Bankruptcy: Should you Recommend It to Your Long-Term Under- Employed Clients?

  • Accountant
  • CPA/ABV
  • CPA/CFF
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • MAFF
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Consumers and businesses file for bankruptcy to seek protection from creditors and to reorganize or liquidate debts. Bankruptcy filings rise and fall with the economy. Surveys show that loss of income is the leading cause of consumer bankruptcies, followed by medical expenses and foreclosure.

Corporate bankruptcies, on the other hand, are often the result of several factors, including excessive debt, decreased demand, increased costs, lawsuits, or poor accounting practices. As an accountant, attorney, or other professional, you need to be able to discuss the process and different available courses of action with your clients.

Depending on the specifics of your business, filing for bankruptcy could provide a viable option for debt relief and a fresh financial start. However, it’s important to evaluate all restructuring options before deciding to file as creditors are often willing to work with debtors to settle their debts. Financial planning could also be a viable option to resolve financial issues outside of bankruptcy.

Following are the major topics covered in this CPE webinar:

  • Why Do Bankruptcy Courts Exist?
  • Famous Bankruptcies.
  • Signs that your client is headed for trouble.
  • Trusted sources of support.
  • Process of filing for bankruptcy.
  • The Means Test.
  • What can go wrong in a 341 meeting with the trustee?
  • Timeline of a Ch 7 Consumer or Small Business Bankruptcy.
  • Cost of a Consumer Bankruptcy.

In this CPE course, speaker Paula Collins will discuss the tips for professionals while dealing with clients who are in the process of bankruptcy.

We will discuss that professionals are the trusted source of support to clients as they are scared and have a lot of conflicting information, they want to have an idea about the process, tax implications, and cost of filing for bankruptcy.

Learning Objectives

  • To explain how to assist clients in knowing whether bankruptcy might be right for them.
  • To discuss how to explain to their clients a little bit about the bankruptcy process and timeline.
  • To able to empathize with some of the moral baggage around the decision to file bankruptcy.
  • To discuss the bankruptcy process.
  • To analyze the tax aspect of bankruptcy.

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is appropriate for CPA, CFA, CIPM, CVA, CBA, MCBA, CFIRS, CWS, CFOs, CEOs, business owners, business managers, accountants, attorneys, internal auditors, and risk management personnel who want to understand everything about bankruptcy

Who Should Attend?

  • Certificate in Investment Performance Management
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Specialized Knowledge for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • 1 CPD Credit of Bankruptcy and Insolvency for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring for Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Paula Collins

Owner, Law Office of Paula Collins, PLLC

I take a personal interest in my clients and specialize in helping them find solutions to all of their business and individual needs. This means that my clients trust me on a wide range of legal and financial issues that affect their daily lives.

After an early career as a professional pianist, I began to do Tax Preparation for myself and my fellow musicians. This experience is one component of my ongoing practice of providing legal representation to individuals in contracts. I also saw the necessity of protecting assets through Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning.

In addition to my tax and legal expertise, I have ten years of experience as a Special Education Teacher with NYC Teaching Fellows. Because of this, I have seen firsthand the importance of providing legal representation for those with special needs. The problems faced by these individuals are not abstract concepts to me.

I am a graduate of Brooklyn Law School with a Certificate in Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law. While in law school, I won the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) competition for  an app design to help Indie Filmmakers in developing contracts. Additionally, I won Regional Law School Mediation competition. This award alone is indicative of my ability to find solutions.

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Ratings and Review

4.5

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Robert Blackwell, CPA (US), CPA/PFS

Jul 13th, 2022

Great information when you are advising clients

JS

John Shenk, CPA (US)

Jun 7th, 2022

Excellent information

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William Kandel, CPA (US)

Jul 13th, 2022

no comments

EA

Elizabeth Angle, CPA (US)

Jul 13th, 2022

Great

MA

Mandy Alford, CPA (US)

Jun 9th, 2022

Although I still disagree with bankruptcy as a whole, this class gave me a different perspective for those that don't abuse the system.

Bankruptcy:   Should   you   Recommend   It   to   Your   Long-Term   Under- Employed Clients?

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