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Current Issues in the Mediation of Bankruptcy Disputes


Current Issues in the Mediation of Bankruptcy Disputes

Presented by JAMS and Mondaq

CLE Webinar Credit: 1.0 CLE Credit pending in CA, IL, MO, NY, TX & Approved for 1.25 hours Business Law CPE by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

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Bankruptcy disputes in any chapter of the Bankruptcy Code can present special challenges for settlement, especially where a diverse set of parties in interest—debtors, un/secured creditors, creditors' committees, officers and directors, insurance companies, indeed all parties affected by a bankruptcy—have competing claims and interests. Complex and intersecting disputes can be further complicated by the presence of pro se parties and parties and counsel unfamiliar with the intricacies of bankruptcy law and procedure. Alternative dispute resolution techniques may allow parties and counsel to effectively dispose of disputes in contested matters, adversary proceedings and even pre-demands.

This webinar will discuss current work in the evaluation and settlement of these matters, as well as proceedings in non-dischargeability, discharge/stay violations, chapter 11 plan confirmations, and director’s and officer’s liability matters. Panelists will also discuss recent experience handling these matters in the virtual environment, as well as practice trends in the COVID era. In this session, participants will learn:

  • How to prepare for an effective bankruptcy mediation
  • How to issue spot common obstacles to settlement in adversary proceedings and contested matters, including practice pointers for non-bankruptcy counsel
  • How and why neutral case evaluation may be an asset to parties to an adversary proceeding
  • How the virtual environment and an expected uptick in COVID-related filings might affect the practice
Time will be reserved for Q&A.

Featured JAMS Speakers:

Featured People

Hon. Joan N. Feeney (Ret.)
  • Accounting Finance
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law/Estate/Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
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