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

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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 filings. Borrowers who have adjustable rates will see their monthly payments increase. This effect, coupled with rising prices and supply chain issues, may cause consumers to look to bankruptcy to reorganize or seek a fresh start.”

Mr. Hochheiser also discusses the impacts of the Small Business Reorganization Act and the Paycheck Protection Program on commercial filings and sums up recent case law activity regarding automatic stay violations, Chapter 13 dismissals, and itemizations in proofs of claim.

Alan Hochheiser is a principal at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, where he advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. Mr. Hochheiser chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He has been named to ALM’s list of Cleveland’s Top-Rated Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Present Chapter 13 Basics in ABA Webinar

Dec. 29, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Alan C. Hochheiser will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar Jan. 10, at noon, “The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 13 & Practice Points.”

Panelists will discuss the basics of chapter 13 and present a hypothetical chapter 13 case during the webinar.

The webinar is part of a series on consumer bankruptcy being presented by the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Business Law Section.

For more information, click here.

Alan Hochheiser to Speak on New Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Rules in ABA Webinar 

Nov. 8, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Alan C. Hochheiser will be among a panel of speakers presenting an ABA webinar Nov. 15 at noon, “The New Chapter 13 Plan: What Debtors and Creditors Need to Know.”

On Dec. 1, significant amendments to the Bankruptcy Code and Rules pertaining to the filing of proof of claims and the national Chapter 13 Plan go into effect. The amendments are critical to a chapter 13 debtor or creditor practice. Panelists will discuss the changes, what businesses must do to comply with the amendments and best practices.

The webinar is being presented by the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. For more information, click here.