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San Fernando Valley Bar Association; Small Business Reorg Act Program Friday, 12/13, 2019 at 12 noon

Email from Steve Fox

Dear All:

We have a really timely and good program for you.

Starting in February, 2020, small businesses (including individuals) will have a new means to reorganize under chapter 11, the Small Business Reorganization Act (or “SABRA”).  The Act packs a lot of power, a lot of issues and a lot of food for thought.  Perhaps 90% of all businesses filing under chapter 11 could be eligible to opt in to SABRA and its provisions.  SABRA may also be a means to handle oversized chapter 13 cases.

The panel has been working hard on this topic.  Lew Landau is an experienced chapter 11 practitioner.  Jeremy Rothstein of Greenberg & Bass is the author of an article about SABRA.  Judge Ahart (ret) is well known to section members as a fine speaker and thinker. Yours truly is also on the panel.  Given the amount of material and issues, the panel will speak for 2 hours instead of the normal 1 and ¼ hours.  The panel has spent hours debating the statutes, what they mean or what they could mean.  If the panel does not have definitive answers, something which happens when a new law is passed, the panel will have the right questions.

The handout materials will include a section by section analysis of the new act.  The materials include (1) highlights of the new act, (2) an analysis of whether a debtor would seek confirmation under new Section 1191(a) or (b), (3) how to seek confirmation of a plan, (3) the SABRA trustee’s powers, duties and removal and (4) what statutes do not apply to a SABRA case.  This last item, which statues do not apply to SABRA cases, is pivotal.  This is where fights will be won.

Why attend?  If you practice consumer law including chapter 13s, you will find the program important as a means to address putative chapter 13 clients whose debts are too large for chapter 13.  If you represent creditors, you need to know the new statutes.  If you do chapter 11 debtor work now or think you may, then the program is important for you.

Here are the program particulars:

  1. Where:  San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 20750 Ventura Blvd., first floor, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
  2. When: Friday, December 13, 2019 from 12 noon until about 2:15 p.m.
  3. MCLE: 2 hours MCLE; Approved for Bankruptcy Law Legal Specialization
  4. Prices: Members in advance $50:  Members at the door $60; Non-members in advance $80; Non-members at the door $90.
  5. To make reservations:  Go to SFVBA.org or contact Linda Temkin at (818) 227-0490 or at events@sfvba.org

Sincerely,

Steven R. Fox

The Fox Law Corporation

CLA Business Law Section Program – Hard Money Lending Issues in Bankruptcy – October 29, 2019

Hard Money Lending Issues in Bankruptcy

Presented by the Business Law Section Insolvency Law Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Alston & Bird
333 S. Hope Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Parking will be validated for cars arriving after 5:30 p.m.

Panelists:

Kit Gardner, Law Offices of Kit J. Gardner
Steven Kurtz, Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Eve Karasik, Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill LLP
Honorable Scott H. Yun, United States Bankruptcy Court Read more…

Federal Bar Association 16th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium – November 22, 2019

You can access the program brochure here.

Speakers

Hon. Victoria S. Kaufman, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Court
J. Scott Bovitz, Bovitz & Spitzer
Stella Havkin, Havkin & Shrago
Arthur Margolis, Margolis & Margolis LLP
Jim Selth, Weintraub & Selth APC
John Sheller, Esq.
Cathy Ta, SulmeyerKupetz APC
M. Jonathan Hayes, Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP

• Common ethical traps for bankruptcy practitioners
• Bankruptcy Lawyer Trip Ups: Law Firm Technology; Less Than Perfect Law Firm Practices; and The Very Best of
Those Gosh Darn Solicitations That Land in My In Box Every Single Morning
• Day One: Retainers, Trust Accounts and Getting Started on the Right Foot
Speakers:

Program Chair: Joseph Boufadel, Salvato Law Offices

2019 Lazarow Awards – November 14, 2019

Email from Barbara Sanchez

Hi Jon,

I hope you and yours are doing well.

The Debtor Assistance Project is hosting the Lasarow Awards Reception at the Roybal Building on Thursday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m. Each of the Central District’s Self-Help Centers will honor an outstanding volunteer. I hope you will join me for this free event with Central District Judges and court staff, representatives from the Self-Help Clinics, attorneys, volunteers, and supporters.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County is proud to present the 2019 Lasarow Award to longtime volunteer Patricia Said, in recognition of her exceptional pro bono service. In addition, Public Counsel will be honoring Judge Zurzolo for his work over the past 20 years in advocating to make the courts more accessible to their clients.

