MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2023
8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Chapter 5 Actions and Bankruptcy Litigation
Robert A. Cox Jr., Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte
James C. "Jim" Lanik, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Winston-Salem
Michael J. Parrish, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern
Complex and important litigation frequently arises in bankruptcy cases. Such litigation is often brought by bankruptcy trustees and debtors-in-possession using the special statutory powers that the Bankruptcy Code provides. This panel shares an overview of current developments in bankruptcy litigation in North Carolina's three federal districts.
10:16 Bankruptcy Administrator Update
Shelley K. Abel, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Western District of NC, Charlotte
Brian C. Behr, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Eastern District of NC, Raleigh
William P. Miller, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Middle District of NC, Greensboro
The United States Bankruptcy Administrator's office plays a vital role in the oversight of bankruptcy cases in North Carolina. Our state's three bankruptcy administrators explain how their offices manage bankruptcies and detail the BA's role in recent important bankruptcy cases.
11:25 The Emergence of Subchapter V
Samantha K. Brumbaugh, Ivey McClellan Siegmund Brumbaugh & McDonough LLP, Greensboro
Ciara L. Rogers, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Raleigh
With the recent increase in its availability, debtors have increasingly turned to the small business bankruptcy provisions of Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code. In this session, two experienced business bankruptcy practitioners discuss the increasing use of Subchapter V in bankruptcy reorganizations.
12:27 Lunch Break
12:57 North Carolina Hemp and Cannabis Law
Tyler J. Russell, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh
This session provides an overview of the regulatory framework for the growth and processing of hemp and cannabis in North Carolina and the legal and economic challenges that industry participants face.
2:04 Breakout Sessions:
Business Track: Business Bankruptcy Hot Topics
Jarret P. Hitchings, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlotte
Jill C. Walters, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Durham
In this session, experts in business bankruptcies discuss hot and emerging topics in corporate bankruptcy practice.
Consumer Track: Dealing With Home Equity in Consumer Cases
Jeremy Harn, The Offices of John T. Orcutt, Raleigh
Neil D. Jonas, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Charlotte
The recent fluctuation in home prices has created special issues in consumer bankruptcy cases. Hear discussion on how bankruptcy courts across districts have attempted to address those issues.
3:04 Breakout Sessions:
Business Track: State Court Receiverships
Anna S. Gorman, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte
Margaret R. Westbrook, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh
Recent changes to North Carolina's receivership law have made state court receiverships an increasingly viable alternative to bankruptcies. Panelists discuss their experience in navigating state court receiverships and when receivership may be a viable alternative to bankruptcy.
Consumer Track: Consumer Bankruptcy Hot Topics
Heather W. Culp, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte
Brandi L. Richardson, Brandi L. Richardson, Attorney at Law, Reidsville
In this session, seasoned consumer bankruptcy practitioners discuss hot and emerging topics in bankruptcy cases brought by individuals.
4:05 Adjourn for the Day
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2023
9:00 Bankruptcy Issues That Arise in State Court
Ashley A. Edwards, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte
Christopher J. Waivers, White & Allen PA, New Bern
Bankruptcies are administered in federal courts, but bankruptcies often impact state court proceedings. The panelists identify bankruptcy-related issues that often arise in state court and how to deal with those issues.
10:01 Managing Privilege Issues in Bankruptcy*
Jennifer B. Lyday, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Winston-Salem
Kathleen M. O'Malley, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych PLLC, Raleigh
This session addresses the unique privilege issues that arise in counseling clients contemplating bankruptcy and subsequently arise in bankruptcy cases and related bankruptcy litigation.
11:10 Technology Tips and Tricks‡
Damon T. Duncan, Duncan Law LLP, Greensboro
The speaker provides a multitude of technology tips and tricks to assist the busy bankruptcy practitioner.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
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