ABI Live: Ethics - Chapter 11 Commission Recommendations on Professional Fees and Expenses
Presented by the Ethics & Professional Compensation and Business Reorganization Committees
12:00-1:15 pm ET
William A. Brandt, Jr.
Development Specialists, Inc.; New York
James T. Markus
Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann, LLC
Walter W. Theus, Jr.
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Deborah D. Williamson
Dykema Cox Smith; San Antonio
Any reform of current chapter 11 practice must account for the prevailing criticism that fees and costs are too high, and do it in a way that focuses on aligning incentives with case efficiency. This panel will discuss recommended reforms that provide for more effective oversight, as well as alternative fee structures consistent with professionals’ ethical obligations under the Code of Professional Responsibility.
December 6-10, 2015 St. John's University School of Law’s Manhattan Campus
ABI and St. John’s Are Leaders in Bankruptcy Educational and ADR Programs
To be eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion, participants are required to attend the entire 40 hours of training. If you cannot attend all 40 hours, please defer registration for a future program.
The ABI/St. John’s Bankruptcy Mediation Training is a collaboration among three leaders in the field of bankruptcy education and mediation training: ABI, St. John’s Center for Bankruptcy Studies, and St. John's Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution. ABI is the nation’s leading provider of quality bankruptcy educational programs. St. John’s Center for Bankruptcy Studies offers the nation’s premier bankruptcy program featuring the only LL.M. in Bankruptcy. Together, ABI and St. John’s publish the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, with a circulation of approximately 11,000. The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, a leader in the field of dispute resolution, is an important part of this successful collaboration to develop this bankruptcy mediation training program. The Carey Center offers a wide range of dispute-resolution programs, training both students and practitioners in the values and skills of dispute resolution.
Reviews from Previous Attendees:
“A great education for both those who serve as advocates in mediation and those who serve as mediators.” – Sylvia Mayer; Houston, TX
“I feel I will be a better client’s lawyer having taken the course.” – Thomas Biron, Philadelphia, PA
“This is the premier training opportunity for anyone interested in bankruptcy mediation.” – Donald L. Swanson; Omaha, NE
The ABI Commission and Preference Actions: The Practical Impact on your Practice
Presented by the Young and New Members and Bankruptcy Litigation Committees
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. Most importantly, the panel will assess the practical effects and foreseeable impact of implementing these recommendations. This webinar is a must-attend for attorneys who regularly represent creditors, liquidating trustees, and panel trustees in preference actions.
12:00-1:15 pm ET
Christopher W. Frost, Moderator University Of Kentucky College of Law;
David B. Wheeler Moore & Van Allen, PLLC;
Kesha Tanabe ASK LLP; Eagan, Minn.
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