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Rembrandt van Rijn - Art, Love, and Insolvency in the 17th Century

Join us for a journey through the life of Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Rembrandt van Rijn - Art, Love, and Insolvency in the 17th Century
Rembrandt van Rijn - Art, Love, and Insolvency in the 17th Century

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May 19, 2020, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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About The Event

Time & Location

May 19, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location TBD

About The Event

Judge Clarkson’s hour-long lecture and PowerPoint presentation of the life and 1656 Bankruptcy of the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn paints a unique picture of art, personality, the loves of his life, and his overwhelming financial successes and failures.  Descriptions of unusual mortgages and defaults, disingenuous bankruptcy planning, fraudulent transfers, litigation and appeals, secret corporations to avoid creditors, and disputes with patrons — all of which present remarkable similarities between the Dutch legal system of the 17th Century and Title 11 (the U.S. Bankruptcy Code) in the United States today.  

Fine art and fiduciary drama intersect in the world of Rembrandt van Rijn, whose life and times (1606-1669) are an object lesson in how passion interplays with a need for sound financial planning and a good bankruptcy and estate lawyer.



Scott C. Clarkson has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California since January 20, 2011. His undergraduate degree is from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and he received his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia (1982).

From 1977 to 1982, Judge Clarkson was legislative assistant to United States Congressman Harold L. Volkmer in Washington, D.C., assigned to the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, where he was a direct observer of and participant in the creation of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Clarkson practiced bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, and served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section from 2008 to 2009.


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