An Introduction to Approaching Individual Bankruptcies

(3284 Ratings)

Produced on: February 07, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Just as no two people are alike, individual bankruptcy cases are not homogenous.

This course will discuss how to approach individual bankruptcy cases while anticipating those differences.  Not all individual cases are consumer cases, nor are all consumer cases truly consumer debts.  Individuals with mortgage issues may fare better in chapter 11 than 13. Delaying a filing may yield more benefits than an emergency filing. Understanding these differences is key to serving each client effectively, from intake through litigation. This course will also address protecting practitioners in an area where Congress treats lawyers as the clients' enemy. This is not just an introduction to bankruptcy law - the goal is equipping you to meet clients and their needs. 

Learning Objective: 

  1. Understand best practices for preparing an individual for bankruptcy, from the initial intake through filing
  2. Articulate the differences between consumer debts, mortgage foreclosures, and other common types of debt underlying individual bankruptcies
  3. Be aware of the different kinds of individual bankruptcy filings, and identify which ones will best serve your client’s needs


Faculty

Wayne Greenwald

WAYNE GREENWALD, P.C.

Wayne M. Greenwald represents the entire spectrum of parties-in-interest in debtor-creditor matters and cases under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation and assists clients at all phases of dispute resolution, including pre-claim negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trial.

Wayne M. Greenwald has been concentrating in debtor-creditor law for more than 30 years. He was the assistant chair of the Defense Research Institute's Special Litigation Group on Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. He formerly served as co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's commercial fraud task force.

Mr. Greenwald lectures frequently and has published or edited articles, treatises and books on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, including Criminal Practice/ Bankruptcy Proceedings. He is highly regarded in the legal community and has been included in 2007, 2008 and 2010 New York Super Lawyers.

Reviews

EA
Elisa A.

The course presented a lot of practical knowledge. Good presentation of important time limits.

MD
Michael D.

The practical example of Don and Phil was one of the highlights.

PK
Patrick K.

disjointed, poorly organized

MB
Michael B.

Great presenter

LC
Loree C.

very effectively presented

SJ
Stuart I. J.

Informative

DN
Darrell N.

Informative

RM
robert m.

Excellent presenter.

LS
Laurie S.

The course was very informative and effectively broke down some issues that had confused me a bit in the past. Thanks so much for a wonderful course taught by someone who seems empathetic, strategic, practical, and engaging.

JM
jane M.

Excellent course!

JL
Joanna L.

Great instructor!

EG
Edward G.

Really knows his stuff. Very practical.

JC
Jeanne C.

Really great speaker – – I didn't expect to like this course as much as I did. Thank you

SL
Sean L.

Good course.

FB
Frederick B.

Good content

IF
Ira L F.

Excellent presentation.

PB
Peter B.

Thank you.

BB
Bambi B.

Very knowledgeable and dynamic speaker

JL
Jem L.

Excellent!

KG
Kim G.

I do not handle bankruptcies but there are times that the bankruptcy laws do impact the family law matters that I do handle and in that regard it was very informative

JH
Jordan H.

This was one of the best and most informative courses that I have taken since the advent of the CLE requirements. I hope that M. Greenwald makes some more courses available at a more advanced level. He is a very skilled and effective teacher.

DB
Donald B.

Excellent

CL
Carl L.

Excellent program

MG
michael g.

Great presentation on bankruptcy.

RM
Richard M.

Mr Greenwald was in total control of his material. One of the very best courses. Practical and engaging

CM
Christopher M.

good overview and had some cool tips and tricks I was not aware of

BM
Bilar M.

Very entertaining

HR
Homer R.

Excellent presentation

SZ
Simon Z.

Excellent program.

NO
Neil O.

Very good.

MB
Michael B.

Very informative!

JM
Joseph M.

He was the best organized and interesting person I have listened to.

LM
Laura M.

very informative!

SM
Samuel M.

I am a former law clerk to a bankruptcy judge pre-2005 changes to the law and was pleasantly surprised that a consumer could, under certain circumstances, have their taxes discharged.

TG
Tracy G.

Great and Concise

DC
Daniel C.

Very good lecture. The speaker was informative and his humor kept it interesting.

JW
Juliet W.

Great speaker!

CE
Catherine E.

Very well structured course!!

DD
Dave D.

Friendly conversational presentation

SZ
Stuart Z.

to the point basic info well presented

SM
Stephen M.

I'd have loved for this one to go longer, which I can't say about most.

JT
Janice T.

Good speaker

FM
Frederick M.

Excellent

DF
David F.

Very very good.

SS
Steven S.

Excellent presentation

HS
Henry S. S.

Very informative and useful.

CB
Christina B.

Very good presentation. Thank you.

CJ
Chaim J.

