Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Corporate Counsel: Protecting and Enforcing Creditor Claims in a Chapter 11 Proceeding
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will instruct corporate counsel on the fundamentals of bankruptcy with a focus on Chapter 11 proceedings, including the claims process, automatic stay, adversary proceedings, preferences, fraudulent transfers, and the reorganization plan. The panel will also discuss what a trade creditor or landlord should do to protect and enforce its claims before and after a bankruptcy filing.
- Purposes of bankruptcy—Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11
- The players
- Case commencement
- Claims process
- Adversary proceedings
- Fraudulent transfers
- 363 sales
- The reorganization plan
- Steps to take in anticipation of a bankruptcy
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the objectives of a debtor in a Chapter 11 proceeding?
- What are the critical notices and filings to which counsel must respond, and in what time frame?
- What are preferences and fraudulent transfers, and when should a creditor be concerned about potentially avoidable payments received from the debtor?
- How should a reorganization plan be evaluated?
Bryan E. Bates
Mr. Bates focuses his practice on business bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. He represents... | Read More
Mr. Bates focuses his practice on business bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. He represents creditors, debtors, committees, trustees and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, insolvency matters, and debtor/creditor litigation.Close
Shane G. Ramsey
Partner and Vice Chair, Bankruptcy
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Mr. Ramsey regularly represents committees of unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, secured creditors,... | Read More
Mr. Ramsey regularly represents committees of unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, bondholders, noteholders, liquidation trustees, plan administrators, disbursing agents, and other entities in bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidation proceedings, and bankruptcy related litigation. His business litigation experience includes contract disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary duties, officer and director liabilities, and other general litigation matters.Close
David A. Wender
Alston & Bird
Mr. Wender represents a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy cases, out-of court workouts, debt restructurings,... | Read More
Mr. Wender represents a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy cases, out-of court workouts, debt restructurings, asset dispositions and claims reconciliation procedures. He represents purchasers, sellers and other parties in bankruptcy Section 363 sales; debtors in possession; secured and unsecured creditors; and creditor’s committees. He also represents financial institutions, officers, directors and other entities in complex litigation engagements in state and federal courts throughout the United States.Close