ABI

Stand-Alone Program Nuts & Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young and New Practitioners

Thursday, March 15, 2012

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 a.m.

General Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 1)


Overview of the U.S. Bankruptcy System and Code, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, Jurisdiction, Commencement of the Case and the Role of Various Constituencies, Including the U.S. Trustee

Hon. K. Rodney May

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Prof. Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m.-12:00 noon

General Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 2)


Property of the Estate, the Automatic Stay, Claims, Exemptions and Other Concepts

Prof. David G. Epstein

ABI Scholar-In-Residence and University of Richmond Law School; Richmond, Va.

Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Breakouts (2)
Business Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 1)


Executory Contracts and Leases, First-Day Orders, DIP Financing, and Cash Collateral Avoiding Powers and Related Litigation Claims, Including Subordination and Recharacterization


Steven M. Berman, Moderator

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa

Hon. Caryl E. Delano

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Amy Alcoke Quackenboss

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.


Consumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 1)


Counseling the Consumer Debtor, Chapter Choice, Means Testing, Automatic Stay and Relief from Stay, Lien Avoidance

Dennis J. LeVine, Moderator

Dennis LeVine & Associates, PA; Tampa

Michael A. Frank

Miami

Hon. Paul M. Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Jacksonville

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45-4:30 p.m.

Breakouts (2)
Business Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 2)


Ethics and the Chapter 11 Process, Exclusivity Periods, Claims Trading, Disclosure, Solicitation, Confirmation and Post-Confirmation Matters


Stephen R. Leslie, Moderator

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA; Tampa

Jennifer M. Meyerowitz

Epiq Systems, Inc.; Atlanta


Consumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 2)


Proofs of Claim, Redemption and Reaffirmation, Discharge and Dischargeability, Treatment of the Secured Debt, Limits on Repeat Filers and Debtor Education

James Schwitalla, Moderator

The Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, PA; Miami

Prof. David G. Epstein

ABI Scholar-In-Residence and University of Richmond Law School; Richmond, Va.

Donald F. Walton

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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