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Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser Outlines Current Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Law in Business Law Today


Sept. 14, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser takes a closer look at the most pertinent issues in consumer bankruptcy law today in a recent article for the American Bar Association’s news magazine Business Law Today. In "Current Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Law," he explains that bankruptcy filings in 2021 dropped to its lowest number since 1984 due to the pandemic. However, he writes, "The recent increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve could have an impact on the number of bankruptcy...

Litigation Attorney Jacob VanAusdall Joins Maurice Wutscher in Tennessee


Sept. 12, 2022 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added Tennessee attorney Jacob “Jake” VanAusdall to practice in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups where he will predominantly represent financial institutions. He also has substantial litigation experience representing clients involved in intellectual property, construction, contract, and business disputes. Before joining Maurice Wutscher, he worked for a boutique civil litigation firm in the...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Bankruptcy Appellate Case Law at ABA Business Law Hybrid Section Annual Meeting


Sept. 8, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser, chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, will speak on recent developments in bankruptcy appellate case law during the ABA Business Law Hybrid Section Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 am ET. The meeting will be presented Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C. and also online for those who opt to attend virtually. To register, click here. Alan Hochheiser is a principal at national business and financial services law...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Broker Defamation Suits Over U5 Language


Aug. 30, 2022 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann was quoted in a recent AdvisorHub article about an increase in defamation claims brought by advisors against firms for language they used on the departing advisor's Form U5. Firms must file a U5 notice with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and must report on the form the reason a broker has left. According to AdvisorHub, firms are steering away from hiring brokers who have been reported as "discharged," causing brokers to go through litigation....

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Discuss Preference Actions in Bankruptcy


Aug. 25, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will discuss a bankruptcy trustee's pre-filing obligations under Section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code during a Strafford webinar Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 1 pm ET. This 90-minute CLE course will examine current developments about the trustee's pre-filing due diligence requirements in Section 547(b), which was amended by the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) to subject a trustee’s exercise of preference avoidance powers to two requirements...

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Examine Current Trends in Bankruptcy Litigation


Aug. 23, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will provide an update on the latest trends in bankruptcy litigation and how those trends are impacting financial services companies during an RMAI webinar Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 9 am PT/12 noon ET. Mr. Hochheiser and the webinar panel will discuss the latest bankruptcy filing statistics and projections as well as the status of proof of claim litigation and the request for attorney fees. The panel, which will include a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge and a Chapter 13...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Brent Yarborough to Discuss Safeguards Rule Compliance at ACA Int’l Convention


July 18, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Brent Yarborough will demonstrate how small and medium enterprises can economically undertake the necessary steps to come into compliance with the new requirements of the Safeguards Rule at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 21 in Orlando. Companies engaged in consumer debt collection have until Dec. 9 to align their data protection programs with recent regulatory amendments to the Safeguards Rule. The rule, first promulgated in 2002 under the...
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