2021 William H. Gindin Bench Bar Conference: Friday, April 23, 2021

9:00 am – 3:30 pm (live webinar)

This all-day virtual conference will feature a series of educational programs led by New Jersey Bankruptcy Judges and practitioners. The program includes:

Plenary Session with the New Jersey Federal Bench

AM Breakout Sessions – Choose from the following topics:

  • Subchapter V
  • Ins and Outs of Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan
  • Recent Bankruptcy Case Decisions
  • Mortgage Forbearance Agreements

PM Breakout Sessions – Choose from the following topics:

  • The Changing Supreme Court
  • Hot Topics in Chapter 13
  • COVID-19 Defenses to Litigation
  • Chapter 11 – Landlord/Tenant Discussion

Plenary Session Judges Roundtable: The View from the New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench

Speakers Include: Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, Chief Judge Michael B. Kaplan, Hon. Andrew B. Altenburg, Jr., Hon. Kathryn C. Ferguson, Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, Hon. Christine M. Gravelle, Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, Hon. Vincent F. Papalia, Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Hon. John K. Sherwood and practitioners. A full list of speakers and details about each session is included in the program.

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Program Written Materials:

AM Breakout Sessions

Subchapter V: Discussion of Recent Cases Filed in the Past Year, Case Statistics and Pending Legislation

1. Subchapter V Session Outline

2. In re Fall Line Tree Service (CA case separate classification)

3. Sub V Article Reprint Permission – Small Business Reorganization Act

4. USF Fed. Credit Union v. Gateway Radiology Consultants_

5. Hidalgo Cty. Emergency Serv. Found. v. Carranza (In re

6. Aga_a v. The U.S. Small Bus. Admin. (In re Achbishop of

7. Cons. App. Act_ 2021_ 2020 Enacted H.R (Bankruptcy PPP Provisions)

8. IRS Bankruptcy Issues in Subchapter V or Chapter 11 – Eamonn O’Hagan

Ins and Outs of Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan: How to Confirm a Chapter 11 Plan Whether Individual, Complex, Small Business or Subchapter V

1) Third-Party Releases

2) Requirements Under Subchapter V

3) Case Law Relevant to Confirmation of a Plan of Reorganization

4) Best Interests of Creditors Test – Section 1129(a)(7)

5) Confirmation Issues Feasibility – Section 1129(a)(11)

Recent Bankruptcy Case Decisions

1)Recent Bankruptcy Case Decisions

Mortgage Forbearance Agreements: Important Clauses and Considerations and Negotiation of Future Agreements

1. CARES Act Forbearance – Statutory Provisions

2)Forbearance Agreements and How They Impact Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

3)CARES Act- Forbearance and Plan Modification for Arrears

PM Breakout Sessions

The Changing Supreme Court – Presented by IWIRC-NJ: Changing the Philosophy of the Supreme Court; Discussion of the Influence a More Conservative Court Will Have on Bankruptcy Cases

1)The Influence a More Conservative Court Will Have on Bankruptcy Cases -Stephen Lubben

2) Fairness and Flexibility_ Understanding Corporate Bankruptcys Arc – Stephen Lubben

3) Strict Construction vs. Practical Interpretation, and Implications for the Future – Lisa Bonsall

4) How are Lower Courts Approaching Formal v. Practical Interpretation – Hon. Kathryn Ferguson

Hot Topics in Chapter 13

1) Hot Topics In Chapter 13

2) AVOIDANCE OF TAX FORECLOSURE SALES IN BANKRUPTCY

3) Summary COVID related acts

4) Vacant and Abandoned Outline – Bench Bar (08759392xA1E35)

5) Winslow Township Property Registration Ordinance (08759456xA1E35)

6) Winslow Township Registration Form (08759472xA1E35)

7)N.J.S.A. 40.48-2.12s (08759167xA1E35)

8) Condo Liens Update

COVID-19 Defenses to Litigation: How Effective Are the Defenses of Force Majeure, Impossibility of Contract and Frustration of Contractual Purpose in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 Defenses to Litigation

Chapter 11 – Landlord/Tenant Discussion: Recent Decisions; Business Insurance Legislation; Landlord Considerations

Ch 11 Landlord Tenant Discussion – Bench Bar Conference