Receivers in Bankruptcy:
Strangers in a Strange Land
Randy Michelson, Esq., Michelson Law Group
Ron Oliner, Esq., Duane Morris LLP
Program to include:
543 Motions, Practice Pointers
Getting Paid, Special Challenges
This meeting will be held in a webinar format. The day before the meeting,
a link will be sent to your email address with login information.
October 26, 2020
attorneys, in-house counsel, and business people who may be faced with insolvency issues in these
troubled times, whether on the creditor side or the debtor side.
homestead exemption. The panelists have prepared a deep dive into the newly-enacted California homestead
amounts based on each California county’s medium home prices, with a base of $300,000 and a cap of
$600,000. The panelists will address numerous questions raised by the new law: What is the primary motivation for
these changes? When do these amounts become effective? What effects are presented on individual cases in the
various chapter proceedings? What are the direct legal and economic impacts on creditors, judgment lien holders
(for instance, under 11 U.S.C. section 522(f)), and confirmation requirements in Chapter 13 cases and individual
Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases? What are some of the consequences, both intended and unintended, with
respect to these amount adjustments?
• Hon. Julia W. Brand (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California)
• Lei Lei Wang-Ekvall (Smiley Wang-Ekvall, Costa Mesa)
• Bo Bollinger (Buchalter, Los Angeles)
• Peter Mastan (Dinsmore & Shohl, Los Angeles)
• Judge Scott C. Clarkson (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California)
• State Senator Robert Wieckowski, California Senate District 10 (and primary sponsor of the legislation)
• Monique D. Jewett-Brewster (Hopkins & Carley, San Jose)
• Wesley Avery, Chapter 7 Trustee (Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC, Pasadena)
• Michael O’Halloran (Law Office of Michael T. O'Halloran, San Diego)
Association, Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association, Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, The
Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, The James T. King
Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Los Angeles County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Orange
County Bankruptcy Forum, Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Sacramento
Valley Bankruptcy Forum, and San Diego Bankruptcy Forum. Members of these bankruptcy forums will be entitled
to register for the programs at the regular LABF member price for Zoom programs of $25.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the program will be held by Zoom video conference. Invitations with the
webinar information will be included in your registration receipt.
Programs start at 4:00 pm
Programs end at 6:00 pm
LABF members: $25
Member of Co-Sponsoring Organization: $25
Students and government employees: $0
Recent Developments in
Business Bankruptcy 2020
Honorable Stephen L. Johnson, US Bankruptcy Court
Jennifer Hayes, Esq., Finestone Hayes LLP
Ori Katz, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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Round-up of Current Supreme Court Cases -
Focusing on Those Most Important to
Bankruptcy Lawyers and Accountants
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Professor of Law
UC Berkeley Law School
Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.
Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Before that he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He also has taught at DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School.
He is the author of twelve books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. His most recent books are, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century (Picador Macmillan) published in November 2018, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman).
He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, and writes regular columns for the Sacramento Bee, the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.
In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.
B.S., Northwestern University (1975)J.D., Harvard Law School (1978)
November 18, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BABF Members: $25.00 / Non-BABF Members: $35.00
The Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. PROVIDER NO. 1287
Past Distance Learning Program sponsored by CBF:
California Bankruptcy Courts Remain Strong:
California Chief Bankruptcy Judges' Updates on Remote Operations
held Tuesday, June 23, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
To receive a copy of the handouts, please contact Deborah Kincade