Bankruptcy & Reorganizations: Current Developments 2010

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. (New York, NY)

Why You Should Attend

With today’s volatile credit markets continuing to reflect an insolvency crisis and meltdown for many sectors of the economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is more important than ever. At this essential conference, an expert faculty of leading practitioners, bankruptcy judges and academics will provide you with a comprehensive review and analysis of hot case developments, major bankruptcy decisions, rules and trends that affect your practice on behalf of debtors, vendors, bondholders, lenders, diverse groups of creditors, hedge funds, committees, purchasers of distressed assets and parties to executory contracts and other transactions. Come away with practical tips and strategies that you can use daily in a combination of small, medium and large size cases, and feel confident with your knowledge in this increasingly important area of law.

What You Will Learn

• Lehman, GM, Chrysler, CIT, WaMu, Madoff and other case developments
• The BAPCPA amendments and case law - impact on business Chapter 7 and 11 cases
• The impact of recent decisions on DIPs, trustees, creditors committees and counsel
• Important jurisdictional and procedural issues; role of mediation
• Structured finance developments - repos, swaps, forward contracts, derivatives
• First day orders and Section 105 relief; Loan to Own
• The powers and fiduciary duties of debtors, creditors’ and equity committees
• Employment and compensation of counsel, accountants and other professionals
• How to recognize ethical issues and avoid missteps in your bankruptcy and reorganization cases
• New developments regarding unsecured and secured claims; class claims
• Section 502(b)(6) cap on lessor’s rent claims
• Modified ordinary course of business and other defenses to voidable preference attacks
• Executory contracts and leases - assumption, rejection and “ride through”
• Developing law and practice on plan proposals, disclosure statements, objections and confirmation of a plan
• Treatment of tort claimants, class claims and other creditor groups
• International and cross-border insolvencies, inbound and outbound - Lehman, Bear Stearns

Who Should Attend

This advanced program is designed for a wide range of bankruptcy, reorganization and other transactional practitioners, in-house counsel and others who may be involved in restructurings and insolvency cases. They should have at least basic knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code, the Rules and procedures. This program will help transactional and litigation lawyers work with bankruptcy lawyers and prepare for and deal with defaults and restructurings.

Lewis Kruger, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP