Business Reorganization

Case Law Update: Part I &II

This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2016 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

$25.00
$25.00

Commercial Session: Plan Issues — Support Agreements, Injunctions, Releases & Competing Plans

This panel will discuss strategies for negotiating and confirming chapter 11 plans, from support agreements and competing plans to the proper use of releases and injunctions.

$25.00
$25.00

Commercial Session: State of the ABI Reform Commission for Chapter 11/ Individual Chapter 11

The Final Report of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 is the culmination of nearly three years of testimony, advisory reports and deliberations. This panel, consisting of several members of the Commission, will present key findings as submitted to Congress.

$25.00
$25.00

Commercial Session: Boom Times Gone – What Bankruptcy Practitioners and Professionals Can Expect in Oil, Gas and Energy Chapter 11 Cases and Restructurings

This panel will discuss the recent filings in the oil, gas and energy sectors and provide an overview of what practitioners and professionals should know and understand about this changing and developing sector.

$25.00
$25.00

Jaunty Judicial Debates

Fueling the Bankruptcy Fire: Restructuring the Oil & Gas Industry

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Track: Student Loans: 40 Million Borrowers — Average Debt $29,000 — Total Debt $1.2 Trillion

This panel of experienced lawyers will discuss policy issues underlying student debt, current cases, fraud issues in workouts, and possible solutions to this important issue facing our nation.

$25.00
$25.00

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Involuntary Bankruptcies

This panel will provide a brief, general overview of the mechanics and statutory framework for involuntary bankruptcies, with more in-depth discussions of current hot-button issues, including petitioning creditors’ good faith/bad faith, the conflicting approaches taken by various circuits in determining whether a petitioning creditor’s claim is subject to a bona fide dispute, and the potential legal fees and damage claims petitioning creditors face if their involuntary petition is ultimately dismissed.

$25.00
$25.00

Lights Out! Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Energy-Related Chapter 11 Cases

In light of the recent downturn in the energy markets, this panel will provide an update on recent developments in coal and oil & gas chapter 11 cases, including contract issues, § 1113/1114 litigation, treatment of environmental obligations, KERPs and KEIPs, surety bonds, perfection and credit bidding issues, and “cherry-picking” of good assets in § 363 sales.

$25.00
$25.00

Medley of Current Chapter 11 Issues: From Overcoming Challenges to Finding an Efficient Exit Strategy

This panel will explore current chapter 11 issues from case inception to exit and will discuss current case law and trends, including nonconventional financing obstacles, the ability of a lender to obtain default interest post-petition, plan-support agreements, structured dismissals, cramdown interest rates, third-party releases and the erosion of the equitable mootness doctrine on appeal.

$25.00
$25.00
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