2016, 2016 Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

NO CLE - Great Debates

Consumer Debate
Resolved: An out-of-statute proof of claim violates the FDCPA.
Business Debate
Resolved: Assets can be sold free and clear of liens in state court receiverships.
Judges Debate
Resolved: Third-party releases should not be allowed in chapter 11 plans.

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NO CLE - A Comparison of Individual Chapter 11s to Chapter 13: There Is a Decided Difference

While they share many similarities, individual chapter 11 cases are markedly different from chapter 13 cases. This session will highlight the differences between these two types of cases and the potential pitfalls that exist for the uninformed practitioner.

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NO CLE - WARN Act Employee Claims and Their Impact on Chapter 11 Cases

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act can have a substantial impact on the administration and reorganization of a chapter 11 debtor. This panel of chapter 11 and WARN Act experts will discuss the impact that the WARN Act has in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

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NO CLE - Elder Law and Bankruptcy

As the elderly population continues to grow, the intersection between bankruptcy and elder law will continue to grow with it. This session will focus on issues unique to elder law and the various considerations every consumer practitioner should know when these two very unique areas of law intersect.

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NO CLE - The § 1111(b) Election: What It Is and Why You Should Care

A seldom-used, and even lesser-understood, provision of the Bankruptcy Code, the 1111(b) election can provide substantial leverage to a secured creditor in a bankruptcy case. This session will detail what the election is and why — as either a creditors’ or debtors’ attorney — you should understand the ramifications it can have on your case.

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NO CLE - Representing the Corporate Client in Bankruptcy

This session will discuss the difficulties in representing a corporate client, including issues that arise when there is a conflict between what is in the best interest of the company versus the personal interests of the officers and directors, especially in an insolvency situation.

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NO CLE - Silence Is Not Golden: Disclosure Issues in Consumer Cases

This ethics session will discuss the various disclosure obligations that exist in consumer cases.

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NO CLE - Hot and Emerging Topics in § 363 Sales: Of Structured Dismissals and Creeping Liabilities

Section 363 sales have become a widely accepted, if not preferred, method of monetizing the assets of a debtor in chapter 11 bankruptcy. This expert panel will discuss the hot and emerging topics related to § 363 sales.

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NO CLE - “Can You Make a Rash Decision?”: Valuation Issues in Consumer Cases

In an informative and fun game show format, this panel will present a whole host of valuation issues that arise in bankruptcy.

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NO CLE - How to Argue Bankruptcy Issues to Courts of General Jurisdiction

This session will provide guidance on how to frame your argument, avoid jargon, provide the appropriate statutory framework and strengthen your case when presenting arguments before nonbankruptcy judges.

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