Practical Skills--Basics of Bankruptcy Practice Program

November 4, 2013

On Thursday, November 7, 2013,  Otterbourg partners Scott Hazan and Jenette Barrow-Bosshart co-chaired a program for the New York State Bar Association in New York City titled  “Basics of Bankruptcy Practice”.   

The program focused on how to service bankruptcy law clients while not violating the regulations on lawyering of the Bankruptcy “Reform” Act, which became effective October 2005. In the practice-oriented program, the faculty examined the “nuts and bolts” of bankruptcy law and practice, discussing substantive issues such as the property included in the bankruptcy estate, the discharge and dischargeability of debts, the automatic stay, executory contracts and leases, and voidable transfers of  property that most commonly arise in bankruptcy cases.  The program covered Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, as well as Chapter 11 of the Banrkuptcy Code, including how to commence a case and the ethical obligations of counsel in the bankruptcy context.