Business Reorganization

Getting to Confirmation: Why Do They Keep Moving the Finish Line On Me?

We all know how hard it is to confirm a chapter 11 plan. This panel will discuss cutting-edge issues related to confirming your chapter 11 plan so that you can arm yourselves for the inevitable battle — or negotiate confirmation with superior knowledge of the likely outcome.

$25.00
$25.00

Disclosure, Conflicts and Other Ethical Problems in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Avoiding Litigation, Disgorgement and Malpractice

"This panel will address emerging professional responsibility issues in commercial cases, including a recent Seventh Circuit decision involving the duty to advise of alternative transactional structures and other competency issues that affect fee awards and liability, standards for fee awards, disclosure and disinterestedness problems, and conflict problems in retention and the curative limits of use of conflicts and special counsel.
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$25.00
$25.00

Individual Chapter 11 Cases: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This panel will be involved in an advanced discussion of the problems and opportunities that can arise in an individual chapter 11 case. The panel will discuss issues involving post-petition earnings, including voluntary assignments of future wages, and the effect of conversion to a chapter 7 proceeding; the “disposable income test”; §§ 1129(a)(15), 1129(b)(2)(B)(ii) and 1115(b); and the “absolute priority rule,” among other topics.

$25.00
$25.00

Paskay Memorial Luncheon and Keynote

Current Issues in the Energy Sector

How are cash-collateral orders and adequate-protection packages being fashioned in E&P bankruptcies, and what intercreditor issues can arise as a result? This panel will discuss questions relating to lender collateral that may surface in E&P cases, such as (1) the absence of blanket liens, liens on reserves and cash as security; (2) the impact of state law defining property rights in such assets as royalty streams and leasehold interests; and (3) contract interpretation issues involving prepayment agreements and other arrangements.

$25.00
$25.00

Restructuring and Plan-Support Agreements, and Other Trends in Out-of-Court Restructurings

This session will cover why some out-of-court restructurings fail (EFIH, Walter) while others succeed, MNPI, trading and disclosure issues, no-shop provisions, holdouts and free-riders, and Trust Indenture Act issues.

$25.00
$25.00

Business Bankruptcy Law Update

This panel will cover recent developments in business bankruptcy cases at the bankruptcy and appellate levels.

$25.00
$25.00
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