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Bankruptcy Court Orders and Judgments have res judicata and collateral estoppel effects. Understanding how to appeal adverse rulings or to defend on appeal favorable Bankruptcy Court rulings is crucial to preserving and protecting the best interests of a client involved in a Bankruptcy Case, Adversary Proceeding or Contested Matter. Dispositive issues concerning jurisdiction, conflicting standards of review and concepts of finality make the Bankruptcy appellate process fraught with potential landmines requiring counsel to possess specialized knowledge and awareness of deadlines and procedural filing requirements.
William A. Smelko of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP will cover:
- The essential requirements of and deadlines in the Bankruptcy Appellate Process
- Jurisdictional challenges, options and alternatives unique to Bankruptcy Appeals
- The ever shifting concepts of finality and standards of review in Bankruptcy Appeals
- How to effectively and persuasively position arguments and briefing for Bankruptcy Appeals