Business Reorganization

ABI Talks (Southwest Bankruptcy Conference 2021)

Based on the "Ted Talks" format, presenters will address timely and divisive issues such as rejection of power purchase agreements, the future of oil and gas, venue alternatives and an analytical review of Bankruptcy Appellate Panels reversal and affirmances. 

Nellwyn Voorhies
Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.; New York

Jurisdictional Battle: Bankruptcy Courts vs. FERC in Rejection of Power Purchase Agreements
Theodore E. Tsekerides
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Ninth Circuit as an Alternative to SDNY/Delaware
Tobias S. Keller

$125.00
$125.00

Chapter 11 Cases in the Headlines

This panel will discuss notable Chapter 11 cases and legislation from the past year for an overall refresher and update on chapter 11 basics and trends.

$125.00
$125.00

Fast, But Not So Fast: Recent Developments in PPP Loans and the CARES Act.

Uncle Sam said “Take the money...everything will be OK”. Now, the IRS, SBA and Congress are changing the rules, creating new hurdles for distressed businesses. This panel dives into recent legislation in CARES II and the evolving legal and regulatory landscape governing access to, and repayment of, PPP and EIDL loans.

$125.00
$125.00

Infected, Vaccinated, or Cured?

A look at the economic impact of COVID and the road ahead, including which industries will continue to struggle and may be casualties, which seem immune to the pandemic’s effects, and which were initially sick but appear to be on the road to recovery.

$125.00
$125.00

The Increasing Use of Chapter 11 to Resolve Sexual Abuse Scandals

States across the country have enacted so-called “reviver” statutes, allowing otherwise time-barred claims for childhood sexual abuse to proceed. History has shown that bankruptcy filings by targeted institutions are a natural byproduct of reviver statutes and laws tolling the applicable statutes of limitations for sexual abuse claims. Indeed, an increasing number of bankruptcies have been filed in the wake of reviver statutes and new waves of sexual abuse claims.

$125.00
$125.00

What’s a Creditor to Do? The Standing Doctrine in Bankruptcy Court

This panel will discuss the various standing doctrines that apply in federal and bankruptcy courts, including constitutional (Article III) standing, prudential standing, statutory standing (“party-in-interest” status) and derivative standing, and will cover issues that arise both in chapter 11 cases and the consumer arena.

$125.00
$125.00

Post-Restructuring

This panel will discuss the disposition of restructured equity, including § 1145 and other limitations and exemptions; selecting and managing post-restructured boards, and how to assemble a new board with a view toward maximizing value; issues attendant to the recruitment of pertinent and qualified directors; departures from rent-a-director; use of independent directors on a new board; granting of observer rights; perspectives of being a member of a well-run post-restructured board; shareholder voting and control considerations, including minority rights; incentivizing management through MIPs,

$125.00
$125.00

Liquidating Outside of Chapter 11: Considerations for Cannabis and Other Companies Not Eligible for Chapter 11

This panel will compare and contrast liquidations and wind-downs under chapter 11, federal and state receiverships, ABCs, and judicial dissolutions. The panelists also will take a look at tools that are available and the risks attendant to each. Which companies are more appropriate for which type of liquidation option: cannabis and related company insolvencies, or higher education institutions?

$125.00
$125.00

COVID’s Disruption of the Insolvency World

This panel will discuss the effects that the pandemic has had on both business and consumer bankruptcy filings, as well insolvency case work in general. The panelists will provide their insights on whether there will be permanent changes to bankruptcy and insolvency practice spurred by COVID-19.
Sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP

$125.00
$125.00

Business Bankruptcy Legal Update

This panel will discuss the impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 on bankruptcy cases, the latest automatic stay cases, employment of professionals and fee applications, and § 363 sales in the Zoom era.

$125.00
$125.00
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