29th Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Seminar Materials - SALE!

Publication Date: September 2014
Available Formats: Print or searchable PDF via download, USB Flash Drive, or CD-ROM
Pages: 672

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Topics Covered:

  • Recent Developments for Advanced Bankruptcy Practitioners
  • Trial Techniques: Creating and Sustaining the Record in Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings
  • Bankruptcy Auctions: Going, Going, Gone!
  • Consumer Issues in Chapter 13: Good Faith, and Post-Confirmation Plan Modifications
  • The Official Form Chapter 13 Plan and Proposed Rule Changes
  • Federal and Virginia Receiverships and Other Bankruptcy Alternatives
  • Ethics, Professionalism, and Civility
  • Judges’ Panel on Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Issues
  • Saturday Panel Discussion on a Variety of Issues Arising in a Hypothetical Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of an E-Commerce Company

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA BANKRUPTCY LAW

Hon. Paul M. Black
Paula S. Beran
Christopher A. Jones


I. Stern v. Marshall Issues

II. Standing

III. Non-Dischargeable vs. Dischargeable Debts

IV. What Constitutes Property of the Estate? What is Exempt?

V. Lien Stripping

VI. Chapter 13 Issues

VII. Chapter 11 Confirmation Issues

VIII. Sanctions

IX. Avoidance Actions

X. Automatic Stay Issues

XI. Sale of Assets

XII. Executory Contracts

XIII. Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Filing Proofs of Claim

XIV. Employment of Professionals

XV. Miscellaneous Issues

ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, & CIVILITY
Hon. Stephen C. St. John
Richard C. Maxwell


TRIAL TECHNIQUES: CREATING AND SUSTAINING THE RECORD IN
CONTESTED MATTERS AND ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS

Hon. Frank J. Santoro
Malissa L. Giles
Stephen E. Leach


CHANGES TO FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE AND
NEW OFFICIAL FORMS

Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly
Michael P. Cotter


Official Form Chapter 13 Plan Published for Comment August 15, 2014

Outline Review of Changes: Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Outline and Discussion of Changes: Official Form Chapter 13 Plan

Comparison of Official Form Chapter 13 Plan and Virginia Form Chapter
13 Plan

Troubling Questions and Controversial Issues Surrounding the Official Form

Chapter 13 Plan and Proposed Federal Rules Changes

ROLE OF RECEIVERSHIPS VERSUS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEES
Charles R. Goldstein
Jonathan L. Hauser
James E. Van Horn


Federal Statutes

Form Petition for Appointment of Special Receiver

Form Order Appointing Special Receiver

Special Receiver Bond

Virginia General and Special Receivership Statutes

Virginia Corporate Receiverships Statutes

Disthene Group Decree Appointing Corporate Receiver

CONFIRMATION OF A CHAPTER 13 PLAN AND “GOOD FAITH”
Madeline A. Trainor

THE PARAMETERS OF GOOD FAITH IN CHAPTER 13 DISMISSALS
AND PLAN MODIFICATIONS

David Cox

I. Analyzing Good Faith and the Debtor’s Right (or Not) to
Voluntarily Dismiss

II. Good Faith and the Post-Confirmation Plan Modification

CHALLENGING BANKRUPTCY AUCTION PROCEDURES
Michael St. Patrick Baxter

A. Credit Bidding

B. Break-Up Fees

C. Overbid Requirements

D. Short Timeline for Bidding

E. No-Shop Provisions

F. Other Unfair Provisions

GROUNDS FOR REOPENING AN AUCTION CONDUCTED PURSUANT
TO 11 U.S.C. § 363

Richard L. Wasserman
Jessica F. Woods


I. Discretion of the Bankruptcy Judge

II. Grounds for Reopening Auction Prior to Entry of Order Approving Sale

III. Grounds for Reopening Auction After Entry of Order Approving Sale

CREDIT BIDDING IN CHAPTER 11
Peter S. Partee, Sr.

Introduction
    A. Definition
    B. Statutory Basis

Credit Bidding Under a Plan: Absolute Right to section 363(k) Credit Bid Rights
    A. Circuit Split Prior to RadLAX
    B. Supreme Court Decision in RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v.
    Amalgamated Bank

Credit Bidding Under Section 363(k)
    A. Statutory Language
    B. “Allowed Claim” Requirement
    C. Amount of Credit Bid
    D. Limiting Credit Bidding “For Cause”

Recent Cases Examining “For Cause” Limitation Under Section 363(k)
    A. Expansion of the “For Cause” Limitation
    B. Questions and Observations

JUDGE’S PANEL ON CHAPTER 7, 11 AND 13 ISSUES
Elizabeth Gunn
Roy M. Terry


Topic 1: Practical Implications of Supreme Court Decisions

Topic 2: Lien Stripping Update

Topic 3: Structured Dismissals

Topic 4: Chapter 13 - Disposable Income and Good Faith

Topic 5: Credit Bidding

Topic 6: Judicial Estoppel

Topic 7: The Latest on Third Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans

Topic 8: Reaffirmation Agreements Where Debtor has Cross-Collateralized
Multiple Obligations with Personal Property

Topic 9: Disclosure and Sanctions

Topic 10: Student Loans

Topic 11: Equitable Mootness

Topic 12: Equitable Claim Disallowance

Topic 13: Motions to File Under Seal

CHAPTER 11 PANEL DISCUSSION
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens
Tyler P. Brown
Douglas M. Foley
Stanley J. Samorajzcyk
Lynn L. Tavenner

I. Fiduciary Duty Issues Among Affiliated Debtors/Companies

II. Pre-Petition Waivers of the Automatic Stay

III. Consolidation of Affiliated Debtors/Companies’ Assets and Liabilities

IV. Operating Cash During the Case

V. Obtaining Vendor Cooperation During Bankruptcy

VI. Efood’s Data Breach

VII. Bankruptcy Sales Involving Consumer Data

VIII. What are eFood’s Obligations Under the WARN Act if it Decides
to Sell?

IX. Loan to Own Strategies

X. 363 Sales and Owner Participation

XI. Obtaining Confirmation and Avoiding a Sale

XII. Litigation Involving the Debtor

XIII. Will eFood Have to Pay a Prepayment Premium?

XIV. Third Party Releases and Injunctions

Authors

Hon. Paul M. Black

Paula S. Beran

Christopher A. Jones

Hon. Stephen C. St. John

Richard C. Maxwell

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

Malissa L. Giles

Stephen E. Leach

Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly

Michael P. Cotter

Charles R. Goldstein

Jonathan L. Hauser

James E. Van Horn

David Cox

Michael St. Patrick Baxter

Richard L. Wasserman

Jessica F. Woods

Peter S. Partee, Sr.

Elizabeth Gunn

Roy M. Terry

Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens

Tyler P. Brown

Douglas M. Foley

Stanley J. Samorajzcyk

Lynn L. Tavenner

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