2017, 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop

Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?

This panel discusses attorney’s duty to uphold the law and how bankruptcy counsel must avoid “crossing the line” while representing his client, the result being not just civil, but criminal, liability.

$25.00
$25.00

Judicial Debates

Judges throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will square off to debate hot topics in insolvency.

$25.00
$25.00

Turning the Page to the Next Chapter: Individual Chapter 11 Cases

This panel will review constitutional issues under § 1115 and the appointment of chapter 11 trustees, as well as debate whether conversion from chapter 7 to chapter 11 violates the 13th Amendment.

$25.00
$25.00

A Unique Peek Inside Municipal Bankruptcy Cases

This panel will review some of the unique aspects of municipal bankruptcy cases, including the use of mediators, the role of a creditors’ committee and how committee professionals can be compensated, the involvement of state and federal laws and precedent for municipal bankruptcies, and the uncharted territory of Puerto Rico’s insolvency, as well as the potential impact on financially troubled states.

$25.00
$25.00

Decisions, Decisions: Investment Strategy

This panel will analyze the impact of recent decisions on investment strategy, including the use of restructuring support agreements and federal and state law remedies, as well as the litigation risk of recoveries absent a bankruptcy filing; the acceleration of debt maturities and redemption/“make whole” premiums; and the scope of § 546(e) “safe harbor” provisions.

$25.00
$25.00

Chapter 13: Improving the Process

This panel will discuss means of improving the chapter 13 process, including how to reduce abuses and thereby accelerate chapter 13 cases, as well as the new Rule amendments going into effect Dec. 1, 2017, and will contrast plans under chapters 11 and 13.

$25.00
$25.00

Paths for Committees Post-Jevic

This panel will review the shift of leverage to hold-out creditors and the requirement that structured dismissals must adhere to the absolute priority rule outside of a plan.

$25.00
$25.00

50 Shades of Valuations

This panel will review the art and science of valuations prepared for different stakeholders in the same case. Panelists will discuss how professionals can use the same data but arrive at dramatically different results through the manipulation of various methodologies and assumptions depending on the interests of their clients.

$25.00
$25.00

Let's Dip into the DIP Order

Do you know and understand what’s in your DIP order? This panel will break down some examples of issues that create frustration for bankruptcy judges through inconsistent language, overreaching requirements, misinterpretation or fundamental flaws. Panelists will navigate the typical DIP motion through drafting to final order.

$25.00
$25.00

TED Talks

Join ABI for its first recreation of the infamous “TED Talks,” with speakers focusing on topics only a bankruptcy guru could love, such as rules of professional conduct, career advice and teaching moments and Safe Harbor for Financial Institutions.

$25.00
$25.00
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