Bankruptcy 101

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Course Description

This course was recorded on September 20th, 2017

Many practitioners will eventually find themselves dealing with a client that needs a bankruptcy filing. This class will provide all the fundamentals needed for a practitioner to feel comfortable filing their first chapter 7 bankruptcy case. We will cover all the bankruptcy essential practices and provide a foundation in the Bankruptcy Code for both lawyers and paralegals looking to add to their business. This program will also be useful for those who seek to more fully understand their duties and requirements in relation to a bankruptcy debtor and how the Bankruptcy Code may regulate their business and activities.



  • Theodore J. Piteo
    Theodore J. Piteo hails from the east coast, born in Chicago and raised in Kent, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University Honors College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Science. Today, Ted actively participates in the bankruptcy community both as a Local Rules Committee Member and as a volunteer for the community outreach program CARE. Ted’s practice focuses on Debt Litigation and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for both consumers and small businesses. He has presented CLE classes on Bankruptcy Law and Divorce and is an avid participant in the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section. Ted is admitted to practice in Portland, Oregon and Ohio.

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    1. Meet and counsel with your first bankruptcy client
    2. Review client financial documents and know what is important
    3. Draft your first petition and the Means Test
    4. File your first chapter 7 case and working with ECF
    5. Attend your first Meeting of Creditors
    6. Advise the client on typical post filing actions (like Reaffirmation Agreements and Redemption)
    7. Get your first chapter 7 client’s case discharged
    8. Represent your client in a limited asset case with the Chapter 7 Trustee
    9. Know when the Bankruptcy Automatic Stay applies