24th Annual Bankruptcy Law Conference 2023
Judicial panel and cutting-edge bankruptcy practice updates
- Product Number: 2230004P01
CLE Credits, earn up to:
4 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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MCLE is pleased to offer this program to an in-person audience in our Boston conference center in addition to the live and recorded webcasts. Masks are encouraged.
Cannabis in the Insolvency World: Learn about issues that arise when individuals and business involved in state-sanctioned, but federally illegal, cannabis businesses encounter insolvency. The panel discusses the federal statutory scheme governing cannabis, its tension with state laws, and developing case law regarding roadblocks in accessing relief under the Bankruptcy Code. The panel also analyzes state court receiverships and other non-bankruptcy methods for dealing with cannabis related businesses, and special concerns that lenders and other parties should address in dealing with those in the industry.
Thorny Lien Issues: Hear about a variety of issues in avoiding non-consensual liens. Get updated on recent decisions regarding judicial lien avoidance, including valuing a debtor’s interest in property and asymmetrical debt obligations, and potential strategies for debtors and creditors. Learn about condominium lien issues and changes to the Massachusetts homestead statute.
Chapter 13 Issues (Sounds Like a Plan, But Maybe Not): Get updated on the rapidly changing case law surrounding Chapter 13 plans. What is an acceptable plan term before a sale or mortgage modification occurs and what happens until the sale is completed? What contributions, if any, may a Chapter 13 debtor make to a retirement account during the plan term and what factors inform the court’s decision-making process when evaluating these contributions?
Great Debates Resolved:
– A provision in a subordination agreement between two sophisticated creditors authorizing the senior creditor to vote the claim of the junior creditor in any bankruptcy filed by their common debtor should be enforced by the Bankruptcy Court, or should it?
– Bankruptcy Courts should have the authority to approve Chapter 13 plan modifications to allow for the cure of defaults, even beyond 5 years, or should they?
NEW ENGLAND JUDICIAL PANEL: Hon. Janet E. Bostwick, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston; Hon. Peter G. Cary, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Portland, ME; Hon. Heather Zubke Cooper, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Rutland, VT; Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Springfield; Hon. Julie A. Manning, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Bridgeport, CT; Hon. James J. Tancredi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Hartford, CT
Agenda & Materials
12:30 - 12:35 pm
Welcome and IntroductioneLecture Add to CartPaul W. Carey, Esq., Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP , Worcester
Jennifer V. Doran, Esq., Hinckley Allen LLP , Boston
Donald R. Lassman, Esq., Law Office of Donald R. Lassman , Needham
Andrea M. O'Connor, Esq., Fitzgerald Law, P.C. , East Longmeadow
12:35 - 1:20 pm
Cannabis in the Insolvency WorldeLecture Add to CartDmitry Lev, Esq., The Lev Law Firm , Watertown
Mark Sawyer, Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group , Wellesley
Philip C. Silverman, Esq., Vicente Sederberg , Boston
1:20 - 2:05 pm
Thorny Lien IssueseLecture Add to CartRobert E. Girvan, Esq., Weiner Law Firm PC , Springfield
Christine E. Devine, Esq., , Medway
Taruna Garg, Esq., Murtha Cullina LLP , Stamford
2:05 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:55 pm
New England Judicial PaneleLecture Add to CartHon. Janet E. Bostwick, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Boston
Hon. Peter G. Cary, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Portland
Hon. Heather Zubke Cooper, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Burlington
Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Springfield
Hon. Julie A. Manning, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Bridgeport
Hon. James J. Tancredi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , Hartford
3:55 - 4:40 pm
Chapter 13 IssueseLecture Add to CartCarolyn A. Bankowski, Esq., Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee , Boston
Steffani M. Pelton, Esq., Madoff & Khoury LLP , Foxboro
Marcus Pratt, Esq., Korde & Associates, PC , Lowell
4:40 - 4:45 pm
4:45 - 5:30 pm
Great Debates ResolvedeLecture Add to CartChristopher M. Condon, Esq., Murphy & King, PC , Boston
Richard C. Pedone, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP , Boston
Kara S. Rescia, Esq., Rescia Law, P.C. , Enfield
Andrew F. Stern, Esq., Bowditch & Dewey LLP , Boston
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