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.
9:00 Healthcare Bankruptcies
Brian Bonaviri, 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.
10:10 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.
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)
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.
Click here to join via Zoom (Zoom Dial-in | 408 638 0968 | Meeting ID: 921 4930 6029# | Passcode: 704604). Session runs from 12:15-12:45.
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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.
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.
2:55 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.
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.
*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit