Understand all Relief Options Available to Creditors
The debtor who's been avoiding repayment for months has just filed for bankruptcy; do you know what options are available so you can collect what is owed? Even during bankruptcy proceedings, creditors still have rights and remedies. Take advantage of your rights with help from this practical course. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of creditor involvement during bankruptcy proceedings and gain the skills to employ each possible tactic. Register today!
Gain real-life strategies for lifting automatic stay in various scenarios.
Find out what special rights landlords and lessors have in bankruptcy.
Know how to handle lien stripping situations.
Review good, bad, and ugly case remedies.
Identify how to uphold ethical standards when representing creditors.
Examine the basics of both unsecured and secured creditors.
Secured and Unsecured Creditors in Bankruptcy: The Basics
RAYMOND H. AVER is a member of the Aver Law Firm, a boutique law firm that specializes in debtor/creditor representation. He has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of bankruptcy practice representing debtors and creditors in business and consumer Chapter 11, Chapter 13, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, and is a certified bankruptcy specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Aver is a frequent lecturer to attorneys and businesspersons on various bankruptcy and creditors' rights related topics. He has been a panelist for CEB, National Business Institute, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bankers' Legal Access, Western Association of Equipment Lessors and UCLA Extension. Mr. Aver is a mediator appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He is a member of the CDCBAA (Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' Association), and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Aver earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
JOHN C. RUDDY is a managing member in the firm Ruddy & Petersen Law Group, LLC, in Aurora, Illinois. Mr. Ruddy concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation concerning real estate, bankruptcy reorganization, commercial matters, eminent domain and consumer disputes. He has been in practice since 1977. Mr. Ruddy advises and represents the firm's clients on real estate foreclosure proceedings, including the implementation of sheriff's sales. He also advises and represents loan borrowers on defenses and counterclaims to mortgage foreclosure proceedings, including the Fair Credit Agreements Act, the Real Estate Settlement Protections Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. Mr. Ruddy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. He has been the chairperson of the Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Committee of the Kane County Bar Association from 1994 to the present and is a former bankruptcy trustee.
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