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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Marc R. Kivitz
12:45 - 2:15 PM, Tracy S. Essig
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This alternative format activity has been approved for up to 3.0 hours of credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.
TRACY S. ESSIG is the managing member of Essig Law, in Phoenix. He has owned his firm since 2004. Mr. Essig's practice areas include bankruptcy; creditor-debtor rights; tax in the areas involving bankruptcy, collections, and asset protection; representation and advisor regarding the impact of bankruptcy on tax debt, tax settlements, and offers in compromise with state, federal and municipalities on personal income, corporate income, transaction privilege (sales), and withholding tax. He also practices in the areas of property tax, eminent domain, construction law, real estate litigation, business formation, contracts, wills, trusts and mediation. Mr. Essig represents private individuals, businesses, receivers, and governmental agencies, including municipalities. He has provided representation before various state boards. Mr. Essig lectures locally, statewide and nationally. He has authored many materials, books, articles, etc., as well as having been chapter editor for several national publications. Mr. Essig was actively involved in legislation regarding the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and the Consumer Protection Act of 2005, including participation in drafting a number of key Code provisions. Additionally, he drafted other legislation involving governmental rights in tax, debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy, and assists many governmental agencies throughout the country in writing and presenting their legislation with regard to bankruptcy and collection. Mr. Essig received his B.S. degree and J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona.
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' 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) and 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.