Protecting against bankruptcy's impact in other practice areas

What happens when a bankruptcy issue emerges in your client’s divorce case? Or their personal injury case? What happens to the settlement you have been working toward for months? The Oakland County Bar Association and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association have assembled a panel of experts to address the legal implications of bankruptcy issues in non-bankruptcy cases.

COLLISION COURSE: PROTECTING AGAINST BANKRUPTCY’S IMPACT IN OTHER PRACTICE AREAS takes place on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. at the Ferndale Elks Lodge.

Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly, United States Bankruptcy Court, E. D. of Michigan, will moderate a panel of experts who will discuss a variety of tips, tools and techniques to guide well-seasoned bankruptcy practitioners as well as attorneys who encounter bankruptcy issues in their non-bankruptcy- related practices. These panelists are Michelle H. Bass, Esq., Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Andrea D. Cartwright, Esq., Cartwright Law Firm PLLC; Dean R. Nelson Jr., Esq., The Taunt Law Firm; and David W. Ruskin, Esq., Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Detroit. Topics of discussion will include bankruptcy as it pertains to various lawsuits in the personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, probate and family law arenas, payment of attorneys in divorce cases, and structuring settlement agreements to account for bankruptcy.

Networking will begin at 5:45 p.m. with the presentation following at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Food is sponsored by Border Law PLLC; Clayson Schneider & Miller PC, Kerr Russell & Weber PLC, Page Law PLLC, McDonald Hopkins PLC, Schafer & Weiner PLLC, O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. and Varnum LLP.

Pre-registration is recommended since seating is limited. Pre-registration for this seminar ends May 8, 2019. To register, go to

The Ferndale Elks Lodge is located at 22856 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI?48220.