Exceptions to Discharge and Defenses to Avoidance Actions

Event Description

Deadline to Register: July 14, 2019

Onsite registration/check-in will begin at 2:00 pm.

We will have two panel presentations:

2:30 - 3:30 First Panel | I Take Exception to Your Discharge: Current Developments in Dischargeability Actions
Ken Edstrom and Karl Johnson will review exceptions to discharge under chapters 7 and 13 and will discuss recent cases relating to exceptions to discharge.


Ken Edstrom, Sapientia Law Group PLLC
Karl Johnson, Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC

3:30 - 4:30 Second Panel | Debtors’ Defenses to Claw Back Claims Under Sections 547, 548, and MUVTA
Mary Sieling, Mark Halvorson, Barbara May, and Kara Casteel will review the elements and defenses for different avoidance actions that may be pursued by a trustee and will provide practical tips for defending avoidance actions.


Kara Casteel, ASK LLP
Mark Halvorson, Halvorson Law Office
Barbara May, Barbara J May Law Firm
Mary Sieling, Manty & Associates PA

This CLE is sponsored by the MSBA's Bankruptcy Section Pro Bono Committee.  Please note that by attending the CLE program, attendees are agreeing to provide future volunteer services.

Following the CLE, please join us for the Pro Bono Volunteer Reception and the presentation of the Raeder Larson Public Service Award. RSVP for the reception HERE.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 275760


Past Pro Bono Volunteers:  Free

Future Pro Bono Volunteers:  Agreement to provide future volunteer services on a piecework basis: e.g. a commitment to handle a Chapter 7 filing pro bono; a commitment to staff the Bankruptcy Advice Clinic for two sessions; or a commitment to be on the panel for letter-writing, and to serve as needed, for one year.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Tram Nguyen via 612-278-6316 or email: tnguyen@mnbars.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Minneapolis, MN United States