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for research of ‘Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy’ – Richard Gendler awarded title of “Doctor of Law”

Posted by William Byrnes on December 11, 2013

After a successful dissertation defense on October 22, 2013, Thomas Jefferson School of Law awarded the degree of Doctor of Science of Law, called a “J.S.D.” degree, to Dr. Richard S. Gendler. The J.S.D. is a research-based doctoral degree, the most advanced law degree in the United States. It requires three to five years of legal research and writing on a unique issue of law that makes a substantial and novel contribution to a field of study. The J.S.D. degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. in law, which first requires the completion of the Bachelor, J.D., and LL.M. degrees. …

Associate Dean William Byrnes added, “Dr. Richard Gendler has undertaken ground-breaking empirical research for his Ph.D. of all Chapter 13 cases that were filed in the Southern District of Florida from 2009. Dr. Gendler scrutinized the effectiveness of cure of mortgages on homeowners’ principal residences relative to the use of lien stripping in Chapter 13 plans, both for underwater and non-underwater mortgages. ….”  

The dissertation topic was “Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy.”  The dissertation provided an extensive study into the interplay between the recent home mortgage crisis and U.S. Bankruptcy Law.  Read about Dr. Richard Gendler’s research and findings about cramdown and bankruptcy at http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/2013/10956


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Bankruptcy Taxation, Accounting and Financial Reporting course – online lectures

Posted by William Byrnes on December 15, 2009

Bankruptcy Taxation, Accounting and Financial Reporting course is related to the tax and accounting principles and financial documents required in a bankruptcy case including monthly operating statements, and disclosure statements, as well as pro-forma financial statements prepared as part of a proposed bankruptcy plan. The taxation half of the course will consider such areas as the post-confirmation carry forward of losses, and tax planning for entities in financial difficulty. In addition, this course will provide a working knowledge of accounting practice and procedures related to bankruptcy.

Faculty Professors Ole Oleson and Grant Newton

Ole Oleson Esq, served as a research and writing attorney for each of the bankruptcy judges of the Southern District of California and is currently serving as law clerk to the Chief Judge. He practiced in the Financial Services department at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison representing institutional creditors and corporate debtors.

Grant Newton, CPA, author of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting: Practice and Procedure, 6th edition and co-author of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, 2nd edition; Executive Director of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors; Member, AICPA Task Force on Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization Under the Bankruptcy Code.

Course period: January 18th – April 9th

Lectures: 36 lecture hours using webcams / headsets with sharing of applications – also recorded for later on-demand viewing

Enroll with Assoc. Dean William Byrnes  wbyrnes@tjsl.edu  (619) 374-6955

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