Municipal Bankruptcy

NO CLE - The Morning After OPEC Goes Broke

Various factors have combined to result in low crude oil prices that are not expected to rebound significantly and not to a point where OPEC countries will be able to cover their operating deficits. This panel will explore the issues facing the OPEC countries and discuss how these issues will impact the global economy and insolvency practice in the coming years.

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NO CLE - Municipal Bankruptcies

This panel will examine recent municipality filings and issues that arise in these cases, such as the ability of public utilities/public service entities to file under the Bankruptcy Code (i.e., to what extent is it an extension of the municipality), interaction with state and federal law, tax-exempt economic-development bonds, and whether there should be a mechanism for distressed states to file. Discussion will include updates on Puerto Rico and other cities.

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NO CLE - Case Law and Rules Update

This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2017 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

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NO CLE - 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.

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NO CLE - Puerto Rico

This session will feature an update on the current state of the distress in Puerto Rico, including PROMESA and related litigation, and other developments.

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NO CLE - Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis: The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) in Action

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NO CLE - Judicial and Legislative Responses to Puerto Rico’s Struggle to Allocate Scarce Financial Resources Between Bond Debt and Governmental Services

Puerto Rico is burdened by over $70 billion in debt, as well as approximately $35 billion in pension underfunding. Once the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), in early June and the Senate passed it on June 29, 2016, President Obama signed the bill immediately — and just in time to address a $1.9 billion payment that was due on July 1, 2016. PROMESA offers relief to Puerto Rico, its municipalities and municipal agencies following a 10-year economic recession.

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NO CLE - Chapter 9: Coming to a City Near You?

As the financial health of many of our municipalities continues to deteriorate, this very timely discussion, with experts experienced in the largest cases, will provide the pros and cons of a chapter 9 filing.

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NO CLE - How Can Puerto Rico Restructure Its Debt Obligations and Return Its Economy to Growth?

The panel will discuss how Puerto Rico can implement economic growth and fiscal stability measures and right-size its debt obligations, and the legal, political and financial tools that can be used to achieve an optimal outcome for Puerto Rico and its people, businesses and creditors.

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NO CLE - Detroit Then And Puerto Rico Now: The Similarities and the Differences

The stakeholders in the Puerto Rico debt crisis – the bondholders, the pension creditors, the residents and the politicians - can learn much from the Detroit bankruptcy case. Based on his judicial experience with the Detroit bankruptcy case and his recent work with Puerto Rico, Judge Rhodes will address those lessons and the shared sacrifices that will be required from everyone to give the island a fresh start.

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