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Bankruptcy Essentials for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners

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Produced on November 06, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Banking Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Course Description

No matter their practice area, many attorneys will at some point find themselves working with clients considering bankruptcy or in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings. If the client is also filing for divorce, involved in business litigation, facing criminal charges, or otherwise involved in the legal system, potential or current bankruptcy proceedings may have an impact on their existing legal matter. Therefore it is valuable for all attorneys to have a basic understanding of the bankruptcy process, different kinds of bankruptcy, and the collateral effects of bankruptcy and insolvency on a client. 

Presented by Scott J. Goldstein, this program will benefit both experienced and novice practitioners who are unfamiliar with the bankruptcy system and how it might impact their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Protect your clients’ claims when they have to file for bankruptcy relief
  2. Collaborate with bankruptcy counsel when your clients file for bankruptcy relief
  3. Work with bankruptcy trustees when representing a bankruptcy client
  4. Avoid stay violations
  5. Deal with defendants/opposing parties who end up in bankruptcy

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Scott Goldstein

Law Offices of Scott J. Goldstein, LLC

Scott J. Goldstein is the founder and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Scott J. Goldstein, LLC. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the States of New Jersey and New York, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  He is an honors graduate of Haverford College (B.A. 2001) and obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law in 2004.

Following law school, Mr. Goldstein was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 2004 and New York in 2005. He started practice with one of New Jersey’s most prestigious firms, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, fidelity and surety law. After practicing in these areas with firms of various size, Mr. Goldstein started his own firm in February 2010 with the stated goal of helping individuals and small businesses that he saw struggling as the economy stagnated. 

Mr. Goldstein resides in western Morris County with his wife and two daughters. He is active in his community, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Hatikvah in Flanders, New Jersey. Mr. Goldstein and the Firm are active supporters of Children’s Specialized Hospital and the Saint Barnabas Hospital NICU. Mr. Goldstein also donates his time to assisting indigent debtors as a volunteer attorney with Legal Services of Northwest Jersey.

Mr. Goldstein is a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Essex County Bar Association, the Morris County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Curiculum Vitae – Scott J. Goldstein, Esq.

Bar Admisions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2005


Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004 

Haverford College, Haverford, PA

B.A., History, Honors, 2001


Allan S.

Very Useful. Thank You.

Paul S.

Scott does a good job in presenting the materials in an easy-to-understand format. This was great. Thank you.

Timothy H.

Good introduction. always felt I should know more about bankruptcy. Although it rarely is an issue I deal with, I am doing more pro bono now in which it may be relevant.

Judith T.

Good presentation and advice for non bankruptcy lawyers.

Lina F.

Good course

Patrick K.

Awesome course

Helene R.

very informed presenter

John F.

Helpful primer.

Gary D.

This lecture was an overview as I have come across bankruptcy frequency in my time during litigation. I feel like more attorneys should watch this lecture as the current state of affairs is making bankruptcy more prevalent.

Phillip G.

This was a very informative presentation. Excellent job.

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