Annual Bankruptcy Update 2019 Eastern District

Product ID: CA2930R
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

The latest in bankruptcy law

Judges from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Wisconsin's Eastern District will share key cases from the past year and reveal the rationale behind the reasoning they used. Plus, get up-to-speed on the newest court rulings with the Dale Ihlenfeldt Memorial National Case Law Update.

Chapter 11 vs. 13

Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy both provide a way for people to keep their property while restructuring their debt. Understand when Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be the best option for small business owners. Discuss how the Small Business Reorganization Act could reduce a small business's expenses while they seek and prepare a court-approved plan of reorganization.

Aging bankruptcy filers

A Consumer Bankruptcy Project study found that the rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991.1 Explore how soaring medical expenses, declining incomes, inadequate savings, and a shrinking social safety net are contributing to a rise in older bankruptcy filers. Examine the pros and cons involved for your older clients who are considering filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy.

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Credits

7.5 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Monday, November 18, 20198:30 AM - 4:40 PM CT

Add to Calendar 11/18/2019 8:30:00 AM 11/18/2019 4:40:00 PM America/Chicago Annual Bankruptcy Update 2019 Eastern District

The latest in bankruptcy law

Judges from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Wisconsin's Eastern District will share key cases from the past year and reveal the rationale behind the reasoning they used. Plus, get up-to-speed on the newest court rulings with the Dale Ihlenfeldt Memorial National Case Law Update.

Chapter 11 vs. 13

Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy both provide a way for people to keep their property while restructuring their debt. Understand when Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be the best option for small business owners. Discuss how the Small Business Reorganization Act could reduce a small business's expenses while they seek and prepare a court-approved plan of reorganization.

Aging bankruptcy filers

A Consumer Bankruptcy Project study found that the rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991.1 Explore how soaring medical expenses, declining incomes, inadequate savings, and a shrinking social safety net are contributing to a rise in older bankruptcy filers. Examine the pros and cons involved for your older clients who are considering filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy.

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The latest in bankruptcy law

Judges from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Wisconsin's Eastern District will share key cases from the past year and reveal the rationale behind the reasoning they used. Plus, get up-to-speed on the newest court rulings with the Dale Ihlenfeldt Memorial National Case Law Update.

Chapter 11 vs. 13

Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy both provide a way for people to keep their property while restructuring their debt. Understand when Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be the best option for small business owners. Discuss how the Small Business Reorganization Act could reduce a small business's expenses while they seek and prepare a court-approved plan of reorganization.

Aging bankruptcy filers

A Consumer Bankruptcy Project study found that the rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991.1 Explore how soaring medical expenses, declining incomes, inadequate savings, and a shrinking social safety net are contributing to a rise in older bankruptcy filers. Examine the pros and cons involved for your older clients who are considering filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy.

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Program Chairs:

Shay A. Agsten
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

J. David Krekeler (also presenting)
Krekeler Strother, S.C.
Madison

Mark N. Mathias (also presenting)
Nicolet Law Office, S.C.
Eau Claire

William E. Wallo (also presenting)
Weld Riley, S.C.
Eau Claire

Presenters:

Marcia M. Anderson (Western District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District
Madison

Gregory J. Banchy
Banchy Law Center LLC
Eau Claire

Hon. Catherine J. Furay (Western District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District
Madison

Peter E. Grosskopf
Grosskopf Law Office LLC
Eau Claire

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District
Milwaukee

Hon. Beth E. Hanan (Eastern District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District
Milwaukee

Leonard G. Leverson
Leverson Lucey & Metz, S.C.
Milwaukee

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Milwaukee

Sean McDermott (Eastern District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District
Milwaukee

Janet Medlock (Eastern District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District
Milwaukee

Brittany S. Ogden
Quarles & Brady LLP
Madison

Benjamin P. Payne
Hanson & Payne LLC
Milwaukee

Hon. Katherine M. Perhach (Eastern District only)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District
Milwaukee

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Olivier H. Reiher
Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C.
Milwaukee

Eliza M. Reyes
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Madison

Christopher J. Schreiber
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Milwaukee

Craig E. Stevenson
DeWitt LLP
Madison

Paul G. Swanson
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Oshkosh

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Game Changers: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 and the Family Farm Relief Act of 2019 - What Every Bankruptcy Practitioner needs to know about These Important new Provisions of the Code

  • A new kind of debtor - Who qualifies as a small business debtor?
  • A simplified, less expensive avenue to reorganization
  • New deadlines and requirements for small business Chapter 11 cases
  • Potential benefits and pitfalls for your business clients in financial distress
  • How will higher Chapter 12 debt limits affect your farm clients or existing Chapter 12 cases?
  • New developments concerning agricultural reorganizations, alternative options such as partial liquidation and repurposing farm assets to save the family farm

J. David Krekeler, Paul G. Swanson

9:20 a.m. : Chapter 13 for Small Business Debtors

  • Preparing the Chapter 13 case for a small business debtor
  • Eligibility issues for small business debtors
  • Documentation necessary to support the schedules
  • Chapter 13 strategies for small business debtors
  • Post-confirmation issues for small business debtors
  • Bankruptcy issues facing small business debtors engaged in legalized marijuana or “CBD” industries

Benjamin P. Payne, Craig E. Stevenson

10:15 a.m. : Break

10:30 a.m. : Clerk’s Office Update

  • Searching for judicial opinions online
  • RSS feeds and other website resources

Marcia M. Anderson, Sean McDermott, Janet Medlock

10:50 a.m. : By the Court – Author’s Notes

  • Bankruptcy judges review this year’s important decisions in the Wisconsin Bankruptcy Courts

Western District - Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Hon. Brett H. Ludwig
Eastern District – Hon G. Michael Halfenger, Hon. Beth E. Hanan, Hon. Brett H. Ludwig, Hon. Katherine M. Perhach

11:45 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Dale Ihlenfeldt Memorial Case Law Update

  • Case law update on current developments in bankruptcy law

Leonard G. Leverson, Eliza M. Reyes, William E. Wallo

1:50 p.m. : When Elder Law and Bankruptcy Intersect – what should you be looking for?

  • Assets – not unique to elders, but more likely to have:
    o 2nd home
    o Out-of-state homes
    o Timeshares
    o Trusts, revocable and irrevocable, and special needs
    o Wide variety of retirement-type accounts
    o 529 accounts for children or grandchildren
  • Debts
    o Medicaid
    o Nursing homes
    o Taxes
    o Co-signers or guarantors for children

Gregory J. Banchy, Peter E. Grosskopf

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Trial Preparation and Motion Practice

  • Litigation approaches for seasoned and new attorneys alike
  • Common areas for contested hearings in bankruptcy court
  • Helpful tips to approach a more efficient and better argued case

Brittany S. Ogden, Christopher J. Schreiber, Olivier H. Reiher

3:50 p.m. : Ethical and Legal Traps when Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy Cases

  • The bankruptcy attorney’s role in advising the debtor on how to properly value assets
  • Applicable ethical rules:
    o Communication – 20.1.4
    o Duty to advise – 20.2.1
    o Candor to the tribunal – 20.3.3

Mark N. Mathias, Timothy J. Pierce

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.
  • Receive valuable insight from U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges from the Eastern District
  • Learn when Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be the best option for your small business owner clients
  • Discuss how the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) creates a new type of Ch. 11 debtor
  • Get tips on preparing for trial and motion practice
  • Learn how to avoid ethical pitfalls when valuing assets
  • Explore the shifting demographics of bankruptcy filers
  • Commercial bankruptcy attorneys
  • Individual bankruptcy lawyers

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