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Challenging Consumer Bankruptcy Issues to Be Discussed at ABIs Inaugural Memphis Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

Contact: John Hartgen



March 16, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — Consumer bankruptcy practitioners in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas will have the opportunity to examine current issues affecting the borrowers and lenders at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Inaugural Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on May 20 at the University of Memphis School of Law. Faculty members include experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys, bankruptcy judges and panel trustees from Tennessee and Mississippi, and representatives from the Memphis Office of the U.S. Trustee. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 7.25 CLE credits, including 1.25 ethics credits.
Co-chairs for the Memphis Consumer Bankruptcy Conference are William Mauldin of Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC (Jackson, Tenn.) and Bankruptcy Judge Harvey Boswell (W.D. Tenn.; Jackson).
A panel of seven bankruptcy judges discussing current consumer bankruptcy issues will highlight the program sessions featured at the conference. Additional panel sessions at the Memphis Consumer Bankruptcy Conference include:
·      Today’s Chapter 13
·      Deciding on a Business Chapter 13 or a Small Business 11
·      Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy
·      Mortgage Documentation Mess
·      Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences
·      U.S. Trustee and U.S. Attorney Panel: Inside Perspective
·      Ethical Responsibilities as to Continuing Representation
·      Today’s Chapter 7
·      Is it or Isn’t It? Property of the Estate and Exemptions in Consumer Bankruptcy
·      Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Proofs of Claim and Claims Objections

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ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit