Municipal Bankruptcy

NO CLE - Primer on Financing Issues for Municipalities

An overview of the chapter 9 process, why municipalities do or do not file for chapter 9 protection, and the financial liabilities municipalities face, including bond debt, budget shortfalls, unfunded pension liabilities and costly union contracts. The discussion includes methods for restructuring bond debt under a plan of adjustment, issues related to general obligation bonds and special revenue bonds, how such claims are treated under Chapter 9, and related plan confirmation and valuation issues.

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NO CLE - The Municipal Restructuring under Chapter 9: Legitimate Option or Scare Tactic?

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NO CLE - Chapter 9 Update

The panelists will discuss the “nuts and bolts” of chapter 9, including who can seek relief under chapter 9, which sections of the Code apply, plan formation and plan confirmation. The balance of the program will focus on recent developments in the law resulting from the recent significant increase in chapter 9 cases, as well as a discussion of the current financial strains on states and municipalities that should result in a further increase in filings.

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NO CLE - Can You Fight (or Restructure) City Hall? Restructuring Municipal Debt

Municipalities and local government agencies have been forced to slash budgets during the recession. What can these entities do to restructure? Issues to be discussed include the reasons for municipal restructurings, eligible entities, restructuring options, state law remedies, and pension and legacy liabilities.

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