm Epiq, the number of individuals and companies that filed for bankruptcy increased significantly in 2023.1 Now is an opportune time to add simple Chapter 7 bankruptcies to your practice, with help from two leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice. 

Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will give you the know-how to successfully advise your clients. Nicholas L. Hahn and J. David Krekeler will walk you step-by-step through the process, with helpful explanations of:

  • The background and history of Chapter 7
  • Property of the estate and exemptions
  • The automatic stay
  • Discharge
  • Secured debts
  • Non-dischargeable debts 
Read More ↓

Nicholas L. Hahn is a member of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.’s Litigation Practice Group and the Business Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group in Godfrey’s Appleton office and a United States Navy Veteran. His practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, and commercial litigation. He received his B.A. from Beloit College and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. After law school, he clerked at the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii, working for the Honorable Robert J. Faris and the Honorable Lloyd King. 

Atty. Hahn serves on the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditors’ Rights Section and on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Central States Advisory Board. He has represented debtors, creditors, and chapter 7 trustees. His professional memberships include the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association, and the State Bar of Wisconsin. When he is not working, Atty. Hahn volunteers with his Rotary Club and Cub Scout Pack 3698 in Oshkosh. He also bow hunts, tinkers with electronics, and codes. 

J. David Krekeler of Krekeler Law, S.C. devotes his practice to solving financial problems for Wisconsin businesses and individuals. He is a past chair of both the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section and the Solo & Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, as well as the Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Bar. He was the 2021 recipient of the Solo & Small Firm Section’s John Lederer Distinguished Service Award. 

Only six Wisconsin lawyers are certified as business bankruptcy specialists, and Atty. Krekeler has been one of them for years. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year for at least the last 17, as well as being included in the Best Lawyers of America. He recently published his first book, Bankruptcy Asked and Answered, available on Amazon. His second book, this one on law office management, should be out by this spring.

When not solving financial problems, you will find Atty. Krekeler on dinner dates with his wife and enjoying time with his children and grandchildren. Sunday night dinners are a ritual. You can connect with Atty. Krekeler on LinkedIn or follow him on X (formerly Twitter) @JDavidKrekeler. Subscribe to his free newsletter by sending him an email. He also has a standing offer to meet with you to discuss bankruptcy and related topics. He’ll buy the coffee and bagel. 

  • Develop your understanding of Chapter 7 bankruptcy fundamentals
  • Familiarize yourself with bankruptcy terminology and the process
  • Understand the elements of the bankruptcy estate and exemptions
  • Learn how an automatic stay in bankruptcy operates 
  • Find strategies for handling secured debts and non-dischargeable debts
  • Discuss practical matters that can help you start and grow a bankruptcy practice 
  • New lawyers
  • Debtor-creditor attorneys
  • Bankruptcy practitioners
  • Chapter 7 Trustees
  • Anyone looking to add bankruptcy to their practice 
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