American Bar Association
 
Business Bankruptcy Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Business Bankruptcy Committee


Welcome Letter

Kay S. KressThe Business Bankruptcy Committee is the world's largest organization of bankruptcy restructuring lawyers made up exclusively of bankruptcy attorneys, law professors and judges. The Committee offers cutting edge educational programs on business bankruptcy for the most sophisticated practitioner to the new lawyer. The Committee meets three times a year; in the fall in conjunction with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting, and in the spring in conjunction with the Section's Spring Meeting. The Committee operates through approximately 40 subcommittees, as well as a number of task forces, working groups, and special projects. Each year, the Committee presents dozens of educational programs, many of which qualify for CLE. The Committee also produces webinars on recent Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions within weeks of the decision at no cost to members. The Committee has become the go-to organization for bankruptcy reform, and develops and reviews proposed bankruptcy legislation and rules. As a nongovernmental organization recognized by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Committee is an important participant in UNCITRAL's Insolvency Working Group.

The Committee publishes a newsletter quarterly and publishes booklets and model agreements and pleadings for use by members in bankruptcy cases.

To keep members informed of recent developments and faster web based communications, the Committee is initiating a social media presence on LinkedIn.

We welcome participation, so if you'd like to get involved in the Committee - whether by writing an article for the newsletter, suggesting a topic for a program or webinar, or becoming active in any other way - please get in touch with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Chair Kay S. Kress


Mission Statement



The mission of the Business Bankruptcy Committee is to be the principal Business Law Section resource dealing with business bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and insolvency through cutting-edge educational programming and to be a resource for bankruptcy reform.


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Leadership

Chair:

Kress, Kay

Vice-Chair:

Freeman, Susan

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Non-CLE Webinar: Discharging “Unknown” Claims - 1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PST

January 25, 2017

As is highlighted in recent decisions in the General Motors bankruptcy case and in the bankruptcy cases filed by various dioceses, there are a number of unanswered questions relating to the discharge of certain claims in Chapter 11 cases, including the following questions:

What claims can be discharged in a chapter 11 case?
What are the due process limitations on discharging claims?

How do you determine if a claim is “known,” so that the claimant is entitled to actual notice, or “unknown,” so that notice by publication suffices?

What is the proper remedy if a claimant failed to receive actual notice?

Moderator:

Paul Hage, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., Southfield, Michigan

Speakers:

Debra A. Dandeneau, Baker & McKenzie, New York, NY
Wendy M. Simkulak, Duane Morris LP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christopher D. Soper, Dentons, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota


The program will last up to 1 hour. Registration is not required. Log-in by clicking the link 5 minutes before the start time.

 
Section Events

    Beyond the Promise to Pay: How Security Interests Help Ensure a Successful Lending Transaction

    01/26/2017-01/26/2017

    Even a well-drafted loan agreement can spell losses for your lending clients if the borrower fails to pay or becomes insolvent. To help avert such problems, many lenders take a UCC Article 9 security interest in the borrowers personal property assets (including inventory, equipment, receivables and/or ...

    2017 Cyberspace Law Institute

    01/26/2017-01/28/2017
    US GRANT HOTEL
    San Diego

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting, event and dinner ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted for all written ...

    2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting

    01/27/2017-01/28/2017
    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting and event ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA beginning 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Cancellation Policy: Refunds ...


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In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BANKRUPTCY-MEMS@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Stephanie Rodriguez on January 11, 2017

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