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2017 Annual Bankruptcy Update CLE
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This seminar will focus on the very issues that bankruptcy practitioners will face today in their practices, and provide helpful information and tips to assist with the navigation of issues affecting the region.  This year’s seminar will provide a mix of topics intended to provide bankruptcy practitioners and professionals with practical information regarding practice in Montana and in-depth discussions of topics of which every bankruptcy practitioner should be knowledgeable.

8/17/2017 to 8/18/2017
When: August 17-18, 2017
12:30 PM
Where: Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Boulevard
Helena, Montana  59601
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara

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2017 Annual Bankruptcy Update CLE 

-Approved for 10.25 (including 2.0 ethics) Montana CLE credits.

-Pending approval in ID, WY, ND


Who are the speakers?

·Chief Hon. Terry L. Myers, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho

·Hon. Frederick P. Corbit, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern

    District of Washington

·Hon. Jim Haines, (Retired) United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Maine

·Hon. Benjamin Hursh, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana

·Tammie Chenowith, Montana Department of Revenue, Helena

·Gary Deschenes, Esq., Deschenes & Associates Law Offices, Great Falls

·Robert Drummond, Esq., Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Montana, Great Falls

·Victoria Francis, Esq., US Attorneys Office, Missoula

·Sam Frederick, Esq., Crowley Fleck PLLP, Bozeman

·John Grant, Esq., Jackson, Murdo, & Grant, PC, Helena

·Marcie Gohn, Montana Department of Revenue, Helena

·Malcolm Goodrich, Esq., Goodrich & Reely, PLLC, Billings

·Kelli Harrington, Law Clerk, US Federal Courts, Butte

·Keith Jones, US Attorneys Office, Helena

·Michael Lawlor, Esq., Goodrich & Reely, PLLC, Missoula

·John Munding, Esq., Crumb & Munding, PS, Spokane, WA

·Joseph Nevin, Esq., Montana Department of Revenue, Helena

·Hao Ni, Esq., Ni, Wang, & Massand, PLLC, Dallas, TX

·Andy Patten, Esq., Patten, Peterman, Bekkedalh, & Green, PLLC, Billings

·Shane Reely, Esq., Goodrich & Reely, PLLC, Billings

·William Rule, Esq., Senior Economist AO of US Courts, Reston, VA

·Dick Samson, Esq., Christian, Samson, & Jones, PLLC, Missoula

·Aaron York, Esq., US Trustees Office, Great Falls



Thursday, 17th.


Registration & Welcoming Remarks


Montana Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service: Trends and Bankruptcy Issues

Keith Jones, Victoria Francis, Joseph Nevin, Tammie Chenowith, & Marci Gohn


Stay in Your Lane: New Local Rules Update—Ethics

Kelli Harrington, Dick Samson, Gary Deschenes, & John Grant




Chapter 13 Plan Issues and Best Practices in Chapter 13 Cases

Bob Drummond


United States Trustees Office Hot Topics and Best Practices—Ethics

Aaron York

5:30-9:00 Reception at Montana Club

Friday, 18th.


Welcoming Remarks


Case Law Update

Hon. Jim Haines


Judges Panel

Hon. Frederick Corbit, Hon. Jim Haines, Hon. Benjamin Hursh, & Hon. Terry Myers




History of Bankruptcy

Hon. Frederick P. Corbit


Bankruptcy Filing Trends

William Rule


Bankruptcy Section Business Meeting/Luncheon


Fraudulent Transfer and Preference Litigation

John Munding


Intellectual Property Terms & Concepts Every Bankruptcy Lawyer Should Know

Sam Frederick


Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy

Hao Ni




Liquor License Issues and Bankruptcy

Shane Reely & Michael Lawlor


Chapter 12 Nuts and Bolts

Malcolm Goodrich, Andy Patten, Gary Deschenes, & William D. Lamdin, III

Where is it?

The seminar is at the Great Northern Hotel, 835 Great Northern Blvd., Helena, MT, 59601.  Rooms have been blocked; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE July 17, 2017 to get the discount price of $140 + tax. You may call the hotel at 406-457-5500 and reference State Bar of Montana. 

Will I receive a copy of the course materials?

An electronic copy of the course materials and a thumb drive loaded with the course materials are included in the price of the event registration.  A downloadable link to the course materials will be sent via email by August 14, 2017. If you would like a printed copy of the materials, please print them and bring the copy with you.

Registration and Pricing

PRICE A          for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                          other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B          for attorneys practicing under five years and

                          members of the State Bar Paralegal Section.


                                              Price A           Price B

Paid before July 21:                  $385             $360

Paid after July 21:                    $410             $385

First Time Registrants: 50% off.

Use promo code: 50COUPON2017

Optional Reception/dinner:  $40.00/Person


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar. Upon cancellation, materials will be provided after the seminar, subject to availability. Cancellations or substitutions may be made in writing or by calling 406-447-2206.