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SFVB Program this Friday Oct 9, 2020

Email from Steve Fox,

Dear All:

This Friday’s meeting is a perennial meeting.  We look at selected tentative opinions of the judges who hear cases in Woodland Hills (and adding a bit of the Northern District), discuss the tentative opinions, dig in deeply into many of them to try to understand the thought process and the legal process the judges used.  We have a wide variety of opinions, some consumer, some business, some litigation, some trustee issues, so there is something for everyone.   There is a lot of meat in this program.   Also, as a lot of different topics are covered, it is more likely than not that an issue you are working on now in one of your cases will be discussed by one of the panelists.   Crucially, this is not a program where we review as many tentative opinions as possible.  We cover a limited number of tentative opinions per judge so that you can listen to a somewhat in depth analysis.

The panelists are well experienced.  Nicholas Gebelt heads up the panel.  Robert Aronson and Sloan Youkstetter fill out the panel.  They have been researching and finding a lot of good tentative opinions. Read more…

Invitation to join the James T. King Inn of the Court

The James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court

sponsored by the American Inns of Court

Our President Lucy Mavyan

&

Program Moderator, Honorable Sheri Bluebond

invite you to join the 2020-2021 Year

of the James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court

The Bankruptcy Inn of Court board has planned an exciting new year!  The board has compiled interesting and informative topics for our members to present.  Our six meetings this year will be through Zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. for meet and greet time.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Each of our meetings offers 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.

For your convenience, our membership form is here.  Inn of the Court 2020-2021 Inn Invitation.doc (2)   Should you have any questions or concerns, you may email us at

jamestkingbankruptcyinnofcourt@gmail.com Read more…

Everything Preclusion: cdcbaa Program on Claim and Issue Preclusion, September 12, 2020

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this CLE Program will ONLY be available as a WEBINAR via Zoom.

Please join us on September 12th, 2020 as the cdcbaa presents:

SEVENTH ANNUAL JAMES T. KING BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUM: ISSUE AND CLAIM PRECLUSION

PANELISTS:
Hon. Meredith Jury (ret.) | U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Central District of California, Riverside Division
Hon. Laura Taylor | U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of California
Prof. M. Jonathan Hayes | Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP

Program: 11:00am - 1:00pm

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided
Haven’t renewed yet for 2020? Now is the perfect time! Our membership dues for the balance of the year are reduced and a tremendous bargain at only $150. Your 2020 membership includes up to 2 remaining seminars of 2 MCLE credits each for four (4) MCLE hours total, one ticket to the annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner in November (subject to state and local restrictions on large gatherings), remote webinar participation in MCLE programs (when available), and access to the listserve, on which you can discuss the latest bankruptcy issues with knowledgeable and experienced members. That’s like receiving up to four hours of MCLE credits in subject-matter that’s relevant to you at $38 per unit, and getting a fancy ballroom dinner and message board access for free! Read more…

Brace Yourself! Nice program coming up on the new California Supreme Court analysis of community property

“BRACE YOURSELF”
THE SHOCKWAVE CAUSED BY THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN BRACE, THE EXTENT OF ITS IMPACT ON BANKRUPTCY CASES, OTHER COMMUNITY PROPERTY ISSUES, AND AN UPDATE ON RECENT HOMESTEAD CASES

Panelists:
Hon. Margaret M. Mann, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of California
D. Edward Hays, Marshack Hays LLP
Roksana D. Moradi-Brovia, Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP

Moderator:
Richard Marshack, Marshack Hays LLP

Topics to Include:
• What will be estate property when filing for just one spouse?
• How can a transmutation avoid the result in Brace?
• Are transmutations avoidable as fraudulent transfers?
• Is bankruptcy advisable when a divorce is pending?
• What claims will community property pay?
• The type of interest in property required to support a homestead under In re Nolan, __ B.R. __ (Bankr. C.D.Cal. July 21, 2020, J. Clarkson)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hosted by the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum – the flyer is here.  Brace Flyer_IEBF_9-10-209(b)

SFVBA Program on Homestead Exemption – this Friday, August 14, 2020 – noon

Email from Steve Fox:

Dear All:

We have a nifty program for you this time around.  We have an all-Riverside area panel, Judge Meredith Jury (ret’d), Todd Turoci and Summer Shaw speaking about two important topics: the homestead exemption; and abandonment.  They will dig deep into the meat of the subjects.  Attending attorneys will learn a lot.  We have good, thick materials.  I have been reading them.  If you feel that you know these topics, guess again.  I was lucky to participate in the early discussions the panelists had, discussions that were fast, furious and lively, arguing the homestead exemption and abandonment.  This is a practical program that will enhance your legal abilities including the quality of legal advice you can render.

