Ain't Misbehaving

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 74 minutes
Recorded Date: April 13, 2019
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  • Debtor's Transactions with Attorneys
  • 11 U.S.C. Section 329
  • Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2017
  • Debt Relief Agency
  • 11 U.S.C. Section 526
  • 11 U.S.C. Section 707(b)(4)(A) - (D)
  • Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011
  • Inherent Power to Sanction
Runtime: 1 hour and 14 minutes
Recorded: April 13, 2019


This panel will discuss reported decisions under 11 U.S.C. Section 707(b)(4) and FRBP 9011.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's Annual Spring Meeting on April 13th, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Wesley H. Avery

Bankruptcy Attorney
Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC

Wesley H. Avery, Esq. is certified as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California and by the American Board of Certification, which is recognized by the American Bar Association. He has also been recognized as a Superlawyer since 2007. Mr. Avery is the Past Chairman of the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

Mr. Avery is a Federal Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee and the Federal Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Central District of California and a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

Mr. Avery is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all Federal District Courts of California, other federal courts, and the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Avery received his B.A., with highest honors in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1980, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991 with an emphasis in commercial law and bankruptcy. Mr. Avery is a Veteran, and as a Major (Field Artillery) in the U.S. Army was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Hon. Madeleine C. Wanslee

Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona

Madeleine C. Wanslee is a judge on the United States bankruptcy court, District of Arizona. She joined the court on March 17, 2014, and her term will expire on March 16, 2028.

Prior to joining the court Wanslee was a partner at the law frim of Gust Rosenfeld.

Wanslee earned her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1985 and her J.D. from Gonzaga University in 1988. While at Gonzaga she was the Executive Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review.

Hon. James J. Tancredi

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Connecticut

Hon. James J. Tancredi is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut in Hartford, sworn in on Sept. 1, 2016.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a commercial litigation and business restructuring partner at Day Pitney, LLP (f/k/a Day Berry & Howard), where he cultivated a diverse and challenging practice that crossed major industries, moved from regional to national scope and secured material roles in prominent restructuring and bankruptcies. During his 37-year career at Day Pitney, he tried dozens of cases, represented a full range of constituents, and assembled and led innumerbale teams in often highly contested, first-impression financial reorganizations.

Judge Tancredi frequently lectured at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at bar association CLE programs. His professional activities included service as president and director of the Hartford County Bar Association and the Connecticut Turnaround Management Association. Judge Tancredi has been an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association, and he was a director of the Hartford County Bar Foundation and Connecticut Mental Health Association. He is also a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper fellow.

In practice, he wrote widely about business restructuring issues and co-authored the Connecticut chapter in Strategic Alternatives for and Against Distressed Businesses, 2016 Edition (Thomson Reuters).

Judge Tancredi received his B.A. in urban studies and political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Hon. Jerry C. Oldshue, Jr.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama

Hon. Jerry C. Oldshue, Jr. is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile.

Prior to taking the bench in October 2015, he was a shareholder in the firm of Rosen Harwood, P.A in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he served as the managing shareholder of the firm’s creditor’s rights department. While in practice, Judge Oldshue was admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all U.S. District Courts in Alabama, and all Alabama state courts. His memberships included the Alabama State Bar, where he served six years on the Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, serving as chairman in 2011. He is also a member of ABI and the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.

In 2001, Judge Oldshue became one of only seven attorneys in the state to achieve board certification as a specialist in creditors’ rights law.

He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama, and his J.D. and M.B.A., also from the University of Alabama, as one of only two people invited to participate in the school’s joint degree program.

Hon. David W. Hercher

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Oregon

Hon. David W. Hercher is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the District of Oregon in Portland.

Prior to taking the bench in 2017, he was an attorney and partner at Miller Nash LLP in both their Portland and Seattle offices.

Judge Hercher received his B.A. from the University of Oregon and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Hon. James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana

Hon. James M. Carr is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis, appointed in 2013.

Previously, he was a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and had been in private practice for 38 years, focusing on the representation of business debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases, financial restructurings and commercial litigation. Judge Carr is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and the American Bar Foundation.

Judge Carr was named in The Best Lawyers in America from 1987-2012 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation, and has been a panelist and chair of many seminars on bankruptcy, reorganization, creditor rights and lender liability sponsored by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Federal Bar Association and Indiana Bankers Association. He is also an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, served on the law school’s Board of Visitors, and is a past member and president of its Alumni Board.

Judge Carr received his B.A. in English from Indiana University in 1972 and his J.D. magna cum laude in 1975 from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

J. Scott Bovitz

Bankruptcy and Internet lawyer
Bovitz and Spitzer

J. Scott Bovitz of Bovitz & Spitzer is a bankruptcy and Internet lawyer in Los Angeles, California. Bovitz is a Certified Specialist -- Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Law -- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Bovitz is also Board Certified -- Business Bankruptcy Law -- American Board of Certification. Bovitz was an Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles from 1982-1987. Bovitz is an officer of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Bovitz is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy law, the Internet, and ham radio topics.

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