--- bankruptcy / debtor / creditor
--- course production date: 2/19/2018
--- presented by JAY BENJAMIN FELDMAN

Whether you represent debtors or creditors, it is crucial to understand when a debt could be deemed nondischargeable in bankruptcy. Likewise, bankruptcy attorneys in Chapter 7 cases need to know if the debtor might be denied his or her discharge. Furthermore, bankruptcy practitioners need to be familiar with the key defenses to nondischargeability claims. This seminar will provide the basics of what bankruptcy attorneys must know to effectively litigate nondischargeability claims in the Bankruptcy Court.

Key course points are:

• Ability to identify key issues that could impact the debtor receives a discharge.
• Ability to identify whether a creditor's debt may be nondischargeable.
• Learn the substantive elements of key sections of 727(a) and 523(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.
• Ability to recognize and analyze key defenses to a nondischargeability claim.
• Practical strategy tips on litigating nondischargeability claims.

--- presented by JAY BENJAMIN FELDMAN

Jay B. Feldman devotes his practice to the areas of bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and civil litigation. He is an experienced MCLE lecturer. Mr. Feldman is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and State of New York and multiple federal courts. Mr. Feldman received his juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts degree, High Honors, from Rutgers University.

After graduating law school, Mr. Feldman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves (retired) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. He then practiced bankruptcy and civil litigation law for several years at large firms prior to joining Hulse & Wynter, LLC in March of 2017. Mr. Feldman has representing parties in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. He has also an experienced bankruptcy litigator in nondischargeability actions, fraudulent transfers cases, and preference actions.

During his legal career, Mr. Feldman has represented a wide variety of individual and business clients, including debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, banks, credit unions, mortgage servicers, trustees, estates, receivers, real estate investors, purchasers of distressed assets, commercial landlords, municipalities, attorneys, accounting firms, engineering firms, home improvement contractors, and labor unions.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Burlington County Bar Association, including its Civil Practice, General Equity, and Debtor/Creditor/Bankruptcy Committees. Mr. Feldman previously served as Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s District III-B (Burlington County) Fee Arbitration Committee. He is also active in his community.

Mr. Feldman was selected to the 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists.