Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy & Reorganization 2007

Major business bankruptcies and reorganizations affect attorneys in many fields. With market indicators pointing to a likely resurgence in bankruptcy filings it is more important than ever for attorneys to have a solid base in bankruptcy law. All new for 2007, this program will focus exclusively on business bankruptcy and reorganization law, providing a comprehensive nuts and bolts primer on the basic concepts, procedures and considerations that all attorneys with corporate clients should know. An outstanding faculty of experts, including bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners, will explain the fundamentals, review step-by-step typical business bankruptcy filings, examine the latest developments, explore important ethical considerations and give you the practical business bankruptcy tools you need for your practice.

What You Will Learn

-The Distressed Business: Reasons for and Alternatives to Business Bankruptcy

-Structure of the Bankruptcy Code and Basic Business Bankruptcy Concepts

-How to Commence Voluntary and Involuntary Cases

-Jurisdiction and Venue

-What Is Property of the Estate

-Bankruptcy Procedure and Debtor's Duties

-Allowance of Claims, Priorities, Subordination

-How to Operate a Business in Chapter 11

-Plan Content; Acceptance; Confirmation

-Preferences and Fraudulent Transfers

-Executory Contracts and Leases

-Various Cases: Single Asset Real Estate, Individual 11s, Small Business Cases

-Ethical Considerations in Bankruptcy

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys and allied professionals with limited bankruptcy experience, as well as non-legal professionals who need a working knowledge of bankruptcy law and practice.