Professional Compensation/Fees

NO CLE- ABI-Live: What's the Last Word on SBRA?

The long countdown to the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) is over! The law takes effect on February 19.

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Consumer Attorney Fees: Everything You Always Wanted to Know — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Ethics)

Everyone likes to see lawyers get paid! This panel will address the differing approaches for attorney fees in chapter 13 cases across the country and discuss the allowance of debtor and creditor fees while examining and discussing the ABI Consumer Commission’s recommendation on fees in chapter 13 cases generally.

$50.00
$50.00

Hit ’Em Below the Belt (and in the Wallet): Professional Fees and Leverage Post-ASARCO

This panel will analyze the instances over the last few years where creditors have brought challenges to estate professional fees, focusing on Pillowtex, retainers and other objections. How can professionals protect themselves when they are well into a case?

$50.00
$50.00

Young Lawyers Track: Getting Engaged and Getting Paid

This panel will discuss the intricacies of getting retained as a professional in large chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including handling disclosures and conflict issues that might arise. In addition, the panel will delve into the nuances of filing fee applications and avoiding pitfalls under the Jay Alix Protocol and Large Fee Case Guidelines.

$50.00
$50.00

Third-Party Litigation Financing

This panel will discuss the use of third-party litigation financing in bankruptcy and in litigation and liquidation trust matters, and will address such issues as the different causes of actions and general characteristics of litigation considered, uses for funds and the general structure of financing, ethical issues concerning the funder relationship, and examples of successful uses of litigation financing — as well as things that can go wrong and how to avoid them.

$50.00
$50.00

Fee-Application/Compensation Issues

This panel will explore a variety of hot-button compensation issues, as well as practical issues that arise when parties seek payment under the Bankruptcy Code, including best practices for working with fee examiners, implications of ASARCO four years later, considerations in formulating interim compensation procedures and issues related to non-attorney compensation.

$50.00
$50.00

NO CLE - ABI Talks

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Experts: Who, What, When & Where

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