Please see below for information about the 2019 Lasarow Awards Reception, and a link you can use to register.  I would appreciate your responding to me, as well.

With your help, the San Fernando Valley Self-Help Desk has assisted more than 10,000 visitors. Together, we are changing lives. Thanks so much for your support!

Best regards,

Barbara

 

You can register at: surveymonkey.com/r/lasarow

Save the date: cdcbaa annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner – November 7, 2019

2019 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner: Join us for a Night of Celebration to Honor Howard M. Ehrenberg- Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm

The L.A. Grand Hotel 333. South Figueroa St. Los ANGELES, CA. 90071


Howard M. Ehrenberg is this years’ Calvin Ashland Trustee of the Year!

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Location: The L.A. Grand Hotel DTLA (Pacific Ballroom)

Time: Reception and No-Host Bar-6p | Dinner & Awards 7p
Entertainment: Jazz Trio featuring Bruce Campbell

RSVP by October 23, 2019 (online or mailing in reservation form) Read more…

San Fernando Valley Bar Assn program this Friday on 9th Circuit BAP opinions.

Email from Steve Fox:

Dear All:

The bankruptcy program we present on Friday will look at recent, relevant and riveting Ninth Circuit BAP opinions.  Our panelists are the Honorable Deborah Saltzman, Jessica Bagdanov  and Roksana Moradi-Brovia.  The materials are good, really gook, 26 pages of detailed briefs, case by case.  So what are the topics? Read more…

Hard Money Loans in Chapter 11 – CLA Program

California Lawyers Association

Insolvency Law Committee
Hard Money Lending Issues in Bankruptcy
Presented by the Business Law Section Insolvency Law Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Earn 1 Hour of MCLE Credit. Includes legal specialization, Bankruptcy Law

Alston & Bird
333 S. Hope Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Parking will be validated for cars arriving after 5:30 p.m.

Panelists:

Kit Gardner, Law Offices of Kit J. Gardner
Steven Kurtz, Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Eve Karasik, Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill LLP
Honorable Scott H. Yun, United States Bankruptcy Court

Frequently, a business debtor will resort to private, unregulated lenders to finance its operations. The resulting credit facilities are usually easier to obtain than a traditional bank loan, but come with more strings attached. Moreover, the lender is usually far more active in monitoring and protecting its interest in these risky loans. Therefore, when a business files bankruptcy, the debtor is immediately confronted with a host of unique issues that may determine its future survival, and the lender is confronted with the possibility that it will not receive the full benefit of its bargain.

LACBA and CLA Insolvency Law Committee Joint Program September 26, 2019

Meet with a Bankruptcy Judge and the Insolvency Experts to Discuss Bankruptcy, ABC’s, and Receiverships – September 26, 2019

Sign up here.

September 26, 2019

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION |
The joint MCLE program with the Insolvency Law Standing Committee from CLA will examine bankruptcy and alternatives to bankruptcy. Topics will include bankruptcy, receivership sales, ABC’s, the pros and cons of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options, and an examination of when bankruptcy cannot be avoided. Read more…

San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Program, Friday September 13, 2019, 12 noon: Woodland Hills Tentative Opinions

Email from Steve Fox:

Dear All:

Welcome back to the SFVBA Bankruptcy Section programs!  We are starting this season (through June) with a perennial and a real popular program – Fascinating tentative opinions from the judges sitting at the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court.  There is a lot of good material this year and attending attorneys will learn a lot. The panel includes Yi Sun Kim and Jeremy Rothstein (both of Greenberg and Bass) and Andrew Goodman.  They are well experienced and will have a lot of good insights.

This is the one program to which we do not invite the Woodland Hills judges.  Sorry judges.  Law clerks may attend.

Here are the particulars for the program: Read more…

Join the 2019-2020 James T. King Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court

Email from Tamar Terzian

Your 2019-2020 Executive Board:

Tamar Terzian, President
Hon. Scott Clarkson, Program Moderator
Lucy Mavyan, President Elect
Nancy Zamora, Vice President
Stella Havkin, Secretary
Jeff Hagen, Treasurer

A message from our President: Read more…