Recent Develpments in Consumer Practice

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 48 minutes
Recorded Date: December 01, 2017
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  • Arbitration Issues
  • Debtor Duties
  • Judicial Estoppel
  • Student Loans in Chapter 13
  • Automatic Stay
  • Tax Return Definition
  • Direct Payments and Effect on Chapter 13 Discharge
  • Surrender
  • Vesting in Secured Creditor
  • Chapter 7 Dismissal
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Case Studies from October 1, 2016 - October 16, 2017
Runtime: 48 minutes
Recorded: December 2, 2017


Join this superstar panel in exploring the very latest developments in consumer bankruptcy law.

This program was recorded on December 2nd, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Henry E. Hildebrand, III

Chapter 13 Trustee
Middle District of Tennessee

Henry E. Hildebrand, III has served as Standing Trustee for Chapter 13 matters in the Middle District of Tennessee since 1982 and as Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for that district since 1986. He also is of counsel to the Nashville law firm of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter.

Mr. Hildebrand graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and serves on its Education Committee. He is Board Certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and now serves on its Faculty Committee. He is Chairman of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee for the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT). In addition, he is on the Board of Directors for the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, Inc. and writes the Critical Case Comments column for its web site.

He is a regular contributor to the ABI Journal. He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Nashville School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law.

Robert M. Lawless

Max L. Rowe Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law

Robert Lawless is the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law and co-director of the Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science. He served as the College’s associate dean for research from 2013-16.

Lawless specializes in bankruptcy, consumer finance, and business law. He is a co-author for the eighth edition of Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach, a leading textbook on secured transactions. He also joins Professors Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Thomas S. Ulen as the co-author of Empirical Methods in Law, a textbook on empirical methodologies as applied to the study of law and newly released in a second edition in 2016.

Professor Lawless administers and contributes to the blog Credit Slips, a discussion on credit, finance, and bankruptcy. He also participates in the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long-term research project studying persons who file bankruptcy.

Professor Lawless serves as the reporter for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, and the American College of Bankruptcy. He has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the National Law Journal, the L.A. Times, and the Financial Times. Professor Lawless is also one of the College’s regular contributors to Legal Issues in the News on WILL-AM 580.

A native Illinoisan, Professor Lawless earned both his undergraduate degree in accounting and his law degree from the University of Illinois. During law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty in 2006, Professor Lawless was the Gordon & Silver, Ltd., Professor of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. From 1993 to 2002, he was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and he has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Illinois, Ohio State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Lawless began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger.

Ariane R. Holtschlag

Associate Attorney
Law Office of William J. Factor

Ariane R. Holtschlag is an associate attorney with the Law Office of William J. Factor in Chicago, where her practice is focused primarily in the field of consumer bankruptcy and is equally divided among representing trustees, debtors and creditors in chapters 7 and 13. She also represents individuals and small businesses in chapter 11.

Ms. Holtschlag has spoken at several bankruptcy education programs and also volunteered for CARE, speaking to high school students about credit and bankruptcy. In 2017, she was chosen as one of ABI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” award recipients in recognition of her achievements.

Ms. Holtschlag received her undergraduate degree in 2004 from Illinois Wesleyan University and her J.D. from the University of Iowa in 2007.

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