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16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Ethics, Skills & More (Day 2-Skills, (12.8.10))
Earn all of your annual CLE credits while obtaining invaluable knowledge on a variety of areas. Our Bridge-the-Gap programs fulfill a full year’s credit requirements for those that are newly admitted, while providing essential information and credits for more experienced attorneys. This program is particularly distinct in that one day will allow attendees to fulfill all required skills credits, and the other day will allow attendees to fulfill all required ethics credits. Attendance on both days will provide the total professional practice/practice management required of all newly admitted attorneys. A skilled faculty will guide you through the day-to-day practice of law and cover topics of interest to all attorneys, including legal ethics.

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.

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.

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.

Chapter 11: The New Critical Path (Original Live Program Date: 10/28/08)
This program will address the key events that define a typical Chapter 11 case: case commencement, asset sales, and plan confirmation. The panelists will include seasoned restructuring attorneys with experience representing large corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and/or asset buyers.

Credit Derivatives & Bankruptcy Law: What the Securities, Finance & Bankruptcy Practitioner Needs to Know About These Products (Original Live Program Date: 3/10/09)
An expert panel will present a practical guide to credit default swap (CDS) transactions and markets and their possible impact on fundamental debtor-creditor relationships. The focus of which will be in the context of a bankruptcy or workout concerning a CDS's reference obligor. The panel will examine the structure and trading of so called "single-name" CDS, which reference specific corporations or other obligors, as well as index products and CDS based on asset-backed securities. It will also explain the relevant legal and regulatory framework within which CDS trading occurs, including securities and commodities laws, and explore relevant aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring rules and processes. This program provides 2.5 credits in professional practice

Guarantees, Surety Bonds and Letters of Credit in Bankruptcy: Traps for the Unwary (Original Live Program Date: 11/18/08)
This program will cover the rights and obligations of parties to guarantees, surety bonds and letters of credit when the principal obligor becomes the subject of bankruptcy proceedings. The discussion will encompass issues such as the impact of the automatic stay on the rights of beneficiaries and obligees to pursue claims against guarantors, sureties and letter of credit issuers; the affect of recoveries from third parties on the remaining claim against the debtor; the potential for avoidable transfer liability associated with indirect preferences; and the competing rights of parties to excess proceeds of guarantees, surety bonds and letters of credit.

Hedge Funds in the Current Environment (Original Live Program Date: 4/22/09)
It has been a time of unprecedented change for hedge funds. After explosive growth the hedge fund industry has contracted substantially due to the financial crisis. In addition, over the past year there have been fund liquidations, lawsuits by investors, SEC enforcement actions and investigations, fraud committed on hedge funds and speculation as to coming regulation. The industry is clearly in transition. This course will provide an overview of the rules related to operating a hedge fund. Faculty will discuss how to avoid problems in the enforcement environment and provide best practices for protecting hedge fund advisers from liability. The registration process, requirements applicable to registered advisers and operating issues involving hedge funds will be examined. Finally, top practitioners and regulators will discuss their views on hedge fund issues.

Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation (Original Live Program Date: 10/15/09)
Several recent decisions and cases will have a lasting impact on important issues affecting bankruptcy litigation. At this program, a panel of experts will provide an update of recent developments and trends in the field, including: the scope of the Section 546(e) avoidance safe harbor; the meaning of "payment" of a claim as to third parties; and the strength of the "center of main interest" presumption under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.

The Basics of Real Estate Lending(Original Live Program Date: 7/17& 7/24/07)
This basics program will provide an overview of real estate-related loans, including mortgage portfolio loans, securitized loans, mezzanine loans, and construction loans. The speakers will cover, among other things, the application and commitment process, lender concerns, borrower concerns, negotiation hot spots, bankruptcy issues, special purpose entities, and loan opinions.