Attorney Bill Wallo will participate in a panel presentation at the Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

Attorney Bill Wallo will participate in a panel presentation at the Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, a day long educational conference addressing current issues affecting debtors and creditors in consumer cases to be held in Chicago, Illinois. Faculty members include bankruptcy judges, trustees, and experienced consumer bankruptcy attorneys. The Conference is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals.

The panel presentation is entitled “Law v. Siegel and the Ever-Changing Face of Exemptions,” and will address exemption-related issues in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision regarding the authority of bankruptcy courts to deny a debtor’s claimed exemptions. Bill will join panelists Hon. Thomas L. Perkins, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of Illinois; Ronald R. Peterson of Jenner & Block, LLP (Chicago); and Mark S. Zukerberg from the Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg (Indianapolis).

Based in the firm’s Eau Claire office, Bill is a shareholder and member of Weld Riley’s business and litigation sections. He represents individuals, business owners, companies, and lenders in a variety of transactional matters, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy, insolvency, and financial restructuring not only in northern Wisconsin but across the state. He previously served as the career law clerk to a bankruptcy judge, is a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin State Bar’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditor Rights Section, and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and commercial issues.

Weld Riley, S.C. was founded in 1991. The firm consists of more than thirty lawyers across three offices (Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Black River Falls) and offers a full range of legal services, including labor and employment, business law, estate planning, tax representation, municipal law, mining and mineral rights, environmental law, banking and creditor rights, civil litigation, worker’s compensation defense, criminal defense, immigration, and family law.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is made up of over 12,000 members, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, turnaround specialists, accountants, and others. Founded in 1982, the organization is engaged in numerous educational and research activities and produces a number of publications and resources for insolvency professionals. More information about the Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, including the event schedule and registration materials, can be found here.