Continuing Legal Education

W.D.N.C. Bankruptcy Seminar Spring 2014 (05/16/14)

W.D.N.C. Bankruptcy Seminar Spring 2014


Friday, May 16, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel




CLE Credit:

4.75 Total Hours (3.75 General + 1.0 Ethics)



$275 Attorney Rate

$135 Paralegal Rate



Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

201 South McDowell Street

Charlotte, NC 28204


Special Info:

9:00 a.m.  Registration

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CLE Training


Special Thanks to the W.D.N.C. Annual Bankruptcy CLE Planning Committee


9:30 am – 10:30 am: Do As I Say; Not As I Have Done

William K. Diehl, James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.


10:30 am – 10:45 am: BREAK


10:45 am – 11:45 am: 10 Cardinal Rules for a Proper Repossession

William E. Brewer, The Brewer Law Firm, and Franklin Drake, Smith, Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP


11:45 am – 12:15 pm: A View From the Bench

Hon. George R. Hodges, Hon. J. Craig Whitley and Hon. Laura T. Beyer, United States Bankruptcy Judges


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: LUNCH ONSITE



1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Fair or Foul? The Pitfalls of Technological Debt Collection Without Consent

 Ian R. Leavengood, Leavengood, Dauval & Boyle, P.A.


2:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Lien-Stripping: A Fresh Look at Cen-Pen

Robert H. Gourley, Jr., Gourley & Griffin, P.A., and Christine S. Lamb, Guthrie, Davis, Henderson & Staton, PLLC


2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Chapter 13 Trustees’ Panel

Warren L. Tadlock, Charlotte Division Trustee, Steven G. Tate, Wilkesboro Division Trustee, and David G. Gray, Asheville Division Trustee



1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: What’s New in Chapter 11 Practice?

Ashley A. Edwards, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP; Michael L. Martinez, Grier Furr & Crisp, P.A.; Andrew T. Houston, Moon Wright & Houston, PLLC; and Glenn Hudson, Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Craig Whitley


2:15 pm – 3:30 pm: The Pros & Cons of Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Do All Roads Lead to Chapter 11?

C. Richard Rayburn, Jr., Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A.; Joseph W. Grier, III, Grier Furr & Crisp, P.A.; J. William Porter, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP; Travis W. Moon, Moon Wright & Houston, PLLC; David M. Grogan, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; and Mark S. Jones, The Finley Group




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