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Bankruptcy Issues for Paralegals

Gain an understanding of the legality issues that paralegals may come across with bankruptcy cases. Many legal professionals do not understand the nuances between the bankruptcy chapters, and the complications that are associated with bankruptcy cases filed under each of the chapters. They also do not understand the importance of the interactions between the major players in bankruptcy cases, and are not aware of the various bankruptcy strategies that could help their clients achieve more favorable outcomes in bankruptcy cases. This topic instructs individuals who are responsible for completing legal tasks in bankruptcy cases regarding how to understand the process required for successful discharge in each of the bankruptcy chapters. This material also explains critical strategies that can be deployed by each of the parties to a bankruptcy to represent the best interests of clients. This information is critical for legal professionals so that they can gain a comprehensive understanding of bankruptcy, and can ensure that they are providing the highest quality representation to their bankruptcy clients.
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Learn the Bankruptcy Chapters, Which Debtors They Serve, and the Differences Between Them
  • Chapter 7: Liquidation (Consumers and Businesses)
  • Chapter 11: Restructuring (Businesses and Large Consumers)
  • Chapter 13: Repayment (Individuals Only)
Learn About the Major Players in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Management: Rights and Fiduciary Duties
  • Secured Creditors: Rights and Interest; Relief From Stay
  • Unsecured Creditors: Acting Collectively
  • Creditors Committee: Negotiate a Consensual Plan of Reorganization
  • U.S. Trustee
  • Trustee: Presumption Favors Dip
  • Examiner: Independent Investigation of the Debtor
Learn About the Process of Bankruptcy
  • The Automatic Stay: Automatic Injunction Enjoining Creditors From Taking Action to Collect
  • Proofs of Claim: Who Must File, When, and Where?
  • Administrative Claims and the Risk of Administrative Insolvency
  • Preferences, Fraudulent Conveyances, and Defenses
  • Discharge, Dischargeability, and Objections to Discharge
Learn About Potential Bankruptcy Strategies
  • The Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition
  • Stopping Goods in Transit and Reclamation
  • The Critical Vendor
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Scott E. Blakeley

Scott E. Blakeley

Blakeley LLP

  • A founding partner of Blakeley LLP
  • Advises companies worldwide regarding creditor’s rights, commercial law, e-commerce, and bankruptcy law
  • Was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in commercial credit by Credit Today
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops for credit industry groups throughout the country on topics such as creditor’s rights, commercial law, reclamation laws, and bankruptcy preference law
  • He is a contributing editor for NACM’s Credit Manual of Commercial Law, contributing editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Manual of Reclamation Laws, and author of A History of Bankruptcy Preference Law, published by ABI
  • J.D. degree, Southwestern University; M.B.A. degree, Loyola University; B.S. degree, Pepperdine University
  • He is admitted to the Bar of California
  • Can be contacted by E-mail: [email protected] or by phone: (949) 260-0611
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Product ID: 401120
Published 2018
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