Of Counsel Elizabeth Stephens is a panelist for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference on December 6-8, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ms. Stephens will speak on the new Ninth Circuit BAP case, In re Sorenson, a case of first impression, which discusses whether pawned property is property of the estate under California law and, thus, subject to the automatic stay, or whether it is excluded from property of the estate. She will compare that with decisions out of other jurisdictions and other approaches for the treatment of property pawned by the debtor. The panel is titled “Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.”
Ms. Stephens serves as managing attorney of Sullivan Hill’s Las Vegas office. She practices in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy, primarily representing trustees and creditors in consumer bankruptcies. She is also an experienced appellate lawyer.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others.
About Sullivan Hill:
Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive and responsive legal representation for more than 50 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.