2015 Annual Spring Meeting, 2015

NO CLE - Keynote Luncheon: A Conversation with Hon. Steven W. Rhodes

NO CLE Credit Available - Free Session.

Join in a dialogue led by former ABI Presidents:
Richardo I. Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick & Associates, PC; Auburn Hills, Mich.
Melissa Kibler Knoll
Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago
Michael P. Richman
Hunton & Williams LLP; New York

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NO CLE - Anatomy of a Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Hearing

This panel will explore key chapter 11 plan confirmation issues by way of a live demonstration of a confirmation hearing. The demonstration will address the most commonly litigated legal issues with respect to plan confirmation, the evidence required to satisfy those requirements, and in particular, how to present and cross-examine experts in connection with feasibility. How would you rule?

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NO CLE - Class Actions in Bankruptcy Cases

Class action lawsuits in both business and consumer cases are becoming more prevalent. Are you wondering whether your clients’ WARN Act claims would be better pursued against a debtor company in a class action adversary proceeding or in a class proof of claim, or both? If your client has been sued in a debtor’s consumer class action adversary proceeding, do you know the best defenses against class certification?

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NO CLE - Panic in Detroit – Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Process from Soup to Nuts

This panel of Chapter 9 specialists will discuss the Chapter 9 bankruptcy process including eligibility under Chapter 9, the authority of the bankruptcy court, powers of the municipal debtor, the role of creditors, the automatic stay, issues peculiar to certain types of Chapter 9 debtors such as hospitals and cities and the recent developments in chapter 9.

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NO CLE - Consumer Case Law Updates

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NO CLE - Chapter 13 Cramdowns

Lien-stripping, short sales and other contested confirmation issues will be highlighted.

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NO CLE - How Secured Are Secured Creditors? The Changing Landscape of Secured Creditors and Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation

This panel will provide a review and analysis of § 1129(a) and (b) confirmation standards focused on recent and hot topic areas affecting senior and junior secured creditors. Discussed will be Momentive Performance issues, including cramdown interest rates at below-market rates even when market rates exist, the extent of the subordination of senior subordinated noteholders, the enforceability of make-whole payment provisions in chapter 11 plans, and intercreditor and cramdown issues.

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NO CLE - Getting to Confirmation: How to Draft a Chapter 11 Plan, Disclosure Statement and Related Documents

This panel is part of our continuing series on drafting skills for bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys. The panel is intended to provide a practical “how to” discussion and analysis of drafting chapter 11 plan documents including the Disclosure Statement, the Chapter 11 Plan, Liquidating Trust Agreements, and related document. The panel will provide form documents and discuss heavily negotiated or scrutinized provisions in these documents.

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NO CLE - What Do Clients Really Want?

Join a distinguished group of panelists involved in the hiring — and firing — of bankruptcy professionals. Hear how you can serve clients better and make them want to work with you.

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NO CLE - Preference Action Mock Hearing

The panelists will present a mock hearing during which they will adduce evidence from plaintiff and defense witnesses and make legal arguments on various topical issues that arise in a preference action. Among the matters to be discussed will be timely issues involved in preference actions, including both the new value and ordinary course of business defenses, as well as the use of state law preference actions and safe harbors.

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