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The Rights and Obligations of a Creditor in Bankruptcy, Part II: Demystifying the Automatic Stay

WEBINAR: Paul Hammer presented a webinar on Monday, September 16, 2019, on creditors' rights and obligations, with a focus on the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings. The webinar was produced by the National Association of Credit Management.

About the Webinar

In this difficult and ever-evolving economic climate, it is more important than ever for creditors to know the basics of bankruptcy law and what to look for in protecting their interests and rights. This course is the second of a two-part series covering key components to the bankruptcy process.

Topics discussed include:

  • Bankruptcy Automatic Stay – what is it?
  • How is the Stay violated?
  • What are the exceptions to the Stay?
  • What can a creditor do within the bankruptcy case to get relief from the Stay?
  • Tips for creditors to avoid violating the Stay and how a creditor can avoid violating it

About the Speaker

Paul Hammer, Esq., is a senior attorney at Kane Russell Coleman Logan, in the firm's nationally ranked Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He lived and practiced abroad for nearly a decade, with a heavy emphasis on Latin America and Puerto Rico, and is fully bilingual. His expertise includes having provided outside general counsel to an international oil and gas company.

Paul has litigated numerous high stakes matters in the areas of trademark infringement, collections, contractual disputes and bankruptcy adversary proceedings, winning trials and preliminary injunction hearings. On the insolvency side, he has represented debtors, lenders, lessors, trustees, creditor committees, investors, and other constituencies in distressed situations in an array of transactions, work-outs and litigation, including PROMESA, the largest restructuring in history.

Paul has been recognized by clients and peers alike for excellence. He is endorsed by Primerus, a leading global network of law firms. He is also ranked by Best Lawyers® and was a national finalist for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Top 40 Under 40. Additionally, in 2016, he was inducted into Caribbean Business’s Top 40 Under 40. Paul is proud to be a sought-after speaker  and his pro-bono work and his community are his passions.