30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Seminar Materials

Publication Date: September 2015
Available Formats: Searchable PDF via immediate download, CD-ROM, or USB Flash Drive
Pages: 546

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Topics Covered:

  • Recent Developments
  • Is There an Ethics Crisis in Bankruptcy?
  • Effective Bankruptcy Mediation: Not Just a Litigation Shortcut
  • Deadlines in Chapters 7 and 13 Cases
  • Chapter 13 Post-confirmation Issues: Recognizing and Responding to Changes in Circumstances
  • DIP Financing and Cash Collateral Orders and Budgets: What Should You Agree to, and What Will the Court Approve?
  • Plan Confirmation: Hot Topics and Strategies

This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a September 2015 seminar, the region’s premier comprehensive bankruptcy law program.


Table of Contents


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA BANKRUPTCY LAW
Hon. Keith L. Phillips
Erika L. Morabito
Robert S. Westermann


    I. Jurisdiction, Authority & Appeals
    
    II. Standing
    
    III. Automatic Stay Issues
    
    IV. Asset Sales
    
    V. Claims
    
    VI. Non-Dischargeable vs. Dischargeable Debts
    
    VII. Property of the Estate and Exemptions
    
    VIII. Lien Stripping
    
    IX. Chapter 7 Issues
    
    X. Chapter 12 Issues
    
    XI. Chapter 13 Issues
    
    XII. Avoidance Actions
    
    XIII. Employment of Professionals
    
    XIV. Sanctions
    
    XV. Miscellaneous Issues

ETHICS: IS THERE AN ETHICS CRISIS IN BANKRUPTCY?
Hon. Stephen C. St. John
Richard C. Maxwell


Hypothetical No. 1

    I. The Rules and ECF Procedures Always Require Obtaining and
    Preserving a “Wet” Signature From a Debtor Before Filing
    
    II. Source of Authority to Discipline Attorneys in Bankruptcy Court
    
    III. Standards Imposed by Federal Courts are a Matter of Federal Law
    
    IV. Applicable Federal Rules
    
    V. Applicable Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct

Hypothetical No. 2

    I. Virginia Code of Professional Conduct Provisions
    
    II. Virginia State Bar Legal Ethics Opinions on Client Solicitation
    
    III. Case Law
    
    IV. Secondary Sources
    
    V. Applicable Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
    
    VI. Applicable Federal Criminal Statutes to Obstruction of Justice in
    Solicitation by Attorneys

Bankruptcy Ethics Updates

    I. Ethical Obligations of a Lawyer for a “No Asset” Chapter 7
    Bankruptcy Petitioner in Handling Fixed Fees Advanced by the
    Client
    
    II. “Ghostwriting”: Can a Bankruptcy Attorney Limit His Representation
    In a Bankruptcy Pleading?
    
    III. Other Relevant New Ethics Opinions from the Virginia State Bar

Hypothetical No. 3

EFFECTIVE BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION:
NOT JUST A LITIGATION SHORTCUT AND
ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY ISSUES IN BANKRUPTCY CASES

Hon. Frank J. Santoro
Christopher A. Jones
Richard L. Wasserman

VENUE, EXEMPTIONS, AND DEADLINES IN CHAPTER 7 AND 13 CASES
Robert B. Easterling

IMPORTANT DEADLINES, BAR DATES, AND LOOK BACK PERIODS IN
CHAPTER 7 CASES

Kelly M. Barnhart

DEADLINES IN CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY

Herbert L. Beskin

    I. Totally Non-Scientific, Anecdotal Overview

        A. Most Common Problems from a Trustee’s Perspective
    
        B. Most Common Problems from the Clerk’s Office’s Perspective

    II. Important Deadlines for Debtors
    
        A. Beginning of the Case
    
        B. Once the Case is Under
    
        C. End of Case
    
    III. Important Deadlines for Creditors
    
    IV. Some Systems / Processes to Ensure You Don’t Miss Deadlines

CASH COLLATERAL, DIP FINANCING AND BUDGET ISSUES
Hon. Brian F. Kenney
Michael L. Bernstein
Suzanne Roski


POST-CONFIRMATION ISSUES ARISING IN CHAPTER 13 CASES
Hon. Paul M. Black
Carl A. Eason
Mark C. Leffler


    I. Modifications of Confirmed Chapter 13 Plans
    
        A. Modification to Surrender Collateral
    
        B. Modification to Cure Plan Payment Arrears
    
        C. Modification Due to a Change in Circumstances
    
        D. Modification to Add Post-Petition Arrearages to the Plan
    
    II. Claims Issues
    
        A. Insurance Proceeds After the Secured Collateral is Damaged
        and Deemed to be a Total Loss
    
        B. Release of Lien When There is a Non-Filing Co-Debtor
    
        C. Post-Confirmation Deficiency Claims
        
        D. Adding Claims Post-Petition
    
    III. Post-Confirmation Property of the Estate Issues
    
        A. Exemptions Claimed in Post-Petition Assets
    
        B. Inheritance, Life Insurance, Lottery Winnings
    
        C. Hardship Discharge
        
        D. Death of a Debtor
    
    IV. Confirmation of Plans and the Consequences of Including Provisions
    That May Be Contrary to Law
    
        A. Espinosa and Chapter 13 Plans That Should Not Have Been
        Confirmed
    
        B. Confirmed Plans as Res Judicata
    
CHAPTER 11 PLAN CONFIRMATION ISSUES

J. David Folds
James E. Van Horn
Gerard R. Vetter


    I. Classification Issues
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. ABI Commission Recommendations - Preventing Gamesmanship
    
        C. Recent Case Law
    
    II. Issue Preclusion in Confirmed Plans
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provision and Application
    
        B. Recent Case Law
    
    III. Settlements
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. ABI Commission Recommendations - Uniform Standards for
        Approving Settlements
    
        C. Recent Case Law
    
    IV. Substantive Consolidation
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. Recent Case Law
    
    V. Third Party Releases
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. ABI Commission Recommendations
    
        C. Recent Case Law
    
    VI. Interest Rates
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. ABI Commission Recommendations
    
        C. Recent Case Law
    
    VII. Credit Bidding
    
        A. Bankruptcy Code Provisions and Application
    
        B. ABI Commission Recommendations
    
        C. Recent Case Law
    
JUDGES’ PANEL ON CHAPTER 7, 11, AND 13 ISSUES
Hon. Paul M. Black
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens
Hon. Brian F. Kenney
Hon. Keith L. Phillips
Hon. Frank J. Santoro
Hon. Stephen C. St. John
Roy M. Terry, Jr.


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

Authors

Hon. Keith L. Phillips

Erika L. Morabito

Robert S. Westermann

Hon. Stephen C. St. John

Richard C. Maxwell

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

Christopher A. Jones

Richard L. Wasserman

Robert B. Easterling

Kelly M. Barnhart

Herbert L. Beskin

Hon. Brian F. Kenney

Michael L. Bernstein

Suzanne Roski

Hon. Paul M. Black

Carl A. Eason

Mark C. Leffler

J. David Folds

James E. Van Horn

Gerard R. Vetter

Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens

Hon. Brian F. Kenney

Roy M. Terry, Jr.

Tyler P. Brown

Douglas M. Foley

Stanley J. Samorajczyk

Lynn L. Tavenner

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