ABI Live Webinar: Asset Sales Issues in Oil and Gas Bankruptcies
Presented by the Asset Sales Committee
12:00-1:15 pm ET
$75 for members
$195 for non-members
(includes a one-year ABI membership)
Bryan M. Gaston
Conway MacKenzie; Houston
Ira L. Herman
Thompson & Knight LLP; New York
Shari L. Heyen
Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Houston
As a result of falling energy prices, experts expect bankruptcy filings in the energy sector to increase, especially those in the oil and gas industry. Bankruptcy cases involving energy companies raise unique issues due to the interplay among the Bankruptcy Code, federal and state laws, the regulatory structure governing the energy industry, and the political and practical realities of the industry’s significance on national, regional and local levels. This webinar will explore the unique challenges that can arise in a § 363 sale of the assets of a business involved in the energy industry, with a particular emphasis on oil and gas bankruptcies.
October 12, 2015 Jenner & Block Conference Center, Chicago
ABI’s outstanding consumer bankruptcy program returns this fall to the Chicago area. This day-long educational conference is devoted entirely to the consumer bankruptcy professional and will focus on current issues affecting debtors and creditors in consumer cases. Faculty members include Bankruptcy Judges Janet S. Baer, James M. Carr, Donald R. Cassling, Catherine J. Furay, Mary P. Gorman and Eugene R. Wedoff, along with experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys and panel trustees.
Earn up to 7.5/9 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics!
Commission Recommendations on Resolving Court Splits:
Coming Soon to a Judicial Opinion Near You
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET
$95.00 for Program and Reception
$50.00 for Reception Only
$75.00 for Live Webstream Only
Hon. Dennis R. Dow
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City
Hon. Bruce A. Harwood
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.H.); Manchester
Hon. Barbara J. Houser
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Dallas
Hon. C. Ray Mullins
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta
Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 identified more than 30 splits in case law on important issues. Such a split of authority results in delay, increased litigation costs and above all, uncertainty -- imposing a kind of "ambiguity tax" on the system, as one witness put it in testimony before the Commission. The recommendations contained in the Commission's final report, in many cases, can be implemented by judicial opinion at the bankruptcy court or court of appeals level, without need for action by Congress.
This program featuring some of the most experienced and thoughtful judges on the bench today, will assess the Commission recommendations, and identify some that might be effected soon.
Continuing Education Credit:
ABI will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.5 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states. CLE-Approved States: ABI’s live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, CA, DE, GA, IL, MN, NE, NH, NJ, NY (approved jurisdiction policy), PA, TN and TX. ABI will obtain approval in additional states. ABI does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars in KS and OH. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state, which may not be determined prior to the program.
October 15-16, 2015 Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.
ABI and UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 35th Annual Midwest Bankruptcy Institute at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. This year's program features business, consumer and professional development tracks at affordable pricing, so you can get the exact training you need. With 15 U.S. Bankruptcy Judges rounding out sessions covering everything from LLCs and partnerships in bankruptcy to student loan discharge to the psychological aspects of workout negotiating, plus two ethics sessions- you won't want to miss the CLE/CPE event of the Midwest!