June 25, 2014 – Bankruptcy Program; San Fernando Valley Bar Association; the Metrocraft Program

One of the crucial points in a successful chapter 11 case, whether the debtor is a large business or a homeowner in chapter 11, is getting the court to approve the disclosure statement. The Central District has a form disclosure statement for practitioners to use so the process would seem to be simple. However, when one peruses the bankruptcy court tentative rulings, the judges constantly point out multiple deficiencies in the disclosure statements they are considering. The result? Attorneys have to incur the expense of re-doing deficient disclosure statements, losing time and having an unhappy client.

When judges review disclosure statements, they usually work from a list of factors culled together by a Georgia bankruptcy court some 30 years ago, In re Metrocraft. These factors help our judges determine if your client’s disclosure statement contains adequate information. The Bankruptcy Section has brought together Ron Bender, one of Southern California’s top attorneys in chapter 11 practice and Russell Clementson, one of the U.S. Trustee’s most experienced chapter 11 attorneys to talk about the Metrocraft factors, how the judges locally apply them and how the U.S. Trustee applies them. Any presentation including Ron Bender and Russell Clementson will have a lot of useful tips and guidance.

You should attend this program. The tips and guidance you will receive will improve your work product and will make your clients happier. The price is inexpensive, lunch is included and parking is free. No other bar association gives you so much for such little cost.

By the way, if you do not practice in chapter 11, perhaps you practice in chapter 7 or 13, the program is important for you. Learn what individual debtors in oversized chapter 11 cases (cases to big for chapter 13) go through so that you can better advise them.

If you are a creditor’s attorney, learn what the other side has to do and what you can do to protect your client’s rights.

Here are the particulars:
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 12 noon to 1:15 p.m
Where: 5567 Reseda Boulevard, Suite 200, Tarzana, CA 91356

Cost:
Member $30.00
Non-Members $40.00
Member at Door $40.00
Non-Member at Door $50.00

Reservations: Contact Linda Temkin at the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
events@sfvba.org; Tel: 818-227-0490; Fax: 818-227-0499

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