Live CLE Seminar
Bankruptcy Hot Topics:
Pressing Issues in Chapters 7 & 13 Cases
September 25, 2012 • Minneapolis, MN
This course has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
This CLE will be a rapid fire discussion on some of the most common issues bankruptcy attorneys face today. Hot topics like the Means Test and the removal of second mortgages along with auto loans and taxes will all be covered in a practical and "best practices" format including sample motions, intake forms and other practice specific forms.
- Judicial Estoppel
- Stern v. Marshall
- Disallowed Mortgage Claims
- Means Testing
- 523(a)(5) and (15) claims
- Chapter 20s
- Client Intake
- Ride through
- Student Loans
Attorney Jeanine L. Johnson
Meyer & Njus P.A. – Minneapolis, MN
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy - Debtor/Creditor
Business and Commercial Law
Family Law - Divorce/Child Custody and Support
Guardianship/Conservatorship/Special Needs Trusts
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2007
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal Court, 2008
University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Juris Doctor, 2006
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Special Education, 1998
Professional Associations and Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Diversity Task Force, 2009-2011
Minority Bar Summit, 2009-2011
Federal Bar Association - Minnesota Chapter
Board of Directors, 2010-Present
Diversity Committee, 2008-Present
Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
MAIBA Chair Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee, 2010-2011
Hennepin County Bar Association
Court-Appointed Guardianship/Conservatorship Attorney Panel, 2011-Present
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Mentor Program, 2006-Present
Indian Law Presenter, 2007-Present
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Bankruptcy Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008-2010
Housing Court Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008-2010
Classes and Seminars
Speaker, 2011 Bankruptcy Institute, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, September 12, 2011
Speaker, 2011 Indian Law Conference, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, March 4, 2011
Federal Indian Tribe and Birth Information
Enrolled Member, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, North Dakota
September 18, 1975, Valentine, Nebraska
Attorney Jeffrey Bruzek
Bruzek Law Office – Minneapolis, MN
Admitted to Minnesota Bar - 2002
Admitted to United States District Court for District of Minnesota - 2002
Minnesota State Bar Association Member 2002 - present
Pro Bono services provided for Volunteer Lawyers Network 2005-current
William Mitchell College of Law. St. Paul, MN. 1999-2002
Juris Doctor Degree awarded May of 2002
C. Donald Tallard and Elvira Erickson Scholarship 1999-2000, 2002
William E. McGee Civil Rights Moot Court National Competition Participant - 2002
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence awarded May of 2002
Completed six month internship with the Office of the Federal Public Defender
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Minneapolis, MN. 1996-1999
B.A. Degree conferred March 1999
Major - Sociology, Proficiency - Spanish Communications
Trepanier & MacGillis P.A. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Associate Attorney. Oct. 2006-Mar. 2008.
Personally represented hundreds of debtors, business owners, and businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Prepared various memoranda for motion practice in Bankruptcy Court, including defense of motions to dismiss brought by trustees and creditors. Completed two-day trial of patent dispute in bankruptcy court. Defended debtor in litigation between debtor and Fortune 100 software company. Defended various business owners in disputes in state court, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraud cases. Completed two-day unlawful detainer trial. Assisted partners in the drafting of all forms of pleadings and discovery in employment law and business litigation matters. Assisted partners in the formation of various legal entities, including Minnesota limited liability companies.
Prescott & Pearson, P.A. New Brighton, Minnesota. Associate Attorney. Nov. 2002 – Oct. 2006.
Provided innovative, creative, and sensible representation on behalf of thousands of debtors while addressing their insolvency issues during the planning and filing stages of their personal or small business Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. As firm's sole litigator, completed all steps of motion practice and litigation, from complaint through trial in Federal Court. Current litigation includes an international shipping transaction dispute and application of the homestead changes brought by the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005. Daily interaction with clients, court personnel, and creditors.
The Affiliates and The Esquire Group. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aug. 2002 - Nov. 2002.
Completed contract work for temporary legal employment agencies. Tasks performed include document review, document coding, and basic office duties for large-scale complex litigation. Location of projects included Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P., Brown & Carlson, P.A., Thompson Coe L.L.P., and Robbins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Michael C. Black Law Office Ltd. St. Paul, Minnesota. Law Clerk. April 2001-May 2002.
Completed research and discovery in the areas of family law, business litigation, bankruptcy, probate, and property law. Drafted motions, complaints, memoranda of law, and affidavits that were submitted to various local courts. Interacted with clients on a daily basis.
William K. Sjostrom, Adjunct Professor of Law. St. Paul, Minnesota. Research Assistant. Nov. 2000-Sept. 2001.
Researched securities issues and assisted professor in drafting, Going Through an Internet Direct Public Offering: A Sensible Option for Small Companies, 53 Fla.L.Rev. 529(2001).
Project Remand, Inc. St. Paul, Minnesota. District Court Counselor. June 1998-May 2000.
Provided case management services for local pretrial agency. Supervised clients that were conditionally released by the court prior to trial and clients that participated in the first-time offenders diversion program. Duties included daily court appearances, client interviews for intake into agency's programs, and supervision of all mono-lingual Spanish-speaking clients.
Areas of Practice
- Consumer Bankruptcy
- Business Bankruptcy
- Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters
- Business Law and Litigation
- Alternatives to Bankruptcy
- Creditor Rights
Total CLE Credit Hours:
Minnesota CLE credits are pending approval.
Credit & Programming Satisfaction Guarantee
01:15 PM – 04:30 PM
The Westin Minneapolis Hotel
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1114
Young Lawyers, with under four (4) years acceptance to the Bar, may use coupon code YL25
to receive a $25 discount when checking out.
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