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Bankruptcy Billables 4.9.2010 – by Matt Leichter, Esq.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Bankruptcy Billables is an overview of bankruptcy-relevant coverage and discussion from various law-related blogs.

Holding a J.D. and an International Affairs M.A. from Marquette University, Matt Leichter (matt [dot] leichter [at] gmail [dot] com) is an attorney licensed in Wisconsin and New York.  He speaks Japanese and focuses on comparative and international law, as well as international business.

Law Shucks

Point of Law

WSJ Bankruptcy Beat

Above the Law

Credit Slips

Going Concern

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Bankruptcy Man #19: Bankruptcy Man vs Mortgantua – Part 7 – Mortgage Note Request

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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Bankruptcy Man continues his epic battle against the ominous and powerful Mortgantua. Click here for a refresher on ongoing the BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua saga.

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gardnerFor more information on Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamp, go to MaxBankruptcyBootcamp.comClick here to see the ABC News Nightline feature on Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamp.  And click here to see the Wikipedia entry on Max’s eponymous grandfather who served a term as governor of North Carolina from 1929-33.

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For additional information on mortgage and foreclosure, here are a few blog posts:

Bruce Weiner (Rosenberg Musso & Weiner)NYBankruptcyNet (Brooklyn, NY)

Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV)

Eugene Melchionne, Esq.ConsumerBankruptcyTips.com (Waterbury, CT)

Bankruptcy Bill #24: Bankruptcy Song Contest Winner!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

At long last, we’re ready to announce the winner and runner-up of Bankruptcy Bill’s Bankruptcy Song Contest!

Thanks to everyone who submitted an bankruptcy song, to everyone who voted and shared their comments and to illustrator Gideon Kendall for suggesting the cartoon announcement prize idea.

Also thanks to our sponsors for their support of the first-ever (to our knowledge) Bankruptcy Song Contest and for collectively making a donation to the National Consumer Law Center in the amount of $25 for each song submitted (for which we received a nice thank you note from the NCLC’s Executive Director):

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2nd Place

Congratulations also to Arlene Robins of Woodbury, NY for her wonderful submission “BANKRUPTCY WIFE’S LAMENT”. Arlene will receive a t-shirt (or other item from our fabulous catalog of BAPCPA Man and Bankruptcy Bill merchandise on Zazzle.  (Note:  Arlene is the wife of good-humored Long Island bankruptcy attorney Craig Robins, who also has an excellent song entry titled “DEBT-FREE GIRL”.)

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The Bankruptcy Song Submissions

Once again, here are the song entries for Bankruptcy Bill’s Bankruptcy Song Contest:

1.  “AMEND IT MY WAY” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California)

2.  CABARET” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California) (Click song title or scroll down the page to see lyrics.)

3.  “DON’T CRY FOR ME HOUSEHOLD FINANCE” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

4.  “DEBTS IN WRONG PLACES” by Judge Alan S. Trust (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York)

5.  “‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE FILING” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

6.  “PHARAOH OBAMA – LET THE DEBTORS GO” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

7.  “THE BANKRUPTCY ABUSE SONG” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

8.  “DEBT-FREE GIRL” by Craig Robins, Esq. (Woodbury, NY)

9.  “BANKRUPTCY WIFE’S LAMENT” by Arlene Robins (Woodbury, NY)

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BONUS!

And if you just can’t get enough bankruptcy music, CLICK HERE to hear Bankruptcy Lover by Bankruptcy Bill & The Fresh Starts.

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BAPCPA Man #18: BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua – Part 6 – Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamp

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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We check back in with our bankruptcy super hero in his battle to save a homeowner against the ominous and powerful Mortgantua.  Things were looking grim, but perhaps there is hope.  Click here for a refresher on ongoing the BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua saga.

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gardnerFor more information on Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamp, go to MaxBankruptcyBootcamp.comClick here to see the ABC News Nightline feature on Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamp.  And click here to see the Wikipedia entry on Max’s eponymous grandfather who served a term as governor of North Carolina from 1929-33.

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For additional information on mortgage and foreclosure, here are a few blog posts:

Bruce Weiner (Rosenberg Musso & Weiner)NYBankruptcyNet (Brooklyn, NY)

Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV)

Eugene Melchionne, Esq.ConsumerBankruptcyTips.com (Waterbury, CT)


BAPCPA Man #17: BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua #5 – Mortgage Cramdown Fail

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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*In case you missed it, here are the previous BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua cartoons:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

*For additional information on mortgage cramdown, foreclosure and related mortgage and bankruptcy issues, have a look at the following blog posts:

Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV)

Bruce Weiner (Rosenberg Musso & Weiner)NYBankruptcyNet (Brooklyn, NY)

Special thanks to the following bankruptcy attorneys for their help with the technical aspects of the cartoon:

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*WE DO CUSTOMIZED CARTOONSClick here for more info.*

*Get your BAPCPA Man and Mortgantua T-shirts, Mugs, Cards and More!*

*To see more of Gideon Kendall’s work go to www.gideonkendall.com or http://www.gideonkendall.com/blog.  Or order yourself a copy of Dino Petsthe wonderfully illustrated children’s book written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by BAPCPA Man’s favorite illustrator, Gideon Kendall.

Song Contest: Vote for your favorite bankruptcy song!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Bankruptcy Bill’s Bankruptcy Song Contest!
(Click here for rules and prizes.)

THE BANKRUPTCY SONG ENTRIES (click here to see lyrics):

1.  “AMEND IT MY WAY” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California)

2.  CABARET” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California) (Click song title or scroll down the page to see lyrics.)

