Chair: Melanie Finkel, The Law Office of Melanie F. Finkel, White Plains, NY
Panel: James K. Landau, Member, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, NY, NY
Melanie Finkel, The Law Office of Melanie F. Finkel, White Plains, NY
Jocelyn Nager, Manging Partner, Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager, P.C., New York, NY
Benjamin Y. Kaufman, Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, New York, NY
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration (outside meeting room)
9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
1. LAYING THE GROUNDWORK
A. The Beginning of the End of the Case – An Overview on
B. You Weren’t Paid – Now What?
1. Evaluating a case
2. Evaluating collection potential
3. Managing client expectations
9:25 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
2. PRACTICAL AND PROCEDURAL ASPECTS OF JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT
A. Property subject to judgment enforcement
B. Priorities and lien docketing
C. Personal property exemptions
D. Real property exemptions
E. Where to commence an enforcement proceeding
F. Restraining notices
G. Subpoenas duces tecum and ad testificandum
H. Payment or delivery of judgment debtor property
I. Installment payment order
J. Payment of debts owed to judgment debtor
L. Pre-entry enforcement
11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
3. PRACTICAL AND PROCEDURAL ASPECTS OF JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT (continued)
N. Income execution
O. Levy, sale, and distribution of personal property
P. Levy and sale of real property
Q. Proceedings to determine adverse claims
R. Protective orders
12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4. ETHICAL ISSUES
A. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
B. Fair Credit Reporting Act
C. New York Fair Debt Collection issues
D. Consumer debt collection issues
1. Unrepresented debtors
2. Miscellaneous CPLR provisions
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
5. PROBLEM AREAS
A. Limited partnerships
B. Closely held corporation
C. Spousal relationships
D. Family limited partnership
E. Professional practices
F. Competing creditors
G. Assets the sheriff might not wan
3:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6. THE DEBTOR’S PERSPECTIVE
A. Knowing your rights
B. Settling or bankruptcy – which is best?
4:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT