Bankruptcy for Foreclosure Prevention Advocates
Format: Traditional Live Classroom
Date: Wednesday April 24th, 2013
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Legal Services NYC - Central (40 Worth)
40 Worth 6th floor
New York, New York 10013
Ethics and Professionalism: 0.50
Practice Areas: Consumer/Bankruptcy Law, Foreclosure, Practice Skills, Legal Practice
Both experienced and new attorneys
William Kransdorf Speaker
Director, NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project
Legal Services NYC
Bill Kransdorf worked for several years before finally going to college at the University of Chicago, from which he earned a BA with Honors in History in 1989, and to Harvard Law School, from which he earned a JD in 1992. After law school, Bill practiced poverty law in California at Legal Aid of Marin, near San Francisco. He also worked for the workers’ rights law firm of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, and at the former Legal Aid of Alameda County. He went into private practice as a bankruptcy attorney in 1997, but returned to Legal Aid of Marin in 2000, where he eventually became Director of Legal Services. In 2005, Bill came to Legal Services NYC to head up the new Bankruptcy Assistance Project. That Project employs pro bono attorneys from New York’s top law firms to assist debtors in the preparation of bankruptcy petitions as well as with contested matters in the bankruptcy courts. Bill also teaches the Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic at St. John's Law School, and those students handle cases at the Project as well. The Project has become a national model of pro bono and bankruptcy advocacy. Bill is married with two children.
This training will discuss bankruptcy remedies for debtors facing foreclosure, including the Chapter 13 catch-up plan, the strip-off and loss mitigation. We’ll also do an overview of the bankruptcy process, and discuss indicators for where bankruptcy is worth considering.