This Week: Join Us at the ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The 23rd annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference takes place this week, from July 14-17, at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. This conference provides a great opportunity to gain insight into our industry. It also offers a forum to discuss current topics and network with knowledgeable colleagues.

On Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., I will be moderating a consumer track panel session entitled, "Many Unhappy Returns - Another Hanging Paragraph Creates a Trap for Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers."

The session's panelists include: Carl D. Aframe (Aframe & Barnhill, P.A.; Worcester, Mass.), Hon. Mildred Caban (U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D.P.R.); San Juan), and Celine E. de la Foscade-Condon (Department of Revenue (D. Mass.); Boston).

Here is a brief overview of the our session's focus:

"When is a tax return not a tax return? Bankruptcy can be very useful when seeking to discharge personal income tax obligations, but if the return has not been filed on time, dischargeability may be in jeopardy. Many courts have addressed this issue and have issued widely divergent views, including the First Circuit’s strict interpretation of what constitutes a tax return as announced by the majority in In re Fahey. This panel will focus on the development of the case law in the First Circuit, the information you must obtain from the taxing authority to determine when a tax return has been filed, what constitutes a return, and strategies to employ in the event that the tax return your client filed is defective and the taxes reported on that return are nondischargeable."
The Mt. Washington resort, located in the White Mountain National Forest, is a beautiful setting for what will prove to be an impressive collection of speakers and sessions.

For more information about the conference, visit the ABI conference website.

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