WV Bankruptcy and Commercial Law

October 4th & 5th, 2019

West Virginia University College of Law

WVU vs. Texas

Registration: $325

Football Ticket Price: $80

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This seminar is approved for 12.4 total WV MCLE AV credits, and up to 4.0 Ethics/Law Office Management credits. This seminar has been approved for 10.0 total PA credits, and up to 3.0 Ethics/Law Office Management credits. This seminar is approved for 8.5 total VA credits. We have applied for credit in OH.

Friday, October 4th, 2019

8:15 - 8:45 a.m

Plenary: Opening Remarks and Orientation

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

8:45 - 8:50 a.m

Break

8:50 - 9:40 a.m

Consumer Law Session

Views from the Bench

Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of PA

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Commercial Law Session

Views from the Bench

Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of PA

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Views from the Bench

Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of PA

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Law Office Staff Breakout/Law Office Management: Tips, Tricks, Training, Recruitment, Responsible Staff Utilization, and Open Forum

Lisa McNeil, Courtroom Manager
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Leslie Gallian, Chief Clerk,
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

9:40 - 9:50 a.m

Break

9:50 - 10:40 a.m

Consumer Law Session

Formulating Chapter 13 Plans, Feasibility, Step Payments and Exempt Property as Disposable Income

Helen Morris, Esquire
The Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee

Meagan Preece, Esquire
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern & Northern Districts of WV

Commercial Law Session

Mac Warner and the WV Secretary of State's Office

Mac Warner, Secretary of State
West Virginia Secretary of State




Bankruptcy 101 Session

Choosing Between Chapters 7, 11, and 13

Matthew Hayes, Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV


Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Judicial Lien Avoidance

James Voithofer, Career Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District

10:40 - 10:50 a.m

Break

10:50 - 11:40 a.m

Consumer Law Session

Chapter 13 Post-Petition Issues: Mortgage Payment Changes, Taxes, & 1305 Claims

Thomas Fluharty, Esquire
Thomas H. Fluharty Law Offices

James Voithofer, Career Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Commercially Reasonable Sales

David Thomas, Esquire
Dinsmore & Shohl

Kathy Santa Barbara, Esquire
Law Office of Kathy M. Santa Barbara, PLLC

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Default & Default Judgment

McKay Wyckoff, Career Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District

11:40 - 11:50 a.m

Break

11:50 - 12:40

Consumer Law Session

Arbitration, Mediation & Bankruptcy

Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of PA

Commercial Law Session

Arbitration, Mediation & Bankruptcy

Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of PA

12:40 - 1:40 p.m

Lunch: Dean Bowman & WVU COL Consumer Law Project
1:00 - 1:30

1:50 - 2:40 p.m

Consumer Law Session

Matters Affecting the Bankruptcy System, Trends and Topics & Important Case Law Updates

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Commercial Law Session

Matters Affecting the Bankruptcy System, Trends and Topics & Important Case Law Updates

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Notice and Service in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Ryan Johnson, Clerk of Court
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

2:40 - 2:50 p.m

Break

2:50 - 3:40 p.m

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Reaffirmation Agreements

Ryan Johnson, Clerk of Court
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Todd Johnson, Esquire
Johnson Law, PLLC

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Formulating Chapter 13 Plans

Helen Morris, Esquire
The Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee

Meagan Preece, Esquire
Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Northern and Southern Districts of WV

3:40 - 3:50 p.m

Break

3:50 - 4:40 p.m

Consumer Law Session

Credit Reporting

James Pietz, Esquire
Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, PLLC

Elizabeth Hanes, Esquire
Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.

Commercial Law Session

How You Can Go Broke in the Dope Business

Martin Sheehan, Esquire
Sheehan & Associates


Bankruptcy 101 Session  

Credit Reporting

James Pietz, Esquire
Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, PLLC

Elizabeth Hanes, Esquire
Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.

Bankruptcy Law and Practice  

Credit Reporting

James Pietz, Esquire
Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, PLLC

Elizabeth Hanes, Esquire
Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.

4:40 - 4:50 p.m

Break

4:50 - 5:40 p.m

Consumer Law Session

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Commercial Law Session

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Bankruptcy Jurisdiction

McKay Wyckoff, Career Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District

6:00 - 7:00 p.m

Social Mixer

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Saturday, October 5th, 2019

7:00 - 7:50 a.m

Breakfast: Committee Meeting for the Bankruptcy Law Section of the WV State Bar

8:00 - 8:50 a.m

Consumer Law Session

Creditor’s Issues in Consumer Cases

Michael Proctor, Esquire
Bowles Rice LLP

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Legal Writing

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Legal Writing

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

8:50 - 9:00 a.m

Break

9:00 - 9:50 a.m

Commercial Law Session

Environmental Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

Kevin Barrett, Esquire
Bailey Glasser LLP

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Law and the Cinema: Pop Culture and the Practice of Law

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Law and the Cinema: Pop Culture and the Practice of Law

Honorable Patrick M. Flatley, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of WV

9:50 - 10:00 a.m

Break

10:00 - 10:50 a.m

Consumer Law Session

State Law Remedies for Debtors and Creditors

Aaron Amore, Esquire
Amore Law, PLLC

Todd Johnson, Esquire
Johnson Law PLLC

Commercial Law Session

State Law Remedies for Debtors and Creditors

Aaron Amore, Esquire
Amore Law, PLLC

Todd Johnson, Esquire
Johnson Law PLLC

Bankruptcy 101 Session

Exemptions

Thomas Fluharty, Esquire
Thomas H. Fluharty Law Offices

10:50 - 11:00 a.m

Plenary: Wrap Up and Evaluations

Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of WV

11:00 a.m

Adjourn


Tickets: Football tickets are non-refundable and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 4 ticket limit per registrant. A handling fee may be included in the cost of the tickets.  

Parking: Tuition for each seminar includes a WVU Athletic Department parking pass to the Red Lot around the WVU College of Law. RV and Camper parking is not permitted.

Materials: An electronic PDF written materials book will be sent via email prior to the conference. Attendees have the option to purchase a printed copy of the written materials book for $50 during registration.

Tuition Refund Policy: No tuition refunds will be made if football tickets are also ordered. Registration refunds for those who do not order football tickets will be available if the cancellation is received three business days prior to the conference. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who do not attend will receive MP3 files of the program.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least 10 days prior to the program date.