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Legal Avenues for the Management of Student Loan Debt

(734 Ratings)

Produced on: November 24, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

For most college graduates, graduation means beginning to repay the debt they took out. New lawyers can feel the biggest burden, with education often costing upwards of $100,000.  


In this course, attorney Leslie Tayne provides a general overview of student loans and recent changes in student loan legislation. She addresses what strategies are available for paying off and settling your student loan debt, different student loan repayment and deferment options, as well as student loans’ impact on one's credit and finances. 


Learning Objectives: 

I.     Recognize the different types of student loans 

II.    Make sense of the various repayment options 

III.   Understand loan terms such as deferment, forbearance and default 

IV.   Identify strategies to pay off student loans 

V.    Comprehend the interplay between bankruptcy and student loans


Leslie H. Tayne

Tayne Law Group, P.C.

Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. has more than a decade of experience in the practice area of consumer and business financial debt-related services. Author of the Amazon best-seller nonfiction book, Life & Debt, Leslie launched her law firm, Tayne Law Group, P.C., in 2001, which is one of the few New York State law practices concentrating in debt management, debt resolution and bankruptcy alternatives for consumers, small business owners and professionals. Leslie and her firm deliver comprehensive consulting and support services for clients in all areas of debt including credit cards, unsecured loans, lines of credit and consumer based loans as well as business and student loan matters. Leslie is highly accomplished in negotiation and settlements with large national banks, credit unions, collection agencies and multiple creditor legal representatives. Her mission is to reshape debt relief by giving clients a supportive and reliable environment built on experience, trust and results that will not only relieve clients of the stress from debts but also the burden of the never-ending debt cycle. Leslie’s practice has grown since its establishment, with offices now in Manhattan, White Plains and Mount Kisco. 


In 2011, Leslie was selected for the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Awards, which recognizes individuals who are dedicated to excellence and leadership both in the legal profession and community. The awardees were selected by a committee of business leaders and were chosen based on their career and professional accomplishments. Leslie was also honored as Touro Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s ‘Alumni of the Month’ in March 2012 and was selected among Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in 2012 2014, and most recently 2015, which resulted with her being placed in Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business’ Hall of Fame. Leslie and her firm were named among of Best of Long Island recipients for 2014 and 2015. She has also been honored by many non-profit organizations including Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, The Arthritis Foundation and will be honored in November 2015 by Long Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 


Eager to share her counsel and expertise, Leslie is frequently invited to participate in speaking engagements and is often a guest presenter at colleges, bar associations and not-for-profits. Continuing her commitment to public service, she is Chair of Nassau County Bar Association’s Attorneys and Accountants Committee, Vice Chair of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee’s Advisory Council, and treasurer with the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County. Additionally, Leslie is actively involved with the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown as a volunteer who cares for and trains puppies that eventually become service dogs for individuals in need.


A highly respected consumer and business debt-related expert, Leslie is often called upon by the media to comment on vast related money and debt topics and issues. Among the various news outlets she has interviewed with are USA Weekend, US News and World Report, The New York Daily News, Forbes, Newsday, Huffington Post, 914 Inc. Magazine, The Journal News,, Business News Daily, Daily Finance, CNBC, and Long Island Business News. She has been featured on televised programs such as Fox 5 News, FiOS’ Money & Main$treet and News 12 Long Island. An expert blog contributor for and author of Life & Debt, Leslie has also participated in articles that have been featured by such noted news outlets as, Money Magazine and Yahoo! Finance. 


Twitter: @LeslieHTayneEsq

Personal Website:


David T.

Very interesting and informative.

Laurie A.

Excellent info!

Paul A.

Excellent presentation and great information

Rhonda R.

The presenter was well prepared and provided good suggestions for managing debt.

Virginia G.

Very good speaker.

Carroll O.

Outstanding Presentation - But Very Depressing.


Very helpful for students with loans

Michael P.

Good presentation!

K S.

Very impressed with the speaker

Louise B.

Excellent practice tips

Linda B.

Speaker excellent

Ken N.

Every freshman in college and everyone one L in law school should be required to listen to this before the first semester starts

Michelle W.


keith d.

I realize this was a summary of the general approaches for the maximum number of situations.


excellent course. Will reach out to Leslie Tayne to do a presentation to the students of the university where I teach.

Whitney A.

this should be shown to first year law students before/when they apply to law school

Doreen M.

Great information for a parent who just took out a Plus Loan. I am grateful for the tip to start paying interest now.

gary e.

Ms. Tayne was very informative and I learned much from her presentation.

Randy B.

Great course. Consider do this course for parents of Juniors and Seniors in High Schools.

Dr. Bart A. B.

Everyone thinking about going to college, graduate, or law school (or parents of)should watch this.

Jonathan K.

Leslie Tayne was very informative and well spoken.

David J.


randall s.

loaded with valuable information

Carmen F.


Robert B.

This speaker is one of your best


highly effective communicator, Provided very helpful information. Really gained insight and vital information.

Pamela P.

Great program - thanks!

Julie L.

Leslie Tayne was informative and entertaining. I enjoyed her seminar.

Alisha W.

Another great class. Informative.

Chukwuka O.

great instructor.

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