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Bankruptcy Fundamentals For Corporate Counsel: Protecting And Enforcing Creditor Claims In A Chapter 11 Proceeding

Webinar: ID# 1026215
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About This Course:
This CLE webinar will instruct corporate counsel on the fundamentals of bankruptcy with a focus on Chapter 11 proceedings, including the claims process, automatic stay, adversary proceedings, preferences, fraudulent transfers, and the reorganization plan. The panel will also discuss what a trade creditor or landlord should do to protect and enforce its claims before and after a bankruptcy filing.

The bankruptcy or insolvency of a customer, tenant or trading partner can have a significant impact on a creditor company. The current trend of retail bankruptcieshighlights some of the problems faced by landlords and trade creditors who must navigate the complexities of Chapter 11 bankruptcy or other insolvency proceedings.

Notice of a bankruptcy filing triggers an automatic stay prohibiting creditors from taking any action against the debtor’s assets. It is followed by a series of filings and notices to which the creditor company must respond, including notice of the bar date for filing a proof of claim, the debtor’s schedule of assets and liabilities, notice of proposed assumption of executory contracts, and the proposed plan of reorganization.

Corporate counsel should know the roles of the players in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including the debtor, the court, the trustee, and the creditors’ committee. Counsel should also understand the different types of creditors (secured, unsecured, employees, tort claimants, landlords), and how each is treated relative to the others in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Listen as our panel of bankruptcy practitioners explains the bankruptcy process, including critical notices and filings and the appropriate responses to each. The panel will also discuss the role of each party in Chapter 11 proceedings, the different classes of creditors, and how preferences, fraudulent transfers and other issues can affect a creditor’s rights.

Course Outline
  • Purposes of bankruptcy—Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11
  • The players
  • Case commencement
    • Claims process
    • Adversary proceedings
    • Preferences
    • Fraudulent transfers
  • 363 sales
  • The reorganization plan
  • Steps to take in anticipation of a bankruptcy
Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:
  • What are the objectives of a debtor in a Chapter 11 proceeding?
  • What are the critical notices and filings to which counsel must respond, and in what time frame?
  • What are preferences and fraudulent transfers, and when should a creditor be concerned about potentially avoidable payments received from the debtor?
  • How should a reorganization plan be evaluated?
How To Access Course And Materials

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you one day prior to the event via email from the presenter. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

If you order a recorded version of the webinar, CDs will be mailed out approximately 10 days after the live event. Shipping is included in the price of recorded versions.

Continuing Education Credits Available

This program has been approved for 2.0 CPE hours through Strafford Publications. To obtain CPE credit, attendees must participate in the live event (recorded versions do not qualify for credit), return an Official Record of Attendance to Strafford affirming their participation (including the CPE code announced during the program), and pay a processing fee of $35 per person.
Strafford will mail a certificate of credit within approximately two weeks of receiving your completed Official Record of Attendance, provided all required conditions have been satisfied.

Strafford is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit
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