Litigating Adversary Proceedings in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

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August 16, 2017
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Expand your consumer bankruptcy practice by learning how to file adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court and to maximize the value of your current cases. This webinar is geared to beginner and intermediate bankruptcy practitioners so that they can spot potential opportunities to help consumers in bankruptcy cases.

What You Will Learn

  • How to file an adversary proceeding pursuant to the Bankruptcy Rules and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • How to cram down a mortgage on an investment property and turn an “upside down” property into a valuable investment property
  • How to strip off second and third mortgages on a debtor’s primary residence
  • How to identify and pursue violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction
  • How to recognize jurisdictional hurdles in bankruptcy cases under Stern v. Marshall and its progeny


Stephen M. Dunne has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2008 and currently serves as the Pennsylvania chairperson to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

Brett Freeman is an associate at Sabatini Law Firm, LLC, with offices in Dunmore and Wilkes-Barre. He received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University, and his J.D. from the Indiana University Mauer School of Law. He concentrates his practice on representing consumers in cases brought under the TCPA and the FDCPA, and he also represents consumers in bankruptcy court litigation. He is a member of NACA, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


"As a legal aid attorney, we are frequently expected to be a jack-of-all-trades.  This creates difficulty in discovering or mastering topics like this one.  But knowing more about ways to save my clients money, and to go after stay violations can provide more impact to my casework.  This webinar provided me with a multitude of ideas to take my advocacy to the next level."

"This webinar presented very useful ideas regarding the filing of adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.  It was obvious to me that the presenters were well prepared and had an excellent grasp of the material they presented."


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