Bankr. E.D.N.C.: Angell v. Open Ground Farm- Amendment of Complaint

Summary:

Trustee brought an adversary proceeding seeking to avoid two payments to Open Grounds Farm allegedly made by the debtor for land rent owed by the debtor’s president, James H. Winslow. Defendants answered and the Trustee sought leave to amend his complaint in two regards.

The first was to correct a misstated date in the complaint, which was an obvious and harmless error, to which the Defendant did not oppose correction.

The second amendment sought by the Trustee was to include of additional payments potential subject to avoidance under 11 U.S.C. § 548, which were identified following discovery. The court found that the amendment was not sought as a product of bad faith or undue delay and that the Defendant was on notice that such payments were susceptible to avoidance as preferences and accordingly allowed this amendment.

For a copy of the opinion, please see:

Angell v. Open Ground Farm- Amendment of Complaint

About

1. Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Washington University, 1993.

2. Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University, 1996.

Admissions to Practice of Law:

North Carolina Bar, 1996.
Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.

Specialty Certification:

North Carolina State Bar: Certified as a Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy.

Areas of Practice:

Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law, 1998 to present.

Memberships:

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (NCATL).
North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section.

Lectures prepared and presented:

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers seminar on bankruptcy; Topic: Counseling the Consumer Debtor Prior to Court – C.Y.A. Forms to Help ‘Gird They Loins’; 2001.
Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar; Topic: Preparing Chapter 13 Plans; 2002.
NACBA National Convention; Topic: Efficient Office Practices; 2003.
NACBA National Convention; Topic: Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Debates; 2004.
Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar; Topic: Chapter 7 & 13 Hot Issues; 2004.

Positions held:

NACBA National Convention; Convention Chair; 2008.
NACBA National Convention; Panel Moderator: Topic: Basic Bankruptcy Issues; 2008.
NACBA National Convention; Panel Moderator; Topic: Chapter 13-Disposable Income and Other Issues; 2007.
NACBA National Convention; Panel Moderator; Topic: Representing Members of the Military and Their Families; 2007.
NACBA, Member of National Board of Directors, 2006 to present.
NCATL, Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, 2003 to 2007.
NACBA, Chair of the North Carolina Section, 2003 to 2007.
NC Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Bankruptcy Council Member, 2004 to present.

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