Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Fall 2016 - Page 3

CONTENTS Volume 2, No. 3 | Fall 2016 ARTICLES President’s Report................................................................ Washington Update............................................................ The Addicted Lawyer: Silence is Deadly..................................... NACBA and NCLC Seek Rejection of Brunner Test.................. Court Rejects McCoy and Sticks With Beard............................ More About Federal and State Tax Discharge............... Clawback Periods May Extend to Six or Ten Years......... The Importance of Due Dilligence................................... Loan Modification, the $100k Mistake?........................... NACBA and NCLC Enter Fair Credit Reporting Arena.. Countdown of Top 12 Malpractice Mistakes................. A Franchisee Considering Bankruptcy............................ In Memoriam: Ronald L. Leslie.......................................... What is Network NACBA?................................................. When Tax Resolution is Better than Bankruptcy............. NCBRC: Cases in Review.................................................. NACBA Officers Edward Boltz, President Jim Haller, Vice President John Colwell, Secretary Ike Shulman, Treasurer NACBA Directors Carol Colliersmith, Marietta, GA Gene Melchionne, Waterbury, CT Richard “Hal” Nemeth, Cleveland, OH Daniel Press, McLean, VA Pamela Stewart, Houston, TX Tara Twomey, Monterey, CA Director of Events Rachael Hodgen Membership & Marketing Associate Cat Matsuda Digital Communications Associate Chere Williams Advertising Rates & Inquiries NACBA.org/media-kit Executive Director Dan LaBert Contact Phone: 800.499.9040 Fax: 202.331.8535 Email: admin@nacba.org Legislative Director Maureen Thopmson EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, LITIGATE | nacba.org National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Fall 2016 4 6 10 12 14 16 21 30 32 34 35 36 38 40 42 44 The Consumer Bankruptcy Journal is the official publication of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. The quarterly publication showcases consumer bankruptcy related material, Supreme Court updates, profiles of NACBA members and programs, previews of NACBA events, as well as, commentary on topics of interest to bankruptcy attorneys. Consumer Bankruptcy Journal reserves the right to edit for style, length, and continuity. To author an article contact the NACBA Executive Director at dan.labert@nacba.org or a member of the NACBA Board of Directors. CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL 3