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
RONALD I. CHORCHES is the principal of the Law Offices of Ronald I. Chorches, LLC, in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He is appointed to the panel of Chapter 7 standing trustees, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Chorches has limited his practice to bankruptcy law, bankruptcy litigation, workouts, commercial litigation, and creditors' rights since 1991. He has lectured before legal and business groups on bankruptcy law and foreclosure law. Mr. Chorches is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, and the Chapter 13 Trustee Bankruptcy Association. He is a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy sections of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Commercial Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Chorches earned his B.A. degree from Skidmore College and his J.D. degree from Western New England College School of Law.
NAUNI J. MANTY is the principal of Manty & Associates, P.A., where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation and complex bankruptcy matters. She has represented creditors in all types of settings, including enforcing creditors' rights and remedies in state court, as well as in federal court. Ms. Manty has significant experience in bankruptcy law, representing debtors, creditors, and unsecured creditor committees. Her other areas of experience include creditor rights litigation, such as breach of contract, replevin, garnishment, and letter of creditor issues. Ms. Manty was appointed by the United States Trustee, Department of Justice, to serve as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the District of Minnesota. In her position as a Chapter 7 trustee, she oversees the administration of the Chapter 7 cases. Ms. Manty also has been appointed as a Chapter 11 trustee. She frequently lectures on bankruptcy law, collections, and analysis of financial statements. Ms. Manty was named a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics for several years. In addition, she was named one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Minnesota. Ms. Manty earned her B.A. degree from Concordia University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
JOHN C. RUDDY is a managing member in the firm Ruddy, King & 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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