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Bankruptcy Institute 2019

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Price: $69.00
Item Code: 10780-BK


Gain insights from bankruptcy judges, representatives of the U.S. Trustee’s Office, Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 trustees, as well as consumer, commercial, and creditor attorneys. Explore a diverse range of topics on the hottest and most current issues arising in bankruptcy – from basic consumer practice to highly sophisticated Chapter 11 matters. Keep yourself up to date on the top commercial and top consumer cases of the year.

Table of Contents

Chapter One–Top Consumer Cases: Short Summaries

Section 1–Top Consumer Bankruptcy Cases–Eastern District

  • Supreme Court
  • Automatic Stay
  • Conversion to Chapter 13
  • Dischargeability Actions
  • Discovery Sanctions
  • Dismissal Motions
  • Dismissal by Debtor
  • Exemptions
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Fair Debt Collection Practice
  • Lien Modification
  • Lien Validity
  • Means Test (Disposable Income)
  • Mortgage Litigation
  • Post-Petition Mortgage Counsel Fees
  • Proof of Claim Litigation
  • Trustee Fees
  • Withdrawal of the Reference

Section 2–Top Consumer Bankruptcy Cases – Middle District

  • Dischargeability Issues
  • Chapter 13 Vehicle Turnover and Adequate Protection
  • Finality of Confirmed Plans
  • Scheduling Assets
  • Foreclosure Issues 
  • Proofs of Claim

Chapter Two–Top Commercial Bankruptcy Cases

  • Executory Contracts
  • Debtor’s Connection To Marijuana Activity
  • Civil Contempt
  • Procedure Or Jurisdiction
  • Chapter 11
  • Climate Change And Chapter 12
  • Involuntary Case
  • Claims

Chapter Three–Consumer Protection Litigation

  • Successor In Interest
  • Delinquency - The Definition Has Changed
  • Requests For Ownership Information
  • Forced Placed Insurance
  • Early Intervention
  • Prompt Payment Crediting
  • Periodic Statements
  • Small Servicers

Chapter Four–Avoidance Actions & Bankruptcy Alternatives

Section 1–Interesting Issues Regarding Avoidance Actions

  • Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7068 (incorporating Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68)
  • What Costs Are Included?
  • Are Attorneys’ Fees Considered Costs?
  • Can a Chapter 7 Debtor Attorney Then Represent An Avoidance Action Defendant?
  • Changes
  • Preferences Against Insider Guarantors

Section 2–Avoidance and Recovery of Constructively Fraudulent Transfers 11 U.S.C. § 548(b)

  • Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Burden of Proof
  • What Constitutes Reasonably Equivalent Value
  • Direct versus Indirect Benefit
  • Insolvency
  • Defenses to Section 548(b)
  • War Story/Hypothetical
  • Court Holding

Section 3–Avoidance and Recovery of Post-Petition Transfers: 11 U.S.C. § 549

  • Section 549 of the Bankruptcy Code provides
  • Property of the Estate
  • Defenses to Section 549
  • War Story/Hypothetical
  • Was Check Property of the Estate?
  • Was Check Exempt?
  • Were Funds Earmarked?
  • Burden of Proof for Earmarking
  • Court Holding

Chapter Five–Chapter 11 Primer

Section 1–If Chapter 13 Doesn’t Work, How about Chapter 11?

  • The Advantages
  • The Disadvantages
  • The Initial Consultation
  • 1st Plan (at the beginning)
  • Filing the Petition
  • Confirmation&
  • Post Confirmation

Section 2–Smaller Chapter 11s and Closely-Held Businesses

  • The “Small Business” Designation
  • Cases Outside The “Small Business” Designation

Chapter Six–Cases for Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners

  • Stendardo v. Fed. Nat'l Mortg. Ass'n, 991 F.2d 1089 (3d Cir. 1993)
  • In re Klaas, 858 F.3d 820 (3d Cir. 2017)
  • In re Humes, 579 B.R. 557 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2018)
  • In re Leahey, No. 11-11906-ABA, 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 3274 (Bankr. D.N.J. Sep. 26, 2017)
  • Fraser v. CitiMortgage, Inc. (In re Fraser), 599 B.R. 830 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2019)
  • Denby-Peterson v. Nu2u Auto World, 595 B.R. 184 (D.N.J. 2018)
  • Turner v. CIT Bank, N.A., No. 3:17-CV-679, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82299 (N.D.N.Y. May 16, 2018)
  • Berger v. Pa. (In re Berger), Nos. 18-20778-GLT, 18-02130-GLT, 17-23757-GLT, 18-02163-GLT, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1126 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. Mar. 29, 2019)
  • Ruth v. Swigert (In re Swigert), No. 1:18-bk-04351-HWV, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1022 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. Apr. 1, 2019)

