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NABT Spring Seminar 2018

As a professional in the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee community, you don't want to miss this opportunity to stay current on issues related to you, and what better way to do it than by joining your colleagues in Las Vegas.


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Trustee’s Agenda at a Glance

Thursday, February 22

 

8:00 – 4:00:        Board Meeting

4:30 – 7:00:         Registration Open

6:00 – 7:00:         Welcome Reception for All Attendees

 

Friday, February 23

 

7:00 – 5:00:         Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00:         Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:15:         Welcome

8:15 – 10:15:       Sessions

10:15 – 10:45:    Break with Our Sponsors

10:45 – 11:45:     Sessions

11:45 – 1:00:       Lunch

1:00 – 3:00:         Sessions

3:00 – 3:30:         Break with Our Sponsors

3:30 – 5:00:         Sessions

5:30 – 6:15:         Invitation Only Reception for NABT Past Presidents, President’s Circle members, Board members, First-time attendees, Lobbyists and Ambassadors. Sponsored by TrusteSolutions

6:15 – 7:15:          Networking Reception for All Attendees

 

Saturday, February 24

 

7:00 – 1:00:         Registration Desk Open

7:15 – 8:15:          Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:15 – 10:00:      Sessions

10:00 – 10:30:    Break with Our Sponsors

10:30 – 1:00:       Sessions

 

Trustee's Day & a Half Agenda

Earn CLE credits with this winning hand of education!
 

Friday, February 23

 

A Trustee's Lottery

 

The odds are 100% that you will be selected for an Audit or Field Exam.  Spend time with these seasoned professionals for real tips in organizing your office, avoiding common audit findings, and navigating due process as to what to do if something goes awry.  

 

Robert Furr, FurrCohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL
Darlene Anderson, FurrCohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL                                              
Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC  

 

Bet on the Red 9

 

This program will focus on finding winnings for Trustees through updates and new developments in Revised Article 9. The panel will discuss fly specking collateral descriptions, implementing standard search logic in UCC-1 searches, a review of dragnet clauses, perfecting security interests in IP, conflicts and much much, more. It's a good Bet on the Red 9 at the Roulette Table.

 

Nicholas Zluticky, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Kansas City, MO

Aaron A. Wernick, FurrCohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL

The Honorable John K. Olson, US Bankruptcy Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Dollar Slots and Small Jackpots

 

Our panel will discuss the FDCPA and payment of claims given the SCOTUS decisions in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA and Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson.  Our discussion will focus on the recognition of, the pursuit of and the collection of damages and attorney fees in FDCPA litigation. 

 

The Honorable James W. Boyd, US Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Michigan

Dwayne M. Murray, Past President of NABT, Baton Rouge, LA

Ryan Richmond, Stewart, Robbins and Brown, Baton Rouge, LA


Gambling with Your Law License - Ethics Mistakes You Do Not Want To Make

A discussion of recent ethical traps for bankruptcy lawyers and trustees.

 

The Honorable Cynthia A. Norton, Chief Judge US Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Nancy B. Rapoport, Special Counsel to the President of UNLV, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School, Las Vegas, NV


The Eye in the Sky is Watching You

 

Cybersecurity for the Trustee Practice: Changing Our Behavior and Making the Necessary Investment.  This program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from industry experts on reducing your risks and liability. The panel will discuss how breaches occur; what can happen if there is a breach; what to do if you identify a breach; changing your behavior and exercising good cyber hygiene; and software and hardware security options.

 

Yann Geron, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York, NY

Data Security Representatives from TrusteSolutions, EPIQ and BMS


The Powerball Jackpot (Case Law Update)

 

Our panel will reach into the case law hopper and discuss a number of recently decided cases that just may increase a Trustee's odds of winning the Powerball jackpot on a variety of legal issues.   

 

Neil Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, GA

The Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, US Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta, GA

The Honorable Daniel P. Collins, Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court, Phoenix, AZ                             

 

Saturday, February 24

 

EOUST, They've Got the Line, and the Over - Under for the Bankruptcy World

 

Updates from the EOUST Panel

 

Samuel Crocker, EOUST, NABT Past President, Memphis, TN

Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC


Be the Bookmaker and Manage Your Risks

 

Avoidance actions are the bread and butter of a trustee's practice. This panel will offer tips and a discussion regarding the identification of, preparation, and settlement or pursuit of avoidance actions (544, 547 and 548); the legal elements of the causes of action and defenses asserted and to be examined.

 

The Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, US Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta, GA

William G. Schwab, William G Schwab & Associates, Lehighton, PA

Gary F. Seitz, NABT Board Member, Philadelphia, PA


Self-Dealing in Vegas - Asset Protection Trusts

 

Our panel will examine "How to Make Them and How To Break Them." An increasing number of states allow debtors to shield assets in "DAPs" (Debtor Asset Protection Trusts).  It's time to understand the law in this area.

