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Firm Profile: Biography and Awards

I have decided to take down my website soon as I scale back my practice. I thought I would post some of the pages of the website to my blog Practice Areas Commercial Bankruptcy Consumer Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Foreclosures; Bankruptcy Probate Wills Admitted: 1980, Florida; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Law School: University of Virginia, J.D. (Order of the Coif, top 10% of class) College: Emory University, B.A., 1976 (Phi Beta Kappa); St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University Member: Broward County Bar Association (Chairman, Bankruptcy Section) The Florida Bar Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Biography: Born: Youngstown, Ohio Speaker: Seminars on the New Bankruptcy Law have included: Florida Bar Convention-Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corp.: Know the M and M’s of the Reform Act (twice in 2006) Broward County Bar Association Quadrennial Convention: (2009) Lorman…
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Jeffrey Solomon Seminar Speaker at Broward County Bar

Jeffrey Solomon will be a speaker at the Broward County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section on Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law on November 19, 2014. Jeffrey Solomon previously served as Section Chair of the Bankruptcy Section and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar. Jeffrey Solomon will be speaking with Ashley Dillman Bruce, former law clerk to Judge Raymond Ray.

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Florida Chapter 7 Lien Strip Alive and Well (For now)

I attended the November 8 Bankruptcy View from the Bench Seminar.  All of the bankruptcy judges from the Southern District of Florida attended as well as a few other judges from elsewhere in Florida.  They provided their annual update and comments on important court cases during the past year. One of the issues discussed was the pending litigation in the GMAC v McNeal case on the stripping off of a wholly unsecured second mortgage in Chapter 7.   Bottom line, the current status of McNeal  provides binding authority for Florida bankruptcies that would permit the elimination of entirely unsecured second mortgages in Chapter 7, but this binding authority might not last long.  Now may be the only time to strip off second mortgages in chapter 7.  If you want to get confused, keep reading the next paragraph. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision was previously unpublished, non-binding,  but became published so is…
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