Recently Attorney Pruitt attended the Small Firm Conference held in the Wisconsin Dells. He was updated with a wealth of knowledge in the bankruptcyand foreclosure defense areas. These two areas often are intertwined with each other when clients come in with debt issues and have mortgage deficiencies. With this new information Attorney Pruitt can effectively help clients withchapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcies as well as defending foreclosures to achieve specific results for clients. Often, a client can negotiate a short sale or an extended stay in their home by having Attorney Pruitt actively defend the foreclosure. Such a defense could enhance the client’s ability to remain in the home and negotiate a refinance or settlement with the mortgage lender.