Bankruptcy Basics for Clients and New Attorneys


Jun 22 2022 • 1 hr 5 mins

Time Schedule: 65 minutes

Summary of Topics Covered:

Introduction of Instructor Robertson “Rob” Cohen
What are the biggest misconceptions about bankruptcy?
What kinds of debts can bankruptcy help with and what kind cannot be helped?
Can you make too much money to file bankruptcy?
What does a bankruptcy trustee do?
What are the biggest problems for debtors who hire attorneys who are not careful?
The importance of being honest in the bankruptcy process.
How does the bankruptcy process work?
When does the debtor’s life return to normal after filing?

Instructor Robertson Cohen, Esq. Bio:

Founding member and managing partner of Cohen & Cohen
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee
Affiliate Professor (Business law) Metropolitan State College of Denver

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Christian Legal Society, Jefferson County Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, U.S. District Court Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Supreme Court, The Federalist Society

Pro Bono/Volunteer:

Governing Board of Littleton Academy Charter School—Secretary 2014 – present
Faculty of Federal Advocates – Bankruptcy Pro Bono Defense Program, 2004 – present
Christian Legal Society, 2005 – present
Board Member 1st Judicial District Bar Association 2012-2014

Awards and Recognitions:

Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification, 2014 (continuing)
Donald E Cordova Distinguished Service Award, Faculty of Federal Advocates, 2013
Nominated 2013 Torch Award Recipient Denver Better Business Bureau, 2013
Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 – 2017, Super Lawyer 2018
First Judicial District Bar Association George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2011
Nominated for Denver Business Journal 40 under 40, 2014 & 2016

M.B.A University of Denver Daniels College of Business 1004
J.D. University of Denver College of Law 2003
B.A. University of Wyoming Social Sciences 1999