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One element of the bankruptcy process that is frequently confusing to new bankruptcy practitioners and nonbankruptcy lawyers is the U.S. Trustee Program. Although it is not infrequently assumed that the U.S. Trustee Program is part of the judicial branch, the U.S. Trustee is a component of the Department of Justice.

Megan W. Murray

Once a debtor files a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, it must confirm a plan of reorganization or liquidate its assets under a liquidating chapter 11 or chapter 7 case. Confirmation requires compliance with all the provisions of chapter 11, including the absolute priority rule. What happens when a chapter 11 debtor is unable to effectuate the substantial consummation of a plan?

Monique Bair DiSabatino

This has been another productive year for the ABI Young and New Members Committee. At the Annual Spring Meeting, we were thrilled to pair with the Bankruptcy Taxation and Business Reorganization Committees to present a session entitled, “Tax-Sharing Agreements in Ban

Steven Renbaum

The central goal of a bankruptcy trustee is often to pay claims and creditors, a process that includes liquidating assets to convert valued items and properties to cash. Within this principle there has always been a concern that the assets being sold are

Business school candidates are often required to demonstrate a work history as a part of their admission process. According to some schools, a work history demonstrates potential career success.

By definition, a receiver is appointed by a court to take control of and manage a distressed asset, and is often given full authority to decide how best to operate the property until bankruptcy proceedings are complete. The main goal is to recoup as much of the value owed as possible by

A company’s decision to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will inevitably cause disruption to the debtor’s operations, communications and daily routine, especially at the start of the bankruptcy case.

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules recently unanimously agreed to proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3002-1, which requires a secured creditor of residential property to notify debtors of changes to post-petition payments that may become due over the course of a chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Atlantic City, N.J.’s pride has become its downfall. In the past few years, many of the city’s casinos have closed down or entered bankruptcy. Consequently, the city itself, which is heavily dependent on casino revenue, has taken a severe financial hit.
Atlantic City’s decline is due in part to the legalization of gambling and casino operations in neighboring states. Since the town’s chief draw for many years has been gambling, there is now less of a reason to visit Atlantic City if other cities with more diverse attractions (like Philadelphia and Baltimore) also offer luxurious casinos and good gambling opportunities.

Words can sometimes be deceiving. This is one of the lessons learned by the debtor in the recent Tayfur decision. Although the case ultimately applied a different subsection of § 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Third Circuit underscored an important fact in oil and gas law: A mineral lease is not always a true lease. Thus, a mineral lease will not always fall within the ambit of § 365, and therefore it may not always be rejected in bankruptcy.


Wed, 03/30/2016

The Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee's call discussed  “gifting” and other recent developments regarding application of the absolute priority rule.

Wed, 10/07/2015

The ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee recently published a newsletter with articles focusing on IP matters in bankruptcy litigation. Following publication of the newsletter, authors invited members to dial in for further discussion of the topic and articles.

Tue, 09/08/2015

The Asset Sales Committee will host John Hutton and Henry Jaffe as they discuss the GM successor liability decision, now on appeal in the Second Circuit, describing the arguments and positions taken by different parties on key issues in the case and discussing the potential impact of the ruling on appeal.

Wed, 07/01/2015

The ABI Commission Report proposes some significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code, and the preferential transfer statute in Section 547 is no exception.This webinar explores the rationale behind the recommendations, such as the good faith belief for filing a demand letter or preference complaint, the increase in the statutory minimum to bring a preference action, and more.

Sat, 04/18/2015

Tax-Sharing Agreements in Bankruptcy that Have Been the Subject of Recent Appeals Courts Decisions

Ms. Jennifer B. Kimble
Special Counsel
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
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Birmingham AL
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Saul Ewing LLP
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Miami FL
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Education Director
Attorney at Law
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Albuquerque NM
(505) 433-3097

Ms. Tara J. Schellhorn
Membership Relations Director
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
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Morristown NJ
(973) 538-0800

Mr. Brendan Gage
Special Projects/Task Force Leader
Paul Hastings LLP
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Chicago IL
(312) 499-6091

Martha Cannon

Free Webinar - 503(b)(9) Debtor and Creditor Perspectives

Daniel A. White - Newsletter Editor

ABI Young and New Members Committee Newsletter - April 2016

Martha Cannon

What's on your pre-bankruptcy checklist?

Martha Cannon

Today Only: Committee Call to Discuss Gifting in 363 Sales

Martha Cannon

More Changes Coming To The Bankruptcy Forms

Martha Cannon

Free Webinar - New Forms - Proof of Claim and Secured Claim

Martha Cannon

Free Webinar - Prebankruptcy Planning - Customer Data and IP

Peter J. Barrett

ABI Asset Sales Committee Call (3/10 at 4pm ET) - GM Successor Liability Decision on Appeal in the Second Circuit

Peter J. Barrett

ABI Asset Sales Committee Call (3/10 at 4pm ET) - GM Successor Liability Decision on Appeal in the Second Circuit

Martha Cannon

Webinar: Lawyers and Forensic Accountants Working Together

Martha Cannon

Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow's Free Webinar!

Daniel A. White - Newsletter Editor

Young and New Members Committee Newsletter - 2015 in Review

Martha Cannon

Today: Committee call to discuss In Pari Delicto

Daniel A. White - Newsletter Editor

ABI Young and New Members Committee Newsletter - October 2015

Brendan McPherson

Energy sector bankruptcies

Daniel A. White - Newsletter Editor

ABI Young and New Members Committee Newsletter - September 2015

Martha Cannon

Today: dial in to discuss GM's successor liability decision

Martha Cannon

Today Only: Free Demo Webinar with ModioLegal

Daniel A. White - Newsletter Editor

ABI Young & New Members Committee Newsletter - June 2015

Martha Cannon

Re: Free ModioLegal ABI Journal Audio Edition Webinar