Bankruptcy 363 Sales and Successor Liability: Limits to Selling "Free and Clear" of All Claims and Interests
Structuring, Documenting, and Noticing Bankruptcy Sales to Avoid Post-Closing Claims Against the Purchaser
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss when a Bankruptcy Code Section 363(f) sale may not be as "free and clear" as the parties intended and the best options for averting any post-sale claims.
- Overview of Section 363 sales and "free and clear" protections: in rem and in personam perspectives
- Overview of "successor liability" under non-bankruptcy law
- Recent decisions limiting free and clear protections for Section 363 buyers facing successor liability claims
- Practice tips: negotiating and litigating the scope of Section 363 sale orders
- Practice tips: litigating claims against Section 363 buyers in non-bankruptcy courts
The panel will review these and other vital questions:
- How do the goals and policies underlying Section 363 and principles of successor liability clash?
- Whan can Section 363 buyers do to reduce the risk of unexpected successor liability claims?
- What types of assets are more likely to generate post-sale claims?
- What risks cannot be addressed or mitigated by Section 363?
Timothy (Tim) Hoffmann
Mr. Hoffmann's practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. He has represented debtors,... | Read More
Mr. Hoffmann's practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. He has represented debtors, lenders, strategic investors, and various other parties in financially distressed situations, including both in-court and out-of-court restructurings.Close
Thomas A. (Tom) Wilson
Mr. Wilson advises corporate, financial, and municipal clients in insolvency and restructuring situations across a... | Read More
Mr. Wilson advises corporate, financial, and municipal clients in insolvency and restructuring situations across a variety of industries. These industries include automotive, mining, gaming, energy, retail, manufacturing, and financial services, with particular experience in municipal bankruptcy and the liquidation of complex corporate enterprises. Mr. Wilson played a key role in the successful resolution in the historic chapter 9 case of the City of Detroit, Michigan. He regularly counsels clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including distressed asset transactions, supplier issues, fraudulent conveyance, preference and fiduciary duty actions, environmental and mass tort liability, post-petition financing, and jurisdictional issues arising in bankruptcy. Mr. Wilson's clients span the spectrum of interested parties in restructuring matters, including debtors and potential debtors, prepetition secured creditors, creditors' committees, parents of insolvent subsidiaries, avoidance actions defendants, and sellers and purchasers of assets.Close
T. Daniel Reynolds
Mr. Reynolds is a corporate restructuring lawyer who represents major constituencies involved in distressed... | Read More
Mr. Reynolds is a corporate restructuring lawyer who represents major constituencies involved in distressed transactions. This includes companies both in and out of bankruptcy, as well as unsecured creditors' committees and other major stakeholders.Close