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On January 21, 2020, Eric P. Israel will be speaking on a panel hosted by the LACBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section entitled, “Discussion of New Bankruptcy Laws That Help Small Business Owners.”  Specifically, the program will discuss the following substantive changes:
•The new changes to the Small Business Reorganization Act that provide opportunities for small business owners to reorganize and avoid the pitfalls of chapter 11;
•The appointment and role of the chapter V trustee in Small Business Reorganization Cases;
•Discussion of chapter 12 Family Farmer Relief Act and the increased debt limits to reflect economic challenges in the agricultural industry; and
•The HAVEN Act which modifies how income is calculated during bankruptcy proceedings for veterans.

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On November 7, 2019, Zev Shechtman will be speaking on a panel hosted by the Financial Lawyers Conference entitled, “Fools Rush In: Recent Cases Strengthening the Estate’s Rights Against Creditors and their Claims.”  The panel will discuss several recent cases that strengthen and define certain rights and defenses of a debtor against creditors and their claims.  The cases address such topics as allowing a debtor to limit a creditor’s claim in bankruptcy, broadening appellate rights and remedies, and seeking sanctions (including the Supreme Court’s new standard for civil contempt sanctions, which reversed a Ninth Circuit bankruptcy decision).  In addition to providing an overview of the individual cases, the panel will discuss how these issues have been – or may be – decided in the Ninth Circuit.  For more information, click here:

On October 7, 2019, Uzzi O. Raanan will be speaking on a panel hosted by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF).  The discussion, entitled “Litigation with the Government in Bankruptcy” will cover interesting issues arising in litigation with state and federal governmental entities, including competition between agencies over jurisdiction, the unitary governmental creditor theory, state and tribal sovereign immunity, and other procedural and practical lessons.  For more information, click here:

Partner Uzzi O. Raanan will be speaking at the Central California Bankruptcy Association’s (CCBA) 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute.  Uzzi will be part of a speaker’s panel in a program entitled:  Messing with City Hall:  Litigating Against Government Entities in Bankruptcy Court, to be presented on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Location:  Clovis, CA.  Click Here

Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax: Three Fields of Federal Practice for New Lawyers Seminars
Zev Shechtman — January 21, 2014

Recent Developments in the Dischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy
Aaron E. de Leest — January 15, 2014

Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy: Concepts Every Lawyer Should Know
Zev Shechtman — September 12, 2013

Contemporary Issues and Problems in Municipal Bankruptcy
Zev Shechtman — May 15, 2013

Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Issues, Disqualification and other Sanctions – Speaker on Panel
Uzzi O. Raanan — April 1, 2013

Recent Developments Affecting Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales and Sale Orders.
John N. Tedford — February 19, 2013

Cramdowns in Real Estate Bankruptcies and Protecting the Guarantor: A Guide to Commercial Real Estate Loan Reductions through Bankruptcy
John N. Tedford — March 21, 2012

Cram Downs in Real Estate Bankruptcies and Protecting the Guarantors.
John N. Tedford — August 30, 2011