Well done.

JS
Jonathan S.

Good course

JR
Jeffrey R.

Very useful information for the general practitioner.

RM
Robert M.

I like the way he explains things.

GW
gail w.

Comprehensive and substantive!

CS
Charles S.

Excellent presentation

RF
raymond f.

really liked this instructor and his content

VS
Vincent S.

Good basic course.

SB
Susan M. B.

Well presented. Speaker made clear what to look for, etc. Interesting topic, Liked the parable example.

EL
Eduardo L.

clearly presented and direct to the point

TM
Thomas M.

A great presentation on a subject I know little about.

LL
Lisa L.

Good presenters!

TB
Theresa B.

Great job!

MO
Michael O.

Very good class!

MV
Mabel v.

lots of info!

JB
Jonathan B.

good overview. He's personable.

DH
David H.

Course Information was presented well.

CM
Cheryl M.

Well presented

TG
Tom G.

Knowledgeable speaker and a good place to start.

LE
Lawrence E.

good speaker

LW
Linus W.

clearly knowledgeable practitioner

CF
Cecil F.

Excellent speaker,course as well as course materials.

JM
joseph m.

This guy makes some really dull material interesting

JB
Joi B.

Outstanding instructor.

DW
Donna W.

The instructor was excellent and the materials are so helpful'; I think an extra 15 minutes for the presentation would have been quite valuable.

JL
John L.

This lecturer was extremely knowledgeable and interesting in his presentation.

GG
Gerardo G.

Useful

GS
Gail S.

Great speaker

JV
Joseph V.

Excellent

MC
Mark C.

Informative

IK
Irina K.

One of my favorite presenters.

NG
Nadia G.

Great tips to get my bankruptcy practice started

LG
Lourdes G.

good speaker

SG
Sandra G.

Excellent presentation

MJ
Matthew J.

Speaker did a great job

AK
andrew k.

excellent

EW
erick w.

good

JS
James S.

thanks.

CP
Carol P.

this speaker was exceptionally good, well organized and informative. Have him do additional seminars. they are interesting.

WD
William D.

Fantastic

MN
Michael N.

Nice presentation

RB
Richard B.

Very knowledgeable! Fun to listen to this seasoned pro giving practical advice. Thanks.

JM
JAMES M.

A terrific teacher.

SE
Stephen E.

A very practical seminar.

CB
Christopher B.

I liked the way the presenter kept the discussion lively and light despite the subject matter. A very worthwhile presentation.

OP
Oscar P.

Excellent presentation.!

RB
Richard B.

Good course for the novice. I don't do any bankruptcy but still found it interesting.

PD
P D.

The lecturer was excellent. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and occasionally humorous to keep it all interesting. I would highly recommend him.

GL
George L.

Superlative

SF
Shraren F.

good seminar

NM
Nancy M.

Excellent material and excellent speaker!

KF
Kathleen F.

Good overview.

AP
Andrew P.

nice outline of topic

ED
Eric D.

Excellent summary

MA
michael a.

very good and useful

DM
David B. M.

Instructor Greenwald was good in identifying both the essentials and the pitfals of this specialty

RT
Richard T.

Excellent speaker; well informed and interesting

RK
Rick K.

Enjoyable

CT
Chris T.

one of the better bankruptcy lecturers

KA
Kathryn A.

Very informative.

AD
Augustin D.

I learned much about this area of the law that I didn't know before because it is not my area of expertise.

MM
michael m.

Great presentation....

BH
Ben H.

Very informed speaker...enjoyed it.

MA
Marisa A.

Extremely helpful and practical

SR
Stephen R.

Engaging and quick

DS
Donald S.

Top notch. I highly recommend for intro to key points/issues re bankruptcy.

BB
Betty B.

Very useful information

MM
Melissa M.

Very easy to follow.

MG
Morse G.

Really good.

EL
Edmund L.

I truly enjoyed this program informative and entertaining!

MH
Monique H.

Enjoyed the comic relief too... thanks!

JB
Julie A. B.

An ardent foundational lecture anchored by a speaker who is like sunshine with a big energy field around him. A solid, thorough, practical conversation fortifies a good nuts and bolts review to approaching individual bankruptcies. The material is explained in an easy and comprehensible manner. There is a vast difference between acquiring information and understanding it. And there’s an even wider gap between understanding it and implementing it, or doing it. Success hails from one dedicated and focused step at a time. Successful bankruptcy attorneys will take this material and use it every day. Follow Greenwald’s template to speed up the process of getting from information acquisition to skill implementation.

LT
Lynne T.

Thank you!

AS
Allyson S.

Nice job

AG
Arnold G.

excellent presenter! excellent material!

KC
Karen C.

Needed more time!! Very interesting - good overview!!

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