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The weak economy continues to push numerous debtors into distress, prompting record numbers of debt collection lawsuits. The weak financial conditions have also hampered the ability of parties to enforce judgments. This teleconference will present the fundamentals of locating and collecting assets to enforce civil judgments and debts. Topics will include discussion on how creditors locate assets, effectively examining debtors' records, garnishment procedures, obtaining liens against assets, executing on judgment liens, using garnishment procedures to collect assets, domesticating foreign judgments, the effects of bankruptcy filings, other issues commonly encountered by creditors enforcing judgments. In particular, the teleconference will cover special considerations in recovering assets from individuals and corporations currently in bankruptcy. Our faculty seminar will present from their experience representing debtors and creditors, from both a consumer and corporate perspective. Agenda:Bankruptcy
1. Effect of Bankruptcy on Recovering Civil Judgment
2. Advice to Consumers Considering Bankruptcy
3. Available Collection Remedies in Bankruptcy
4. How does the Creditor and Consumer View Chapter 7 and 11?
5. Best Practices for Lenders' Counsel in Confronting a Distressed Borrower
6. Automatic Stay, Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts
7. Overview of a Bankruptcy Plan Enforcement of Judgments
1. Judgment Liens
2. Perfection of Liens
3. Execution of Judgments
4. Dormancy of Judgments
5. Garnishment of Wages
6. Compliance with Garnishment Laws
7. Bank Accounts
8. Being Creative in Obtaining Other Assets
9. Domesticating Foreign Judgments Collection of Assets
1. Locating Assets
2. Utilizing Public Records
3. Strategic Debtors' Examination
4. Ethical Concerns of Asset Collection
5. Effect of Bankruptcy on Recovering Assets
6. The Creditor's & Debtor's Perspective
7. Pre-judgment Remedies
8. Strategic Depositions in Aid of ExecutionQuestion & Answer SessionBiography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Lewis Levey
is the Senior Managing Partner of Levey & Filler, where he specializes in business and commercial litigation, and focuses on judgment enforcement and collections. He maintains a national litigation practice and has lectured on enforcement of judgments and debt collections before numerous attorneys. Mr. Levey served as an arbitrator in the Eleventh Circuit's Fee Arbitration Committee and is also a member on the Board of Arbitrators for the National Association of Securities Dealers and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has judged numerous securities cases and attorney's fees disputes. Mr. Levey has represented many of the largest corporations in the county in litigation and judgment enforcement.
2. Jorge M. Abril
has practiced law for over 22 years, with a focus on representing businesses throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Abril concentrates on consumer and commercial collections and related litigation, including post judgment remedies, proceedings supplementary, fraudulent conveyances and shareholder liability. In addition, he maintains an active practice in the area of healthcare collections and healthcare reimbursement, representing hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers in managed care litigation under the Florida HMO Act and Federal Court litigation arising from disputes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Mr. Abril possesses over 30 years experience in the debt collection industry and is a frequent lecturer in issues including the FDCPA, the FCRA, HIPAA, TILA, the Florida Hospital Lien Ordinances, and numerous other credit, collection, consumer privacy and healthcare related matters. He is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles and the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.
3. Richard Dauval
is a shareholder at Leavengood & Nash, where he focuses on bankruptcy, creditor rights, collections, and creditor harassment. Mr. Dauval is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, where he earned an LL.M. in Taxation. He has extensive experience in debt relief and bankruptcy. Mr. Dauval has appeared before bankruptcy courts on hundreds of contests issues. He served as an editor of the Tax Review and is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
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