Bankruptcy and Creditors

May 13th at 3PM EST

Hosted By Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA
ElderLawAnswers National Director

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Presented by Rebecca C. Morgan and Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

Elder Law attorneys should know how to advise their clients regarding financial issues, including how to prepare for financial obligations and how to deal with existing debts. Join us as Professor Rebecca C. Morgan and Professor Theresa J. Pulley Radwan discuss the important topics of Bankruptcy and creditors in the context of our elder clients. They will also address how to know when Bankruptcy is the best option for your elderly client and provide information on how to advise our clients to make sure they do not end up in a position where they are being pushed into a Bankruptcy.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Effect of Credit Card Debt
  • Effect of Medical Expenses
  • Home Loans and Reverse Mortgages

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About The Presenters

Rebecca C. Morgan

Rebecca C. Morgan is the Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law. Professor Morgan teaches a variety of elder law courses in the J.D., M. Jur. and LL.M. programs. She is the successor co-author of Matthew Bender’ss Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly, and its companion forms book (Lexis), a co-author of Representing the Elderly in Florida, (Lexis), The Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts (Lexis), Ethics in an Elder Law Practice (ABA), Planning for Disability (Bloomberg BNA Portfolio) and co-author of Elder Law in Context (Aspen), and co-author of Bankruptcy in Context (forthcoming Aspen). She is a member of the elder law editorial board for Matthew Bender. Professor Morgan has authored a number of articles on a variety of elder law issues and has spoken a number of times on subjects of elder law.

Professor Morgan is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, past president of the board of directors of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Aging and the Law and of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, and on the faculty of the National Judicial College. She served as the reporter for the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act. She served on the Florida Attorney General’s Task Force on Elder Abuse and the Florida Legislative Guardianship Study Commission. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), academic advisory board for the Borchard Center for Law and Aging, an academic fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (ACTEC), a NAELA fellow, and a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners (chair 2012-2014). After a term on the Board of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, she is a special advisor to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. She is a member of the board of directors for the Center for Medicare Advocacy and currently serves as treasurer.

Professor Morgan was the recipient of the 2003 Faculty Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She received the NAELA Unaward in November 2004 from President Stu Zimring for her accomplishments in the field of elder law. Professor Morgan, along with Professor Roberta Flowers, received the 2005 Project Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for their video series on ethics in an elder law practice. She received the 2006 Rosalie Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Prevention Award from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She received the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Faculty Scholarship in May of 2008, and the NAELA President’s Award from NAELA President Mark Shalloway in May of 2008. She received the Theresa Award from the Theresa Alexandra Foundation in 2008. Professor Morgan was the 2009 recipient of the Treat award from the National College of Probate Judges. In 2018 Professor Morgan received the Ben C. Willard alumni award for humanitarian achievements from Stetson University College of Law. She was inducted into Stetson Law’s Hall of Fame in 2018.

Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

Professor Radwan teaches primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law. She serves as an advisor to the Duberstein bankruptcy moot court team and as the faculty coordinator of the In-House Counsel and Bankruptcy Judicial Externships. She was awarded the University's Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Research in 2007. She has previously served as the Associate Dean for Academics and the Associate Dean for Business Administration. Professor Radwan attended the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she served as an articles editor of the Bill of Rights Journal and a research editor of the Moot Court Board. She was inducted into Order of the Coif. Professor Radwan practiced bankruptcy and commercial law with the firm of Thompson, Hine & Flory LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, and also taught advocacy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to joining the Stetson faculty, she served as a legal research and writing instructor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA

Rebecca A. Hobbs is the National Director at ElderLawAnswers. She is an associate attorney with the law firm O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In 2019, 2018, and 2017 Rebecca was selected for inclusion by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of elder law.

She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA), and serves on the Editorial Board of the NAELA Journal and the serves on the Special Needs Law Section Steering Committee through NAELA. As a member the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), she serves as the Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the Elder Law Section Council. Rebecca is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and is a Co-Chair of the Elder Law Section.