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Walk through the process of eliminating junior liens with practical hints and tips! This guide will help you identify lien stripping or avoidance opportunities and teach you best practices for prevailing on your motion. Protect your client's interests - order today!
Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Marc R. Kivitz
MARC R. KIVITZ is a sole practitioner with more than 37 years of experience focusing on reorganization, bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law, representing financial institutions and asset-based lenders, unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, and debtors in Chapter 11 and 13 reorganization cases and in Chapter 7 liquidation cases. Mr. Kivitz's cases include (i) the rights of Ch. 7 trustees to sell assets (Willemain v. Kivitz, 764 F.2d 1019 (4th Cir. 1985)); (ii) exemptions for tenants by entirety assets (In re McQuaige, 38 B.R. 261 (Bankr. D.Md. 1984)); (iii) exemptions for garnished wages (In re Buzzell, 56 B.R. 197 (Bankr. D.Md. 1986)); (iv) the taxation of Chapter 11 estates (In re Shank, 240 B.R. 216 (Bankr. D.Md. 1999)); (v) the extent of the automatic stay (In re Small, 38 B.R. 143 (Bankr. D.Md. 1984)); (vi) the protection of decedent's estates' assets to heirs (Hopkins Federal Savings Bank v. Bunch (In re Bunch), 249 B.R. 667 (Bankr. D.Md. 2000)); and (vii) the establishment of exemptions for life insurance benefits (In re Kleinman, 274 B.R. 171 (Bankr. D.Md. 2002); 272 B.R. 239 (Bankr. D.Md. 2001)). Mr. Kivitz has conducted seminars for MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section (serving on its Executive Council), the Baltimore Bar Association of Maryland, Inc. (of which he is a founding member of its predecessor, the Bankruptcy Bar Discussion Group, and serving on its Program and Legislative Affairs Committees and its Subcommittee for 25th Anniversary of Bankruptcy Code. He authored “A Bankruptcy Nightmare,” in 2005 analyzing BAPCPA’s changes. Mr. Kivitz served for 16 years as a Chapter 7 trustee, as a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, and in October 2011, on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Committee to formulate an individual Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement. In 2013, he was honored with the Belsky Award for his contributions to the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section. Mr. Kivitz earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from University of Maryland at College Park and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.