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20th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference 2018

Judicial panel and cutting-edge consumer and business bankruptcy breakout sessions

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    Product Description

    MCLE’s flagship 20th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference features a Judicial Panel of six bankruptcy judges from the Districts of Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island, as well as leading practitioners discussing the latest trends affecting both consumer and business bankruptcy practitioners in breakout sessions. New England’s bankruptcy judges share insights on recent developments in bankruptcy law and practice around the country, and the four breakout sessions address a range of important topics, including: discharge litigation, bankruptcy alternatives, post-petition pitfalls, and trade creditor issues. Customize the Conference by choosing the breakout sessions that fit your needs. Get important perspective that only experience—and the Conference—can provide. Let MCLE’s distinguished panelists quickly bring you up to speed on the latest developments essential to your practice.

     

    Featuring Six New England Bankcruptcy Court Judges

    Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston

    Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston

    Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Springfield

    Hon. Diane Finkle, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Providence, RI

    Hon. Peter G. Cary, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Portland, ME

    Hon. Michael A. Fagone, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Bangor, ME

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • 1:00 pm–1:05 pm
    • 1:05 pm–2:15 pm

      Breakout Session I (choose one)

    • Consumer Panel: Issues in Dischargeability Litigation (webcast)

      eLecture Add to Cart
      This panel discusses practice points that all bankruptcy lawyers should know about the intersection of fraud and bankruptcy law. Hear them cover pre-bankruptcy planning for debtors and creditors, the effect of state court judgments in bankruptcy proceedings, recent cases and developments concerning bankruptcy fraud post-Husky Int’l Elecs., Inc. v. Ritz, and trends in dischargeability litigation.
      Michael K. Lane, Esq., McAuliffe & Associates, PC , Newton
      Anthony J. Manhart, Esq., Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP , Portland
      Alex F. Mattera, Esq., Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP , Boston
    • Business Panel: Bankruptcy Alternatives

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      This panel discusses alternatives to bankruptcy available to businesses, including out-of-court restructurings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, secured party sales and receiverships. The panel also addresses common problems encountered with out-of-court alternatives, including solicitations and hold-outs, and the benefits and burdens of bankruptcy and the various forms of non-bankruptcy alternatives.
      Joseph M. DiOrio, Esq., Law Office of Joseph M. DiOrio , Providence
      Craig R. Jalbert, Verdolino & Lowey, PC , Foxborough
      John T. Morrier, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP , Boston
    • 2:15 pm–2:30 pm

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

      Judicial Panel

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      Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Boston
      Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Boston
      Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Springfield
      Hon. Diane Finkle, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Providence
      Hon. Peter G. Cary, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Portland
      Hon. Michael A. Fagone, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Portland
    • 4:30 pm–4:45 pm

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 4:45 pm–6:00 pm

      Breakout Session II (choose one)

      Consumer Panel: Post-Petition Problems and Pitfalls (webcast)
      Business Panel: Trade Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases
    • Consumer Panel: Post-Petition Problems and Pitfalls (webcast)

      eLecture Add to Cart
      The case is filed but creditor addresses are wrong, creditors were not listed, new assets are discovered, the bank won’t foreclose, and the creditors continue to threaten collection. This panel is for debtor’s lawyers that need to know how to address post-filing problems, and for creditor’s lawyers that need to know how to keep their clients out of trouble.
      John Boyajian, Esq., Chapter 13 Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Providence
      Shawn K. Doil, Esq., Eaton Peabody PA , Portland
      L. Alexandra Hogan, Esq., Sabella Hogan, PC , Springfield
    • Business Panel: Trade Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases

      eLecture Add to Cart
      A number of major retailers and suppliers have been involved in Chapter 11 cases in recent years. This panel explores new developments from recent cases that impact trade creditors in bankruptcy cases. Topics include reclamation claims, consignment issues, obtaining critical vendor status, minimizing preference exposure, maximizing lien rights, and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The panelists discuss practical approaches that can reduce a trade creditor’s losses in the event of a bankruptcy case.
    • 6:00 pm–6:30 pm

      Networking Reception for Faculty & Registrants

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  • Faculty

    Cochairs

    Donald R. Lassman, Esq., Law Office of Donald R. Lassman, Needham
    Leslie F. Su, Esq., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston

    Faculty

    Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston
    John Boyajian, Esq., Chapter 13 Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Providence
    Hon. Peter G. Cary, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Portland
    Joseph M. DiOrio, Esq., Law Office of Joseph M. DiOrio, Providence
    Shawn K. Doil, Esq., Eaton Peabody PA, Portland
    Hon. Michael A. Fagone, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Portland
    Hon. Diane Finkle, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Providence
    Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston
    L. Alexandra Hogan, Esq., Sabella Hogan, PC, Springfield
    Craig R. Jalbert, Verdolino & Lowey, PC, Foxborough
    Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Springfield
    Michael K. Lane, Esq., McAuliffe & Associates, PC, Newton
    Anthony J. Manhart, Esq., Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP, Portland
    Lindsay Zahradka Milne, Esq., Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, PA, Portland
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