Practical Guide to Starting a Bankruptcy Debtor Practice

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Course Description

This program was recorded on June 11, 2021

Although knowing the definition of the automatic stay is important, at the beginning it is more important to understand what it takes to establish a consumer bankruptcy practice. Attorney Diego G. Mendez, Esq. has been practicing consumer bankruptcy in debtor-rich Miami, FL since 2009 and has filed over 3000 cases in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11. A 2004 Juris Doctor graduate of Georgetown Law Center, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Mendez understands what it takes to not only set up a practice but how to keep it, make it profitable and avoid the ethical issues that sometimes plague this type of practice. A practical guide that attorneys who are new to practice can use to make it in a practice that will always be there.

Speaker Bio
2 General Credits
Course Agenda

Attorney Diego MendezDiego Mendez
A native of Argentina, Mr. Mendez is a first-generation college graduate. After arriving to the USA with his parents, Mr. Mendez attended the George Washington University, graduating with a BA in International Affairs in 1997. Mr. Mendez graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2004.

In 2008, Mr. Mendez practiced for a large firm for nine months until he recognized a great need in society. Together with his desire to help others, he launched Mendez Law, PLLC, in April of 2009. Mr. Mendez obtained the Florida Bar license in May of 2008. He is licensed to practice in the United States District Court of Southern Florida since 2008 and in the Middle District of Florida since 2010.

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Course Agenda

  1. Why Do This To Yourself?
  2. Who is Involved? Know the Difference Between the Standing Trustee and US Trustee What Filing Software to Use.
  3. How to Run Credit Reports - No Virtual Practices Allowed (Sorry)
  4. How to Gain Some Experience.
  5. Special Issues With Merchant Services.
  6. Special Issues With Your Retainer.
  7. How Much and How to Charge
  8. Zero Up Front Bankruptcy Issues
  9. Client Intake Issues - Red Flags
  10. How to Manage Client's Expectations and Temperaments
  11. Cases to Avoid at the Beginning
  12. My Favorite Clients
  13. How to Deal With Creditor Attorneys - This is Not Litigation!
  14. Closing Thoughts
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