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.
The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) Fourth Circuit held a program, “Considering ABI’s Report on Chapter 11 Reform,” on Feb. 13, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The program included a discussion of the Commission’s overall philosophy and approach; treatment of SMEs; 363 sales, DIPs, safe harbors, and labor issues; and valuation and distribution issues.
Intro and First Panel
Fifth and Concluding Panels
Bloomberg BNA hosted the 2015 Outlook on Bankruptcy: “What’s Ahead for Chapter 11 Reform” on Jan. 29, 2015. Members of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 participated on panels examining recommendations made in the commission’s final report. Topics included treatment of executory contracts and leases, derivatives and safe harbor provisions, recommendations on small and medium-sized enterprises, asset sales, and plan voting and confirmation issues.
Treatment of Executory Contracts and Leases, Financial Contracts, Derivatives, Safe Harbor Provisions, Avoiding Powers and Administrative Claims
Recommendations on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Estate Neutral Concepts, Financing the Case, DIP Financing and Related Issues
Sales, Including Sales of All or Substantially All of Assets of the Business Value Determinations, Allocation and Distribution Plan Voting and Confirmation Issues
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Recorded On: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Final Report of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 is the culmination of more than two years of testimony, advisory reports and deliberations. In this 90-minute webinar, several members of the Commission and the official reporter will present the key findings as submitted to Congress. Written materials will be provided.
Winter Leadership Conference
Palm Springs, California
Robert J. Keach, Moderator
Prof. Michelle M. Harner
Albert J. Togut
William (Bill) A. Brandt Jr.
Prof. Kenneth N. Klee
James H.M. Sprayregen
Bettina M. Whyte
Deborah D. Williamson
Sheila T. Smith
Geoffrey L. Berman
James T. Markus