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Discerning Derivative Claims – From Madoff to TelexFree (12/18/2020)

Program Number: 3086 Presenter: Evan T. Miller, Esq., Shane G. Ramsey, Esq.

This program will address the common problem of competing claims of creditors and bankruptcy trustees in ponzi scheme litigation. The program will give provide practice pointers and guidance to attorneys representing individual creditors and bankruptcy trustees and will offer best practices on how to navigate the issues presented in such ligation.

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What Attorneys Need to Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (04/07/2020)

Program Number: 3071 Presenter: Michael Riela, Esq.

Small and mid-sized companies often find it difficult to use Chapter 11 to successfully reorganize and Chapter 11 forces distressed firms to incur significant professional fees, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code imposes numerous administrative burdens on debtors. Congress recently addressed these problems by enacting the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”), which became effective on February 19, 2020. The SBRA is designed to foster successful restructurings of small businesses, and thereby save jobs and preserve enterprise value. Among other things, the SBRA adds a new “Subchapter V” to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, which contain new tools to increase a small business debtor’s chances for a successful reorganization. During this webinar, participants will learn about the key features of new Subchapter V, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks to filing a Subchapter V case. Participants will also learn about how the SBRA has modified existing law regarding actions to

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Post-Lehman Rules of the Road: Navigating the Latest Federal Stay Regulations Governing Financial Contracts with Global Systemically Important Banks (12/10/2020)

Program Number: 30275 Presenter: Robert N.H. Christmas, Esq., Barry M. Rothchild, Esq.

Procedural gaps between the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and federal bank rehabilitation procedures caused one of the destabilizing features of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy cases, which was the immediate and damaging termination of Lehman’s financial contracts and those of its subsidiaries through creditors’ use of cross-default provisions. A key regulatory reform goal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was to reduce the effect on the United States financial system of the financial failure of a single institution that could have systemic negative impacts on the whole of the U.S. economy, and to preserve the value of that institution’s assets. As part of these efforts, recent Federal regulations broadly dictate the timing of use, and types, of default remedies that are permitted in most financial contracts with global systemically important banks (“GSIB”). This Webinar will help practitioners (a) identify which of their clients are

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Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property: Avoiding Traps and Exploiting Opportunities When They Merge (10/23/2020)

Program Number: 30254 Presenter: Michael H. Strub, Jr., Esq.

As a result of the pandemic, bankruptcy filings by large companies have surged. This program reviews what attorneys and their clients should know about how bankruptcy law can affect intellectual property rights, including the right to bring litigation and to terminate or perpetuate licenses. The program also discusses issues that potential licensees and licensors of intellectual property should consider during the drafting and negotiation of licenses to avoid potential pitfalls.

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Force Majeure Lease Provisions and Covid-19 Related Relief: More Power to the Tenants?” (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30253 Presenter: Michael Kwiatkowski, Esq., Michelle McMahon, Esq., Matthew G. Roseman, Esq., Michael H. Traison, Esq.

With the spiraling rate of challenge and even failure for restaurants and retail establishments many lawyers are experiencing their first Encounters since law school with the concept of force majeure. Cullen and Dykman’s team of insolvency lawyers are prepared to explain in plain English.

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The New Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code: A New Way for Small Businesses to Reorganize (10/02/2020)

Program Number: 30235 Presenter: Andrew Weissman, Esq.

For many years now, reorganizing under Chapter 11 had been out of reach for many smaller debtors. As strange as it may sound, it was too expensive for smaller businesses to file for bankruptcy and reorganize under Chapter 11. The expense of funding a creditors’ committee, the U.S. Trustee fees, and costs of preparing a disclosure statement and soliciting a plan of reorganization were too much for many businesses. Not only was it expensive, but small business owners could lose control of the business if unsecured creditors did not support the reorganization. To remove these barriers to reorganizing under the Bankruptcy Code, Congress enacted the new Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code. The new Subchapter seeks to simplify the reorganization process by eliminating some of the large expenses of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including funding a creditors’ committees and certain United States Trustee fees, while speeding up the process by requiring a

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Funding in a Financial Downturn: How Litigation Finance Can Help Clients and Law Firms Weather the Storm (09/21/2020)

Program Number: 30231 Presenter: Wendie Childress, Esq., David J. Kerstein, Esq.

During this period of economic uncertainty, litigation finance can serve as a tool to help clients and law firms weather the storm. Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer for Validity Finance and Wendie Childress, Validity's Portfolio Counsel, will discuss what lawyers need to know about how to use litigation finance to help their clients, including companies in distress, recover valuable assets in the form of legal claims and improve their balance sheets. The presentation will also cover portfolio financing and how it can help law firms attain profitability and growth, even in the midst of financial strain in the legal industry.

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Bankruptcy Code §363 Sales (09/18/2020)

Program Number: 30224 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Stephen B. Selbst, Esq., Steven B. Smith, Esq.

What options do you have when filing bankruptcy? Joint our panelists as they discuss Bankruptcy Code § 363 sale process and what is involved, including the following: Bankruptcy Code § 363 provides a process for a debtor to sell assets with bankruptcy court approval, including in a public auction process • Common tool in bankruptcies • Potential assets include real property, leases, companies, and personal property Advantages of the § 363 sale process: • Sale is prompt: Often completed within 75-90 days of bankruptcy commencement • Sale is transparent: Bankruptcy Court sets the rules for the auction and all participants have an equal chance • Buyer acquires the asset(s) free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances

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Analyzing Retail Bankruptcies (09/11/2020)

Program Number: 30223 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Stephen B. Selbst, Esq., Steven B. Smith, Esq.

Thousands of businesses across the country and across industries have been driven to bankruptcy by COVID – 19. You have never heard of most of them, but some retailers are household names. Many of them were already struggling when they closed stores and laid off employees. The combined effects of a challenging retail environment coupled with the impact of the pandemic caused significant financial distress on many companies. Join our expert bankruptcy panel as they give a market update and primer on who’s filing for Chapter 11. Our panelist will discuss: 1. Reorganizing and Liquidating Retail Debtors 2. Analyzing Retail Bankruptcy Cases 3. Using Pleadings to Understand Case 4. Valuing Debtor Assets and Liabilities 5. Bankruptcy Sale Process

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When Three C’s Collide: Covid, Commercial Leasing, and Chapter 11 (09/30/2020)

Program Number: 30218 Presenter: Robert C. Gagne, Esq., Jonathan T. Koevary, Esq.

The program will discuss the legal and practical commercial lease issues arising from COVID-19 with respect to chapter 11 debtors and their landlords, including the timing of payment of post-filing rents and related issues of statutory construction, adequate protection, the automatic stay, and potential underlying litigation. Learning objectives will include understanding the key statutes at play, public policy, and strategy.

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