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Monday, September 28, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm    Splash 9-12

ABA Luncheon & Program: Chapter 11 and the Church: “Open the Door and See All the People”

ABA Business Luncheon is the Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award and Program. Presented by the Chapter 11 Subcommittee and co-sponsored with Mass Torts and Environmental Claims Subcommittee.

Program Content: Who are the key players in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a religious organization ? The Debtor / Affiliated Parishes, Schools and Organizations / The Clergy, Religious and Religious Order / The Survivors of Abuse / The Lay Employees / Secured Creditors / Unsecured Creditors / Local, State and Federal Government / Insurance Carriers / Volunteers and Religious Committees). Determining the property of the estate - whose property is it anyway (Diocese property / Parish property / Affiliated Non-Debtor property / Trust property / Charitable Contributions Comingling of assets). What law applies federal/ state / cannon law). Unique issues in Church Reorganization Cases (Sex Abuse Claims / Lay Employee Claims / Clergy and Religious Claims / Avoidance Actions / Standing). The insurer’s perspective, the mediator's perspective and lessons learned from existing Church cases.

David M. Fournier, Pepper Hamilton LLP, 1313 Market Street, Wilmington, DE

Susan G. Boswell, Quarles & Brady LLP, One South Church Avenue, Suite 1700, Tucson, AZ
Donald J. Detweiler, Pepper Hamilton LLP, 1313 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
Patrick A. Jackson, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Rodney Square, 1000 North King Street, Wilmington, DE
Robert B. Millner, SNR Denton US LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Honorable Elizabeth L. Perris, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, 1001 SW 5th Ave., Ste 700, Portland, OR

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 3:15 pm    Splash 9-12

ABA Luncheon and Program: Intercreditor Agreements: Problem-solver or an Invitation to a Fight?

The panel will discuss: the top things bankruptcy lawyers should know about intercreditor agreements; what are the most litigated issues for bankruptcy lawyers regarding intercreditor agreements; and a review of the recent cases involving the enforcement of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy.

Samuel R. Maizel, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 13th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

David E. Lemke, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville City Center, 511 Union Street, Ste 2700, Nashville, TN
Celeste Boeri Pozo, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 201 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2500, Miami, FL
Mary Ann Welsh, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, Renaissance One, Two North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