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Call your former prospective bankruptcy clients

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Call your former prospective clients this month.

School starts this month and the second bankruptcy season is about to begin. The kids are finishing their Summer vacation and the “happiest time of the year” is about to begin when the children go back to school.

Typically the bankruptcy yearly season has two times of the year when most people file chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. The busiest time of the year is teh second quarter of the year after people have come through ...

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Vacation and the Bankruptcy Attorney

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It is the beginning of August and I am sitting in Riverside Trustee Arturo Cisneros’ 341(a) hearings. As usual the trustee is his efficient self and we have plenty of time between the hourly calendars. (This helps my clients as they have forgotten their Social Security proof and now have to scamper back home to get the proof.)

As I sit here waiting, I realize that my vacation is around the corner and ponder the three reasons a bankruptcy attorney and ...

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In re Bellingham seminar: Part two

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Previously on July 21, 2014, I posted on the July 19 seminar called In Re Bellingham: The Insiders view.  Here are the rest of my observations:

Professor Pottow explained the workings  of the Appellate process at the Supreme Court.  What was what interesting to me was that Professor Pottow was that he had never argued a case. In order to practice for the argument, he went to various moot courts across the country in the space of a week. He practiced ...

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In re: Bellingham–Bankruptcy Judge’s Power

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July 19, 2014 Cdcbaa’s First Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium

 

Last Saturday I attended a fascinating seminar hosted by the Los Angeles cdcbaa on

In re Bellingham: From the Insiders

Speakers were Hon. Richard Paez, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Hon. Meredith Jury, USBC, Riverside Division

Prof. John Pottow, University of Michigan School of Law and the the discussion was lead by M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq., Simon Resnick Hayes ,LLC.

Lack of Jurisdiction of a Bankruptcy Judge that was raised in the United States Supreme ...

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Homestead Article in San Fernando Valley Bar Journal

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Homestead Exemption Article in SFV Bar Journal

Our own Chapter 7 Trustee Larry Simons wrote an excellent article on the Homestead exemption in the July 2014 edition of the San Fernando Valley Lawyer Magazine at page 20.

Here is the link: https://www.sfvba.org/UserFiles/File/Valley%20Lawyer/2014/VL%20July%20x(1).pdf

If the link does not work, the website is sfvba.org. and click the July 2014 issue at page number 20.

Good Job Mr. Simons on your article.

Mr. Simons writes about:

Limitations on State Homestead Exemptions

What Type of Property Qualifies as a Homestead?

California’s Homestead Exemption

Family ...

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New Judge In Riverside Bankruptcy

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This week we said goodbye to our Judge Deborah Saltzman as she had her last hearing in Riverside. She is now a Los Angeles Bankruptcy Judge and will share duties in Santa Barbara, CA.

I remember when Judge Saltzman came to Riverside as a new Judge and now she is on her way to Los Angeles. I will miss Judge Saltzman and wish her well in the big city.

Our new Judge is Judge Scott H. Yon and here was his official ...

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Inherited IRA’s are not exempt

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Last week our Chapter 7 Riverside trustee Larry Simons told me about the new Supreme Court case in which an inherited IRA is not exempt. While this scenario does not come up too often, it will in the future as more and more elderly people are transferring wealth to their children as the baby-boomer generation’s parents are passing away.  It is estimated that this transfer of wealth will be in the TRILLIONs of dollars over the next thirty years.

This transfer ...

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Issue Preclusion in Bankruptcy

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Last Month our Riverside Chapter 7 Trustee Larry Simons spoke at the California Bankruptcy Forum’s seminar on issue preclusion. Mr. Simons drew the 400pm seminar slot on Saturday which was the last seminar of a three day conference. He was paired with a San Diego Judge and another person from Santa Ana, CA.

I attended the seminar and the following are the tips that I gleaned from their presentation:

Issue Preclusion and Claim Preclusion are similar terms but mean different things. When ...

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Why does Debtor Have to show Social Security proof?

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Last month I attended the California Bankruptcy Forum Conference in Santa Barbara, California that was chaired by our own Riverside Chapter 7 Trustee Howard Grobstein. I attended the Saturday afternoon program on Consumer Bankruptcy practice.

The first program of the program was on “Title 18–Criminal Investigations: The Process and How to Respond.” The panel consisted of the Hon. Judge Maureen Tighe, The Los Angeles Assistant United States Trustee Peter Anderson and Riverside Chapter 7 Trustee John Pringle.

The panel discussed what happens ...

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We buy bankruptcy services from people we like

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Marketing Tips for End of May

People do not buy legal services from law firms or companies, they buy legal services from people. To make the point more fine, people buy legal services from people they like.

Think about your service purchases over the last month. Do you get a hair cut from the barber or stylist that you do not like? Do you patronize the hair salon that makes you feel like a number? Do you go to the stylist that ...

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