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including - Ethics: 1.00
This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 5.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education (Self Study) A/V credit for Limited Practice Officers in the state of Washington, which includes 5.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
IMANTS F. HOLMQUIST is an attorney with the law firm of Holmquist + Gardiner, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of commercial transactions and general business law. Mr. Holmquist regularly represent clients in real estate matters ranging from development to commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements. He received his B.S. degree in international studies from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Holmquist is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
MELISSA A. HUELSMAN is the principal of the Law Offices of Melissa A. Huelsman P.S. She is a Seattle-based attorney admitted to practice in Washington and California (inactive); and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern districts of Washington; and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Huelsman's practice involves plaintiffs' civil litigation in the areas of predatory lending and mortgage loan servicing, foreclosure defense, fraud, and foreclosure rescue scams. She also practices in the United State Bankruptcy courts. Ms. Huelsman is a founder and vice chair of the Board of Directors, Northwest Consumer Law Center, a non-profit dedicated to the representation of consumers on financial issues. She also sits on the Board of CENTS, financial literacy non-profit. Ms. Huelsman has spoken on the issues of predatory lending, foreclosure defense and foreclosure rescue scams at numerous CLEs and bar functions. She was named King County Bar Association's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2006 and was previously recognized by VLS as one of its Volunteers of the Year. Ms. Huelsman has received a similar award from the Urban League of Seattle/Metropolitan King County and was named 2012 Pro Bono Honoree by Columbia Legal Services. She earned her B.A. degree from California State University at Fullerton and her J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law.
BRUCE W. LEAVERTON is a shareholder in the business and finance department of the Seattle law firm of Karr Tuttle Campbell. He represents clients in a broad array of insolvency, banking, loan enforcement, and other financial restructuring matters. Mr. Leaverton represents clients in litigation and administrative matters concerning financial issues, including loan enforcement, inter-creditor disputes, and investigative and enforcement proceedings by government regulatory agencies. He also counsels institutional lenders in secured loan and workout matters. Best Lawyers named Mr. Leaverton Lawyer of the Year in the practice areas of banking/finance (2011), bankruptcy litigation (2015), and bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency and reorganization law in Seattle (2016). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Creditor/Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the director and secretary of the Turnaround Management Association, Northwest Chapter. Mr. Leaverton earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Kansas and his J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
JESÚS MIGUEL PALOMARES is an attorney with the law firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, where he focuses his practice on creditor’s rights, insolvency, litigation, and international business and trade. He has extensive experience in debtor-creditor litigation in state, federal, and bankruptcy court, where he assists financial institutions in commercial breach-of-contract litigation, including workouts and postjudgment collections. Mr. Palomares also advises clients regarding administrative requirements imposed on secured lenders by state and federal law. He has extensive experience in pursuing and defending proofs of claim for secured and unsecured creditors; and enforcing postjudgment remedies, including execution, forcible entry and detainer, and all aspects of bankruptcy. Mr. Palomares also advises clients involved in cross-border transactions, customs and trade-related issues, and cross-border litigation and international arbitration cases. He is a member of the King County and Washington State bar associations; the Oregon State Bar; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington; Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program (Executive Committee member, 2019-present); Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (member, Board of Directors, 2016-present); and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. Mr. Palomares earned his B.A. degree from Western Washington University and his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.
DANIAL D. PHARRIS is a principal with Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC, where he has been the chair of the firm's creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice group for the past 25 years. His practice focuses on complex litigation, receiverships, bankruptcy and reorganizations. Mr. Pharris has lectured to numerous professional groups on creditors' rights, bankruptcy and related law. He is a member of the King County (member, Business, Real Property, Trust and Probate and Bankruptcy sections) and the Washington State (member, Creditor-Debtor, and Real Property, Trust and Probate sections) bar associations, as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Pharris earned his B.A. degree from Western Washington University and his J.D. degree from Seattle University.
ALAN D. SMITH is a partner in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie Trust Company. He co-wrote Washington Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual, 2003 (updated annually) and wrote the chapter on ethical issues in bankruptcy in the Washington State Bar Association's Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook (2003, updated 2007). Mr. Smith practices in the areas of commercial and finance transactions, bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization; and frequently speaks and writes on those substantive topics as well as on ethics issues. Recent speaking engagements include "Privileges and Confidentiality" for the Washington State Bar Association; "Bankruptcy Ethics" for National Business Institute, "International Issues in Restructurings and Reorganization" for the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Annual Conference, and "Secured Lenders and Credit Bidding in Bankruptcy Sales," an ExecSense Webinar. Mr. Smith earned his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University; and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School, Order of the Coif. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section and Business Bankruptcy Committee), the Washington State Bar Association (Business Law Section), the State Bar of California (Business Law Section), and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Smith also is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification.