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RMAI Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss NYC’s New Foreign Language Rules for Collectors


Aug. 10, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss New York City's new foreign language rules for debt collectors during an RMAI webinar today at 11 am ET. The Department of Consumer Affairs has adopted new rules requiring licensed collection agencies to maintain records of consumer language preferences. The rules require debt collectors to disclose whether they provide "language access services."  Debt collectors must also request and record the consumer’s language preference. The rules were adopted on May...

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Give Guidance on Bankruptcy Code’s New Preference Provisions


Aug. 5, 2020 ­— Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy attorney Alan Hochheiser will give guidance on the Bankruptcy Code’s new preference provisions now in place as a result of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 during a webinar on Sept. 1 at 1 pm ET. The SBRA amended Section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, creating new requirements and new defenses that must be considered before commencing preference actions. Mr. Hochheiser will discuss the uncertainty that surrounds what the new elements of Section 547(b) require a trustee to do...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Discusses Recruiting and Trade Secret Cases in AdvisorHub


Aug. 3, 2020 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann is quoted in an AdvisorHub article regarding an investment company seeking a temporary restraining order against a departing advisor. Given a recent uptick in recruiting and trade secret cases, Mr. Hermann explained, brokers “need to be extra cautious as to the information that they’re pulling, anything that they’re keeping, because firms are keeping track. If there’s even the slightest bit of evidence that they were using this working from home to gather client...

Maurice Wutscher Opens Nashville, Tennessee Office


June 29, 2020 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has opened a new office in Nashville. Coleman Braun will manage the firm's Tennessee litigation matters. A principal with Maurice Wutscher, Mr. Braun practices in the firm's Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation, and Insurance Recovery and Advisory groups. He is among Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial, construction,...

Webinar to Examine New York City’s New Debt Collection Rules


June 23, 2020 — New York City’s new debt collection rules will be discussed during a Maurice Wutscher webinar now available on demand. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has adopted new rules requiring debt collectors to provide consumers with language preference disclosures and an affirmative obligation to request and record the consumer’s language preference. Debt collectors will not be required to translate a collection communication. The rules become effective June 27 with a 60-day enforcement grace...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Discuss Business Bankruptcies Under SBRA, CARES Act During June Webinar


June 10, 2020 — With business bankruptcy filings on the increase as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy attorney Alan Hochheiser will give insight into how to protect a client’s business and its creditors during a webinar on June 16 at 12 pm ET. The webinar will be offered again on June 25 at 12 pm ET and on demand. Mr. Hochheiser will give an overview of the Small Business Reorganization Act and discuss the impact of the CARES Act on businesses. He will also review steps to be taken if filing a small...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss OCC’s New ‘Valid-When-Made’ Rule During June 11 Webinar


June 9, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the OCC’s new “valid-when-made” rule during a webinar on June 11 at 3 pm ET. On June 2, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a final rule to clarify "that when a bank transfers a loan, the interest permissible before the transfer continues to be permissible after the transfer" and thus a loan is “valid-when-made.” The rule ensures the terms of a loan remain valid after it is sold or transferred, a key component of the debt...
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