Business Reorganization

Very Good Debates

John W. Lucas, Moderator
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; San Francisco
Judicial Debate
Resolved: Structured dismissals of chapter 11 cases must always follow the Bankruptcy Code's priority structure.
Pro: Hon. August B. Landis
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Las Vegas
Con: Hon. Deborah L. Thorne
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
Business Debate
Resolved, a company deriving income indirectly from marijuana sales that are legal under state law should be eligible for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
Pro: Daniel J. Garfield
McAllister Law Office P.C.; Denver

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Recovering and Protecting Legal Fees in Bankruptcy: A Real Gamble! (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)

This panel will discuss the various obstacles attorneys can encounter when collecting fees. The discussion will include enforcement of contractual and statutory rights to payment, over- and undersecured claims, preference claims arising from the payment of attorneys’ fees, fees incurred defending fee application objections, and other related issues.

$25.00
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Recent Developments in Chapter 11

This panel will discuss recent developments in chapter 11 and other business-related restructuring issues.

$25.00
$25.00

Commercial and Residential Real Property Issues in Business and Consumer Cases

As the value of commercial and residential real property is often in flux, especially in light of the Great Recession of 2008, the rights and obligations of interested parties, as well as their incentives and motivations, can change. This panel will discuss the implications of changing valuations of residential real property in chapter 7 and 13 cases, as well as residential and commercial real property in chapter 11 cases.

$25.00
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KEIPs and KERPs: What’s the Difference, and Why Is the UST Objecting?

This panel will discuss the role of key employee incentive and retention plans in bankruptcy cases, including the development of such plans and the legal and factual requirements for approval by the bankruptcy court.

$25.00
$25.00

Business Development and Marketing Your Practice (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)

The panel will discuss the ins and outs of business development and the various ways attorneys and their firms market their practices.

$25.00
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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
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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
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