Learn How to Protect and Advance Creditor Rights in Insolvency Situations
Protecting creditor rights in and outside of bankruptcy is a complicated and technical process that takes a firm understanding of the vast array of options available. This program will focus on creditor defenses and responses within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding. Get step-by-step guidance on how to protect your clients' contractual rights at key junctures in the case and explore strategies for pursuing financial workouts with debtors. Register today!
Learn how to evaluate secured and unsecured claims, move for stay relief, and file proofs of claims.
Get practical strategies for handling inaccuracies, fraudulent transfers and ongoing case monitoring responsibilities.
Refine your approach to analyzing and disputing reorganization plans and negotiating debt reaffirmations and workouts.
Overcome common issues surrounding redemption, lien treatment, and dismissal.
Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy Overview
Initial Response to the Automatic Stay
Filing Proofs of Claims with the Court
Evaluating the Creditor's Claim
Moving for Relief to the Stay
Handling Inaccuracy, Concealment and Fraudulent Transfers
RUSSELL D. GARRETT is a shareholder with Jordan Ramis PC. Mr. Garrett has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in complex business and financial issues both in and out of the courtroom. He advises businesses and individuals on strategic issues, particularly where there are shareholder/management disputes and financial distress exists. Mr. Garrett has represented creditors; Chapter 7, 11, and 13 trustees; debtors; creditors’ committees; and asset purchasers in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented both state and federal receivers. He serves as a panel Chapter 7 trustee for the Western District of Washington and has served from time to time as a Chapter 11 trustee and state court receiver. Mr. Garrett has served on both the Oregon and Washington State bar association's Debtor-Creditor Executive committees, is a board member of the National Association of Chapter 7 Trustees, and is a former Ninth Circuit lawyer representative. He is a regular speaker on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics, both in Oregon and Washington, as well as for several national programs. Mr. Garrett earned his B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and his J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law.
J. JACKSON WASTE is an attorney with Baker Manock & Jensen PC in Fresno, California. Mr. Waste's practice focuses on all aspects of business litigation, specializing in the representation of creditors both in and out of the bankruptcy process. He regularly speaks to groups of attorneys and publishes on subjects relating to creditor-focused bankruptcy law. Mr. Waste's experience includes the defense of creditors and debt collectors in actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association. Mr. Waste earned his B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis.
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