3.  “DON’T CRY FOR ME HOUSEHOLD FINANCE” by Judge Sheri Bluebond (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

4.  “DEBTS IN WRONG PLACES” by Judge Alan S. Trust (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York)

5.  “‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE FILING” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

6.  “PHARAOH OBAMA – LET THE DEBTORS GO” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

7.  “THE BANKRUPTCY ABUSE SONG” by Mark Sippel, Esq. (Sippel & Carroll PLLC (Kingman, AZ))

8.  “DEBT-FREE GIRL” by Craig Robins, Esq. (Woodbury, NY)

9.  “BANKRUPTCY WIFE’S LAMENT” by Arlene Robins (Woodbury, NY)

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VOTING PROCESS

HOW DO I VOTE? E-mail bill [@] bankruptcybill [.] us with your choice for favorite song.  Feel free to include your second and third choices as well for which points will be awarded. (Update:  The email address has been corrected to “.us” instead of “.com”.  If you sent your vote to “.com,” then it was not received.  We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.)

JUDGING CRITERIA: You’re voting based on the lyrics, not the tune.  But you know what you like, so go with your gut.

VOTING DEADLINE: December 31, 2009 by 12:00 p.m.

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THANKS! Bankruptcy Bill would like to thank the below-listed parties for their support of the first-ever (to our knowledge) Bankruptcy Song Contest and for collectively making a donation to the National Consumer Law Center in the amount of $25 for each song submitted:

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Click image to hear "Bankruptcy Lover" by Bankruptcy Bill & The Fresh Starts, the original country song about corporate bankruptcy!

And now without further ado, here are the songs submitted….

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BAPCPA Man #16 – BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua – Part 4

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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*In case you missed it, here are the previous BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua cartoons:  Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

*For additional information on mortgage cramdown, foreclosure and related mortgage and bankruptcy issues, have a look at the following blog posts:

Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV)

Bruce Weiner (Rosenberg Musso & Weiner)NYBankruptcyNet (Brooklyn, NY)

Special thanks to the following bankruptcy attorneys for their help with the technical aspects of the cartoon:

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Get your BAPCPA Man and Mortgantua T-shirts, Mugs, Cards and More!

*To see more of Gideon Kendall’s work go to www.gideonkendall.com or http://gideonkendall.com/blog.  Or order yourself a copy of Dino Petsthe wonderfully illustrated children’s book written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by BAPCPA Man’s favorite illustrator, Gideon Kendall.

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On sale now: The BAPCPA Man e-Book!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Now you can get your very own CUSTOMIZED e-Book of BAPCPA Man cartoons!

  • Book specs:  20 pages–PDF–11″ width x 8.5″ height; 15 BAPCPA Man cartoons + cover and back page image.
  • Each book customized to include your name/firm name + contact information.
  • Option to include bio(s), photograph(s) and other graphics.
  • Print out as many copies as you want for your clients, yourself or anyone else, and/or…
  • Put them on a CD to give to clients, and/or…
  • Include a link on your website for a downloadable PDF copy, and/or…
  • Use them as slides in a presentation, and/or…
  • Come up with other creative uses to impress your clients and friends!  (See Terms & Limits of use below.)

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How it works:

  1. Send e-mail to bill [/at/] bankruptcybill [/dot/] us to place your order.
  2. Include relevant information in your email (e.g., your name or law firm name, contact info, headshot or link to headshot, etc.)
  3. Make payment to us via PayPal (by clicking here).  (Or e-mail us for a snail mail address to send a check.)
  4. After receiving payment, we will e-mail you your customized copy of the BAPCPA Man e-Book Vol. 1.

Read on to see some sample pages and for pricing information, customization options and more… (more…)

BAPCPA Man #15 – BAPCPA Man vs Mortgantua #3

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Special thanks to the following bankruptcy attorneys for their help with the technical aspects of the cartoon:

For additional information on foreclosure and mortgage issues as they relate to bankruptcy, have a look at the following blog posts:

Bruce Weiner (Rosenberg Musso & Weiner)NYBankruptcyNet (Brooklyn, NY)

Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV)

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Get your BAPCPA Man and Mortgantua T-shirts, Mugs, Cards and More!

*To see more of Gideon Kendall’s work go to www.gideonkendall.com or http://www.gideonkendall.com/blog.  Or order yourself a copy of Dino Petsthe wonderfully illustrated children’s book written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by BAPCPA Man’s favorite illustrator, Gideon Kendall.

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BAPCPA Man #14 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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BM14_thanksgiving_BMLike this cartoon?  Want a customized version for your blog or to use as a greeting card?  We’ll be doing a Christmas/Chanukah holiday cartoon as well.  So get in touch now to place your order if you’d like a customized holiday cartoon image to share with your clients.

E-mail: bill  @  bankruptcybill  .  us

(We’re just getting started with all the creative potential and possibilities.  So stay tuned for more or feel free to contact us to discuss your own ideas.)

In the meanwhile, have a look below at the customized Thanksgiving cartoons we did for the bankruptcy law firms of Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV) and Allmand & Lee (Dallas, TX).

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Get your BAPCPA Man and Mortgantua T-shirts, Mugs, Cards and More!

*To see more of Gideon Kendall’s work go to www.gideonkendall.com or http://gideonkendall.com/blog.  Or order yourself a copy of Dino Petsthe wonderfully illustrated children’s book written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by BAPCPA Man’s favorite illustrator, Gideon Kendall.

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