Chapter Seven–Tax Issues in Bankruptcy

Section 1–A Tax Issue Guide for Bankruptcy Practitioners

  • Tax Issues That Bankruptcy Practioners Need To Consider
  • Rules Relating to Dischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • Issue in the Forefront Today: Filing a Tax Return One Day Later Precludes Dischargeability
  • Miscellaneous Tax Issues of Note

Section 2–Where Tax Resolution and Bankruptcy Meet

  • Types of Tax Claims
  • The Basics: Dischargeability
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Non-Bankruptcy Options
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Planning

Chapter Eight–“Debt Relief Agency” and Incurring Debt and Advertising under BAPCPA

  • Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 1324 (2010)
  • Good Faith Requirement for Filing–In re Tamecki, 229 F.3d 205 (3d Cir. 2000)
  • Inherited IRAs –Clark v. Rameker, 134 S. Ct. 2242 (2014)
  • Valuation and Exemption of Bankruptcy Estate Assets–Schwab v. Reilly, 560 U.S. 770, 130 S. Ct. 2652 (2010)
  • 11 U.S.C. § 523(a) Exceptions to Discharge – Actual Fraud–Husky Int'l Elecs., Inc. v. Ritz, 136 S. Ct. 1581 (2016)
  • Right to Jury Trial in Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Actions–Katchen v. Landy, 382 U.S. 323, 86 S. Ct. 467, (1966) and Granfinanciera, S.A. v. Nordberg, 492 U.S. 33, 109 S. Ct. 2782,106 L. Ed. 2d 26 (1989)
  • 11 U.S.C. § 523(a) Exceptions to Discharge – False Statement About One Asset Must be In Writing to Render Debt Nondischargeable under § 523(a)(2)–Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, 138 S. Ct. 1752 (2018)
  • Absolute Priority Rule in Ch. 11–Case v. Los Angeles Lumber Prod. Co., 308 U.S. 106, 60 S. Ct. 1 (1939) and Bank of Am. Nat. Tr. & Sav. Ass'n v. 203 N. LaSalle St. P'ship, 526 U.S. 434, 119 S. Ct. 1411, (1999)
  • Structured Dismissals and Priority Rules in Ch. 11–Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., 137 S. Ct. 973, 197 L. Ed. 2d 398 (2017)
  • Good Faith Sales–In re Abbotts Dairies of Pennsylvania, Inc., 788 F.2d 143 (3d Cir. 1986)

Chapter Nine–Everything a Secured Creditor Should Know About Chapter

  • Common Concerns

Chapter Ten–Shark Tank

Section 1–Third Party Releases

  • Commonly Released Third Parties
  • Relevant Code Provisions
  • Relevant Considerations
  • Split Among the Circuits

Section 2–Cannabis Businesses

  • Garvin v. Cook Invs. NW, SPNWY,LLC
  • In re Basrah Custom Design, Inc.
  • In re Way to Grow, Inc.

Section 3–Stub Rents

  • Background
  • The Billing Date Approach
  • The Accrual Approach
  • Additional Considerations

Section 4–Lease Terminations as Fraudulent Transfers: Reconciling Bankruptcy Code Sections 548 and 365(C)(3)

  • Lease Terminations as Fraudulent Transfers and the Scope of Section 365(c)(3)
  • The Value of a Terminated Lease to the Landlord
  • Section 365(C)(3)
  • Nonresidential Lease Terminations Can Be Fraudulent Transfers
  • Nonresidential Lease Terminations Cannot Be Fraudulent Transfers
  • Reconciling Sections 548 And 365(C)(3)
  • New Tenant Who Takes in Good Faith
  • New Tenant Who Takes in Bad Faith
  • No New Tenant
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Published: 9/25/2019
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