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CLE - 21st Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Colonnade Hotel - 120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA




Please click here for a printable registration form.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Registration

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Program 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Light Buffet


Sponsored by:  The Bankruptcy Law Section


Register now for the largest BBA Bankruptcy Section event of the year!  The Bench Bar is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2011. 


This year’s topics will include:


Impact and Consequences of SJC’s Ibanez Decision

  • Discussion of Ibanez facts and decision
  • Implication on validity of completed foreclosures
  • Affirmative relief available to mortgagors
    - Potential litigation theories and defenses
    - Business Torts
  • Bankruptcy class actions

Hon. Joan N. Feeney


Hon. Carol J. Kenner

Deirdre Keady, Esq.


Adam J. Ruttenberg, Esq.


Confirmation Issues Common to Chapter 11 and Chapter 13

  • Third party releases
  • Interest rate issues
  • Cram down


Hon. Frank J. Bailey

Hon. Henry J. Boroff


Charles A. Dale, III, Esq.


Steven Weiss, Esq.


Outer Contours of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction

  • Pension plan termination
  • Post-confirmation jurisdiction


Hon. William C. Hillman

Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman


Richard E. Mikels, Esq.

Jeanne P. Darcey, Esq.


Registration Categories*

*After May 16th, 2011 add $20.00 
BBA Member:  $180.00
Non-Member:  $225.00
BBA Member (Legal Services / Government Lawyer):  $95.00
Law Student:  $30.00

*Tuition Assistance: If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending,
please contact us about tuition discounts via e-mail:

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):





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