Executory Contracts and Leases in Bankruptcy: Strategies for Non-Debtors
Anticipating Insolvency; Drafting and Transactional Issues; Pre- and Post-Petition Options; Maximizing Section 365 Protections
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide strategies and practical guidance for insolvency practitioners representing non-debtors regarding executory contracts and leases with financially troubled counterparties both before and during bankruptcy proceedings.
- Overview: Getting ready for the next cycle
- Current trends and forecasts
- Definition of executory contract
- Bankruptcy code Section 365: Assumption, assignment and rejection
- Drafting executory contracts
- Default and termination provisions
- Payment provisions
- Collateral and guarantees
- Multiple agreements
- Language conditioning continued performance on other party's strict performance
- Interest and attorneys' fees
- Recoupment and setoff provisions
- Financial covenants
- Structuring contracts
- Leases: Drafting and transactional considerations
- Strategies before bankruptcy
- Terminate the contract
- Grant waivers
- Monitor solvency
- Protective payment methods
- LOCs and guaranties
- Avoid preference liability
- Strategies in bankruptcy
- Compelling a decision
- Adequate protection
- Relief from automatic stay
- Administrative claims
- Examination of the debtor
- Final considerations
The panel will review these and other vital questions:
- What drafting and transactional strategies can counsel employ to protect client interests if bankruptcy occurs?
- How do federal courts define executory contracts?
- What particular issues do real property leases trigger in bankruptcy?
- Can a post-petition event alter a contract's executory status?
- What protections does Section 365 afford to non-debtors?
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