Traps for the Unwary - Bankruptcy Malpractice
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 Reuel Ash & Gary Weiner


Traps for the Unwary - Bankruptcy Malpractice

January 25, 2018 2:00 PM EST

 Considerations in Chapter 11 Cases

I. Definition of Legal Malpractice

II. The Malpractice Claim as Property of the Estate

III. Common Traps - Deadlines

IV. Strategic Considerations

V. Appropriate Forum for Malpractice Claims

VI. Bars/Defenses to Malpractice Claims

 For every hour (60 minutes) of each presentation, you will receive 1 credit hour of CLE credit. For more information on CLEs, you can visit your individual state bar web page or contact the CLLA's Director of Education, Kristen Dvorak at


Reuel Ash

Reuel is a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP, where he anchors the bankruptcy litigation practice in the Cincinnati office of his Cleveland-based law firm.  For 25 years, he has represented all types of constituents in bankruptcy and state court reorganizations and liquidations throughout the region.  He has been an Ohio Super Lawyer and a Cincy Magazine Leading Lawyer for many years.  Reuel serves on several non-profit boards in the Cincinnati area.  Prior to entering private practice, he was law clerk to the Hon. Burton Perlman, who at the time, was the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Ohio.  Reuel graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. degree in Music, earned an M.M. degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Gary Weiner

Gary M. Weiner received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1983 and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University in 1986. He was admitted to the bar for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts in 1987 and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut in 1990.
Mr. Weiner is the sole shareholder of Weiner Law Firm, P.C. of Springfield, MA which traces it’s origin to Weiner and Rothschild, P.C. which was established in 1994.  Mr. Weiner is the editor of Massachusetts Collection Manual, (Butterworth Legal Publishing, 1990) and the Co-Author of Strategy of a Lender, Loan Collection Litigation In and Out of Bankruptcy, (National Business Institute, 1992), Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law, (Massachusetts Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2002) and Advanced Collection Law In Massachusetts, (Lorman Education Services, 2004). Mr. Weiner has also been a case note editor for the Bankruptcy Section Newsletter of the Commercial Law League of America since 1994.
Mr. Weiner has been on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for District of Massachusetts, Western Division since 1997.  He served on the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules Attorney Advisory Committee from 2003-2006.  His primary area of practice is bankruptcy, collection and commercial litigation. Mr. Weiner is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, The American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  In the Commercial Law League of America he served on the Board of Governors as an Attorney Board Member and Past President. He is also a past Recording Secretary of the CLLA and has served on the Executive Councils of the Bankruptcy Section, and is the current Chair, and the Young Members’ Section where he is a past Chair. He is also a former chair of the New England District of the Commercial Law League of America.  Mr. Weiner is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and collection topics for various clients and trade organizations.


Reuel Ash

Gary Weiner


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