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2020 Annual Bankruptcy Practice Institute

Practice Area:
Bankruptcy |  Civil Practice & Procedure |  Tax
Audio and Video
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


9:00 – 9:50 AM | Case Law Update & Current Developments 
Speaker: Hon. Brian T. Fenimore
, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri

9:50 – 10:05 AM | Break 

10:05 – 10:55 AM | Stay Violations & Discharge Injunctions – post Taggart
Speaker: Sarah E. Tomlinson
, Law Clerk for Hon. Charles E. Rendlen III, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri

10:55 – 11:45 AM | New Bankruptcy Legislation
Speakers: John C. Reed, 
Pletz & Reed, PC and Daniel J. CasamattaOffice of the United States Trustee, Western District, Kansas City 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 PM | Advocacy Skills
Speakers: Margaret “Meg” Reuter
, Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Field Placement Programs, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City; Sharon L. Stolte, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, Kansas City 

1:50 – 2:40 PM | Chapter 12 Farm Bankruptcy
Speaker: Fredrich Cruse
The Cruse Law Firm, PC 

2:40 – 2:55 PM | Break 

2:55 – 3:45 PM | #MeToo, Bias & Bullying
Speaker: Dana Tippin Cutler, 
James W. Tippin & Associates, Kansas City    

3:45 PM | Adjourn 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias credit or Kansas credit.


Speaker Bio

Daniel J. Casamatta's Profile

Daniel J. Casamatta Related seminars and products

U.S. Trustee's Office, Western Dist. of Missouri

Daniel J. Casamatta, in his 33rd year with the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), is the Acting U.S. Trustee in Region 13 and the Assistant U.S. Trustee in Kansas City. He had previously managed the Grand Rapids office and served as Chief of the USTP's national training center in South Carolina.

Dana Chamin Cutler's Profile

Dana Chamin Cutler Related seminars and products

James W. Tippin & Associates

Dana Tippin Cutler is a partner in her family's law firm, James W. Tippin & Associates. She graduated from UMKC School of Law in 1989 and from Spelman College with a B.A. in 1986. Dana is a Past-President of The Missouri Bar (Sept 2016-Sept 2017). She is a member of the American Bar Association; Jackson County Bar Association; and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. She was recently elected to the Council for the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Dana's practice is concentrated primarily in education law (charter and hybrid schools in Missouri) and defense litigation.

Hon. Brian Fenimore's Profile

Hon. Brian Fenimore Related seminars and products

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri

Before becoming a bankruptcy judge on August 31, 2017, Brian T. Fenimore led the bankruptcy team at Lathrop Gage LLP for more than 20 years, representing debtors, creditors, and many other parties in interest. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988 with a degree in Agricultural Economics, and the University of Michigan Law School in 1990. After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Arthur B. Federman.

John Reed's Profile

John Reed Related seminars and products

Reed Law, P.C.

John Reed is a stockholder in Pletz and Reed, P.C., Jefferson City. He has served on the Bankruptcy Panel of Trustees for the Western District of Missouri since 1992. He is a 2012 recipient of the Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award.

Margaret "Meg" Reuter's Profile

Margaret "Meg" Reuter Related seminars and products

Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Field Placement Programs

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

Meg Reuter is associate clinical professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she runs the field placement program. She previously taught at Indiana University, Brooklyn Law School, and New York Law School. She has co-authored books on experiential curriculum design and conducted empirical research on lawyering skill development.

Sharon Stolte's Profile

Sharon Stolte Related seminars and products

Sandberg Phonix & Von Gontard P.C.

Managing Attorney of the Kansas City office, Sharon Stolte brings more than 25 years of experience in business and commercial litigation. Sharon’s legal practice focuses on bankruptcy. She has represented creditors in all aspects of creditor rights litigation, claim objection litigation, collateral realization, mechanic liens, collections, foreclosures and replevin litigation.

Sarah E. Tomlinson's Profile

Sarah E. Tomlinson Related seminars and products

Law Clerk for Hon. Bonnie L. Clair, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Sarah Tomlinson currently serves as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Bonnie L. Clair, Bankruptcy Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She previously served the Hon. Kathy A. Surratt-States, Chief Judge, and the now-retired Hon. Charles E. “Sketch” Rendlen, III for the same court.

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