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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

What Do ERR, DRB, PDR and PUD Have to Do with It? Unscrambling the Alphabet Soup of Energy Cases

This session is a nonlegal overview of the current state of the coal and oil & gas industries and will provide a primer on terminology, extraction methods and related industries. It will also address how energy workouts and restructurings are different from traditional restructurings, and why (with a particular focus on how these companies are financed and their operations are structured — i.e., lease rights, management/servicing agreements, etc.).

$25.00
$25.00

Cutting-Edge Chapter 11 Plan Issues

This program will explore current hot-button topics relating to the drafting and confirmation of chapter 11 plans. The issues discussed will including drafting to accommodate, as well as to either encourage or discourage § 1111(b) elections, and the strategy of holders of secured claims in either making or not making that election. It will also include a discussion of third-party releases and injunctions, using recent cases in the First Circuit to illustrate when such releases are, and are not, appropriate.

$25.00
$25.00

Current Issues in Oil and Gas Bankruptcies

Oil, gas and energy are the hottest areas in bankruptcy right now. As this is an industry that suffers from volatile market conditions, with its earnings linked to ever-depleting reserves, companies involved in or dependent on the exploration, development and production of oil and gas present unique issues for the bankruptcy practitioner. This panel will include the viewpoints of legal professionals from both the debtor and the creditor sides, an economist focused on the oil and gas sector, and a trust administrator with a large energy portfolio under management.

$25.00
$25.00

“Sub Rosa Plans”: Their Impact in, and Provision of a Potential Alternate Exit Strategy from, Chapter 11

This program will explore the boundaries of the sub rosa plan doctrine in a variety of contexts potentially arising in chapter 11 cases. The focus will be on efforts to resolve the relationship of the debtor to all or many of its creditor constituencies and equity-holders that arguably deviate from the priority and procedural schemes of the Bankruptcy Code.

$25.00
$25.00
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