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43rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute

8:00        Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hillary B. Crabtree, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte
Michael L. Martinez, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte

8:05        Best Practices for Managing Debtor Cases from Beginning to End

Heather W. Culp, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte
Brandi R. Snyder, Law Offices of Stroupe & Snyder, Reidsville

Two experienced attorneys with high-volume debtor practices provide practical insight into managing a successful debtor practice.

8:50        Break

9:00        Healthcare Bankruptcies

Scott B. Davis, Grant Thornton LLP, Charlotte
Andrew H. Sherman, Sills Cummis & Gross PC, Newark, NJ
Thomas W. "Tom" Waldrep Jr., Waldrep LLP, Winston-Salem

Discover legal and practical problems that have arisen in North Carolina healthcare bankruptcies that are not only intriguing but also offer beneficial learning that translates for a variety of bankruptcy matters.

10:00      Break

10:10      Subchapter V Update

Michael T. Bowers, Middlewarth Bowers & Co., Charlotte
Richard P. Cook, Cape Fear Debt Relief, Wilmington

Two members of the newly created Subchapter V trustee pool offer insight into how Subchapter V cases have played out in practice. During this session, speakers discuss recently answered and unanswered questions about the new statute.

10:55      Break

11:05      Ethics and Technology*‡

Edward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, Durham
Pamela P. Keenan, Kirschbaum Nanney Keenan & Griffin PA, Raleigh

Listen as the panelists identify legal and ethical challenges of using DocuSign and other means of signing documents electronically.

12:05      Lunch Break

Remarks from the Bench (Optional Event - A separate link will be provided.)
This session does not provide MCLE credit.

Chief Judge Laura T. Beyer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District, Charlotte
Chief Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Raleigh
Chief Judge Lena M. James, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District, Winston-Salem

Participants have the option of attending a discussion via Zoom among Judge Beyer, Judge Humrickhouse and Judge James on their perspectives of the current state of bankruptcy proceedings in North Carolina. 

12:50      Litigation Skills: Deposing and Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses

Garland S. Cassada, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
William P. "Bill" Janvier, Janvier Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh

Learn about the best practices for effective depositions and cross- examinations of opposing expert witnesses in the context of an evidentiary hearing before the bankruptcy court.

1:50        Break

2:00        Ramifications of the CARES Act on Business and Consumer Debtors

William A. "Andy" Barbee, GreerWalker LLP, Charlotte
Koury L. Hicks, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, Raleigh

Journey into the multitude of challenges and issues that have arisen for businesses and consumers obtaining relief under the CARES Act and the impact of such relief on a pending or future bankruptcy filing.

2:45        Break

2:55        Receivership Statute Update

Kenneth M. Greene, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro
James S. "Charlie" Livermon III, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh
Margaret R. Westbrook, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh

Examine the newly enacted receivership statutes and how administering receiverships in North Carolina will change going forward.

3:55        Break

4:05        Technology: Effective Presentation Remotely‡

John R. "Jack" Miller, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte
Rebecca F. Redwine, Hendren Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh

Gain practical skills and strategies for efficiently and effectively appearing at court hearings and 341 meetings from behind a computer.

5:05        Adjourn

*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

Description

The 43rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute focuses on emerging concerns facing North Carolina bankruptcy practitioners, including remote presentations, e-signatures, CARES Act issues, healthcare bankruptcies, overall operation of a bankruptcy debtor practice, and more!

Contributors

  • William A. "Andy" Barbee

    William A. "Andy" Barbee, GreerWalker LLP, Charlotte

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  • Edward C. Boltz

    Edward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, Durham

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  • Michael T. Bowers

    Michael T. Bowers, Middleswarth Bowers & Co., Charlotte

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  • Garland S. Cassada

    Garland S. Cassada, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

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  • Richard P. Cook

    Richard P. Cook, Cape Fear Debt Relief, Wilmington

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  • Hillary B. Crabtree

    Hillary B. Crabtree, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte

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  • Heather W. Culp

    Heather W. Culp founded Essex Richards' bankruptcy practice. She has practiced law for over 20 years and the majority of her caseload involves bankruptcy, insolvency and other debtor/creditor relations, and commercial litigation. Heather is a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, appointed by the Bankruptcy Administrator to oversee and administer Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. She serves as a substitute trustee in commercial foreclosures in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area, as a receiver in state court cases and as an attorney for receivers.

    Heather graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature, with honors, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1994 and earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1997. She is a reliable volunteer with bar associations and pro bono agencies. Heather is serving a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and a three-year term as chair of the North Carolina Bar Foundation's Programs Committee and in the accompanying seat on the Foundation's Board of Governors.

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  • Scott B. Davis

    Scott B. Davis, Grant Thornton LLP, Charlotte

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  • Thomas C. Flippin

    Thomas C. Flippin, Law Offices of Thomas C. Flippin PC, Elkin

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  • Kenneth M. Greene

    Kenneth M. Greene, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro

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  • Koury L. Hicks

    Koury L. Hicks, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, Raleigh

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  • William P. "Bill" Janvier

    William P. "Bill" Janvier, Janvier Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh

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  • Pamela P. Keenan

    Pamela P. Keenan, Kirschbaum Nanney Keenan & Griffin PA, Raleigh

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  • James C. "Jim" Lanik

    James C. "Jim" Lanik, Waldrep LLP, Winston-Salem

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  • James S. "Charlie" Livermon III

    James S. "Charlie" Livermon III, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh

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  • Michael L. Martinez

    Michael L. Martinez, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte

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  • John R. "Jack" Miller

    John R. "Jack" Miller, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte

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  • Kristen S. Nardone

    Kristen S. Nardone, Nardone Law Firm, Concord

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  • Jeffrey E. Oleynik

    Jeffrey E. Oleynik, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro

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  • Rebecca F. Redwine

    Rebecca F. Redwine, Hendren Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh

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  • Ciara L. Rogers

    Ciara L. Rogers, Oliver & Cheek PLLC, Raleigh

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  • George F. Sanderson III

    George F. Sanderson III, The Sanderson Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh

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  • Andrew H. Sherman

    Andrew H. Sherman, Sills Cummis & Gross PC, Newark, NJ

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  • Brandi R. Snyder

    Brandi R. Snyder, Law Offices of Stroupe & Snyder, Reidsville

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  • Thomas W. "Tom" Waldrep Jr.

    Thomas W. "Tom" Waldrep Jr., Waldrep LLP, Winston-Salem

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  • Margaret R. Westbrook

    Margaret R. Westbrook, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh

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December 10, 2020
Thu 8:00 AM EST

Duration 9H 5M

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