33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice

MCLE Credits: 9.5
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Live on Site: Friday and Saturday, September 14-15 / Charlottesville
(CANCELLED)
Registration: 8:30 a.m. on September 14
Program: 8:55 a.m. - 5:20 p.m. on September 14
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on September 15
MCLE Credit: 9.5 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 9.5 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol

Information

Why Attend?

Hear expert analysis on the year’s most important bankruptcy topics, including:

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia discussing many of the important decisions rendered during the prior year and providing practical advice for lawyers in addressing the issues raised in those cases
  • Multiple consumer and commercial breakout panel sessions on Friday afternoon
  • Two hours of interactive ethics, including a discussion on attorney disability
  • A discussion on privacy issues in both consumer and business bankruptcy cases, including identifying and safeguarding the personally identifiable information (PII) of consumer debtors, correcting inadvertent disclosures of PII, and navigating the section 363 sale of PII by business debtors

Hurricane Florence Update, Tuesday, 9/11/18, 1:00 p.m.
This program has been canceled. If you have registered for the program, you will be receiving an email regarding options for transferring to another seminar or requesting a refund.

The Region’s Premier Advanced Bankruptcy Law Program

This program provides a unique opportunity to network and interact with judges, faculty, and leading bankruptcy practitioners in a collegial environment.

Bring your family to Virginia’s scenic Piedmont countryside!











We have a limited room block at the conference location, the beautiful Boar’s Head Inn, as well as at other local hotels. (See "Locations, Dates and Fees" tab for details.)

The Boar's Head offers the very best that Virginia has to offer. The exceptional resort includes AAA Four Diamond award-winning dining, attentive service, and first-class accommodations. Visitors enjoy golf, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and a fitness club and spa, all within the grounds of the lush 573-acre estate. Add in the many attractions of Charlottesville and picturesque surroundings, and you will find the perfect venue for a long weekend getaway with your family.

This seminar is not eligible for discounts.

 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8:30 Registration
8:55 Announcements and Introductions
9:00 Recent Developments for Advanced Bankruptcy Practitioners
Hon. Stephen C. St. John, Rosa J. Evergreen, Esq.

This panel will cover the most important recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the District and Bankruptcy Courts within the Fourth Circuit that are likely to impact the practice of both commercial and consumer bankruptcy law.
10:15 Break
10:30 Ethics: Interactive Session on Multiple Topics
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, Richard C. Maxwell, Esq., James M. McCauley, Esq.

This panel will address a number of factual scenarios that give rise to ethical issues in the practice of both commercial and consumer bankruptcy law.  Audience members will be invited to participate by suggesting the correct answer to the ethical questions presented.
11:30 Privacy Issues in Bankruptcy:  Protecting and Selling Personally Identifiable Information
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Michael St. Patrick Baxter, Esq., Gerard R. Vetter, Esq.

This panel will address privacy issues in both consumer and business bankruptcy cases, including identifying and safeguarding the personally identifiable information (PII) of consumer debtors, correcting inadvertent disclosures of PII, and navigating the section 363 sale of PII by business debtors.
12:30 Lunch (provided at the seminar)
1:45 Concurrent Sessions

Commercial Breakout
Topic 1:  Fraudulent Conveyances
Jason W. Harbour, Esq., Richard L. Wasserman, Esq.


This panel will address a number of recent decisions and trends in fraudulent conveyance law in the commercial context, including decisions on the applications and limitations of safe harbor provisions.

Commercial Breakout Topic 2:  Releases
Bradford F. Englander, Esq., Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esq.

The panel will discuss the purposes for, uses of, and strategies for obtaining third party releases in plans, sales, and settlements, along with the current tests applied by the Courts, related jurisdictional issues, and alternatives to nonconsensual releases.

Consumer Breakout Topic 1: Small Business Cases
Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly, H. David Cox, Esq., Peter G. Zemanian, Esq.

The decline of a small business presents a number of issues impacting the principals of the business, the entity itself, and the business’s vendors and creditors.  The panel will review considerations for advising the business, such as when bankruptcy is appropriate for the entity, common business bankruptcy issues, and alternatives to bankruptcy for winding down the business.   The panel will also share tips and strategies advising the business owner in his or her individual capacity, including chapter choice, guaranties, and tax considerations.

Consumer Breakout Topic 2: 
Fraudulent Conveyances
Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, Barry W. Spear, Esq., Roy M. Terry, Jr., Esq.

This panel will discuss recent decisions involving fraudulent conveyances in the consumer bankruptcy context. The discussion will be split between intentionally and constructively fraudulent conveyances. Through the use of a hypothetical, the discussion will illustrate the impacts of fraudulent conveyance and other avoidance claims issues on the estate, as well as circumstances that can give rise to nondischargeability and denial of discharge.

