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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

October 30, 2017
Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus.
Ava's panel, "The Great Bankruptcy Debates," explored the topic of "transfers" framed as a debate between the 4th circuit (Ava's position) and the 9th circuit about what qualifies as a "transfer" under 11 USC 101(54) of the Bankruptcy Code and, in particular, whether a deposit into one's own bank account is a "transfer." This allowed the speakers and the audience to explore the topic within the context of actual circuit court decisions.
Ava is a bankruptcy lawyer who works in Tonkon Torp's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group. Her practice is focused on Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations, debtor-creditor law, and commercial litigation.