ABI Live Webinars, 2015

NO CLE - ABI-Live: Fraud and Forensics: The Expert Witness in a Commercial Fraud Case

This is the second of three webinars stemming from ABI's recently published book Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case. Each webinar takes an in-depth look at areas of specialty, challenge and reward for forensic accountants and the professionals who work with them in commercial fraud cases. The third webinar will be:

FRAUD AND FORENSICS: THE LAWYER AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT WORKING TOGETHER - JANUARY TBD

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Tax Credit Projects in Distress

It's become increasingly popular for businesses, developers and project sponsors to take advantage of specialized tax credit programs at the federal and state levels designed to incentivize investment in affordable housing, low-income communities and historic preservation.

Bankruptcy and workout professionals should have a basic understanding of these tax credit programs and the unique issues that can arise in workouts and bankruptcies involving projects financed through the use of tax credits.

This webinar will cover:

1)Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC);

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

“Most official bankruptcy forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015.” – U.S. Courts

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Fraud and Forensics: The Investigation Phase of a Commercial Fraud Case

This is the first of three webinars stemming from ABI's recently published book Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case. Each webinar takes an in-depth look at areas of specialty, challenge and reward for forensic accountants and the professionals who work with them in commercial fraud cases. The second and third webinars will be:

FRAUD AND FORENSICS: THE EXPERT WITNESS IN A COMMERCIAL FRAUD CASE - DECEMBER 9, 2015, 1:30 - 2:45 PM ET
FRAUD AND FORENSICS: THE LAWYER AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT WORKING TOGETHER - JANUARY TBD

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Does It Pay To Be a Bankruptcy Lawyer Anymore? BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. V. ASARCO LLC

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. (Dechert) and Dylan Trache (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP) will discuss the Supreme Court’s ASARCO opinion, the practical impact of the opinion on your practice, and developing case law and arguments to be made in defending your fees. Is there a "work-around" where the retention agreement legally permits professionals to be compensated for defending fee awards?

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Pre-Petition Tax Debt Planning and Post-Petition Consequences

This webinar will discuss the effect of the hanging paragraph under § 523(a)(1), post-petition issues, considerations in filing tax returns for the individual chapter 11 debtor, and tax implications for trustees in administering debtors’ estates.

The panel will also address the following questions:

1)Are any tax debts dischargeable in chapter 7?
2)What happens to installment agreements during the pendency of a bankruptcy case?
3)What happens when debtors default on offer and compromise agreements?

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Recommendations on Professional Fees and Expenses

Any reform of current chapter 11 practice must account for the prevailing criticism that fees and costs are too high, and do it in a way that focuses on aligning incentives with case efficiency. This panel will discuss recommended reforms that provide for more effective oversight, as well as alternative fee structures consistent with professionals’ ethical obligations under the Code of Professional Responsibility.

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ABI-Live: Practical Impact of Preference Actions - NO CLE

The ABI Commission Report proposes some significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code, and the preferential transfer statute in Section 547 is no exception. This webinar explores the rationale behind the recommendations, such as the good faith belief for filing a demand letter or preference complaint, the increase in the statutory minimum to bring a preference action, and more. Most importantly, the panel will assess the practical effects and foreseeable impact of implementing these recommendations.

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NO CLE - ABI Live: Asset Sales Issues in Oil and Gas Bankruptcies

As a result of falling energy prices, experts expect bankruptcy filings in the energy sector to increase, especially those in the oil and gas industry. Bankruptcy cases involving energy companies raise unique issues due to the interplay among the Bankruptcy Code, federal and state laws, the regulatory structure governing the energy industry, and the political and practical realities of the industry’s significance on national, regional and local levels.

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NO CLE - ABI Live: New Developments in Student Loans: Need to Know

This ABI Live Webinar — New Developments in Student Loans: Need to Know — will focus on three areas: dischargeability litigation, treatment in Chapter 13 and the status of student loans as a national economic crisis. Presented by members of ABI’s Consumer Committee, the webinar will include perspectives from both the debtor and lender sides, offering practitioners valuable balanced insights that they can use in their daily practice.

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