Bankruptcy for Creditors Workshop

on "September 11, 2020 9:37 am"

Join attorneys from Watanabe Ing LLP for this online learning event.


Registration Deadline: October 6

register here

Join us for a high-level overview of bankruptcy for creditors, addressing two basic issues:

  1.  how bankruptcy provides a debtor with “breathing room” through the automatic stay; and
  2.  how bankruptcy gives a debtor the chance for a “fresh start” through either reorganization or liquidation.

Part 1 will discuss the prohibitions the automatic stay imposes on creditors with particular emphasis on common pitfalls and how to avoid them. We will explore topics such as when and how to send periodic statements without violating the automatic stay.

Part 2 will cover the two types of consumer bankruptcy, Chapter 7 (liquidation) and Chapter 13 (reorganization) and will provide a guide to navigating each type from the perspective of both a secured and unsecured creditor. Part 2 will include discussion of when and how to file a proof of claim, determining how your secured claim will be treated, and when to seek relief from the automatic stay. This workshop will take some of the mystery out of bankruptcy by providing operational staff with the tools to evaluate common bankruptcy issues and to identify more complex ones that may require additional assistance.



Jonathan Lai is the Managing Partner of Watanabe Ing LLP and also heads the Creditors’ Rights Group, a practice group within the firm devoted to providing “one-stop shop” legal services for financial institutions. Jonathan has broad experience representing lenders in a wide variety of scenarios, including consumer and commercial loan documentation, advising and consulting on financial regulatory compliance issues, complex commercial loan structuring, troubled debt workouts and restructuring, consumer and commercial collections, foreclosures, the protection of creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and lender liability claims. 





Tom Yee is a partner with Watanabe Ing LLP and a member of the Creditors’ Rights Group, specializing in representing creditors in a wide variety of bankruptcy-related situations, including, protecting security rights in real and personal property, defending against debtor claims for alleged automatic stay violations, and negotiating preference payment avoidance claims in national Chapter 11 bankruptcies.