Featured Speaking Engagements and Publications

Steven L. Rayman

  • Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering Committee, “If You Were the Judge, What Would You Decide?" Thompsonville,  Michigan - 2015
  • Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering Committee, “If You Were the Judge, What Would You Decide?" Harbor Springs, Michigan - 2014
  • Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering Committee, “Bankruptcy Boot Camp”, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 2013
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Representing Clients in Chapter 7 Proceedings – What the Hell Do I Do Now?”, Plymouth, Michigan – 2011
  •  American Bankruptcy Institute, “Protection of Retirement and Business Assets in Consumers Cases: Interests in Trust, Inherited Assets, Annuities, LLC and Corporate Issues, LaQuinta, California – 2009
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, “Practical Strategies to Maximize the Debtor Ability to Get a Discharge in Chapter 13”, Washington, DC – 2009
  •  American Bankruptcy Institute, “Means Testing and Payment of Secured Debts on “Luxury” Items – In Re Carleton and the Tirade Over the Excalade”, Acme, Michigan – 2007
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Creditors’ Rights 2006”, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2006
  • Lorman Education Services, “Collection Techniques and Law”, Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2006
  • Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, “Bankruptcy Issues – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2005
  • NBI, Inc., “Aligning Your Practice with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005”, Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2005
  • Lorman Education Services, “Collection Techniques and Law”, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2005
  • NBI, Inc., “Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Michigan”, Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2004
  • Rayman, Steven L. “Standing to Pursue Avoidance Actions in Chapter 13: ‘Who’s on First? Trustee’s On Second?,’” NACTT Quarterly, Autumn 14, No. 1, 2001.
  • Rayman, Steven L. “ §506(c) - Manna from Heaven,” Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter, Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, November, 2, No. 3, 1989.

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  • Hosted and spoke at a brief seminar on the interrelationship between family law and the bankruptcy courts for the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Family Law Section (October 2012)
  • Protection of Retirement and Business Assets in Consumer Cases: Interest in Trusts, Inherited Assets, Annuities, LLC and Corporate Interests, with  materials entitled “The Debtor’s LLC Interest in Bankruptcy - What Did the Trustee Get Herself Into?”  23rd Annual Winter Leadership Conference for the American Bankruptcy Institute (December 2011)
  • Spoke at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar regarding Michigan’s Judgment Lien Statute, MCL § 600.2801 (October 2005)
  • In October of 2005, I hosted and was the speaker for a seminar on the changes to the Bankruptcy Code for the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section (October 2005)

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