Annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar 2019

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Live on Site: Friday, March 1 / Richmond
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.5 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol

Information

Why Attend?

Gather together with your colleagues and hear bankruptcy judges and top bankruptcy practitioners cover some of the most fundamental areas of bankruptcy practice in Virginia, including:

  • Recent bankruptcy case law in Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Secured creditor issues, including DIP loans
  • A discussion of fee applications, fee examiners, and issues related to court approval of fees from both the applicant and U.S. Trustee perspective
  • Current case law and practice tips in discharge injunction violation cases, including whether a creditor’s intent precludes a finding of civil contempt
  • Hot topics in Chapter 11, including lessons learned from recent retail cases, strategies for managing prepackaged bankruptcy cases, plan issues, and more
  • An ethics panel highlighting key ethical issues facing bankruptcy practitioners

Cosponsored with the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

Join Virginia CLE® and the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section for their annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, an informative program that addresses some of the most fundamental areas of bankruptcy practice in Virginia. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with their peers and discuss strategies, practice tips, and other hot topics with bankruptcy judges, as well as with some of the most highly regarded bankruptcy practitioners in the state.

A wonderful educational and networking experience.  Buffet lunch included.

Comments from the 2018 seminar attendees:

“Info and updates were great, timely, and necessary.”

“Extremely valuable and informative.”

“Great speakers, great information.”

 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 Registration
8:30 Case Law Update
Hon. Paul M. Black, Hannah W. Hutman, Christopher A. Jones

A review of 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 bankruptcy law in Virginia.

10:00 Break
10:15 Getting Paid
Lauren F. McKelvey, Brittany Nelson

A discussion of fee applications, fee examiners, and issues related to court approval of fees.  These and other issues will be presented from both the applicant and U.S. Trustee perspective.

11:15 Discharge Injunction Violation Issues
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, Karen Crowley, Dylan G. Trache

The panel will discuss current case law and practice tips in a wide range of issues that arise in Chapter 7 cases, including exemptions, exclusions, disclosure, and the debtor’s discharge.

12:15 Lunch buffet
1:15 Secured Creditor Topics
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Douglas M. Foley, Thomas J. McKee, Jr.

What evidence should be presented?  How do you prepare your witness or authenticate those documents?  These and other issues will be presented from both the debtor and creditor perspective.
2:15 Break
2:30 Hot Topics in Chapter 11
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, Jennifer M. McLemore, Jennifer J. West

The speakers will focus on relevant issues facing chapter 11 practitioners, including lessons learned from recent retail cases, strategies for managing prepackaged bankruptcy cases, plan issues, and more.

3:30 Ethics Panel
Henry P. Long, Richard C. Maxwell

This panel will address a number of hypothetical fact patterns to highlight key ethical issues facing bankruptcy practitioners including conflicts of interest and disclosure, candor with the court, and dealing with possible client perjury.

4:30 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Paul M. Black, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia / Roanoke
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Karen M. Crowley, Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan, P.C.  / Norfolk
Douglas M. Foley, McGuireWoods LLP / Washington, DC
Hannah W. Hutman, Hoover Penrod PLC / Harrisonburg
Christopher A. Jones, Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP / Falls Church
Henry P. Long, III, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP / Richmond
Richard C. Maxwell, Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
Thomas J. McKee, Jr., Greenberg Traurig LLP / McLean
Lauren F. McKelvey, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Reston
Jennifer M. McLemore, Christian & Barton LLP / Richmond
Brittany Nelson, Foley & Lardner LLP  / Washington, DC
Dylan G. Trache, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP/ Washington, DC
Jennifer J. West, Spotts Fain PC / Richmond

MODERATOR

Erika L. Morabito, Foley & Lardner LLP / Washington, DC

Locations, Dates and Fees

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

$285* regular registration (without printed materials).
$325 regular registration plus printed materials.
$335 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

RICHMOND / Friday, March 1
The Place at Innsbrook (Venue Website / Google Map)
4036-C Cox Road
(804) 346-2100


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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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