Bankruptcy: Automatic Stay, Priorities, Proofs of Claims, Liens, and
Responsible Party Proceedings
May 11, 2022
Approved for 1 hour CLE credit in KS & MO
Jay D. Befort – currently serves as general counsel for the Kansas Department of Revenue and special assistant attorney general responsible for the KDOR’s litigation. From 1990 to 2009, he had previously served as counsel for the Kansas Department of Revenue and was a special assistant attorney general for the State of Kansas where he fulfilled the role as the senior tax enforcement and bankruptcy attorney representing the State of Kansas and the Department of Revenue in the practice of bankruptcy; tax litigation including assessment, enforcement and collection; Native American tax litigation; Section 1983 and damages cases; and administrative and appellate work. Between 2009 and 2013, Mr. Befort served as the Assistant United States Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of Kansas, and prior to that served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas. He then represented the Kansas real estate commission and was named as the general counsel for the Kansas State Bank Commissioner. In addition to making presentations at Kansas Department of Administration CLE’s over various years, he has served as faculty to present on bankruptcy and related taxation issues for National Association of Attorneys General/States’ Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NAAG/SABA), the Litigation Committee of the Multi-State Tax Commission (MTC), and the United States and Canadian International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ annual attorneys’ conference and business meetings for several years in addition to presenting lectures on various bankruptcy and other topics at bar associations in Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City.