Get Ready for the 46th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Steered by Attorney Lance P. Martin

Lance Martin

Embark on an enlightening voyage into the captivating domain of insolvency law at the 46th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Bankruptcy Section.

Creditors' rights attorney Lance P. Martin is the lead planner for this highly-anticipated event on December 8-9 in Asheville. It brings together legal practitioners to engage in unrivaled education and discussion on a wide array of current and developing bankruptcy issues.

Every detail was meticulously designed through the collaborative efforts of Lance and his fellow planning committee, who "have worked diligently to create an event that will benefit practitioners of all levels," according to Lance.

The planning committee members are Shelley K. Abel, John C. Bircher III, Daniel C. Bruton, Dale Clemons, Phillip M. Fajgenbaum, Koury L. Hicks, Robert A. Mays, Barbara Stalzer, Natalia Talbot, Margaret R. Westbrook, and John C. Woodman.

Together, they have curated an extraordinary two-day program. Here is a glimpse of some of the sessions that will be offered:

  • Business Owners and Their Interests: This session explores the unique challenges faced by business owners in bankruptcy cases, shedding light on their interests and offering practical solutions to navigate these complex matters.
  • Student Loan Discharge Issues: The DOJ issued new guidance with the Department of Education to help bankruptcy debtors get their student loans discharged. The guidance includes an attestation form and a three-part test for deciding undue hardship. This session will discuss the application of the new guidance and its effects on a pending bankruptcy case.
  • Hot Topics in Chapters 7 and 13: Participants will gain valuable insights into recent developments and emerging trends in Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases. This session aims to equip practitioners with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively handle these types of cases.
  • Criminal Investigations and Their Impact on Bankruptcy: Examining the intersection between criminal investigations and bankruptcy proceedings, this session provides a comprehensive overview of the potential impact and considerations for practitioners.
  • Cryptocurrency and Other Digital Assets: As digital assets continue to play an increasingly prominent role in the modern world, this session focuses on the implications of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in bankruptcy cases. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by these assets. 

Remarking on the depth and breadth of topics, Lance commented, "We've gathered a veritable powerhouse of renowned attorneys and judges, brimming with knowledge of the most recent developments in bankruptcy law. " He continued, "We aim to ensure that every attendee leaves this event armed and empowered to expertly handle whatever lies ahead."

Other notable highlights will include a keynote address by former Judge Rich Leonard, currently Dean of Campbell Law School, as well as participation from all North Carolina U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judges, ABI commentator Bill Rochelle, and best-selling author Brad Stulberg. Moreover, attendees can earn up to 12 CLE credits at this conference.

If you cannot attend the 46th Annual Bankruptcy Institute in person, an online alternative is available. To access the complete agenda, list of speakers, and to register, click here

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