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CLE - 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Taj Boston - 15 Arlington St, Boston, MA


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The Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2013 and beyond. 

This year's conference location will be the Taj Boston, overlooking the beautiful Boston Public Gardens.

A cocktail reception will follow the panel presentations.

Schedule of Events:

Registration & Welcome Reception
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and light supper buffet
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Select Secured Creditor Issues

Recent cases highlighting secured creditor issues will be discussed, including the timing and method of valuation of collateral, in both business and individual cases, classification and voting by secured creditors of their secured and deficiency claims, adequate protection highlights, relief from stay and post-foreclosure obligations to the estate, if any.

Hon. William C. Hillman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

William J. Hanlon, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Leslie F. Su, Esq.
Minerva Law, P.C.

PANEL TWO: Update on Stern v. Marshall

This panel will discuss recent decisions and Circuit splits, use of consent, rules amendments and other fixes. Learn what works and what doesn’t.

Hon. Joan N. Feeney
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Guy B. Moss, Esq.
Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Mackenzie L. Shea, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP

PANEL THREE: Attorney-Client Privilege

The panelists will discuss how not to waive the attorney-client privilege. This segment will review several examples of how and when parties may inadvertently waive privilege, including through the use of social media and other contexts. Issues involving individual cases, small business debtors, conversion (who may assert the privilege), and certain domestic partner issues will be addressed.

Hon. Frank J. Bailey
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Thomas O. Bean, Esq.
Verrill & Dana LLP

Christine E. Devine, Esq.
Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP

John G. Loughnane, Esq.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC


Bankruptcy Section Co-Chairs

John T. Morrier, Esq.
Casner & Edwards, LLP

Jeanne P. Darcey, Esq.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sponsored By:

Bankruptcy Law Section of the Boston Bar Association


Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $200.00*
Non-Member - $245.00*
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $95.00*
Law Student Registration - $50.00

*If you are a first-time Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference attendee, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount (discount is not available to those registering at the law student rate).

BBA Members please use code "Bank50" - Non-Members please contact the BBA at 617-778-2020 or email to receive this discount.

If you have any questions or concerns please refer them to the CLE Program Manager, Kristen White at

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):



Jacqueline Querubin


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