Monday September 26 at 8:00 PM on WFMZ-TV 69, Christopher Naughton’s Law Journal celebrates its 15th year with the program “Windows Closing! The New Bankruptcy Bills Are Now!” with debtors’ attorneys Eric Leinbach, New Jersey Bar Bankruptcy Chair Barry Frost of Teich Groh, and creditor’s counsel Timothy Duggan of Stark & Stark. Joining the discussion is Nathalie Martin, Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law and resident scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute. The program examines how new bankruptcy laws taking effect on October 17, 2005 will not only affect those in debt–including survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita–but the bankruptcy practitioner as well.
In addition to requiring extensive paperwork and mandated credit counseling for bankruptcy petitioners, the law also limits the protections of homeowners who have refinanced their homes, and broadens the definition of “non-dischargeable” debts to include monies owed to “governmental units.”
You can read more about Monday’s program here.