Seminar  Program

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017


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Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and rate code PLII. You can also Book Online- Kimpton.

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Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

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Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
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Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts 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 live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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 live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

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

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts 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 live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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 live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

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

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts 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 live webcasts 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 live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Pittsburgh Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Professional Development Conference Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. (412) 802-2300. Click Here for Directions

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 Introduction

8:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

10:00 Networking Break

10:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

11:15 Lunch

12:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

1:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

2:45 Networking Break

3:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


4:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

9:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

10:15 Networking Break

10:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

11:45 Lunch

1:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

2:30 Networking Break

2:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

4:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Nashville Groupcast Location

The Nashville Bar Association, 150 4th Avenue, North, Suite #1050, Nashville, TN 37219. (615) 242-9272.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg PA 17055, (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 17055. Tel: 717-691-1300. Fax: 717-691-9692.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 17055. Tel: 1-717-697-4900. Fax: 1-717-697-9101.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Ice Miller LLP, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

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. This two-day 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.

What You Will Learn

• Overview of the bankruptcy system
• Options available to a financially troubled company
• The timeline for bankruptcy filings and steps involved
• The Chapter 11 Plan: drafting, solicitation and confirmation
• Legal ethics requirements of bankruptcy professionals

Special Feature

• Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This two-day 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.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:05 Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics
• General purposes, policies and structure of the bankruptcy system
• Bankruptcy courts and judges
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Role of U.S. Trustee
• Standing in bankruptcy
• Disclosure
• Notice and hearing
• Motion practice, adversary proceedings and contested matters
• Abstention, removal and remand
• Compromise and settlement
• Appeals
• Examinations in bankruptcy
Andrew P. DeNatale, Michael H. Goldstein, Honorable Sean H. Lane, David Shemano

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Practice Points: Commencing a Corporate Bankruptcy Case
• Pre-Filing Considerations – Your client is in financial distress, now what?
- Who may be a debtor
- What type of case to file
- Where to file
- Filing preparation and planning
• Commencing a case
- Petition and other required documents
- Voluntary case
- Involuntary case
- Schedules of assets and statements and financial affairs
• First-day motions
Lewis Kruger,  Joseph Samet

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Corporate Bankruptcy: The Estate and Claims against the Estate
• Property of the estate
• Claims in bankruptcy
- Administrative expense claims
- Secured claims
- Priority unsecured claims
- General unsecured claims
- Subordination of claims
• Setoff and recoupment
• Automatic stay/adequate protection
• Debtor’s estate
Prof. David G. Epstein, Evan C. Hollander

2:30 Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests
• Use of cash collateral
• Sales and use of property in the ordinary course of business
• Sales free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and other interests
 Financing Bankruptcy Cases
• Credit in the ordinary course of business
• DIP financing
• Priming liens
Joseph Samet, Michael H. Goldstein

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
• Definition of executory contracts
• Disguised leases
• Assumption
• Assignment
• Rejection
• Ride-through
• Rights and remedies of the non-debtor parties
Jonathan Landers, David Shemano


5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 “Avoiding Powers”— Augmentation of the Estate in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Preferences
• Fraudulent conveyances
• Strong-arm powers of the trustee
• Limitations on avoidance actions
• Special exceptions
• Treatment of swap agreements, commodity contracts, forward contracts, repurchase agreements and repurchase agreements in bankruptcy
• How to protect against clawback of payments received by creditors before the Chapter 11 filing
Alan D. Halperin, My Chi To

10:15 Reorganization (Chapter 11)
• Debtor-in-possession
• Chapter 11 trustee and examiner
• Corporate governance and operation of the business
• Creditors’ committee
• Disclosure statement for the plan and soliciting votes on the plan
Andrew P. DeNatale, Trevor Hoffman

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Chapter 11 Plan
• Exclusivity
• Classification of claims
• Impairment of claims
• Mandatory plan provisions
• Permissive plan provisions
• Chapter 11 liquidating plans
Steven H. Felderstein, Debra A. Dandeneau

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Corporate Bankruptcy: Plan Confirmation
A.   Confirmation Matters
• Consensual confirmation
• Non-consensual confirmation – (“Cram Down”)
B.  Post-confirmation Matters
• Effect of confirmation
• Third-party releases and injunctions
• Exemption from securities laws
• Special tax provisions
• Conclusion of the case
Andrew P. DeNatale, Steven H. Felderstein

3:30 Networking Break

3:45 Basic Ethical Considerations in Corporate Bankruptcy
• Trustees – Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.15, 1.7, 3.3)
- Requirements to qualify as a trustee
- Disqualification of a trustee
- Compensation of trustees
• Professionals for the estate - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
- Definition of “Professionals”
- Requirements for court approval of employment
- Requirements for court approval of compensation
- Ordinary course and in-house professionals
• Professionals for creditors’ committees - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5, 1.7, 3.3)
• Professionals for creditors - Professional and legal ethics obligations (MRPC 1.5)
• Role of the U.S. Trustee - Professional and legal ethics obligations
Honorable Sean H. Lane, Ken Pasquale, David Shemano

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Andrew P. DeNatale ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
David B. Shemano ~ Robins Kaplan LLP
Speaker(s)
Debra Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
David G. Epstein ~ George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Steven H. Felderstein ~ Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Michael Goldstein ~ Goodwin Procter
Alan D. Halperin ~ Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Trevor R. Hoffmann ~ Haynes and Boone LLP
Evan C. Hollander ~ Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Lewis Kruger ~ Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jonathan M. Landers ~ Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
Hon. Sean H. Lane ~ United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Kenneth Pasquale ~ Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Joseph Samet ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP (Ret.)
My Chi To ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Willis Goodmoore ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Philadelphia Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Suite 1010, Center City Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Philadelphia Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Marriott Residence Inn

Ritz Carlton

Loews Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) 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 live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

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