Young And New Members Committee


Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020
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Orçun Çetinkaya

The legal and economic side effects of the COVID-19 outbreak will continue for some time across Turkey. A major area of interest for the future health of the Turkish economy is bankruptcy law. In this context, we aim to explain bankruptcy proceedings in Turkey in general and predict what will be expected in the future in the eye of Turkish insolvency law.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A consumer client comes in for a bankruptcy consultation. You can’t just look at their financial situation, you must also examine their life: who do they live with, where do they work, where does their spouse work? Perhaps one of the more difficult questions consumers face is whether they want to keep their car. Consumers need to know what their options are if they surrender their cars.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The traditional fitness industry is among the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Economic downturns are invariably associated with an increase in bankruptcy filings, and the most recent COVID-induced recession is no exception. Even with federal interventions like the Paycheck Protection Program, business bankruptcy filings are still predicted in large numbers. In fact, since the pandemic hit the U.S.

Post date: Monday, September 14, 2020
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Young And New Members Newsletter - September 2020
vol 18, num 3 | September 2020
Young & New Members
Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

As more of us are using video conferencing platforms to conduct depositions, webinars, hearings, client meetings, and mediations, we are learning how to use these tools and how to avoid the pitfalls. Below are some general tips to make you look and sound your best:

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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John T. Baxter

Rough seas lie ahead for commercial tenants and landlords. With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, litigation over commercial real property leases is ramping up — especially in the restaurant and retail spaces. While the Payroll Protection Program stemmed the tide briefly, government aid is ending while lease obligations remain.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Since its decision in Marathon Pipeline, the Supreme Court expressed a continued fear of judicial overreach by the legislative branch through the bankruptcy courts. In the years following that decision, the specter of overreach influenced the Court’s decisions regarding the adjudicatory authority of bankruptcy courts.

Post date: Monday, June 08, 2020

Most bankruptcy professionals know that “retirement funds” are generally exempt assets under § 522(d)(12) or 522(b)(3)(C). However, those funds must meet very precise requirements to meet this qualification. Specifically, the funds must be “retirement funds,” and they must be held in an account that is exempt from taxation under certain sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

Post date: Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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Alexander E. Porter

Dischargeability of student loans is a “hot button” issue in both the bankruptcy world and mainstream media. In fact, last September another colleague wrote about the history of student loan dischargeability, and the current obstacles borrowers face.[1] Since that article, the U.S.


Tue, 2017-05-30

The Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee's May Tips of the Trade call featured Neil Steinkamp of Stout Risius Ross, LLC, who discussed the ordinary course of business defense in the context of preference analysis.

Tue, 2017-05-30

This May edition of the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter focused on bankruptcy litigation issues in energy sector restructurings.  The newsletter featured an article exploring assumption and rejection of oil and gas conveyances, and an article discussing CERCLA liabilities in energy-related cases. Following publication of this newsletter, both authors hosted a call to discuss the issues explored in their articles. Click here to review the articles. 

Sat, 2017-04-22

This session hosted by the Bankruptcy Litigation and Young and New Member Committees will focus on the limits of avoidance actions by bankruptcy trustees in Ponzi scheme cases, including arguments about the expansion of the look-back period to 10 years, trustee standing, clawbacks from noninvestor sources, in pari delicto and how trustees decide whom to sue.

Tue, 2016-11-29

The topic of the most recent Commercial Fraud Committee call, discussed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), formerly named the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), which was amended (and retitled) in 2014 for the first time since its creation in 1984.  According to the Uniform Law Commission, the amended Act, which strengthens creditor protections by providing remedies for certain transactions by a debtor that are unfair to the debtor’s creditors, addresses a small number of narrowly-defined issues and is not a comprehensive revision of the Act.

Tue, 2016-05-03

Crossing the Digital Divide: How to Use Social Media to Augment Your Practice

Wed, 2016-03-30

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

Wed, 2015-10-07

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, 2015-09-08

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, 2015-07-01

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, 2015-04-18

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

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Paul Hastings LLP
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Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
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Communications Manager
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Education Director
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
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Ms. Christina Sanfelippo
Education Director
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
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Ms. Gabrielle G. Palmer
Membership Relations Director
Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson
Denver, CO
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Membership Relations Director
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL
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Mr. John T. Baxter
Newsletter Editor
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nashville, TN
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Newsletter Editor
Preti Flaherty
Portland, ME
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Special Projects Leader
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Chicago, IL
(630) 308-2487

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