The American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section will be hosting the Creditor’s Rights and Estate Planning presentation on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

In this presentation, panelists will address the intersection between the transfer of wealth and creditors’ rights. Given the relatively large federal estate tax exemption amount, many wealth transfers are motivated primarily by creditor avoidance. This esteemed panel, which includes a bankruptcy judge, will address a number of issues that planners should consider as it pertains to the ability of creditors to impact wealth transfer.

Topics will include:

• Bankruptcy law overview;

• Bankruptcy judge perspective;

• The intersection between wealth transfer and fraudulent transfer;

• Estate planner exposure for assisting with aggressive planning;

• Creditor discovery techniques; and

• Creditor tools to unwind the transfer of wealth.

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.8 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.


• Gabriel Aizenberg, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Chicago, IL

• Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, FL

• David J. Slenn, Akerman LLP, Naples, FL