Attorneys Attend Kansas City Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Mortgage Seminar

In our never ending quest to stay current on developments in bankruptcy law, Mark Neis and Jill Michaux attended an all-day seminar in Kansas City on a new court rule for paying delinquent mortgages through a chapter 13 bankruptcy plan Friday.

Nationally recognized  speakers were O. Max Gardner III of Shelby, NC; Debra L. Miller, Chapter 13 Northern District of Indiana; and Lance E. Olsen, managing partner of Routh Crabtree Olsen, PS, of  Bellevue, WA.

Renown bankruptcy attorney Gardner is an expert predatory home mortgage servicing and a trainer teaching an army of lawyers to fight mortgage abuses at the Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camps.  He has been recognized as a Champion of Consumer Rights by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Miller is chair of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Committee on Mortgages, which developed best practices for mortgage servicers and chapter 13 trustees.  Olsen represents creditors.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas has adopted a new policy requiring payment of delinquent mortgages through the trustee in chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

Cynthia F. Grimes of Grimes and Rebein, L.C., of Lenexa, KS, spoke on an attorney’s ethical responsibilities in preparing the means test and good faith.  William H. Griffin, Chapter 13 Trustee for Kansas City, KS, moderated the seminar.

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