MIAMI, FL-June 2, 2023, –Bast Amron Partner Scott Brown will be the moderator on the Chapter 7 Practice Panel at the 33RD Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop-Hybrid Program on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, by the University of Miami School of Law.
The BANKRUPTCY SKILLS WORKSHOP presents useful basics on consumer bankruptcy practice in the Southern District of Florida.
All proceeds from the Workshop will benefit the Louis Phillips Scholarship Fund at the University of Miami School of Law.
Who Should Attend?
Regardless of your level of bankruptcy experience, the Bankruptcy Skills Workshop offers useful information on local practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The program focuses on where the practice of consumer bankruptcy is going and more complex issues that arise. Panels this year include a Subchapter V, Technology, Ethics, and Court Update.
CLE APPROVED: 8.0 general CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics,1.0 technology, and 8.0 certification credits in Business Litigation.
8:00 AM– 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM– 9:30 AM Chapter 7 Practice
This panel will focus on best practices for knowing your client, preparing a case for filing and for the 341 meeting with the trustee, and what feedback to expect from the trustee and creditors. Recent trends in Chapter 7 practice.
Heidi A. Feinman, Assistant United States Trustee
Timothy Kingcade, Managing Shareholder at Kingcade Garcia McMaken
Maria Yip, Founder & Managing Partner, Yip Associates and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Southern District of Florida
Moderated by: Scott Brown, Partner at Bast Amron and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Bankruptcy Code Provisions triggered by Digital Assets in Bankruptcy Estate and their Administration
A practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to managing cryptocurrency in insolvency proceedings. The panelists will first provide an overview of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and digital assets. The panelists will then address legislative and regulatory updates, as well as their effects on insolvency proceedings. Finally, the panelists will discuss current, cryptocurrency-based insolvency cases and crypto-specific bankruptcy issues.
10:30 AM – 11:25 AM Practice in the Southern District of Florida from the Perspective of the Clerk of Court and Courtroom Deputies
This session will cover recent topics on statistics, budget, space and facilities; court operations; recent administrative orders; CM/ ECF NextGeneration; common efiling deficiencies; and clerk’s office initiatives. A courtroom deputy panel will also review calendaring tips, submission of proposed orders, and digital-audio recording pointers.
Featuring: Joe Falzone, Clerk of Court and Courtroom Deputies
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM Lunch
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Chapter 13 Practice
Zoom/Virtual chapter 13 calendars (a long-term solution?), post-COVID procedural and district updates, student loan issues, and practice pointers on plan treatment and confirming plans.
Peter Kelly, P. W. Kelly Associates, P.A.
Nancy Neidich, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for Miami-Dade County Division
Mitchell Nowack, JD ’96, Partner at Nowack & Olson, PLLC
Joanna Tempone, Staff Attorney at Robin R. Weiner, Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Bankruptcy Judges’ View from the Bench—Panel Discussion
This panel will discuss emerging issues in consumer bankruptcy.
United States Bankruptcy Court Judges for the Southern District of Florida:
Moderated by: Patricia A. Redmond, Esq., JD ’79, Director, Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic; Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program & Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development, Miami Law
3:00 – 4:00 PM Ethical Obligations in Bankruptcy Practice and Consequences of Violations
This panel will cover recent bankruptcy ethics opinions, what happens when there is an alleged violation, and how to avoid getting into hot water.
Hon. Mindy Mora, U.S. Southern District of Florida
Andrew S. Berman, JD ’83, Partner at Young, Berman, Karpf & Karpf, P.A.
Jennifer R. Falcone, Florida Bar Counsel
Moderated by: Andrew B. Dawson, Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Judge A. Jay Cristol, Professor of Bankruptcy Law
Online registration is still available. Click here to register.