3:35 Break
3:50 Hot Topics
Hon. Paul M. Black, Kelly M. Barnhart, Esq., Christopher A. Jones, Esq.

This panel will address a number of complex legal issues that have been the subject of recent decisions arising out of commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases.
5:20 Adjourn
5:30 Reception

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

9:00 Retail Wind-Downs
Peter J. Barrett, Esq., Douglas M. Foley, Esq., Lynn L. Tavenner, Esq. 


What happens next when the stores go dark? This panel will discuss prevalent issues faced in many retail wind-downs, including alternative liquidation options and relevant players in decisions on same, fiduciary duties, asset liquidation, claims resolution, common litigation targets/claims, and case-closing matters.

10:00 Judges’ Roundtable
Hon. Paul M. Black, Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly, Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, Hon. Keith L. Phillips,Hon. Stephen C. St. John, Roy Terry, Esq., Moderator

These U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia will participate in a panel discussing many of the important decisions rendered by those judges during the prior year and provide practical advice for lawyers in addressing the issues raised in those cases.
11:00 Break
11:15 Ethics: Attorney Disability
Hon. Paul M. Black, William A. Gray, Esq., Kathryn R. Montgomery, Esq.


This panel will lead a discussion of the impairment of lawyers by mental health issues and substance abuse problems, including the scope of the problem, how impairment impacts a lawyer’s ethical responsibilities, and recommendations of best practices to address these concerns.

12:30 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Paul M. Black, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia / Roanoke
Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia / Harrisonburg
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Stephen C. St. John, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Norfolk
Kelly M. Barnhart, Esq., Roussos, Glanzer & Barnhart, P.L.C. / Norfolk
Peter J. Barrett, Esq., Kutak Rock LLP / Richmond
Michael St. Patrick Baxter, Esq.,Covington & Burling LLP / Washington, DC
H. David Cox, Esq.,Cox Law Group PLLC / Lynchburg
Bradford F. Englander, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP / Falls Church
Rosa J. Evergreen, Esq., Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP / Washington, DC
Douglas M. Foley, Esq., McGuireWoods LLP / Washington, DC
William A. Gray, Esq., Sands Anderson PC / Richmond
Jason W. Harbour, Esq., Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP / Richmond
Christopher A. Jones, Esq., Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP / Falls Church
Richard C. Maxwell, Esq., Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
James M. McCauley, Esq., Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Kathryn R. Montgomery, Esq., Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esq., / Washington, DC
Barry W. Spear, Esq., Boleman Law Firm, P.C. / Virginia Beach
Lynn L. Tavenner, Esq., Tavenner & Beran, PLC / Richmond
Roy M. Terry, Jr., Esq., Sands Anderson PC / Richmond
Gerard R. Vetter, Esq., Assistant United States Trustee / Baltimore, MD
Richard L. Wasserman, Esq., Offit Kurman / Baltimore, MD
Peter G. Zemanian, Esq., Zemanian Law Group / Norfolk

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$460* regular registration (without printed materials) (includes lunch, reception, and continental breakfasts).
$490 regular registration plus printed materials (includes lunch, reception, and continental breakfasts).
$505 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials, lunch, reception, and continental breakfasts included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program.

LIVE LOCATION AND DATES

CHARLOTTESVILLE / Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15
The Boar’s Head Inn (Venue Website / Google Map)
Route 250 West
(434) 296-2181 or (855) 452-2295


ADD ON A WINE TOUR!

Virginia CLE has arranged to offer a 4-hour local wine tour to Pippin Hill, Veritas, and King Family Vineyards after the seminar with Vine 2 Wine Tours.  Pickup is at 12:45pm on Saturday from the Boar’s Head, with a return to the Boar’s Head.  For pricing and availability, contact Jessica Ray at 434-806-3449.  Book early to ensure availability.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

This year the seminar occurs on a home UVA football weekend, so we have made room reservations at two hotels.  These blocks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will likely sell out, so make your reservations today. 

Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Dr
Charlottesville VA 22903
(866) 996-7504

We have a limited number of rooms available at The Boar’s Head Inn (Conference Location) To reserve a room: Click here.

The code is 10Z5RV. After adding this code you will reach the designated group page, and can proceed with your selections.

If you would prefer to reserve via phone, if you need a reservation for dates before or after the contracted dates (check in September 13, check out September 15), or if you need to book more than two rooms, please call Boar’s Head Reservations at (866) 996-7504, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday or 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday for assistance. Reference VA CLE Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy PARTICIPANTS.


Homewood Suites

2036 India Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434)-244-6200

We also have a room block available at Homewood Suites.  You may book online or by contacting the hotel directly. Please reference the group name, VA CLE, or Group Code, VCL, when booking your reservations. The website for Homewood Suites is:

www.charlottesville.homewoodsuites.com


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar. A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar. Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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