Hon Robert E Ginsberg Annual Program: Commercial Bankruptcy (04/13/2021)
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
TALES FROM THE FRONTLINE OF SUB V
We are one year into the SBRA Subchapter V program, which launched concurrently with a global pandemic and an economic crisis. See how the story unfolds with a behind-the-scenes look at the newly enacted Subchapter V chapter 11 bankruptcy process as told by Subchapter V Trustees themselves. This discussion will cover getting acquainted with the process, benefits observed to date and ways to improve and educate both debtors and creditors. In addition, trustees will discuss case study examples that have gone right, and those that missed the mark.
Matthew Brash, Newpoint Advisors Corporation
Robert P. Handler, Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC
Neema T. Varghese, NV Consulting Services
VIRTUAL LITIGATION: THE COVID-BORNE PHENOMENON OF THE REMOTE TRIAL
The distinguished panel will discuss the ins-and-outs of remotely trying cases over various forms of communication platforms that have become prevalent in response to the safety measures put in place to protect our courts, the public and judicial system. With views from both the bar and the bench, the presentation will provide practitioners with real, concrete tips on how to effectively litigate when faced with a “trial by zoom” along with views on how this technology may impact practice in the future.
Hon. Janet S. Baer, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Micah E. Marcus, McDonald Hopkins LLC
Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
THE FIRST RULE OF CHAPTER 11 LAWYERING: LET THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BE YOUR GUIDE
Regardless of the size and complexity of a case, chapter 11 lawyers must address ethical issues from the pre-petition stage to entry of a final decree. This panel will discuss key ethical questions that all chapter 11 lawyers must consider. Do you know who your client is and to whom you and your client owe fiduciary duties? Have you fully disclosed your connections under Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure? Do you possess the necessary skill and experience to lead a chapter 11 case? Do you understand how to establish the reasonableness of your fees? In exploring these issues, the panel will offer strategies to help you satisfy your ethical obligations in chapter 11 cases, and to help you avoid being featured in a disciplinary action styled “In re You!”
Adam G. Brief, Assistant U.S. Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois
Nancy B. Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hon. Steven Rhodes, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.), Eastern District of Michigan
Erich S. Buck, Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee
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