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Webinar: Consumer Bankruptcy: Compliance, Cramdowns & More
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Bankruptcies can be expensive and time-consuming. Do you know the dos and don’ts and your rights as a lender? Attend this webinar to get the lowdown on consumer bankruptcies, including cost-effective options to better enforce your rights.


  • Determine when to file a proof of claim
  • Identify the appropriate time to repossess and foreclose on collateral
  • Know when a cramdown is permitted
  • Properly complete a reaffirmation agreement
  • Understand what can be done after the debtor is discharged
  • Ascertain when debtor can voluntarily agree to pay their lenders


The number of consumer bankruptcies continues to increase. For a lender, the consumer bankruptcy process is complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. Many lenders waste time and money handling bankruptcies because they don’t understand the available options. This webinar will explain the actions that must be taken to protect your financial institution’s interests, and the actions that are prohibited. You’ll also learn cost-effective options to better enforce your rights in consumer bankruptcies. Although this program will focus on the basics, it will also address more advanced bankruptcy concepts such as fraudulent transfers, preference payments, cramdowns, and reaffirmation agreements.


This informative session will benefit loan officers, loan operations personnel, credit administration staff, collectors, attorneys, managers, and others involved in the bankruptcy process.


  • Links to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court site to obtain online forms
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz

SPEAKER:  Elizabeth Fast, Spencer Fane LLP

Elizabeth Fast is a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP where she specializes in the representation of financial institutions. Elizabeth is the head of the firm’s training division. She received her law degree from the University of Kansas and her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University. In addition, she has a Master of Business Administration degree and she is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Spencer Fane, she was General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of a $9 billion bank with more than 130 branches, where she managed all legal, regulatory, and compliance functions. She is a member of the Missouri State Banking Board by appointment of the Governor.