When Bankruptcy Becomes an Issue In Your Case or Business Deal: What You Need to Know About the Process and Creditor Rights (August 6, 11,18 and 25)

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
8.0 Credit Hours

This new four-part class explains what you need to know when bankruptcy becomes an issue in your case or business deal.  You will learn about the rights, powers, limitations, and strategies that are brought into play when a party files one or another type of bankruptcy case.  Find out the answers to these questions and more:

*What do you do when you receive notification of the filing of bankruptcy by an adverse party?

*What does the notice tell you and what do you do in response to it?

While some aspects of an opponents’ bankruptcy are obvious (respecting the “automatic stay”), others may not be (removal of litigation to the Bankruptcy Court, filing Proofs of Claim, obtaining relief from the “automatic stay,” contesting  discharge or dischargeability of debts). Intended to be useful to practitioners in most practice areas, the course is designed to be broad in scope, delving into more sophisticated matters as the course progresses. No prior understanding of or experience with bankruptcy law, procedure, or cases is necessary, but may be helpful.    

Part 1: Introduction to Bankruptcy (Wednesday, August 6)

*Types of bankruptcy cases Chapter 7, 11, 13

*The players in a bankruptcy case – debtor, creditors (secured and unsecured) trustee, committee,  

* Role of the United States Trustee, equity security holders, transferees

*The “automatic stay” and its exceptions, violation of the stay/contempt

Part 2: Relief from Automatic Stay and Dischargeability (Monday, August 11)

*Relief from the automatic stay, property rights, litigation cases

*Dischargeability and discharge litigation

Part 3: Jurisdiction and Litigation Cases (Monday, August 18)

*Bankruptcy Court jurisdiction; removal/remand

*Litigation cases: domestic relations

*Litigation cases: real property

*Litigation cases: civil/commercial,, severance

*Litigation cases: receiverships, judicial liens, and other remedies

*Litigation cases: preferences and fraudulent conveyances

Part 4: Proof of Claims, Leases, Plans of Reorganization, and Creditor Strategies (Monday, August 25)

*Proofs of Claim, objections, allowance

*Leases, assumption/rejection

*Plans of Reorganization, resisting confirmation, “cram down”

*Creditor strategies, voting, creditor plans, trustees/examiners

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750


  • Jeffrey Sherman, Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Sherman


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Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section


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Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section


Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section


Family Law Section


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Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section


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