The Basics of Bankruptcy Law in Virginia (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 12/31/2016


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the January 2014 webcast, The Basics of Bankruptcy Law in Virginia.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Bankruptcy Law and Procedure
    • Types of bankruptcy and their consequences
    • Important terms and definitions
    • The role of the bankruptcy court
    • The role of the trustees
    • Alternatives to bankruptcy
  • The Impact of Filing for Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Protection
    • The differences between Chapters 7, 13, and 11
    • The effect of a bankruptcy filing on an individual’s credit
    • The basic process for business bankruptcies
    • What to do when your client becomes involved in another company’s bankruptcy
  • Property of the Estate and the Automatic Stay
    • Items included in the property of the estate
    • Real estate sales after a bankruptcy filing
    • How creditors can get a relief from stay
    • Divorces during the stay
  • Preferences, Avoidance Actions, and Litigation
    • What to do when your client gets a letter from a trustee demanding payment
    • What happens to your client’s personal injury action when the client files for bankruptcy
    • How to handle collections
  • Claims and Discharge
    • Which claims have priority
    • The order in which claims are paid
    • Dischargeable debt
    • Liens
  • Attorney Fees
    • How to get paid when your client is in bankruptcy
    • The best strategies for collecting retainers

Bankruptcy is an area of the law that can impact attorneys in a wide variety of fields, including divorce, real estate transactions, personal injury claims, taxes, and more.  Even if you are not a full-time bankruptcy practitioner, you need to know how a bankruptcy filing will affect all of your client’s legal issues.  During this brief but intensive overview, the expert faculty will walk attendees through the bankruptcy process in a clear and concise manner. 

Participants will learn how to advise individual and business clients on a variety of issues, including if and when they should file for bankruptcy; what they get to keep after filing for bankruptcy; and what they can expect during the bankruptcy process.

This seminar is the perfect overview for non-bankruptcy specialists, new bankruptcy lawyers, or  individuals who are interested in including a small bankruptcy practice within their firms’ larger offerings.


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Peter J. Barrett, Kutak Rock / Richmond
Peter Barrett represents unsecured and secured creditors, trustees, lessors, equity holders, and corporate debtors in insolvency matters, including Chapter 11 reorganizations, business liquidations, and loan workouts. He also represents clients in connection with acquisition of distressed assets and insolvency-related litigation. Based in the Richmond office of Kutak Rock, he regularly appears in bankruptcy courts across the country to represent the interests of firm clients.

Mr. Barrett is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute; Turnaround Management Association; American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association; Virginia Bar Association (Bankruptcy Law News Committee Member); State Bar of California;  and the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar.

Paul K. Campsen, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Paul Campsen is a member in the Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles and is the co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Business Restructuring Practice Group. He specializes in helping secured and unsecured creditors examine options to recover debt, including bankruptcy, loan workouts, and foreclosures. Mr. Campsen represents several local, regional, and national banks, as well as non-bank lenders in complex transactions. He also represents debtors, giving him insight from both sides of the issues.

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