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Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope of judgment liens under the Uniform Commercial Code.  View the program here.

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Cities in Distress: Is Chapter 9 the Best Vehicle for Saving Cities and Providing Needed Governmental Services?

[ January 29, 2015; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] On January 29, 2015, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum will present a program on chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies at the City Club of San Francisco.  Reno Fernandez serves on the board of directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.  RSVP here.

Moderated by:

The Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel, United States Bankruptcy Judge (N.D. Cal.)

Panelists include:

Professor Michelle Wilde […]

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Major Pitfalls in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases

Check out Iain A. Macdonald’s program on major pitfalls in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases presented at the State Bar of California’s Annual Meeting in 2012 here.

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If You Are A Spendthrift (Trust), Go To Hawaii

A valid spendthrift trust is entitled to certain protections in bankruptcy, especially in Hawaii.  Read how In re Zukerkorn, 500 B.R. 598 (9th Cir. BAP 2013) ruled that a Hawaii spendthrift trust was valid and entitled to full protection in a California bankruptcy case here.

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Too Early to Dismiss? BAP Overturns Order Dismissing Chapter 11 Case as Bad Faith Filing

In Sullivan v. Harnisch (In re Sullivan), CC-14-1225-TaDKi (9th Cir. BAP December 9, 2014), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the “BAP”) reversed a bankruptcy court order dismissing a chapter 11 bankruptcy case as having been filed in bad faith.  Read more here.

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New Articles by BASF’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Check out the new articles posted by the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco here.  The articles appear at the bottom of the page.

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The Business Judgment Rule in the Central District of California

A pair of decisions by the United States District Court for the Central District of California challenge the strength of the business judgment rule.  Read more here.

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Discharging Student Loans

A recent opinion, namely In re Hedlund, 718 F.3d 848 (9th Cir. 2013), may make it easier to discharge student loans.  Read more in my article for Legal by the Bay, the blog of the Bar Association of San Francisco, here.

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Fall Social @ Schroeders!

[ October 2, 2014; 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Please join us this Thursday, October 2, 2014 at our old home, Schroeder’s.

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BNI Connect Updates (June 2013)

Short video showing some of the new updates in the June 24, 2013 “Tranche 7″ release of BNI Connect.

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My Ideal Referral

My ideal referral would involve the entire chapter!

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IRS Fraud Alert

There is a scam (likely by some organized crime outfit) where people steal someone’s social security number and then file their tax return early in the season and have the refund sent to a vacant building.  Guarantee Mortgage has seen a few of these scams this year and is currently  working on  purchase that is […]

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Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Approves 45% Workers’ Comp Hike for July 1, 2012

The article below is re-blogged from the Workers’ Comp Executive
Wednesday May 30, 2012
Jones Approves 45% Workers’ Comp Hike for 7/1s
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones went against a unified front of labor and employer representatives siding with the insurance industry and the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) in approving a 8.3% increase mid-year […]

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Barbary Insurance Brokerage becomes a member of United Valley Insurance Services

We are pleased to announce that Barbary Insurance Brokerage has joined United Valley effective June 1, 2012.  United Valley is an insurance cluster of highly reputable, independently owned, property and liability agencies that pool their business to improve access to coverage.  This strategic move gives Barbary Insurance Brokerage access to more insurance carriers and provides us […]

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[ February 23, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] BNI Embarcadero social: SF MoMa! Thursday, February 23 @ 5:30.

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Kay Heatherly’s New Professional Video

Kay Heatherly’s Emotional Freedom Techique

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International Law Panel

[ November 1, 2010; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Angela Warren of Warren Law Firm will be speaking as part of a panel on international law.

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Win a FREE Massage at my Open House on Sep 16th!

[ September 16, 2010; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] As of August 1st I’ve moved to a new healing center. Come help me celebrate!

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Crazy Hat Day

Gil Zeimer is at it again. Making this the best damn BNI chapter anywhere.

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BNI Embarcadero Mixer / Pot Luck

[ August 12, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] BNI will be providing some Refreshments and Light snacks. We are asking that everyone bring a dish and maybe a bottle to share. Potlucks have been successful and fun in the past and I am sure that this one can be too.

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Social Media 101 – Learn all about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and how you can use them to attract more customers and increase sales

[ June 17, 2010; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Do you feel confused when it comes to using social media? Do terms like “Tweets”, “Tagging” and “Social networking” sound like a foreign language to you?

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How I Used LinkedIn to Help a Fellow Website Designer . . . and Build Name Recognition for My Company

I was inspired by a meeting I had with Bob Gates and Nadja Specht this morning in which we talked in quite some detail about social networking–and how you can make it work for your business.

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Pirate Day is Wed., 5/12 — Memory Hooks

“Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me…”
Jack Sparrow won’t be there. Neither will Captain Hook, Blackbeard, Henry Morgan or Roberto Clemente.
But at BNI Embarcadero on Wednesday, May 12th, we’ll be celebrating Pirate Day by giving our infomercials with memory hooks!
A few examples of the better ones in our group:

Whenever you need a writer, […]

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“Top Ten List” May 5, 2010

Invite one of these as a guest or “sub”:
1. Bookkeeper
2. Commercial contractor
3. Electrician
4. Plumber
5. Real Estate appraiser
6. Florist
7. Event Marketing
8. Landscape design
9. Hair salon owner
10. Handy person

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Leadership Transition Embarcadero Chapter 3/31/10

Leadership Transition Embarcadero Chapter

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