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What’s Your Favorite? Supreme Court Decisions that Will Impact (and Already Have Impacted) Bankruptcy Practice

$25.00 SKU: 173099 A panel of judges, academics and Supreme Court practitioners will lead a discussion regarding the 2016-17 Supreme Court decisions of note for insolvency practitioners, as well as the high court’s most impactful, interesting ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:24 - 0 comments

Disincorporation: Pre-Petition Planning Versus a Harbinger for Disaster

$25.00 SKU: 173098 This panel will discuss the growing practice of the pre-petition transfer of business assets to insiders to allow for an individual filing, and the resulting issues for the debtor and its creditors. Is it fraud per se, or i ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 10:55 - 0 comments

ESI and Ethics: How to Avoid Sanctions — and Worse

$25.00 SKU: 173097 Emails, text messages, Snapchat: Nobody ever calls anymore. Firing off an email three minutes after somebody made you angry gives rise to any number of issues, one of them being that once the “send” button is hit, electroni ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:23 - 0 comments

NEW SESSION! Puerto Rico: The View From The Inside.

$25.00 SKU: 173096 Led by Luis Pabon-Roca, the host of the highest rated political radio show and of a televised political talk show, a panel of professionals involved in the Puerto Rico PROMESA proceedings and a jurist who has presided over ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:22 - 0 comments

Stranger Things in Chapter 13

$25.00 SKU: 173095 Balloon payments, assets acquired post-petition, student loan classifications and discharged debts related to criminal activity: Can these issues be navigated without throwing a debtor’s plan upside down? Catch up on strate ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:29 - 0 comments

The Closely Held Business in Financial Trouble: Unraveling Conflicts Within the “Family”

$25.00 SKU: 173094 When financial trouble hits the closely held business, a more complicated structure often lurks below the surface. What the “family” views as a single business may actually be several entities with a long history of interco ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:21 - 0 comments

The Critical Role of Financial Advisors in Unwinding Ponzi Schemes

$25.00 SKU: 173093 How do you come to understand a business whose very survival was dependent on ensuring that nobody could understand the business? When administering Ponzi-related bankruptcies, actions taken at the outset are often determin ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:21 - 0 comments

Litigation: Expert Cross-Examination Stratego!

$25.00 SKU: 173092 Challenging an expert witness requires more than just wondering what questions to ask on cross-examination. Is the expert witness even an expert in the right subject matter? Should the expert be deposed before trial and cha ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:20 - 0 comments

Plan Conversions of Debt to Equity: The Means, the Math, the Risks and the Upsides

$25.00 SKU: 173091 The next evolution of insolvency practice is upon us. The morphing of what started as a restructuring practice into a § 363 sale practice is old news, while the more recent introduction of nontraditional, sophisticated fina ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:19 - 0 comments

Loans-to-Own: How Do You Do It? Should You Do It?

$25.00 SKU: 173090 The strategy of providing funding to troubled companies or purchasing existing secured debt at a discount in order to obtain ownership (so-called “loans-to-own”) continues to inspire controversy and litigation even as its u ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:18 - 0 comments

Sealing the Deal: Negotiating, Documenting and Consummating Settlements in Bankruptcy

$25.00 SKU: 173089 This interactive nuts-and-bolts panel will discuss three phases of settlements in the context of a bankruptcy case: (1) negotiating a settlement, including evaluating the benefits of settlement versus litigation risk and expense, negotiating tactics and strategies, and the role ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:18 - 0 comments

Detecting Lies: Strategies for Exposing a Deceitful Witness

$25.00 SKU: 173088 Poker players look for tells. Polygraphs measure physiological indicators. Movies suggest that there is some magic to looking somebody in the eye. In court, though, judges and lawyers are left to their own devices to determ ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:17 - 0 comments

A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Dilemma of Just Asking to Be Paid

$25.00 SKU: 173087 Does an approved fee application shelter counsel from malpractice claims brought by the client? If it does, how do you advise your client about how the application and its approval affects a client’s future claim against yo ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-09 09:16 - 0 comments

“Shark Tank”!

$25.00 SKU: 173085 Do some provisions of the Bankruptcy Code seem so out of date and maddening that you want to call your congressional representatives? Our panel of “sharks” will evaluate pitches for legislation to remedy nagging issues in t ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:28 - 0 comments

ABI Talks: Ethics and Bankruptcy Ideas Worth Spreading

$25.00 SKU: 173083 Join us for another round of the infamous “ABI Talks,” with speakers focusing on topics only a bankruptcy guru could love, such as whether courts delegate too much authority to trustees, spoliation of evidence and ESI issue ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:18 - 0 comments

National Form Plan and New Rules

$25.00 SKU: 173081 This panel will survey how districts around the region are addressing the implementation of the National Form Plan and/or the adoption of an Opt-Out Plan, and will discuss procedures for approving the opt-out plan, new rule ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:16 - 0 comments

The Retail Business Is Booming (in Bankruptcy)

$25.00 SKU: 173079 This panel will feature a discussion on retail bankruptcy issues from the perspective of debtors, landlords, liquidators, financial advisors and creditors. Price: $25.00 ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:12 - 0 comments

Will Your Shipment Come In? How Bankruptcy Affects Transportation Issues on Water and Land

$25.00 SKU: 173077 This panel will feature a wide-ranging discussion of bankruptcy and other issues affecting the transportation and shipping industries, as well as the current and future financial stresses in the industries. Lessons from the ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:10 - 0 comments

GM/Successor Liability Sale Issues: What Now?

$25.00 SKU: 173075 Price: $25.00 90 mins David K. Bowsher, Moderator Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, Ala. Rudy ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 10:04 - 0 comments

Can Debtors Have Their Cake and Eat It Too Under § 521?

$25.00 SKU: 173073 This session discusses to whom a debtor surrenders his residence, and whether a surrender prohibits the debtor from opposing a state court foreclosure action. The recent case of In re Failia (11th Cir.) sheds light on these ...

Product - mlukban@abiworld.org - 2017-08-02 09:56 - 0 comments

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