American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
Erika D. Hart of our firm recently was a speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) Consumer Bankruptcy Conference held in Troy, Michigan November 11, 2016. Erika was one of 3 members of a panel that addressed current hot topics in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, including: ethical and professional responsibility issues for consumer attorneys in bankruptcy cases, whether student loans are consumer or non-consumer debtor for purposes of 707(b), reaffirmation agreement issues, and a debtor’s duties to cooperate with the trustee under 521. The workshop was attended by 100 judges, attorneys and other bankruptcy professionals, primarily from Michigan. ABI is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others.