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UT Law's 37th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy.
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners.
2017 highlights include:
Analyze updates on consumer bankruptcy cases from the Fifth Circuit with Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, and Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez.
Employ practical tips on what to do when things go wrong, with Oops! Fixing Errors in Pleadings, Scheduled, Plans, Prior Testimony, Proposed Orders, and Entered Orders and Filling Out the Mortgage Proof of Claim Form.
Determine what's on the minds of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Trustees through candid discussions among the trustees.
Review the nuances of Client Relationships, including how to best create, manage, and divorce relationships with clients.
Learn how to keep your costs down and ethics up with Unauthorized Practice of Law: How Much Can Your Paralegal Do?
Examine the “Snapshot Rule” in the newest installment of the Smackdown: Exempt Property is Forever Yours??? with Hon. Marvin Isgur and Hon. Russell F. Nelms.
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioner. This year’s highlights include:
A review of the recent rule changes, including tips you should know and traps you should avoid.
Insight from the Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 7 on topics such as the means test and debtor audits.
Audience voting on the “Sweet Sixteen” cases to include in your briefcase to take to hearings.
Advice on How to Claim, Attack, and Defend Exemptions, including the reasons behind exemptions and how to ensure creditors receive some payment
Analysis of The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law: From Bankruptcy Crimes to the Fifth Amendment.
VALCON 2017 is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading professionals in the distressed debt, restructuring and valuation business.
If you are a dealmaker, fund investor, or financial or legal advisor, this is a program for you!
UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy eConference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The eConference provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy with presentations from a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners.
Program highlights include:
Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments
Business and Consumer tracks
Business Track includes a discussion on the Sabine Bankruptcy decision, with Professor Owen Anderson and Judge David R. Jones, a look at the “impossibility” of third party releases in the Fifth Circuit, recent developments in Chapter 9, with Judge Christopher Klein and Sonia Colón, and Judge Craig Gargotta and Ashley Gargour present on Bankruptcy Remoteness;
Consumer Track includes discussions on The Early Innings: Vesting and Surrendering Real Property, with Judge Eugene Wedoff and Tara Twomey, Ethical Issues for Debtor’s Counsel, Chapter 13 Pitfalls and Traps—Things to Watch Out For, with Ch. 13 Trustee, Pamela Bassel and Ravi Ratnala, and Judge Eduardo V. Rodriguez and Michael Baumer speak about Losing Your Exemption.
Judge Keith Lundin, delivers the presentation, Trustee Duties and Liability
Learn about bankruptcy in the Oil and Gas field, with presentations on Wildcatter 101—Oil and Gas Basics for Bankruptcy Professionals, Oil and Gas Environmental Concerns and Issues and Six Numbers to Remember—7, 11, 18, 22, 29, and 363: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Exit Strategies and Realities
Judge Jeff Bohm, Judge Tony M. Davis and Patricia Baron Tomasco, explore the re-characterization and subordination of equity jurisprudence and its limits present in Where Have all The Equities Gone?
UT Law's 36th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy.
Listen as Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments.
A Peek Under the Robes: Judicial Panel, moderated by Judge H. Christopher Mott offers a unique showdown between Bankruptcy Judges and their trusty Law Clerks
Get the latest on bankruptcies in the real estate, healthcare, and retail industries
Hear presentations from both concurrent tracks:
Business Track includes discussions on the rise of equity committees; the briefing, arguments, and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration (and perhaps decision) of the scope of the Section 546(e) safe harbor in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting; what steps a company should and should not take prior to a bankruptcy filing; implications of Jevic on business bankruptcy cases; and practice tips to avoid pitfalls in post-confirmation subject matter jurisdiction.
Consumer Track includes discussions on dischargeability of taxes in Chapter 7 and 13 cases; Community Property, Divorce and Bankruptcy—What Could Possibly go Wrong; How to Make the Trustee Happy and Keep Your Client out of Trouble; Espinosa Update and Other Post-Confirmation Chapter 13 Matters.
Gain insight on Jevic; student loans; SCOTUS judicial decision making; formulating, confirming and implementing complex plans; trail advocacy for bankruptcy practitioners; and much more.