Non-Members will receive a 1 year ABI membership upon enrolling to the course
          (NEW MEMBERS ONLY)

An outstanding faculty of judges and practitioners will explain the fundamentals of bankruptcy. Topics covered include structure of the Code; commencing the case; concepts such as discharge, property of the estate, claims, priority, ethics, adequate protection and the automatic stay; executory contacts and leases; chapter 11 from beginning to end and chapter 7 from both the debtor and creditor perspectives. Watch in video format with the opportunity to earn CLE credit from the convenience of your home or office computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions or need technical support, please contact ABI at (703) 739-0800.

Nuts And Bolts

General Bankruptcy Fundamentals
This two-part, 2 hour 40 minute program fully covers the procedures and strategies of the typical chapter 11 case from pre-bankruptcy planning through plan confirmation and beyond; DIP financing, executory contracts and leases, sales, workouts, corporate governance, and tax issues are also fully treated. The faculty includes a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge as well as attorney and nonattorney professionals experienced in corporate reorganizations.

  • Part 1 (1 hour 40 minutes) - Overview of the U.S. Bankruptcy System and Code, Pre- Bankruptcy Planning, Jurisdiction, Commencement of the Case and the Role of Various Constituencies, including the U.S. Trustee

    Prof. C. Scott Pryor, Moderator
    Regent University School of Law
    Hon. Frank J. Santoro
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Norfolk, Va
    Michael Bernstein
    Arnold & Porter; Washington, D.C.
    Prof. David G. Epstein
    Univ. of Richmond School of Law

  • Part 2 (60 minutes) - Property of the Estate, the Automatic Stay, Claims, Exemptions and Other Concepts

    Prof. C. Scott Pryor, Moderator
    Regent University School of Law
    Hon. Stephen Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.); Alexandria, Va
    Lynn Lewis Tavenner
    Tavenner & Beran, PLC; Richmond, Va

Business Bankruptcy Fundamentals
This two-part, 3.0-hour program fully covers the procedures and strategies of the typical chapter 11 case from pre-bankruptcy planning through plan confirmation and beyond; DIP financing, executory contracts and leases, sales, workouts, corporate governance, and tax issues are also fully treated. The faculty includes a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge as well as attorney and nonattorney professionals experienced in corporate reorganizations.

  • Part 1 - Executory Contracts and Leases, Avoiding Powers and Related Litigation Claims, including Subordination and Recharacterization.

    Hon. Stephen Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.); Alexandria, Va
    Monty L. Kehl
    Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago
    Lynn Lewis Tavenner
    Tavenner & Beran, PLC; Richmond, Va
    Michael Bernstein
    Arnold & Porter; Washington, D.C.

  • Part 2 - Chapter 11 Process, Exclusivity Periods, Claims Trading, Disclosure, Solicitation, Confirmation and Post-Confirmation.

    Hon. Stephen Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.); Alexandria, Va
    Monty L. Kehl
    Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago
    Prof. C. Scott Pryor
    Regent University School of Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals
This two-part, 3.5-hour program fully covers the process from counseling the consumer debtor, chapter choice, exemptions, claims, the automatic stay, means testing, dischargeability and debtor education, including all the new rules mandated by BAPCPA. The faculty includes a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge and leading practitioners representing both debtors and creditors.

  • Part 1 - Counseling the Consumer Debtor, Chapter Choice, Means Testing, Automatic Stay and Relief from Stay, Lien Avoidance.

    Hon. Stephen Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.); Alexandria, Va
    Prof. C. Scott Pryor
    Regent University School of Law
    Prof. David G. Epstein
    Univ. of Richmond School of Law

  • Part 2 - Proofs of Claim, Redemption and Reaffirmation, Discharge and Dischargeability, Treatment of the Secured Debt, Limits on Repeat Filers and Debtor Education.

    Hon. Stephen Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.); Alexandria, Va
    Prof. David G. Epstein
    Univ. of Richmond School of Law

Nuts and Bolts

Purchase includes one year ABI membership ($275 values - new members only)

CLE is approved in AL, CA, DE and GA, and pending in LA, MO and NM. If you have any questions contact ABI via email - cle@abiworld.org or phone –703.739.0800.