Bankruptcy's impact explored


The Oakland County Bar Association and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association assembled a panel of experts to address the legal implications of bankruptcy issues in non-bankruptcy cases.  “Collision Course: Protecting Against Bankruptcy’s Impact in Other Practice Areas” took place Thursday, May 9, at the Ferndale Elks Lodge.  U.S Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly (center), Eastern District  of Michigan, moderated a panel of experts who discussed a variety of tips, tools, and techniques to guide well-seasoned bankruptcy practitioners as well as attorneys who encounter bankruptcy issues in their non-bankruptcy-related practices. The panelists included (left to right) David Ruskin, Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Detroit; Michelle Bass, Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Andrea Cartwright, Cartwright Law Firm PLLC; and Dean R. Nelson Jr., The Taunt Law Firm.  Topics of discussion included bankruptcy as it pertains to various lawsuits in the personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, probate and family law arenas, payment of attorneys in divorce cases, and structuring settlement agreements to account for bankruptcy.

– Photo by John Meiu