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Understanding The New Bankruptcy Proof Of Claim Form

Webinar: ID# 1032100
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About This Course:
This webinar will explore the major differences between the new and the old Bankruptcy Proof Of Claim Form (the changes doubled the length of the form and now include many new questions concerning the formulation and basis for the asserted claim), discuss how to properly complete the form, and the many pros and cons associated with filing a claim.


  • Brief Overview of the Bankruptcy Process
  • Importance of Filing a Proof of Claim and Role of the Proof of Claim Form
  • Effects of Creditor's Failure to File a Proof of Claim
  • Old Proof of Claim Form and Frequent Related Issues
New Proof of Claim Form
  • Overview - Where to Find and When/Where to File
  • Differences Compared to Old Form
  • How to Complete the New Form
  • Key Points of the New Form
  • Claim Classifications
  • Requisites for Proving a Claim Including Supporting Documentation
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Keys for Filing and Substantiating a Successful Claim
Other Common Issues
  • Assignment/Transfer of Claims
  • Filing Logistics (Including Electronic vs. Paper Filing and Filing With BR Court vs. Filing With Claims Agent)
  • Addressing and Overcoming Claim Objections
  • Timeliness and Late Claims
Key Takeaways for Creditors
About The Presenters

Christopher M. Desiderio
  • Member of Nixon Peabody LLP's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group
  • Represents debtors, creditors and official committees in all aspects of Chapter 7 and 11 cases
  • Representative clients include distressed companies, partnerships, banks, landlords, creditor's committees and trustees in national and regional corporate bankruptcies
  • J.D. degree, Fordham Law School; B.A. degree, Trinity College
Christopher Fong
  • Attorney in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group and is located in Nixon Peabody LLP's New York office
  • Involved in all facets of corporate reorganizations and focuses on the representation of debtors, creditors, lenders, unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and official committees in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts
  • LL.M. and J.D. degrees, St. John's University School of Law; B.A. degree, New York University
Understanding The New Bankruptcy Proof Of Claim Form
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