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Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2016

Released on: Jan. 3, 2017
Running Time: 12:13:35

Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential foundation. Hear from a premier faculty of experts who will arm you with the practice tips and basic concepts every bankruptcy attorney needs. Learn how to guide your clients through this complicated process, and find out what questions to ask your clients. Learn when it is time for a distressed company to consider bankruptcy and discover when reorganization is an option. This course is perfect for attorneys who want to learn or re-learn how to counsel their clients on bankruptcy issues in the most effective manner.

You will learn:

  • Overview of the bankruptcy system
  • The role of the debtor in possession, trustee, creditors’ committee, examiner, and chief restructuring officer
  • Options available to a financially troubled company
  • The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
  • Collection enforcement actions against a company that files Chapter 11
  • Secured claims and claim priorities
  • Bankruptcy and unexpired leases, executory, and other contracts
  • Preference and fraudulent transfer avoiding powers and how to prosecute and defend them
  • The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
  • Procedural requirements for debtors, creditors and their attorneys in bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy professionals and the requirements for their employment and compensation
  • The company after bankruptcy


This program is designed for attorneys of all experience levels, and non-legal professionals who want to develop a strong working knowledge of business bankruptcy law and practice.

Lecture Topics [Total time 12:13:35]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction* [00:01:28]
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Howard J. Weg
  • Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics [01:53:06]
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael Goldstein, Judge Martin Glenn, Howard J. Weg
  • Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case [01:00:54]
    Joseph Samet, Lewis Kruger
  • Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate [00:58:44]
    David G. Epstein, Evan Hollander
  • Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests [01:06:25]
    Joseph Samet, Michael Goldstein
  • Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases [01:01:08]
    Kathryn A. Coleman, Howard J. Weg
  • “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy [01:15:48]
    Alan D Halperin, My Chi To
  • Reorganization (Chapter 11) [01:00:35]
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Judith Elkin
  • Chapter 11 Plan [01:14:14]
    Steven H. Felderstein, Debra Dandeneau
  • Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation [01:23:57]
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein
  • Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy [01:17:16]
    Howard J. Weg, Judge Martin Glenn

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • A Guide to the Bankruptcy Law of the United States
    Andrew P. DeNatale
  • Rounding the Square Peg: Clarifying the Jurisprudence of the Sale Model of Chapter 11
    Jonathan M. Landers, Kathryn A. Coleman
  • Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, No. 15–145. 578 U.S.____(May 16, 2016)
  • Developing and Soliciting Votes on a Confirmable Plan of Reorganization in Chapter 11 Cases
    Debra A. Dandeneau
  • Ethical Considerations and the Employment and Compensation of Professionals
    William C. Hillman, Margaret M. Crouch

Presentation Material


  • Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims Against the Estate
    Evan Hollander
  • Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Excutory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
    Kathryn A. Coleman, Howard J. Weg
  • Avoiding Powers - Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
    My Chi To
  • Reorganization (Chapter 11)
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Judith Elkin
  • Chapter 11 Plan
    Debra Dandeneau, Steven H. Felderstein
  • Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
    Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein
  • Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
    Judge Martin Glenn, Howard J. Weg
Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Howard J. Weg ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Kathryn A. Coleman ~ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Judith Elkin ~ Judith Elkin PLCC
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Judge Martin Glenn ~ U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Evan Hollander ~ Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

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Idaho:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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Iowa:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

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Mississippi:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New Jersey:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

North Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

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Pennsylvania:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 3 on-demand credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “A/V” credit. Attorneys are limited to 22.5 credits of A/V programs per reporting period.

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

Wyoming:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


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IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

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