CLE Program

12th Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference

Date:

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Western New England University School of Law
Conference Room
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA, 01119

Program Code:

BLD14

Registration

MBA Paralegals : $40.00
MBA Law Student : $40.00
MBA New Admittee : $40.00
MBA Member : $80.00
Non-member : $160.00

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     It is important to stay up to date on the latest trends in bankruptcy law.  This seminar aims to keep practitioners current in order to best serve their clients. This annual conference focuses on important updates and issues relevant to both new and experienced bankruptcy practitioners.  This year’s program will focus on recent developments, trends and practice tips relating to dischargeability of tax debts, student loans, and claims of fraud or breach of fiduciary duty.  The program will also include a presentation on the “State of the District” from the Chief Judge Bailey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and presentations on recent developments in bankruptcy law and practice over the last year.

Specific topics include:

• Recent case law developments in dischargeability of tax debts
• Procedural tips and pitfalls of discharging tax debts
• Effective planning to have the greatest likelihood of success in discharging tax debts
• Recent case law developments in dischargeability of student loans
• Effective planning to have the greatest likelihood of success in discharging student loan debts
• Strategies for addressing student loan debts outside of bankruptcy
• Recent case law developments in dischargeability of claims relating to fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
• Update on the year’s important Supreme Court, appellate, and Bankruptcy Court decisions
• The State of the District and views from the bench from Massachusetts Bankruptcy Judges

Faculty:

Chief Judge, Hon. Frank Bailey, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts , Boston
Hon. Henry J. Boroff, Panelist
Western New England University School of Law , Springfield
Hon. Joan N. Feeney, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts , Boston
Hon. William C. Hillman, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts , Boston
Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts , Worcester
George I. Roumeliotis, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Roumeliotis Law Group PC , Chicopee
Spencer A. Stone, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Murtha Cullina LLP , Boston
Henry E. Geberth Jr., Esq., Panelist
Hendel & Collins PC , Springfield
Kara S. Rescia, Esq., Panelist
Rescia & Shear, LLP , Enfield

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