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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy 101 (5.19.10)

Familiarity with the Bankruptcy Code is crucial in today`s economy. Hear from a panel of lawyers who regularly counsel debtors, lenders, creditors` committees and other key constituencies in today`s most complex bankruptcy cases. They will discuss key tools and provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, including the major players in a case, the automatic stay, property of the estate, financing, avoidance actions, and the chapter 11 plan process. The panel will provide practical tips as well as discussing the underlying concepts. Read more


Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation 2010 (12.2.10)

There have been several important recent developments affecting bankruptcy litigation. Join a panel of experts as they examine some of the legal issues and cases that have emerged in the ongoing bankruptcy boom, including the potential impact of the Tousa case on fraudulent transfer litigation, the meaning of “good faith” and “knowledge” in the defense of fraudulent transfer claims arising out of “Ponzi” schemes, and recent developments in inter-creditor disputes. The program will also address conflicts that arise between the Bankruptcy Code and foreign insolvency systems and between domestic bankruptcy estates. Read more

Using Bankruptcy to Retain Real Estate Ownership: Helping Residential Property Owners in Distress (7.14.10)

An expert panel will teach you how to use Bankruptcy to help your client retain ownership of real estate in financial distress situations. The topics will include: how to use Chapter 7 to assist homeowners; how to use Chapter 13 to save primary and vacation homes; how to save homes using Chapter 11; the interplay of foreclosure and bankruptcy. Read more


Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Handling the Distressed Commercial Real Estate Venture (6.20.11)

According to recent news reports, U.S. office vacancies are at a five-year high, apartment vacancies are at a 23-year record, and retail centers are showing the greatest share of empty store-fronts since 1992. All this unused space makes it difficult for owners to pay their mortgagees. This seminar will prepare the bar and other real estate professionals for the expected demand for professionals who are able to provide counsel with regard to the workout and restructuring of distressed properties. This program will provide skills you can bring to the table to most effectively represent clients during the current phase of the business cycle.

The panel will begin by discussing the distressed mortgage and other loans made during the past few years to finance commercial real estate ventures. Speakers will address all phases of the process for the disposition of such distressed real estate, including pre-workout matters, the consensual workouts, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

Later, issues regarding the workout of commercial leases, including those for office, retail, and other similar interests will be addressed. Our speakers will pay particular attention to the negotiation and drafting of consensual lease modification and early termination agreements, as well as post-default and bankruptcy matters. Read more


Bankruptcy 101 (3.3.11)

Familiarity with the Bankruptcy Code is crucial in today's economy. Hear from a panel of lawyers who regularly counsel debtors, lenders, creditors' committees and other key constituencies in today's most complex bankruptcy cases. They will discuss key tools and provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, including the automatic stay, property of the estate, financing, and various aspects of chapter 11. The panel will provide practical tips as well as discussing the underlying concepts. Read more