Joao Magalhaes Presents "The Essential Attorneys' Guide to Bankruptcy and Restructuring"

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Joao F. Magalhaes, Esq. will deliver a webinar titled “The Essential Attorneys’ Guide to Bankruptcy and Restructuring” on Thurs., May 30, 2024.

Delivered in partnership with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (the “NJICLE”), the program is designed to imbue attorney-attendees with the confidence they need to begin navigating both federal and state debtor/creditor proceedings.

Joao’s session will introduce the webinar’s participants to the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Local Rules. Among the other topics that Joao will cover are:

  • Origins and purposes of bankruptcy law
  • Role of Bankruptcy Courts and jurisdictional/venue considerations
  • Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code
  • Introduction to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Local Rules
  • Understanding the bankruptcy estate and debtor/creditor rights pre- and post-filing
  • Individual bankruptcies under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Corporate/business association bankruptcies under Corporate/business association bankruptcies under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Introduction to the “other Chapters”: Chapters 9 and 12
  • Involuntary petitions
  • Understanding the administration of the bankruptcy estate
  • Creditor strategies and the claims/distribution process
  • Trustees and their powers of avoidance
  • Treatment of liens, contracts and leases
  • Role of other types of participants: restructuring officers, creditor committees, ombudsman, and more
  • Overview of mid-to-higher level issues and strategies for corporate bankruptcies
  • Alternatives

Joao will also discuss the ethical considerations that arise in bankruptcy matters, including conflicts of interest, and attorneys’ duties under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). The session will even contain information that is specifically valuable for paralegals, including instructions on how to manage client intake, and overviews of local bankruptcy forms.

Webinar participants will receive 1.2 New Jersey CLE Ethics Credits, plus 2.8 New Jersey CLE General Credits; 1.0 New York CLE Ethics Transitional Credit, plus 2.5 New York Professional Practice Transitional Credits; 1.0 Pennsylvania CLE Ethics Credit, plus 2.0 Pennsylvania Substantive Credits.

For more information and to register, visit this page on the NJICLE website.


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