This webinar will cover the three different types of FDCPA claims that may intersect with a bankruptcy case: pre-petition claims, post-petition claims arising directly out of the bankruptcy case, and post-petition claims arising outside of the bankruptcy. We'll review the impact of Midland v Johnson on each of these types of claims. We'll also review best practices for protecting pre-petition claims in a Chapter 7 case, and introductory steps for initiating an adversary proceeding. This webinar is directed toward consumer practitioners who maintain their own bankruptcy practice, or who co-counsel with bankruptcy practitioners to prosecute FDCPA actions.
What You Will Learn
• Which bankruptcy-related FDCPA claims are still viable after Midland v Johnson.
• How to protect pre-petition FDCPA claims in a Chapter 7 case.
• How to initiate an adversary proceeding to prosecute a FDCPA claim.
Mike Ziegler has focused his career on assisting consumers with debt collection problems. When he graduated law school in 2008, Mike served as an advocate at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid in the Predatory Lending Unit, where he assisted financially sensitive clients in foreclosure defense, credit card lawsuits, and other consumer lending matters. Mike went on to private practice in 2010 at the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., where he assisted consumers in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other civil litigation issues. The Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. was opened in 2012 with the goal of empowering consumers with debt problems.
Praise for the Webinar
"Great seminar for understanding how to bring consumer claims for bankruptcy debtors and comply with bankruptcy requirements."
"He did a really good job. Very specific and very thorough about the intersection of these two areas of law."