Attorney Diana Santos Johnson is attending the 2023 Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute 49th Annual Seminar held this year at The Whitley Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead) in Atlanta from March 22-24.
On March 23, Diana is participating in two presentations, "The Holy Grail: Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Discharge Issues" and "Living Life in a Real Estate Bubble."
The Holy Grail: Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Discharge Issues
The discharge is why your client filed bankruptcy. With caseloads down, scrutiny and litigation are likely to increase. How do you defend your client in Section 727 or Section 523 actions? Don’t forget about the taxman! How do you ensure that stale income taxes are actually discharged? This addresses recent developments in the world of discharges so your client obtains a fresh start!
SPEAKERS: Judge Jeffery Cavender & Diana Santos Johnson
Living Life in a Real Estate Bubble
Increasing house values will make you think twice before filing a case. Your client’s residence is likely the largest and most valuable asset. But what is a house really worth? Do you look at the county tax value, Zillow or something else? Can Chapter 13 plan payments pay for the real estate appraisal? Is the value so high that your client can’t afford the Chapter 13 plan payment, but there’s too much equity to file a Chapter 7? Will a Chapter 13 step plan provision make the case more feasible? Should your client just wait for the real estate bubble to burst? This panel will discuss ways to handle cases while we’re living in a bubble.
SPEAKERS: Diana Santos Johnson & Rion Vaughan
About The Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (SBLI)
The Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (SBLI) is a nonprofit corporation organized in 1974 for the primary purpose of presenting an annual seminar on bankruptcy law and rules. Faculty members are selected from the most capable and well-known bankruptcy experts nationwide, including Judges, trustees, professors, and practicing attorneys. Nationally recognized, the seminar attracts more than 500 attorneys from the Southeast and across the country. For more information, visit www.sbli-inc.org.