Bankruptcy Law Committee Activity in Review

As published in the NY Business Law Journal:

Winter 2013 NY BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL
BANKRUPTCY LAW COMMITTEE

Since we last reported in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal, the Bankruptcy Committee met at the spring Business Law Section meeting, at which a presentation on “Current Issues in Bankruptcy and Real Estate” was given. The committee also met at the Fall Meeting of the Section, which included a panel discussion on “Creditors’ Attorneys Fees in Bankruptcy.” Our committee will also be co-sponsoring a practical skills program with the NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education, entitled “Basics of Bankruptcy Practice” in November and December 2013 in Buffalo, Melville, Manhattan, Albany and Syracuse.

-- Kevin Newman, Chair

Summer 2013 NY BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL
BANKRUPTCY LAW COMMITTEE

The Bankruptcy Law Committee co-sponsored a program on Advising Distressed Businesses and Business Bankruptcy Cases held in Albany on November 14, 2012 and in New York City on December 13, 2012. The Committee also met at the Annual Meeting on January 23, 2013 at which Judge (and former Bankruptcy Committee Chair) Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz (N.D.N.Y.) presented a program entitled “Bankruptcy Court’s Exercise of Judicial Power after Stern v. Marshall—’Narrow’ Holding of Limited Scope or More Far Reaching Implications?”

-- Kevin Newman, Chair

Winter 2012 NY Business Law Journal
Bankruptcy Law Committee

The Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Business Law Section and the NYSBA’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education co-sponsored a program on Advising Distressed Businesses and Business Bankruptcy Cases, which was held in Albany on November 14, 2012 and New York City on December 13, 2012. As the new Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Committee, Kevin Newman of Syracuse co-chaired the program and moderated and spoke at the Albany site.

-- Kevin Newman, Chair

Summer 2012 NY Business Law Journal
Bankruptcy Committee

The Bankruptcy Law Committee held a reception for the new Bankruptcy Court Judges on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Cornell Club in New York City.

-- Norma E. Ortiz, Chair

Winter 2011 NY Business Law Journal
Bankruptcy Committee

The Bankruptcy Law Committee consists of judges, counsel for corporations (in-house and outside), and counsel for individuals. The committee reviews and distributes summaries and practice pointers regarding recent and trend-setting case law from federal bankruptcy courts affecting New York practice. The committee meets in full four times a year, and offers the opportunity to network with a diverse group of lawyers from around the state and participate in a wide range of informational and educational activities. For example, during the Spring 2011 Meeting of the Business Law Section, the committee hosted two speakers who led a lively discussion on asset protection and asset detection. In June, a number of committee members served as lecturers for the NYSBA’s continuing legal education program on “The Practice of Bankruptcy.” That program is offered in five cities throughout the state and is one of the Association’s most popular CLE programs. In September, the committee met in Cooperstown, New York, during the Business Law Section’s Fall Meeting and conducted a CLE program on “Saving Real Estate Through Bankruptcy.”

The committee is planning its next meeting to include a number of bankruptcy court judges. New members are always welcome.

—Norma Ortiz, Chair

Summer 2011 NY Business Law Journal
Bankruptcy Committee

The Bankruptcy Law Committee met in January at NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City, where we discussed the types of issues that the Committee would like to see addressed during the coming year. At the Committee’s meeting in conjunction with the Section’s spring meeting, there was a presentation on “Asset Identification and Asset Protection: Counseling Clients in Distress.” Kenneth Rubinstein, a well-known asset protection lawyer, reviewed pre-bankruptcy and pre-litigation techniques, and Philip Segal, an asset investigator, discussed some of the tools available for finding assets.

The Committee has also collaborated with the NYSBA CLE Department to present a Basics of Bankruptcy Practice course scheduled to be held throughout New York State in June. We plan to sponsor a CLE program at the Section’s fall meeting that is commercial in nature.

We always welcome new members to join the Committee! For more information about the Bankruptcy Law Committee or to join, please visit www.nysba.org/business.

—Norma Ortiz, Chair