The program will be held through Zoom so you need to register for the program in order to receive the link and access password.

Here is basic information about the program:

Friday, August 14, 2020   12 noon
1 and ¼ hour MCLE

Charges:              $20 member;
$30 non-members  (So much less expensive than other bar associations – and better programs to boot!)

Here are the signup options:  Read more…

Good points from the cdcbaa program “Meet the chapter 7 Trustees.”

These programs are absolutely fascinating!  I can’t comprehend that any attorney doing any appreciable amount of chapter 7 cases is not a member of this group and attending these meetings.  The program consisted of two hours of debtor’s counsel asking questions and each of the trustees responding (although the most common answer by far was “it depends.”

Points that jumped out at me:

1.  The trustees unanimously agreed that doing the 341(a) meeting by Zoom is great and will continue, certainly for now, and for some of them, hopefully forever.  One benefit is that attendance by the debtors has increased since there are fewer excuses for not attending.  More creditors are attending because it’s so easy to attend, trustees like creditors being involved (most of the time). Read more…

Recovering attorney’s fees in bankruptcy – great program

This program looks great!

Insolvency Law Committee
Zoom Webinar: Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Bankruptcy Court Litigation
Friday, July 10, 2020, 11 am – 12:15 p.m.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Register Here

Our Speakers: Honorable Victoria S. Kaufman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California; Daniel J. Bussel, Professor, UCLA School of Law and Partner, KTBS Law LLP; Gregory M. Salvato, Partner, Salvato Law Offices. Moderator: Joseph Boufadel, Salvato Law Offices. Read more…

San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Bankruptcy Section and Business Section Joint Program on Landlord Tenant Lease Issues in the Age of Covid 19

Email from Steve Fox

Dear All:

We have a very timely program for all of you.  Attorney David Campbell Smith will be speaking about various lease issues including evictions in the Age of Covid.  For bankruptcy attorneys this problem will be hitting us over and over in bankruptcy cases where tenants file bankruptcy cases to try to save their leases or to stave off eviction.  Under California law, what arguments will be more effective?  Mr. Smith’s presentation will be a nuts and bolts look at the terrain.  The presentation is timely because now businesses are starting to reopen, landlords are getting their legs under them and the fireworks are about to begin.  The program is free to members. Read more…

cdcbaa Program Saturday May 30, 2020

To Help Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19, this CLE Program will ONLY be available as a WEBINAR via Zoom

Please join us on May 30, 2020 as the cdcbaa presents:

“CARES Act – Adjusting to the New Landscape and Understanding the Impact on Small Business Subchapter 5″

Aki Koyama, Esq. – Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery
Nancy Clark, Esq.
Nicholas Gebelt, Esq.
Jon Hayes, Esq.

SFVBA Bankruptcy Section Meeting, Friday May 22, 2020, at 12 noon: Program: Really Interesting Bankruptcy Matters Emphasizing Consumer Issues: By ZOOM

Email from Steve Fox.  I think I’ll sign up for this one.  My two partners are among the presenters.

Dear All:

This is a fun program.  I have asked a lot of different bankruptcy attorneys and one judge to each contribute one case or topic that interests each of them and to take 5 to 10 minutes to speak about the matter.  For example, Jim Selth will speak about a recent unpublished opinion by one of our local judges which considered the means test, a high income individual and non-consumer debt in the context of a motion by the UST to convert.  Judge Ahart will speak about recent changes to the CA exemption laws and their impact on debtors.  Shai Oved will discuss a fascinating local case in Santa Ana where a family law attorney objected to a debtor’s discharge, lost and then what happened when the debtor sought attorneys’ fees of about $1,000,000 from the objecting family law attorney under Section 523(d) for the cost of defense.  Jeremy Rothstein looks at a recent BAP opinion on the ability of the bankruptcy court to modify a plan near the end of the 5 year term where the debtor has received unexpected monies.   Our other speakers include Matt Resnik and Roksana Moradi, Jeff Hagen and Stella Havkin, Lew Landau and Richard Brownstein, all on consumer issues. Read more…