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Tuesday, April 6, 2021



This webinar has been approved for specialization credit by the North Carolina State Bar

Total CLE Credit: 5.5 Hours (4.0 General, 1.0 Technology, and 0.5 Ethics)

Zoom instructions will be sent in the confirmation email and distributed with course materials 24 hours prior to the program.


8:45 – 8:55 am:                Welcome and Announcements

8:55 – 9:25 am:                A View from the Bench, Chief Judge Laura T. Beyer, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of North Carolina; Judge J. Craig Whitley, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of North Carolina (0.5 Ethics)

9:25 – 9:30 am:                Break

9:30 – 10:30 am:              An Update on Charlotte’s Center City and an Outlook for the Future – Any Implications for the Bankruptcy Practitioner? Michael Smith, President and CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners

10:30 – 10:35 am:            Break

10:35 – 11:35 am:            Subchapter V Small Business Reorganization Update, Judge Benjamin A. Kahn, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of North Carolina; Judge A. Thomas Small, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of North Carolina (retired); Shelley K. Abel, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Western District of North Carolina

11:35 – 11:40 am:            Break

11:40 am – 12:40 pm:     Bankruptcy Court Technology Capabilities and Practical and Effective Use of Courtroom Technology, Tim Lamb, Courtroom Technology Administrator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina; Garland Cassada and Jonathan Krisko, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. (1.0 Technology)

12:40 – 1:15 pm:              Lunch Break


Afternoon Breakout Room Choices:


Consumer Track

1:15 – 2:00 pm:                When Two Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Taxes, Ronald D. Williams, II Esq. Asst. Attorney General, N.C. Department of Justice; Thomas O. Robbins, Esq., Manager, Bankruptcy Unit, N.C. Department of Revenue; Steven B. Brown, Asst. Manager, Bankruptcy Unit, N.C. Department of Revenue

2:00 – 2:05 pm:                Break

2:05 – 2:50 pm                 Case Studies and Updates: Bankruptcy and Family Law, Heather Culp and Lauren Lewis, Essex Richards P.A.

2:55 – 3:25 pm                 Chapter 13 Trustee Panel, Warren L. Tadlock, Charlotte Division Trustee; Jenny Holman, Attorney for Trustee – Charlotte Division Office; David Gray, Asheville Division Trustee; Steven G. Tate, Statesville Division and Shelby Division Trustee


Business Track

1:15 – 2:15 pm                 Chapter 12, Steven G. Tate, Asheville, Bryson City, Shelby and Statesville Division Trustee; Ashley A. Edwards, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP; Thomas C. Flippin, Law Offices of Thomas C. Flippin, PC

2:15 – 2:20 pm                 Break

2:20 – 3:20 pm                 Lessons Learned in Recent Restaurant and Retail Bankruptcies, Zachary Smith and Hillary Crabtree, Moore & Van Allen


The views and opinions of MCB CLEs are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.



This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

North Carolina State Bar, Board of Continuing Legal Education

Credit has been approved with the North Carolina State Bar, Board of Continuing Legal Education for 0.50 Ethics credits4.00 General credits, and 1.00 Technology credit


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Cancellation Policy:

Cosmetic Changes Approved by Executive Committee April 23, 2015
Approved by Board of Directors January 24, 2013 

Registration refunds are 1) 100% refundable for requests made 8 or more days before the event; 2) 75% refundable for requests made 7 to 4 days before the event (a 25% processing fee will be incurred); and 3) non-refundable for requests made 3 days or less before the event. Registrants requesting refunds 3 days or less before the event may be offered the option to transfer the registration to a substitute attendee. Payment is due in full if no cancellation is received or if cancellation is received 3 days or less in advance of event.

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Refunds on any fees paid to the MCB Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) are subject to the specifications of the MCB LRS Guidelines.

Exceptions or requests for refunds not covered by the above registration refund policy may be considered for approval by the MCB Executive Director or his or her designee.