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43rd Annual Bankruptcy Law Update


Total Credits: 6 including 5 CLE, 1 Ethics


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Bringing together Alabama’s bankruptcy court judges, leading experts and experienced practitioners, this seminar contains the practical and up to date information you need to effectively represent your clients.  This long established and popular program is a MUST for any lawyer who handles Bankruptcy cases.  

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Steve Altmann Related Seminars and Products

The Nomberg Law Firm


Steve Altmann is a bankruptcy attorney representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.  He is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law and is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Georgia.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  

Steve serves on the Panel of Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”) Trustees for the Northern District of Alabama and is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section).  He has been named a Super Lawyer in Alabama and recognized in the Birmingham Magazine by his peers as a Top Attorney in the area of Bankruptcy Law.  
 




Chief Judge Jerry Oldshue's Profile

Chief Judge Jerry Oldshue Related Seminars and Products

US Bankruptcy Court


In October of 2015, Judge Oldshue took the bench as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama.  Prior to taking the bench, Judge Oldshue was a shareholder in the firm of Rosen Harwood, P.A in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he served as the Managing Shareholder of the firm's Creditor's Rights Department. While in practice, Judge Oldshue’s memberships included the Alabama State Bar, where he served as Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, the Tuscaloosa County Bar, American Bankruptcy Institute (member, Commercial Fraud Task Force, Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee, and Consumer Bankruptcy Committee), the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and the Commercial Law League of America. In 2001, Judge Oldshue became one of only seven attorneys in the state to achieve board certification as a specialist in creditors’ rights law. Judge Oldshue received his Bachelor of Science degree, and his juris doctorate and master’s of business administration concurrently, from The University of Alabama. 


Judge Henry Callaway's Profile

Judge Henry Callaway Related Seminars and Products

US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama


Judge Callaway serves as Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.  Prior to his appointment, he practiced business litigation and bankruptcy law with Hand Arendall firm in Mobile. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1980 and law degree from Vanderbilt in 1983.   Judge Callaway served on the board of the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program for over twenty-five years, including seven as president. He has also served as chair of the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, president of the Mobile Bar Association, state bar commissioner for three terms, and member of the state bar executive council and disciplinary commission.  He received the Pro Bono Publico award from the American Bar Association in 2011.


Judge Christopher L. Hawkins Related Seminars and Products

Attorney

US Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama


Chief Judge Jennifer H. Henderson's Profile

Chief Judge Jennifer H. Henderson Related Seminars and Products

US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama


On February 16, 2015, Judge Henderson was sworn in as bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division and was appointed Chief Judge effective October 1, 2022.  Judge Henderson grew up in Columbiana, Alabama.  She received her B.A., magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001 and her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2004.  Following law school, Judge Henderson served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas B. Bennett, Retired United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Henderson was a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, practicing in the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Practice Group in Birmingham, Alabama.


J. Theodore Stuckenschneider's Profile

J. Theodore Stuckenschneider Related Seminars and Products

Attorney

Ted Stuckenschneider PC


Mr. Stuckenschneider practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and divorce and is a frequent speaker on related topics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Memphis State University and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Stuckenschneider is a member of the Birmingham Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section (past Chair and past Secretary); Alabama State Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section; American Bankruptcy Institute and has been board certified by the American Board of Certification in consumer bankruptcy for 15 years. He has been in practice for 37 years and has been selected for Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers continually since 2009.


Judge D. Sims Crawford's Profile

Judge D. Sims Crawford Related Seminars and Products

US Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Alabama


Judge D. Sims Crawford. Judge Crawford was appointed to serve as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama on September 1, 2016. Judge Crawford previously served as a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee in the Northern District of Alabama from 2004 until his appointment as a bankruptcy judge. Judge Crawford earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is currently a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Alabama State Bar. He has served on the Bankruptcy Judges Advisory Group (BJAG) and the Human Resource Advisory Council (HRAC) that provide advice to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. He is currently serving as the bankruptcy-judge representative to the Committee on Codes of Conduct for the Judicial Conference of the United States.


Judge Bess Creswell's Profile

Judge Bess Creswell Related Seminars and Products

US District Court - Middle District of Alabama


Judge Creswell was appointed to serve as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Alabama on April 16, 2018.  Prior to her appointment, she was a partner in Burr & Forman LLP’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Group in Mobile, Alabama.  At Burr & Forman she represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, and fiduciaries in workouts, debt restructuring, bankruptcy cases, financial transactions, and non-bankruptcy litigation.Prior to joining Burr & Forman, Judge Creswell practiced bankruptcy and financial restructuring at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and served as law clerk to The Honorable Ray C. Mullins in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2012 and was selected for the 2014 class of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum.  While in Mobile, she served in various leadership positions on the board of Lifelines Family Counseling, participated in Mobile County Public School Reading Buddy program, and taught financial literacy to high school students through the Credit Abuse Resistance Education program.  Judge Creswell earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004, her M.B.A. from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, and her B.A. in accounting and trust management from Campbell University in 2001.


Chris Conte's Profile

Chris Conte Related Seminars and Products

Chapter 13 Trustee


Mr. Conte practiced law for almost 20 years with Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse PC in Mobile before being appointed the Chapter 13 Truestee for the Southern District of Alabama in 2022.  He received his BA with Honors from the University of South Alabama and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law.


