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Lerner addressed bankruptcy issues during international tele-seminar


Plunkett Cooney attorney David A. Lerner, was among the featured speakers during ALFA International’s tele-seminar, titled: “Troubled Waters — Bankruptcy Issues Every Creditor Needs to Know,” which took place on Aug. 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Founded in 1980, ALFA International is the oldest network of law firms in the United States and one of the largest worldwide with 130 member firms in over 100 major U.S. metropolitan areas and 40 countries. Plunkett Cooney, one of the largest full-service law firms in the Midwest, was among the earliest members of ALFA International.

As the national economic climate becomes more challenging and the number of bankruptcies continues to steadily increase, more lawyers are confronting bankruptcy-related matters. One of four attorneys on the tele-seminar speaker’s panel, Lerner addressed the “bedrock” issues facing general practitioners and new bankruptcy lawyers. His presentation, titled: “Do I Really Have to Give the Money Back?!” examined “classic” and “exotic” defenses to bankruptcy preference recoveries and provide tips for defending preference lawsuits.

A partner in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Lerner is a member of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He has represented financial institutions, creditors and title insurance companies in bankruptcy proceedings in Texas and Michigan since 1984. Lerner’s experience includes enforcement of secured creditors’ rights and financing of debtors’ operations. He also has extensive experience in the representation of debtors-in-possession, trustees, landlords, purchasers and other secured parties in both bankruptcy and out-of-court proceedings.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest’s oldest law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, OH and Indianapolis, IN. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For additional information regarding Lerner’s presentation, contact Plunkett Cooney’s Practice Development Manager, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008.

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