Addressing and Dealing with Tax Issues in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy & Alternatives

Event Description

Deadline to Register: February 9, 2017

This program is sponsored by the Consumer Debtor Attorney Subcommittee

Please note this meeting is being held on Monday, February 13 instead of the usual Tuesday, February 14 due to Valentine's Day.

Tax issues are routinely encountered in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases.  This course will touch on:  Addressing tax liens and their priority vs. Judgment liens.  IRS and MN Dept. of Revenue collection activities.   Dischargeability of taxes. Review of noteworthy eight circuit court decisions including the Colsen case and US Supreme Court cases, including the Smith case.


Ken Keate
Mr. Keate graduated from Macalester College, Cum Laude; and the University of Minnesota Law School.  He is one credit short of a Master of Law in Taxation at William Mitchell College of Law. He has previously lectured at one NBI Course, and gave two presentations at the Bankruptcy Institute, and one at the First Amendment Lawyer's Association meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Mr. Keate has litigated in US Tax Court and all Minnesota Courts, US Tax Court, the Eighth Circuit, and US and Minnesota Bankruptcy and District Courts.  Though not credited in the opinion, Keate won the case that allowed Debtors to prioritize child support before that was put into the law; the case that basically forced Minnesota to change its assessment process, and (so far) the leading case on how to partially secured tax, interest and penalty of one year between secured and unsecured portions. Keate lost a case in front of Judge O'Brien, with his decision being cited approvingly in In Re Nobleman.  He also litigated a case in front of former Judge Kishel, which was implicitly overruled by the Eighth Circuit in the Colsen case, but would have been followed in every other circuit to make a decision.

Mike Davey - Moderator
Mike Davey is a Saint Paul area bankruptcy attorney and a shareholder in the law firm Full Circle Law.  He represents consumers throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  He currently serves as chair of the MSBA  Bankruptcy Consumer Debtor Attorney Subcommittee.  His a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.      

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 233866


FREE for everyone!  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

BLN Office Park Bloomington, MN United States