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The Commission would like to know what issues you are most interested in seeing addressed at meetings of the Commission. Your responses will help to formulate our agenda for the next several meetings. Please direct such correspondence to:
National Bankruptcy Review Commission
One Columbus Circle, N.E.
Suite G-350
Washington, D.C. 20544
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Agenda for January 1997 Meeting

Federal Judicial Center/Education Center Auditorium
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 22, 1997

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks and Administrative Matters
Certification of Minutes for December Meeting
Advisory memorandum from General Services Administration
8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Plenary Session: Small Business Proposal
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Bifurcated Session
A - Future Claims
B - U.S. Trustee Program
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meeting of American Bankrutpcy Institute/National Bankruptcy Conference
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Meeting of Small Business Working Group
  • Treatment of leases under §365, focusing on shopping center and equipment leases
  • Single asset real estate cases, focusing on the $4 million definitional cap in §101(51B)
Meeting of Consumer Bankruptcy Working Group
  • Exemptions
  • Reaffirmation agreements and settlement of nondischargeability actions
Meeting of Service and Ethics Working Group
  • Definition of a "professional"
  • Multiple part representation
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Working Group Summaries
5:00 p.m. Recess

Thursday - January 23, 1997

8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Open Forum
Invited speakers: Panel on Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meeting of Chapter 11 Working Group
  • Third-party releases
  • Post-confirmation issues
Meeting of Government Working Group/B>
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Expanding the "Deemed Filled" Rule to All Chapters
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 2 - Repeal of §724(b)(2)
  • Tax issues [to be distributed]
Meeting of Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group
  • Aritcle III transition
  • Affiliate venue
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Plenary Session:
Pending Matters

  • Service, Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 3 - National Admission
    [Distributed January 9, 1997]
  • Service, Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 4 - Conflict of Interest Standard
    [Distributed January 9, 1997]
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Treatment of Payroll Deductions under §541
    [Distributed January 9, 1997]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 8 - Burden of Proof on Tax Matters
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 9 - Repeal of §:1231(b)
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 10 - Mandatory Filing of Tax Returns
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 13 - Exception of Tax Related Setoffs under §362(a)
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 14 - Notice of Federal Tax Audit To State Tax Authorities
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 15 - Good Faith Prerequisite for Contempt Against Government
    [to be distributed]
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 17 - Specific Notice Requirements for Taxpayers Seeking Expedited Audits
    [to be distributed]
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open Forum:
3:30 p.m. Adjournment:

 

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