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Back-to-Back Bankruptcies

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 83 minutes
Recorded Date: July 29, 2017
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Judicial and Non-Purchase Money Liens
  • Orders Confirming That Stay Terminated 11 USC Section 362(j)
  • Small Business Cases 11 U.S.C. Section 362(n)(1)
  • What Impact Do Orders in Previous Cases have on Successive Case?
  • Considerations for a Successive Case - Will it be Dismissed?
  • Dismissal of a Case
  • Good Faith Determination for Confirmation 11 U.S.C. Section 1325(a)(3)
  • Simultaneous Filings
  • Trustee Administrative Issues
  • 11 U.S.C. Section 109(e) Issues
Runtime: 1 hour and 23 minutes
Recorded: July 29, 2017


This panel will discuss issues inherent when a client files multiple bankruptcies, including dismissal, discharge, automatic stay, lien-stripping, chapter 20, married debtors, co-debtors and more.

This program was recorded on July 29th, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Eric W. Roach

Staff Attorney
Office of Nancy J. Whaley

Eric W. Roach is a staff attorney for Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, in Atlanta. For more than 10 years, he has represented the chapter 13 trustee’s interests in the Northern District of Georgia.

Previously, Mr. Roach represented debtors in bankruptcy and served as an officer of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group. He also served as a board member on the Bankruptcy Section for the Atlanta Bar Association.

Mr. Roach received his B.A. in political science from Valdosta State University and his J.D. from the John Marshall School of Law.

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Cynthia J. Lowery

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

A member of Moore & Van Allen's management committee and co-leader of its Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team, Cynthia Lowery brings more than 28 years experience to her practice area. She is a frequent speaker on creditors’ rights and a bankruptcy specialist certified by the State of South Carolina. Lowery brings her wide-ranging clients sophisticated counsel in all areas of collections and creditor’s rights, including bankruptcy, restructures, foreclosures and execution of judgments.

An accomplished public speaker, she provides in-house training to creditors, educating various businesses on the proper and most efficient means for collections, including their rights and remedies in bankruptcy. Lowery has worked closely with Credit Unions for more than 25 years and has considerable experience handling their specific issues.

In 1993, she was appointed to the United States Panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the State of South Carolina, resigning in 2000 to devote more time to creditor representation.

Lowery is also past chair of The Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission’s Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialization Advisory Board. She is licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina courts.

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Alex J. Dolhancyk

Bankruptcy Attorney
The Dolhancyk Law Firm, P.C.

Alex J. Dolhancyk is a practitioner with The Dolhancyk Law Firm, P.C. in Jonesboro, Ga., and has more than 27 years of experience inconsumer bankruptcy cases. He is the current Georgia state chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, holds an LL.M. in international business law from Emory University School of Law, and is a Chapter 13 Committee member of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.

Mr. Dolhancyk has numerous reported bankruptcy cases, including Whaley v. Tennyson, 611 F.3d 873, (11th Cir. 2010), where he argued on behalf of the debtor. He is also a member/advisor on the Bench and Bar Committee for the Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Dolhancyk is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and in Georgia, Tennessee and New York.

He received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.

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