Chapter 11 Reform Commission Co-Chair Testifies at Senate Hearing, Proposes Legislation for Viable Reorganization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Robert J. Keach of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P. A. (Portland, Maine) and co-chair of ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 testified on March 7 before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts. During the hearing titled "Small Business Bankruptcy: Assessing the System," Keach proposed legislation based on the Commission's recommendations to provide a viable option for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to reorganize under the Bankruptcy Code. Watch the hearing below. To read Keach's prepared hearing testimony and review the proposed legislation, please click here.

Interview of Jessica C.K. Boelter at the 2015 Views from the Bench @ Georgetown Law Center

ABI's Sam Gerdano Interviews Jessica C.K. Boelter at ABI's 2015 Views from the Bench program at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Interview of Mark D. Collins at the 2015 Views from the Bench @ Georgetown Law Center

ABI's Sam Gerdano Interviews Mark D. Collins at ABI's 2015 Views from the Bench program at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Interview of James M. Peck at the 2015 Views from the Bench @ Georgetown Law Center

ABI's Sam Gerdano Interviews James M. Peck at ABI's 2015 Views from the Bench program at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

The ABI Commission and Preference Actions: The Practical Impact on your Practice

The ABI Commission Report proposes some significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code, and the preferential transfer statute in Section 547 is no exception. This webinar explores the rationale behind the recommendations, such as the good faith belief for filing a demand letter or preference complaint, the increase in the statutory minimum to bring a preference action, and more. Most importantly, the panel will assess the practical effects and foreseeable impact of implementing these recommendations. This webinar is a must-attend for attorneys who regularly represent creditors, liquidating trustees, and panel trustees in preference actions.

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