Hot Issues Involving Chapter 7 Trustees (Online Seminar)

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Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 09/30/2022


This panel will discuss recent developments in Chapter 7 that trustees, their counsel, and debtors’ counsel should be aware of. Specifically, the panel will explore the new homestead exemption laws in Virginia, bifurcated attorney fee agreements, the new SBRA’s potential impact on a debtor’s ability to obtain a discharge, the effect of post-petition changes in a debtor’s circumstances, potential obstacles for avoidance of pre-petition tuition payments, and more.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Changes to Virginia’s Homestead Exemption Laws as of July 1st 2020
  • Federal CARES Act (2020) and Virginia House Bill 2711 (2019)
  • 341 Meetings During COVID-19
  • Conversion from Chapter 7 to Subchapter V as a Safe Harbor for an Objection to Discharge
  • The Means Test and Post-Petition Changes in Circumstances
  • Avoidance of Pre-Petition Payments for College Tuition of Debtor’s Children
  • Bifurcated Fee Agreements in Chapter 7 Cases
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Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond

The Hon. Klinette H. Kindred was appointed in January 2017 as a bankruptcy judge in the Alexandria Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Kindred was a partner with the law firm of Tyler, Bartl, Ramsdell and Counts, PLC, and served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for six years.  She was a consumer bankruptcy attorney at the Law Offices of Robert R. Weed where she represented thousands of northern Virginia debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases from 1997 to 2011.

Judge Kindred graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1978. She was a Reginald Herber Smith Fellow and served at the Legal Aid Justice Center, formerly known as the Charlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society from1978 to 1979.

Judge Kindred has been a lecturer on bankruptcy matters for various Bar organizations and formerly served as a representative on the Eastern District of Virginia’s Alexandria Division Bankruptcy Bar Liaison Committee for the Alexandria Division of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Veronica D. Brown-Moseley, Esq., Boleman Law Firm, P.C. / Richmond

Veronica D. Brown-Moseley is a shareholder at the Boleman Law Firm, P.C. She represents consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the firms’ Richmond, Hampton, and Virginia Beach offices. She served as the president of the Hill-Tucker Bar Association, one of the oldest historically African-American bar associations in Virginia. Ms. Brown-Moseley is a past co-chair of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s Virginia chapter. She is a co-founder and serves as vice president of Brighter Tomorrows Begin Today, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their academic and professional goals. Ms. Brown-Moseley is a frequent writer and speaker on consumer bankruptcy-related issues.

Andrew S. Goldstein, Esq., Magee Goldstein Lasky & Sayers PC / Roanoke

Andrew Goldstein is a Managing Shareholder at Magee, Goldstein, Lasky, & Sayers, PC.  He has been a Chapter 7, 13, 11 Debtor’s counsel since 1988 and a Chapter 7 trustee since 2003.  He is a frequent CLE speaker on bankruptcy related topics.  He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport in 1986.  He is listed as a Legal Elite/Best Lawyer.

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