Practising Law Institute's Understanding the Basics of Business Bankruptcy & Reorganization 2008

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Click here for the official seminar website and registration form. (San Francisco, CA)

Why You Should Attend:

The law of bankruptcy and reorganization affects practitioners in many different fields. While business bankruptcy filings have decreased in recent years, in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, an imminent resurgence of filings is on the horizon. Now more than ever, practitioners need a solid foundation in bankruptcy and reorganization to deal with client issues that may arise. Develop that foundation by attending this two-day program taught by faculty members who include bankruptcy judges and leading experts in the field. Learn all the fundamental concepts of bankruptcy and reorganization, including a comprehensive step-by-step review of bankruptcy filings, planning considerations during the pre-bankruptcy stage, as well as a review of recent developments in case law and legislation.

What You Will Learn:

- Consequences of new bankruptcy law amendments on business bankruptcies
- Structure of the Bankruptcy Code; jurisdiction; research tools
- Commencing a voluntary or involuntary case
- Bankruptcy procedure and debtor’s duties
- Ethical considerations in bankruptcy
- What is property of the estate?
- Current developments in bankruptcy legislation and case law
- What constitutes a preferential transfer of property of the estate?
- Dischargeable debts
- Accounting and reorganization
- U.S. Trustee’s role
- Cramdown
- Retention and compensation of trustees and professionals
- Stays; sale of assets; avoidance powers
- Allowance of claims and priorities
- Unexpired leases and executory contracts
- Plan content; acceptance; confirmation
- . . . and much more!

Lewis Kruger, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP