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Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions: Points and Counterpoints in the Playbook of

Filing or Defending Against Involuntary Petitions

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, Austin B. Calhoun, Esq. and Brandon C. Meadows, Esq. from the firm of Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. will speak on the topic of Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions.   Listen to their points and counterpoints on the various “tips” for petitioning creditors and tips for alleged debtors. 

 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been applied for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com  to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Founders’ Panel – Then and Now

 

The Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association was born in some controversy 25 years ago.  At the luncheon this month there will be a discussion of the Association’s origins and its changes over the years by those who were there in the beginning.  There are many stories to tell.  The panel will include Judge Rodney May (the initial CFBLA Vice-President), Andy Brumby (the Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the OCBA at the time of the split off/secession and the first CFBLA President) and Frank Wolff (the last full-term Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the OCBA before the split off/secession).  Nicolette Vilmos will moderate though all are invited to participate.  Come join us to talk about the days when giants roamed the earth and the rocks were still warm from creation. 

 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bankruptcy Case Law Update

Bradley Saxton and Andrew Roy will present the Bankruptcy Case Law Update.  We will also be presenting our Fall 2016 Florida A&M College of Law Bankruptcy Book Award to Suzan L. Pruter.

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

 

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Thursday February 16, 2017 – CFBLA Monthly Luncheon

Sports Authority - The Great Debate over Leases and Consignment Goods

Presented by Michele Michaelis

Michele Michaelis, Managing Director at BDO Consulting will be our guest speaker this month and will be discussing the Sports Authority Case.  Ms. Michaelis has almost 20 years of experience in matters relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, business disputes, and forensic investigations. 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com  to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Thursday January 19, 2017 – CFBLA Monthly Luncheon

New Location for January 2017

Surcharge - Presented by Megan Murray and Stephanie Lieb

Megan Murray and Stephanie Lieb will be our guest speakers this month and will be discussing the what, who, when and how regarding Surcharge.     

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Akerman LLP, 420 South Orange Ave, Suite 1200, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line by clicking on the PayPal link below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 – CFBLA Luncheon

Elections and Logo

This year we will have 4 new openings for the CFBLA Board of Directors.  All members except complimentary members (Affiliate Membership and Students) are eligible to run for office and vote.  Please let Noreen know if you are interested in running.

We will also be voting on our new logo and you must be present to cast a vote.

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line via PayPal below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirements.  Please remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Annual CFBLA Holiday Party

 

CFBLA Holiday Party at the offices of Broad and Cassel

 

We will have delicious food, libations (including a specialty drink) and fantastic desserts.  Come and join the fun on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Broad and Cassel, 390 No. Orange Ave., Suite 1400, Orlando.

 

We have arranged an evening of holiday music by Harpist Catherine Way and delicious food created by Chef Raul.  We are super excited about our menu which is provided by Foodie Catering, and for all of you who have been to any of our events, you know the food is great!  CLICK HERE FOR THE INVITATION!

 

There is no charge for Members, and Guests and Non-Members are $25.00.  You can pay at the door or via PayPal below.    Please RSVP to Noreen, at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Meet the Law Clerks

 

Come have lunch with our Bankruptcy Law Clerks, Jeanne Kraft, Stephanie Villalobos, Nick Abbattista, Timothy Fox, and Danielle Merola and get to know our Law Clerks while joining in the discussion on the Local Rules of the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court.

 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line via the link below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let Noreen know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 – CFBLA Fall Festival

 

Come and enjoy CFBLA’s Fall Festival at Mead Botanical Garden from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm.  Share an afternoon of fun with the entire family – an afternoon of great food, with a DJ, Psychic Reader, Bounce House (sponsored by Ewald Auctions), Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Jenga, Life-Size Connect Four and much more.  Explore the nature walks and butterfly garden while getting to know other CFBLA members and colleagues.  

 

Please RSVP to Noreen at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com and let me know how many adults and children will be in your party.

CLICK HERE for the invitation and more information!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Finance, Economics, and Bankruptcy – Lessons Learned

Presented by Henry D. Haddock

 

Henry D. Haddock will be our guest speaker.  Mr. Haddock is the President of CRE Solutions & Analytics, LLC.  Mr. Haddock is a former Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Banking and Finance Executive and Licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 30 years of broad-based CRE experience.   

 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE Ethics credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Appreciation Luncheon

CFBLA and it’s members would like to treat our amazing Bankruptcy Clerks and Support Staff of the Judicial Chambers, Clerk’s Office and U.S. Trustee’s Office to a luncheon at the Citrus Club and spend some time showing them how much we appreciate all they do. 

Our lunch will begin at noon on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Citrus Club, 255 South Orange Ave., 18th Floor.  Complimentary roundtrip transportation from the Bankruptcy Court will be provided by O-Cartz.  The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  Honorees are Gratis.  You can pay on line through PayPal below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Sunday, September 11, 2016 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat.  For more details, please CLICK HERE for the invitation.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inclusive Communication

Presented by Rachel Luce-Hitt

Rachel Luce-Hitt will be our guest speaker.  Ms. Luce-Hitt is the Coordinator of Educational/Training Programs at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Central Florida.  She will be speaking on Inclusive Communication and will identify some common mistakes made when communicating about age, class, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, language, looks, race, religion, and sexual orientation.  She will also highlight words, phrases, and behaviors that can enhance the process of communicating across various dimensions of difference. 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE Ethics credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirementsSpace is limited, so those who have not made a reservation will be accommodated on a space available basis only.  Please remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Ed Foster

Capturing Unicorns, Collecting Judgment in Florida

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirements.  

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