WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This intermediate-level seminar provides an overview of bankruptcy rules, issues and litigation strategies for:
- Finance professionals
- Insurance professionals
- Real estate professionals
- Government professionals
Successfully Represent Your Clients With Proven Bankruptcy Strategies
Your clients rely on you to unravel the complexities of thebankruptcy process and guide them to the most favorable outcomepossible. This innovative program was designed to give you the rules,essential strategies and litigation techniques to confidently handleyour next case. Register today!
- Review recent updates and judicial rulings pertaining to bankruptcy law.
- Gain a solid understanding of the bankruptcy litigation process.
- Understand creditors' rights: effectively represent your clients and resolve your cases.
- Learn what constitutes a bankruptcy estate.
- Understand the difference between adversary proceedings and contested matters.
- Identify the impact means testing has on bankruptcy cases.
- Effectively determine which chapter debtors need to file under.
- GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR BANKRUPTCY CASE
9:00 - 10:00, Stephen L. Burton
- Conducting the Initial Client Interview
- Means Testing and Rights of Debtors to File for Bankruptcy Relief
- Duties of Debtor's Counsel
- Duties of Creditor's Counsel
- Understanding What Constitutes the Bankruptcy Estate
- INTRODUCTION TO THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND RULES
10:15 - 11:15, Steven R. Fox
- Jurisdiction and Venue
- Types of Bankruptcy Cases
- Structure of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules
- Employment of Counsel and Other Professionals
- The Trustee's Role in Chapter 7 and 13 Cases
- Property of Estates
- Types of Claims
- Redemptions and Reaffirmations
- Exemptions and Abandonment - What Do They Mean for the Creditor?
- AUTOMATIC STAY LITIGATION
11:15 - 12:15, Steven R. Fox
- Changes in the Automatic Stay Due to Reform Legislation
- Scope of the Automatic Stay
- Exceptions to the Automatic Stay
- Relief From Stay Litigation
- PROTECTING THE CREDITOR'S POSITION
1:15 - 2:15, Raymond H. Aver
- Overview of Creditor's Rights
- Rights of Creditors in Special Situations
- Legislative Changes Affecting Secured Creditors
- Creditor Committees
- Appointment of Trustee
- Dismissal and Conversion
- CHAPTER 7 AND CHAPTER 13 ISSUES
2:30 - 3:30, Stephen L. Burton
- Determining Which Chapter to File
- Filing in Bankruptcy Court
- Dismissal and Conversion Issues
- Dischargeability of Debts
- Requirements of a Chapter 13 Plan
- How to Compute a Chapter 13 Plan
- Post-Confirmation Default
- Post-Petition Debt
- BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION AND PROCEDURE
3:30 - 4:30, Raymond H. Aver
- Adversary Proceedings vs. Contested Matters
- Discovery in Bankruptcy Proceedings
- Preference Actions
- Fraudulent Transfer Issues
- Bankruptcy Appeals