Bankruptcy

CLE Course on Limited Scope Legal Counseling

What is the human value of offering affordable legal services through a limited scope counseling-at-law practice? Limited scope legal counseling services can include bankruptcy assistance, real estate matters, trusts & estates and mediation guidance to name a few areas – while litigation services and more complex cases are referred out. Increasingly, people in this country cannot find affordable legal services to find…

You finally got your client their day in court and the jury has come back with a favorable result for your client. Both you and your client are ecstatic… but how do you collect on that judgment? While the recent downturn in the economy has made it more difficult for parties to enforce judgments there are still steps you can take to…

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CLE Course: Advanced Asset Protection Planning

For the past several years, asset protection has been one of the fastest growing areas of law. Asset protection is also one of the most controversial areas of law because the goal is to shield assets from the reach of creditors. Properly implemented asset protection planning should be both legal and ethical and it should not be based on hiding assets or…

CLE Course: Use of Trusts in Asset Protection

The main goal of asset protection planning is simple: insulate assets from claims of creditors without concealing the assets or committing tax evasion. While it is generally impossible to completely and absolutely shield assets, the focus of asset protection should be on making assets more difficult and more expensive for creditor’s to reach. Trusts are often effective vehicles to protect assets because…

CLE Course: Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer

With the recent downturn in the economy and the resulting depressed housing market, many individuals have turned to bankruptcy for a possible fresh start. Bankruptcy law also frequently intersects with other areas of commercial law and attorneys from various practice areas are often called upon to assist clients that are impacted by actual or potential insolvency issues. Attorneys need to know enough…

New CLE Course on Collections Law

The recent economic downturn has had numerous effects on individuals and business across the country, including increased bankruptcy claims and home foreclosures.  Given the loss of jobs and burgeoning debt, many individuals have also found themselves unable to pay credit card bills, student loans and other financial obligations and debts.  For attorneys, this has placed an increased importance on being able to…

Attorney Credits Establishes Affiliate Relationship with NACBA

In order to reach out to bankruptcy attorneys around the country, Attorney Credits has established an affiliate relationship with the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. This relationship with Attorney Credits will help the NACBA to better serve its 4,000 members and offer increased benefits to the bankruptcy attorneys who are members of its association.  NACBA is the only national organization dedicated…

Valuing a Business

In today’s increasingly complex world, business disputes and the resultant lawsuits require the valuation of both tangible and intangible assets, the calculation of future lost profits and/or the quantification of diminution in value of business interests. Companies and their legal counsel must have detailed and precise business valuation analyses to survive legal scrutiny and hold up against rigorous cross-examination. In Valuing a…

CLE Course: Asset Protection Planning

Protecting your client’s assets is not always a guarantee … but it is a better option than not taking any action and watching your client lose their home and everything they own. To maximize its effectiveness, asset protection should be engaged proactively in order to insulate your client’s assets and to protect them against future creditors or judgments. If you need more…

CLE Course: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

With homes underwater and credit card debt piling up, the dramatic downturn in the economy has caused millions of Americans to re-evaluate their financial condition.  Many people have turned to bankruptcy for a financial fresh start. If you are not a bankruptcy practitioner, how do you know when a client might potentially benefit from filing for bankruptcy? If a client might potentially…