Small Business

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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All in the Family, or Who Is Your Client?

Knowing who your client is and what duties you have is a problem in cases ranging from the mega Caesars bankruptcy case to actions involving a distressed small family business that is jointly owned by several relatives. This presentation will address several attorney/client ethical issues, both in and out of bankruptcy, when jointly representing clients, including practical considerations when representing a group of closely related businesses, attorney/client privileges between multiple clients, and state and federal law ethical issues related to “who is your client.”

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Small Commercial Chapter 11 Panel: A Decent Burial — Winding Up the Small Business Debtor

In the Massachusetts economy of the 21st century, insolvency professionals are increasingly called upon after it is too late to save a small business. Thus, our practice is increasingly liquidation-focused, requiring the professional to seek to engage in a process that both tightly controls cost and maximizes value.

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$25.00
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