American Bar Association
Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee is to consider issues relating to debt issued pursuant to indentures and the institutions that act as trustee under the indentures. Its scope includes all forms of debt and indentures issued in the United States, Canada and internationally, including corporate and municipal debt and secured and unsecured debt extending from simple structures to complex securitizations, project financings and other structured financings. Committee members are involved in activities from structuring and origination of transactions through default and bankruptcy.

Program Materials


Spring Meeting:

  • Watch Your Step! - A Discussion of the Landmines Revealed by Recent Litigation Involving Trustees, Investors, Underwriters, and Issuers -- Materials


Annual Meeting:

  • Current Issues Impacting Indenture Trustees -- Materials


Annual Meeting:

  • Securitization Fundamentals: True Sales, Special Purpose Vehicles, Revolving Versus Amortizing Structures and Other Basics -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • Trustees in the Crosshairs?--A Review of Current Issues Affecting Indenture Trustees -- Materials | Audio Recording

Spring Meeting:

  • Monetizing Unusual Receivables - Securitization Strategies for Unique Assets -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • That’s a Wrap: Producing and Defending Settlements Among Debtors, Indenture Trustees and Dissident Bondholders in Chapter 11 Cases -- Materials | Audio Recording


Annual Meeting:

  • Spotlight on Structured Finance Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement - RMBS Claims Update & How to Minimize the Risk of Your Transaction Being Attacked -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • The New World of Residential Mortgage Origination, Securitization, Servicing and Enforcement -- Materials | Audio Recording

Spring Meeting:

  • Brave New World - How New Laws, Rules and Policies Will Affect Securitization Deals and Documents -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • Chapter 11 Asset Sales Where Cash Isn't the Only Consideration: What's The Government Got To Do With It? -- Materials | Audio Recording


Annual Meeting:

  • Financing Mortgage Loans and RMBS/CMBS Litigation: Are We Having Fun Yet? Do We Really Need To Read The TIA? -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • Lessons Learned From Around the World: Recent Bondholder and Indenture Trustees Issues from the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, and Beyond -- Materials | Audio Recording

Spring Meeting:

  • Who Owns My Assets and Who's at Risk? Financing and Transferring Financial Assets After the Subprime Crisis and Dealing with Claims for Warranty Breaches and Securities Fraud -- Materials


Annual Meeting:

  • Who's Happy Now? ABS Disputes: Trustees Under Siege, Investors Enraged, and the Litigation/Settlements That Will Determine Who Will -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • Spring Meeting:

  • The Amazing Shrinking Government Credit Market: Who Said Government Credit Ambac(k)? -- Materials | Audio Recording


Spring Meeting:

  • Back to the Future (of Securitization) III: Is 2010 the Wild West, the End of an Era or the Return to Normalcy? -- Materials | Audio Recording
  • Legislative Attempts to Heal an Ailing Healthcare System - Take 2 Aspirin and Call Us in 2010 -- Materials | Audio Recording

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Going, Kristin
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    21st National M&A Institute

    Windsor Court Hotel
    New Orleans

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    The Ins & Outs of Copyright Terminations


    The event will be held on 11/09/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries,Section of Intellectual Property Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Conflicts and Conduct in Major Corporate Transactions and Litigation


    A panel of seasoned M&A practitioners, including a former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, will discuss potential conflicts that may arise in the representation of participants to a major corporate transaction and ensuing litigation. The panel will consider the limitations of advance ...

Modified by Lars Peterson on April 21, 2016

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