Eric Chafetz, Esq. and Jeffrey Cohen, Esq. of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, bring years of experience to this Bankruptcy Bootcamp course. The course is segmented into three separate modules that will explore the purposes of bankruptcy, what to do before, during, and after a case has commenced, and the best ways to maximize recoveries and limit losses. Mr. Cohen & Mr. Chafetz will also use real-world examples to make the learning experience more practical. There will be a quiz at the end of each module to test your knowledge.
Module 1, The Fundamentals: This module will provide a general introduction to the types and the terms and timelines you should be familiar with when talking about bankruptcy. The instructors will focus on certain bankruptcy chapters and explain who the key players are during a case and how to obtain bankruptcy course filings, proof of claim, and voluntary vs. involuntary bankruptcies.
Module 2, A Case Has Commenced, Now What?: In this section, you will learn the process and different aspects of a bankruptcy case once it has commenced. Using an example of a Chapter 11 case, our instructors will nail down the important things that you need to look out for during a case. You will also learn about who has the highest priority and who is next regarding claims priority.
Module 3, Maximizing Recoveries and Mitigating Losses: The final module will focus on Section 503b9 claims, reclamation rights, preference claims, receipt of goods, and a debtor's defense to priority claim.
Jeffrey Cohen, Esq. is Vice-Chair of Lowenstein Sandler LLP’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights group. A trusted advisor to unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, and distressed companies, Jeff's tenacious counsel enhances the firm’s growing client base in retail bankruptcy and is a strong resource to distressed clients in the technology sector. His practice centers on Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and related litigation. Current representations include the creditors’ committees in Modell’s Sporting Goods, Murray Metallurgical Coal, Gibson Guitar, United Sporting Companies, Mission Coal Company, Fred’s, Gander Mountain, and Vitamin World; individual creditors Under Armour and Estée Lauder in Bon-Ton Stores Chapter 11, Estée Lauder in Sears Canada proceedings, National Football League in Cumulus Media Chapter 11, and participant lenders in Toys “R” Us and Tops Markets Chapter 11 cases. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law and his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany.
Eric Chafetz, Esq. is a partner in Lowenstein Sandler LLP’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights group. Creditors' committees, trade creditors, and plan/liquidating trustees involved in complex bankruptcies regularly turn to Eric for strategic counsel on creditors' rights. He also represents secured creditors in connection with their use of cash collateral and related adequate protection issues, and he advises debtors on various phases of their reorganization efforts. Additionally, Eric advises clients on their rights associated with the assumption and assignment of executory contracts and the cure amounts associated therewith. Current representations include the creditors’ committees in Bumble Bee Parent, Exide Technologies, SportCo Holdings, Cenveo, Draw Another Circle, and Borders Group; individual creditors in International Paper, LG Electronics U.S.A./LG Alabama, Valvoline, and Hilldun Corporation; and Frank Entertainment Group, as Debtor. A leader in his field, Eric is also a frequent speaker and a prolific author and has published numerous articles addressing various cutting-edge issues in journals geared toward trade creditors. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.
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