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Annual Debtor-Creditor Bankruptcy Update 2023 — Eastern District

Product ID: CA3519R6
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced by the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Take these updates to the bank

Featuring a powerhouse lineup of presenters, the Annual Debtor-Creditor Bankruptcy Update 2023 — Eastern District* will bring you up to speed on the latest trends and developments affecting your practice, whether you represent individuals, creditors, or businesses.

The Bankruptcy Court judges you appear before will share their reasoning behind the most current opinions from the Eastern District, and you’ll get the newest updates from the Clerk’s Office. Experienced practitioners will be on hand to provide context and unique perspectives on:

  • Important pre-filing considerations
  • Best practices for case conversion
  • Fiduciary duties under the new LLC law
  • Managing irreconcilable conflicts
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Pricing

Member $269.00

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Credits

7.5 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 13, 20238:30 AM - 4:20 PM CT

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Co-produced by the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Take these updates to the bank

Featuring a powerhouse lineup of presenters, the Annual Debtor-Creditor Bankruptcy Update 2023 — Eastern District* will bring you up to speed on the latest trends and developments affecting your practice, whether you represent individuals, creditors, or businesses.

The Bankruptcy Court judges you appear before will share their reasoning behind the most current opinions from the Eastern District, and you’ll get the newest updates from the Clerk’s Office. Experienced practitioners will be on hand to provide context and unique perspectives on:

  • Important pre-filing considerations
  • Best practices for case conversion
  • Fiduciary duties under the new LLC law
  • Managing irreconcilable conflicts
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Co-produced by the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Take these updates to the bank

Featuring a powerhouse lineup of presenters, the Annual Debtor-Creditor Bankruptcy Update 2023 — Eastern District* will bring you up to speed on the latest trends and developments affecting your practice, whether you represent individuals, creditors, or businesses.

The Bankruptcy Court judges you appear before will share their reasoning behind the most current opinions from the Eastern District, and you’ll get the newest updates from the Clerk’s Office. Experienced practitioners will be on hand to provide context and unique perspectives on:

  • Important pre-filing considerations
  • Best practices for case conversion
  • Fiduciary duties under the new LLC law
  • Managing irreconcilable conflicts
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

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Hon. Rachel M. Blise
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Joshua D. Christianson
Christianson & Freund LLC
Eau Claire

Devon Eggert
Beck Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky S.C.
Milwaukee

Hon. Catherine J. Furay
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Madison

Nicholas L. Hahn
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Appleton

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Hon. Beth E. Hanan
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Jessica Haskell
O'Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong & Laing S.C.
Milwaukee

Jerome R. Kerkman
Kerkman & Dunn
Milwaukee

John Kohler
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Madison

Deanne M. Koll
Bakke Norman, S.C.
New Richmond

Michael J. Maloney
Watton Law Group
Milwaukee

J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Law Office
Madison

Sean McDermott
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Madison

Hon. Katherine Maloney Perhach
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Eliza M. Reyes
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Madison

Michael P. Richman
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Madison

Jennifer Schank
Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C.
Madison

William E. Wallo
Bakke Norman, S.C.
Eau Claire

Jane F. “Ginger” Zimmerman
Murphy Desmond S.C.
Madison

8:30 a.m. Lien Avoidance and Pre-Filing Considerations

Joshua D. Christianson, Michael J. Maloney

9:20 a.m. The New LLC law and its effects on Insolvency and Debtor/Creditor Attorneys

  • Interplay between new LLC statute, Beloit Liquidating, and Polsky v Virnich in connection with fiduciary duties of members and D&Os.
  • Collection from member interest, including charging orders.

Devon Eggert, Deanne M. Koll

10:10 a.m. Break

10:25 a.m. Things Fall Apart: Case Conversion and Reopening

  • Grounds for converting and reopening bankruptcy cases
  • Considerations for and pitfalls of case conversions and reopening
  • Recent case developments related to case conversions and reopening

Nicholas L. Hahn, Jessica Haskell

11:15 a.m. Case Law Update

  • Decisions from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
  • National decisions of note from other jurisdictions relating to bankruptcy and debtor/creditor issues

Eliza M. Reyes, Jennifer Schank, William E. Wallo

12:05 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. Clerk’s Office Update

  • Case statistics
  • Rule and form amendments

John Kohler (West), Sean McDermott (East)

1:25 p.m. Judge’s Update

Eastern District – Hon. Rachel M. Blise, Hon. G. Michael Halfenger, Hon. Beth E. Hanan, Hon. Katherine Maloney Perhach Western District – Hon. Rachel M. Blise , Hon. Catherine J. Furay

2:25 p.m. Break

2:40 p.m. Subchapter V

  • What we’ve learned in the last couple of years
  • Practical role of a subchapter V trustee
  • Views of subchapter V cases from the perspective of the judges, trustees and debtors’ counsel

Hon. Katherine Maloney Perhach (East), Hon. Catherine J. Furay (West), Jerome R. Kerkman, J. David Krekeler

3:30 p.m. Ethical Issues when Representing Owners of a Financially Distressed Business

  • Management of conflicts of interest between entities and their corporate owners/members
  • The importance of managing conflicts between the owners/managers and the entity, including identifying and handling potential claims
  • Clearly identifying the client, the attorney’s duty to the client and related conflicts of interest
  • Managing a conflict that is irreconcilable

Michael P. Richman, Jane F. “Ginger” Zimmerman

4:20 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Hear straight from U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges from the Eastern District
  • Examine the impact of the new Wisconsin LLC law on insolvency and debtor-creditor lawyers
  • Understand grounds and considerations for converting and reopening cases
  • Receive your annual state and federal case law update
  • Review lessons learned from the past few years of Subchapter V cases
  • Explore ethical issues associated with representing owners of a financially distressed business
  • Debtor-creditor attorneys
  • Insolvency lawyers
  • Bankruptcy lawyers
  • Bankruptcy trustees
  • General practitioners

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