ABI Releases Updated First Day Motions Guide

ABI Releases Updated First Day Motions Guide

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June 22, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) released the second edition of First Day Motions: A Practical Guide to the Critical First Days of a Bankruptcy Case. The new edition of First Day Motions was written by the Debra Grassgreen, who authored the first edition as well, and Maxim Litvack of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub P.C. (San Francisco). Prof G. Ray Warner (St. Johns University School of Law), ABI Pension and Benefits Committee co-chair and former Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar, edited the guide. 

Updated to incorporate and outline the recent BAPCPA amendments, representing the most sweeping changes to 'first day' practice in many years, First Day Motions, Second Edition addresses the basics of first-day motions and provides an overview of administrative, operational and substantive motions/orders and the appeal of a first-day motion. Sample motions are included.

First Day Motions is available for purchase ($15 members; $25 nonmembers) through ABI's Publications Store at http://www.abiworld.org/org/pubscatalogue.html.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,500 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.