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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: U.S. Supreme Court takes aim at Fraudulent Conveyance Schemes

June 28, 2016
Co-Sponsored by The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and Consumer Financial Services Committee and The Avoidance Power Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee.

Description:
On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz (No. 15-145), holding that the term “actual fraud” in § 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code (one of the discharge exceptions) applies to fraudulent conveyance schemes even when those schemes do not involve a false representation. Join us via webinar to listen to a panel of bankruptcy experts, including G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. who has argued 10 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and authored an amicus curiae brief in the Husky case to hear about the wide ranging impacts and opportunities this decision will have on businesses operating in the consumer bankruptcy environment.

Speakers:
• G. Eric Brunstad Jr., Shareholder, Dechert LLP, Hartford, Connecticut, Author of Amicus Brief in Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, Case No. 15-145 (May 16, 2016)
• Steven Fender, Esq. , Counsel, Greenspoon Marder, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Vice-Chair Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
• Linda M. Leali, Esq., Shareholder, Linda Leali, P.A. , Miami, Florida, Chair of Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and Co-Chair of Avoidance Power Subcommittee

The program will last up to one hour.

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual Meeting

October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2016
San Francisco, CA
 
Section Events

    Bankruptcy Basics: What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know About the Bankruptcy Process

    06/30/2016-06/30/2016

    This program will cover the fundamentals of bankruptcy practice for business lawyers including: (1) fundamentals of the bankruptcy process; (2) impact of the bankruptcy process on key parties in interest; and (3) the basics of bankruptcy litigation. Fundamentals of the bankruptcy process will cover ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/08/2016-09/10/2016
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston

    **THIS PAGE IS THE STARTING POINT FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in ...

    2016 LLC Institute

    10/20/2016-10/21/2016
    Le Meridien Arlington
    Arlington

    Please join us for the 5 th Annual LLC Institute, October 20-21, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Experience 2 full days of CLE, the LLCs, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Working Committee Luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. In addition, join us on Thursday ...


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