Check out TMA Long Island Program Videos by clicking on the event names below!
January 27, 2021 | Dealing with Stacked MCA Debt | Helping Your Clients Get Out of a Rabbit Hole
Small to medium size companies are increasingly using merchant cash advance (“MCA”) funds to meet the short term cash flow needs of their businesses, resulting in an added strain to their financial operations, often to the point of defaulting on these predatory loans and closing their companies. It might seem like there is no alternative, and once the MCA funds, there is no way out. Find out from a seasoned attorney and consultant about the way in which MCA debt can be managed and often eliminated, thereby returning the business to stability and profit.
March 16, 2021 | Sand City Brewing Event
Join us* for a fun virtual evening on Long Island where we will taste 4 different beers from Northport, Long Island based Sand City Brewing Company! Beer variety to be determined based on what the Brewery has been brewing as we approach the event date. During the virtual event, a Sand City brewing representative will provide a description of each of the beers during the event. Following the tasting, the attendees will have an opportunity for networking for the remainder of the event.
April 28, 2021 | Navigating Uncertainty in the Travel Industry | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the password to this recording
Hear from restructuring and travel industry experts about the challenges facing the travel industry in the wake of the pandemic and if and when it will recover. Will it get better? Can it get worse?
June 22, 2021 | USBC EDNY Pro Bono Initiative Recruitment Program
TMA Long Island hosted a complimentary virtual recruitment and informational program for attorneys interested in participating in the new USBC EDNY Pro Bono panel primarily focused on serving Long Island on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:00PM EST.
Attorneys selected to be on the panel will have the opportunity to provide assistance on a pro bono basis in various bankruptcy matters before the USBC EDNY (Brooklyn and Central Islip, with a focus on Central Islip), including chapter 13 cases, adversary proceedings, and loss mitigation.
Attorneys who attended this program on June 22nd had an opportunity to hear from the Bankruptcy Judges and certain local legal service providers about the opportunities and benefits of pro bono service in this area, and to learn more about the application process.
This new USBC EDNY Pro Bono panel offers attorneys the opportunity to provide debtors or individual creditors, with limited income and resources, and who cannot afford to retain private counsel, with pro bono pro bono assistance to in various contested bankruptcy matters. Contested matters are typically referred by the bankruptcy judges of this district, with a particular focus on Central Islip, for pro bono representation. Volunteer attorneys’ participation on the Panel does not obligate attorneys to accept a pro bono assignment. However, attorneys who accept pro bono matters meet with the clients to fully discuss the merits of the case, and advise the clients on the possibility of resolving the cases through various legal options (settlement, mediation, etc.), or by litigating the matters in court. Seasoned bankruptcy practitioners and litigators alike have found these matters to be rewarding and accessible. The Panel is also an excellent opportunity for junior attorneys to gain significant court experience and allow attorneys of all levels to have a meaningful impact on a pro se debtors and creditors the ability to achieve a “fresh start.”
September 30, 2021 | USBC EDNY Pro Bono Initiative: Part 2 - Training Session
hosted in collaboration with Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Consumer Bankruptcy Project
This is Part 2 of the complimentary virtual recruitment program for attorneys interested in participating in the new USBC EDNY Pro Bono panel primarily focused on serving Long Island. Attorneys selected to be on the panel will have the opportunity to provide assistance on a pro bono basis in various bankruptcy matters before the USBC EDNY (Brooklyn and Central Islip, with a focus on Central Islip), including chapter 13 cases, adversary proceedings, and loss mitigation.
This Part 2 Training Session will cover the timeline of a potential pro bono assignment, including sample engagement letters and conflict check assistance; cultural competency tools and resources; and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy overview with additional resources for future use by attorneys.
For more information on volunteering, contact Ramona Morel, Director, Consumer Bankruptcy Project, at 212-382-4783 or email@example.com.