With the release of the CFPB's long-awaited final rule for debt collection, pivotal court decisions, and a host of other developments, debt collectors need to stay on their toes this year or risk running afoul of the law. This timely guide will delve into the biggest changes and risk zones that debt collectors and debtors attorneys need to know right now. Stay up to date with the latest compliance obligations, pitfalls, and best practices - order today!
FDCPA Final Rule Rundown: Unpacking the Changes (Reg. F, 12 CFR Part 1006)
FDCPA Final Rule Rundown: Supplemental Rulemaking, Top Takeaways for Debtor and Creditor Attorneys
CFPB Enforcement Update, Additional Regulatory and Legislative Developments
Compliance & COVID-19 Hot Topics: Top 20 Risk Zones for Collectors Today
ERNEST H. KOHLMYER is a partner with Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A. He practices in the areas of FDCPA and FCRA defense on behalf of collection agencies and credit grantors in the state of Florida. Mr. Kohlmyer also represents governmental entities in the central areas of civil rights and constitutional law. He is a regular speaker on the areas of debt collection and credit bureau reporting issues for the Florida Collectors Association and ACA International. Mr. Kohlmyer has been a member of ACA International's Member's Attorney Program (MAP) (former chairman), and has served as Florida's state unit representative. He currently serves on the ACA Legislative Council, and is a board member for the ACA International Foundation. Mr. Kohlmyer is licensed in both the state and federal courts in Florida and Georgia. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Kohlmyer earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
DAVID J. WEIMER is the vice president and chief compliance officer of Kramer & Frank, P.C. The firm concentrates on creditors’ rights and collections, with offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; and practices in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Mr. Weimer's practice has included the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, HIPAA, creditors’ rights, and various other consumer protection statutes and related law. He has tried hundreds of lawsuits involving creditors’ rights, and has defended law firms and collection agencies against consumer protection claims. Mr. Weimer advises the firm and its clients on compliance and risk management in the extensively regulated disciplines. More recently, he added the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and UDAAP to his areas of practice. Mr. Weimer is a member of The Missouri Bar, the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas, the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eighth and Tenth circuits, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Platte County Bar Association. He is also a member of National Creditors Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Bylaws Committee and a member of the Professional Standards Committee, and is the current president of Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc. Mr. Weimer earned his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
RONALD S. WEISS is a partner in the Kansas City law firm of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, L.C. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Weiss wrote the chapter on general executions in The Missouri Bar Handbookand Attachments on Debtor/Creditors' Rights, and the chapter on bankruptcy in The Missouri Bar Practical Skills Handbook. He also is a contributing writer to The Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Practice Handbook. Mr. Weiss has been a lecturer for The Missouri Bar seminars and for the National Association of Credit Management in the Kansas City Bar Young Lawyers Trial Practice Program. He has served as chair of the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Weiss is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.
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