 

Moderator: Ron Peterson, Jenner & Block L.L.P., Chicago, IL
The Honorable John K. Olson, US Bankruptcy Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Neal Levin, Freeborn & Peters, Chicago, IL
Judith Greenstone Miller, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, Jeuer & Weiss P.C., Southfield, MI

 

A Life Changing Course - Active Shooter Preparedness Program


The office of many trustees as well as some 341 facilities are not secure. Tragedy occurs across America in every news cycle.  If it happens to you, what is your legal liability? This program will provide introductory lessons on the actions that may be taken when confronted by an active shooter.  The class will also explore indicators of workplace violence and how to manage the consequences of an incident.  Do not miss this!!!

 

Representative of a Law Enforcement Agency

Brian Shapiro, Trustee, Las Vegas, NV

 

Trustee Assistant’s Agenda at a Glance

 

Don't forget to send your Trustee Assistant to this conference. Making sure your team stays current on issues related to your practice empowers them to serve you and your clients more effectively.

 

Thursday, February 22

 

4:30 – 7:00:         Registration Open

6:00 – 7:00:         Welcome Reception for All Attendees

 

Friday, February 23

 

7:00 – 5:00:         Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00:         Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:15:         Welcome

8:15 – 10:15:       Sessions

10:15 – 10:45:    Break with Our Sponsors

10:45 – 11:45:     Sponsor Breakout Sessions

11:45 – 1:00:       Lunch

1:00 – 3:00:         Sessions

3:00 – 3:30:         Break with Our Sponsors

3:30 – 5:00:         Sessions

5:30 – 6:15:         Invitation Only Reception for NABT Past Presidents, President’s Circle members, Board members, First-time attendees, Lobbyists and Ambassadors. Sponsored by TrusteSolutions

6:15 – 7:15:          Networking Reception for All Attendees

 

Saturday, February 24

 

7:00 – 1:00:         Registration Desk Open

7:15 – 8:15:          Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:15 – 10:05:       Sessions

10:05 – 10:30:    Break with Our Sponsors

10:30 – 1:00:       Sessions

 

Trustee Assistant's Day & a Half Agenda


 
Friday, February 23

 

What Did They Say?


Have questions about what you just heard from the EOUST?  This is your opportunity to ask questions.  Darlene is the "go to" person for up-to-date changes.  If she doesn't have the answer to your question, she will make sure you have it before you leave!

 

Darlene Anderson, FurrCohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL   

Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC

 

Effective Email and Time Management Using Outlook 2013/2016


As a follow up to the NOLA presentation, learn more about the most significant features and time savers in Outlook including effective email management, calendaring and task functionality plus other features you may not yet use.  For those using Exchange and Outlook, additional functionality that an Exchange email server can offer will be briefly covered.

 

Shawn Launier, Sr. Software Training Specialist, Houston, TX


55 Tips in 55 Minutes

 

With the implementation of the new petition forms has come the overwhelming task of looking for assets in all the hard places.  Bill Schwab will share with us his tips and tricks to get through the new forms and how to find those assets that may be lurking about.      

 

William G. Schwab, William G. Schwab & Associates, Lehighton, PA

 

Chapter 7 Trustee Internal Control Questionnaire and Segregation of Duties

This session is a preparatory session for the "Audit and Segregation of Duties" session to follow. You don't want to miss this!

 

Roberta Kickbush, Laderer & Fischer, P.C., South Bend, IN

 

Q&A - Audits and Segregation of Duties

 

Ask your questions and receive insight on the ICQ9 and Segregation of Duties so that you too can receive an excellent audit!

 

Darlene Anderson, FurrCohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL                                              
Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC

 

Saturday, February 24

 

Paper in a Paperless Environment


Although being a paperless office is a goal for most offices, there a still a lot of offices that "have paper", whether it is everything or selected items.  This panel will talk about how to organize and keep that paper from over running your life.

 

Steve Bridget, Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Trustee, Wilmington, DE
Roberta Kickbush, Laderer & Fischer, P.C., South Bend, IN

Lori Grahl, Law Office of Robert H. Waldschmidt, Brentwood, TN

 

Disaster Recovery - Implementation in Real Life

 

Hear from professionals that have recently been affected by major disasters how their Disaster Recovery Plan worked for them in real life, during real crisis.  You won't want to miss this informative discussion.

 

David Kokenes, Hughes Watters & Askanase, Houston, TX

Julie Warren, Rodney Tow, Trustee, Texas City, TX 

 

Joint Sessions with Trustees


A Trustee's Lottery
The Eye in the Sky is Watching You

EOUST, They've Got the Line, and the Over - Under for the Bankruptcy World

A Life Changing Course - Active Shooter Preparedness Program

 

Spring Seminar Planning Committee


Thank you to our planning committee for the hours of commitment spent on planning this conference!
 

Darcy D. Williamson, Seminar Co-Chair

Marc P. Barmat, Seminar Co-Chair

Roberta Kickbush, Trustee Assistant Chair

 


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