34th Annual Bankruptcy Section Seminar

The Bankruptcy Steering Committee for the Bankruptcy Section of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted their 2022 FBA Bankruptcy Seminar at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan on Friday, July 29, 2022 through July 31, 2022. Attorneys from our firm, Jeremy Shephard and Rebecca Johnson-Ellis, both were speakers at the seminar.

Attorney Jeremy Shephard was on a panel titled, “Current Mortgage Issues in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7”. Attorney Shephard focused his portion of the panel on assorted 3002.1 issues. Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 is a rule that provides a framework of rules for debtor and mortgage company interaction in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding.(Materials: Session I Shephard Materials)

Attorney Johnson-Ellis was on a panel titled, “I Want to Sell Your Home!!” This panel focused on consumer bankruptcy cases involving real estate matters. Real estate matters involving: bankruptcy exemptions, the hot real estate market, appreciation in conversion cases, and other hot topics were covered by the panelists.

The seminar was a great opportunity for the Western District of Michigan bankruptcy community to reconnect after limited opportunities during the pandemic.