Past Events

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July 12: Brown Bag, “Chapter 11 and Tax Issues:
Everything You Need to Know about Avoiding an Objection from the United States of America”
Jolene Tanner, Assistant United States Attorney, Tax Division
Najah J. Shariff, Assistant United States Attorney, Tax

June 14: Brown Bag, “Bankruptcy Appeals – Jurisdiction and Finality of Orders and Judgments”
Hon. Meredith Jury, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Kevin Hoyt, Esq., Estes & Hoyt
Moderator: Ryan O’Dea, Esq., Shulman Hodges & Bastian, LLP

May 31: Brown Bag, “Attorneys Fee Compensation in Chapter 13 Cases”
Amrane Cohen, Chapter 13 Trustee
Misty Perry Isaacson, Esq., Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC
Anerio V. Altman, Esq., Lake Forest Bankruptcy
Moderator: Donald W. Sieveke, Esq.

April 4: Membership Mixer at Pelican Hill Resort

January 26: Competence MCLE: Mindfulness
Hon. Erithe Smith, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Kenneth N. Klee, Esq., Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
Moderator: David A.  Wood, Esq.

January 25: Brown Bag, “Oh Homestead – Where Art Thou?”
Hon. Theodor Albert, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Hon. Neil Bason, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
David Tilem, Esq.


December 13: Holiday Party

November 16: Brown Bag, “How to Successfully Prosecute a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Using the New Forms (and Rules)”
Hon. Meredith Jury, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Hon. Catherine Bauer, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Amrane Cohen, Chapter 13 Trustee

October 5: Judges’ Night
Participating Judges Included:
Hon. Catherine E. Bauer
Hon. Neil Bason
Hon. Erithe A. Smith
Hon. Mark Wallace

June 29: Brown Bag, “Section 724 Decoded: A Primer for Chapter 7 Trustees and Attorneys”
Jolene Tanner, U.S. Attorney’s Office
David Wood, Marshack Hays LLP
Sean A. O’Keefe, O’Keefe & Associates Law Corporation
 Donald W. Sieveke

April 24: Brown Bag, “Loan Modification Management Program”
Hon. Martin R. Barash, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

April 20: The Impending Death of Brick and Mortar Retail as We Know It
Hon. Scott Yun, 
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
J. Michael Issa
, GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
Whitman L. Holt
, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
Matthew G. Bouslog, 
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Moderator: Richard A. Marshack
, Marshack Hays LLP

March 9: Brown Bag, “Mortgage Reaffirmation”
David E. McAllister, Esq., Aldridge Pite, LLP
Professor Katherine Porter, UCI School of Law
 Donald W. Sieveke