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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 Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, February 22

Board Meeting | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Coral

Registration Desk Open | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Welcome Reception | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Mariners

Be sure to arrive in time to check in and unwind with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception hosted by Bentham IMF

Friday, February 23

 

Registration Desk Open | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall | 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Tradewinds

Welcome | 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM | Tradewinds

 

A Trustee's Lottery | 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM | Mariners

 

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

 

Bet on the Red 9 | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Mariners

 

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, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM | Tradewinds

 

Dollar Slots and Small Jackpots | 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Mariners

 

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, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Michigan, NABT Past President

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

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

 

Lunch | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Tradewinds

 

Gambling with Your Law License - Ethics Mistakes You Do Not Want To Make | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Mariners

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

 

The Honorable Cynthia A. Norton, Chief Judge, U.S. 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 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Mariners

 

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, NABT Board Member, New York, NY

Data Security Representatives from TrusteSolutions, EPIQ and BMS

Dave Beltran, BMS

Sherry Callahan, Epiq

Raj Singal, TrusteSolutions

 

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Tradewinds


The Powerball Jackpot (Case Law Update) | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Mariners

 

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, NABT Past President, Atlanta, GA

The Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta, GA

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

 

Day 1 Top Takeaways Drawing | 5:15 PM | Registration Desk – Shell Seekers

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas. Each day we will be collecting your top takeaways from the sessions. These takeaways will be used to include in future Trustee Tips.

 

Submit your Takeaways both days and be entered into a drawing for an Echo Dot courtesy of BMS.

 

NABT President’s Circle Reception | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Coral

NABT would like to honor our Past Presidents, President’s Circle members, Board members, First-time attendees, Lobbyists and Ambassadors with an exclusive reception hosted by TrusteSolutions.

Networking Reception | 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM | Tradewinds

Before you head to dinner or out on the town in Las Vegas, join your NABT President, Ron Peterson, for a quick drink and another chance to chat with your fellow attendees, hosted by International Sureties, LTD.             

Saturday, February 24

 

Registration Desk Open | 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall | 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM | Tradewinds

 

EOUST, They've Got the Line, and the Over - Under for the Bankruptcy World | 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM | Mariners

 

Updates from the EOUST Panel

 

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

Tiffany Carroll, EOUST Assistant Director, Washington, DC

Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC


Be the Bookmaker and Manage Your Risks | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Mariners

 

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, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta, GA

William G. Schwab, William G. Schwab & Associates, NABT Board Member, Lehighton, PA

Gary F. Seitz, Gellert Scali Buskenkell & Brown LLC, NABT Board Member, Philadelphia, PA

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Tradewinds


Self-Dealing in Vegas - Asset Protection Trusts | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Mariners

 

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., NABT President, Chicago, IL
The Honorable John K. Olson, U.S. 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 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Mariners


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!!!

 

Dean Hennesy, PO II, MACTAC (Multi‐Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities) Unit, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Brian Shapiro, Trustee, Las Vegas, NV

Jason Dush, EMS Manager, Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff, Austin, TX

 

Day 2 Top Takeaways Drawing | 1:15 PM | Registration Desk – Shell Seekers

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas. Each day we will be collecting your top takeaways from the sessions. These takeaways will be used to include in future Trustee Tips.

 

Submit your Takeaways both days and be entered into a drawing for an Echo Dot courtesy of BMS.

 

Trustee Assistant's Schedule of Events

 

All Conference events will be in North Convention Center. Trustee Assistant Sessions will be in Tropics. Trustee Sessions will be in Mariners. Breaks, Meals and Exhibit Hall are in Tradewinds. Other events & locations are noted.

 

Thursday, February 22

Registration Desk Open | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Welcome Reception | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Mariners

Be sure to arrive in time to check in and unwind with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception hosted by Bentham IMF

Friday, February 23

 

Registration Desk Open | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall | 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Tradewinds

Welcome | 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM | Tradewinds

 

A Trustee's Lottery | 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM | Mariners

 

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

 

What Did They Say? | 9:20 AM – 9:45 AM | Tropics


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 | 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Tropics


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

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM | Tradewinds

 

Vendor Breakouts | 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Coral A, B & C

 

This is your opportunity to see what new inventive changes are happening in your software to make your job easier and mainstreamed.  Make sure to thank them for all of their support for the NABT program and their innovation!

 

Lunch | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Tradewinds


55 Tips in 55 Minutes | 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM | Tropics

 

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, NABT Board Member, Lehighton, PA

 

The Eye in the Sky is Watching You | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Mariners

 

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, NABT Board Member, New York, NY

Data Security Representatives from TrusteSolutions, EPIQ and BMS

Dave Beltran, BMS

Sherry Callahan, Epiq

Raj Singal, TrusteSolutions

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Tradewinds

 

Chapter 7 Trustee Internal Control Questionnaire and Segregation of Duties | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Tropics

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 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Tropics

 

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

 

Wrap Up Day 1 | 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM | Tradewinds

 

Day 1 Top Takeaways Drawing | 5:15 PM | Registration Desk – Shell Seekers

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas. Each day we will be collecting your top takeaways from the sessions. These takeaways will be used to include in future Trustee Tips.

 

Submit your Takeaways both days and be entered into a drawing for an Echo Dot courtesy of BMS.

 

NABT President’s Circle Reception | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Coral

NABT would like to honor our Past Presidents, President’s Circle members, Board members, First-time attendees, Lobbyists and Ambassadors with an exclusive reception hosted by TrusteSolutions.

Networking Reception | 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM | Tradewinds

Before you head to dinner or out on the town in Las Vegas, join your NABT President, Ron Peterson, for a quick drink and another chance to chat with your fellow attendees, hosted by International Sureties, LTD.

       
Saturday, February 24

 

Registration Desk Open | 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Shell Seekers

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall | 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM | Tradewinds

 

EOUST, They've Got the Line, and the Over - Under for the Bankruptcy World | 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM | Mariners

 

Updates from the EOUST Panel

 

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

Tiffany Carroll, EOUST Assistant Director, Washington, DC

Suzanne Hazard, EOUST Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, DC

 

Paper in a Paperless Environment | 9:05 AM – 10:05 AM | Tropics


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

 

Break with Our Sponsors | 10:05 AM – 10:30 AM | Tradewinds

 

Disaster Recovery - Implementation in Real Life | 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM | Tropics

 

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

Julia(e) Warren-Coale, Rodney Tow, Trustee, Texas City, TX 

 

A Life Changing Course - Active Shooter Preparedness Program | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Mariners


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!!!

 

Dean Hennesy, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, NV

Brian Shapiro, Trustee, Las Vegas, NV

Jason Dush, EMS Manager, Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff, Austin, TX

 

 

 

 


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