Amy Tanner's Profile

Amy Tanner Related Seminars and Products

Bond Botes Sykstus & Tanner PC



Amy concentrates her law practice in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. On April 30, 1999, she was admitted to the Alabama State Bar and has practiced with the Bond and Botes firm since 1999.  Amy has been a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) since 2004. In 2012, Amy was selected by the NACBA executive board to serve as the Alabama State Chair for all consumer bankruptcy attorneys in Alabama and served in this position through November 2015. As the Alabama Chair for NACBA, Mrs. Tanner served as a liaison between NACBA and attorneys, bankruptcy judges, and other court officials, as well as serving as a primary contact for local media regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.

Amy has been a featured speaker at the People’s Law School in Huntsville, Alabama for the past several years. This local program is recorded and airs on local access television channels throughout the State. In addition, Amy has been a speaker at several seminars sponsored by the local bar association.  She is currently serving as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.


Chadwick Cotant Related Seminars and Products

Brock & Stout LLC


Mr. Cotant attended Huntingdon College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in May of 2016. Chad was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September of 2016. He is admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. Chad joined Brock & Stout in March of 2017, and his primary area of practice is Consumer Bankruptcy


Daisy Holder's Profile

Daisy Holder Related Seminars and Products

Attorney at Law


Ms. Holder received her B.S. from The University of Alabama, an M.B.A. from Samford University, and her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1988; admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in 1988; admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1990; and admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1990. She served as an Adjunct Professor at Birmingham Southern College from 1989-1994. Ms. Holder is a member of the National Bar Association (Life Member); Alabama Lawyers Association (President, 1999-2000); Birmingham Bar Association; and the Magic City Bar Association (President, 2006). Ms. Holder has 26 years of experience in consumer bankruptcy law.


Brian Walding's Profile

Brian Walding Related Seminars and Products

Walding, LLC


Mr. Walding received his bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (cum laude) from Auburn University and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from The University of Alabama School of Law. His practice focuses primarily on negotiations of conflicts - whether in bankruptcy, workout and creditors’ rights, divorce or other legal arenas.  During his career, Mr. Walding has represented numerous secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases as well as official committees of unsecured creditors and ad hoc committees of creditors. His clients include creditors, including banks, other financial institutions and commercial entities. Mr.Walding formed Walding, LLC in June of 2009.




Paul J. Spina III's Profile

Paul J. Spina III Related Seminars and Products

Attorney

Yearout Spina & Lavelle PC


Mr. Spina is a 1985 graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Accounting and a 1988 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1988 and the Tennessee State Bar in 2007. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Alabama and Tennessee, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Spina is a member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, the Creditor’s Rights Section of the Tennessee Bar, the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law section of the Birmingham Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has worked exclusively in the representation of creditor rights in bankruptcy and state courts throughout Alabama since 1988.



David Cottingham's Profile

David Cottingham Related Seminars and Products

Chapter 13 Trustee

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee


Mr. Cottingham holds a B.A. and a J.D. from The University of Alabama. In 1996, he was appointed the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division.


Michele Hatcher Related Seminars and Products

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee


HMichele T. Hatcher was appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District, Northern Division of Alabama in June 2017.  Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hatcher served as staff attorney to Michael Ford, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District, Northern Division of Alabama.  Before joining the Trustee’s office, she was managing partner of Bond, Botes, Sykstus, Hatcher and Tanner, P.C., located in Florence, AL.  Ms. Hatcher received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her undergraduate degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.  She is a member of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees where she serves on the Computer Security/STACS Committee.  Ms. Hatcher also serves as the Chapter 12 Case Trustee for the Northern District, Northern Division of Alabama. 


Sabrina L. McKinney's Profile

Sabrina L. McKinney Related Seminars and Products

Chapter 13 Trustee's Office


Sabrina McKinney is a native of Autauga County Alabama, received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1990 and her J.D. from Jones School of Law in 1993.After law school, she was in private practice where her focus was on plaintiff’s litigation, decedent’s estates, creditor’s rights and the representation of creditors in both state and bankruptcy courts.  In 1997 she was hired as Senior Staff Attorney for Curtis C. (Cleve) Reding, Jr., Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Alabama and served in that capacity until her recent appointment as Trustee. Mrs. McKinney was appointed as the Chapter 12 Trustee in August 2016 and as the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Alabama in April 2017.  She has been a speaker at numerous CLE’s on various bankruptcy and collection issues.  She is currently admitted to practice by the Alabama Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.  She has served as an officer and is a past president of the Alabama Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section and currently serves on the Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. 


Judge Roman Shaul's Profile

Judge Roman Shaul Related Seminars and Products

Alabama State Bar


Judge Shaul has co-authored a number of papers and seminar topics concerning Predatory Lending and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He often speaks at Continuing Legal Education seminars on both topics. He has won several important appellate victories for consumers over their fight to stay out of arbitration.  Judge Shaul is very active in the Young Lawyers Division of the Alabama State Bar and is currently serving as President of that organization. He has represented the State of Alabama at several National Bar Association Conferences. Judge Shaul is also a recent graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. Judge Shaul is involved with a number of civic and charitable organizations. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Appleseed Foundation, a non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy organization that seeks to identify root causes of injustice and inequality. The organization seeks to craft practical and lasting solutions through legal advocacy, community involvement and policy expertise. Judge Shaul is also co-chair of the Alabama State Bar's "Wills for Heroes" program, offers free wills to first responders, i.e., police, sheriff, fireman and emergency medical personnel.


Location

Embassy Suites - Hoover

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2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35244, United States
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