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28th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Omni Parker House - 60 School Street, Boston, MA


Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar | 05.24.18

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 2018 and beyond.


I. Hot Topics in 363 Sales
An examination of recent cases that allow a debtor to sell property free and clear of leases under § 363(f) even if the tenant elects to retain its rights under the lease.  The panel will also review cases deciding whether the term “aggregate value of all liens” in 363(f)(3) means the face amount of the liens, or the actual value of the property.   


Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Christopher J. Panos, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Benjamin W Loveland, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
David A Mawhinney, K&L Gates LLP
Macken Toussaint, Riemer & Braunstein LLP

II. Fraudulent Transfer Issues
Discussion of recent Fraudulent Transfer cases, including whether or not college tuition and student loan payments are recoverable as Fraudulent Transfers in the bankruptcy case of a student’s parent(s), and when the Ponzi Scheme presumption applies.


Hon. Joan N. Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Elizabeth Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Andrea (Miller) Brier, Murphy & King
Steven Weiss, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, PC
Anne J. White, Demeo, LLP

III. Limited Liability Companies
Navigating the issues that limited liability companies face in bankruptcy cases, including how operating agreement provisions can change the result in bankruptcy cases, and the impact of bankruptcy on other members of the LLC.


Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Christopher M. Candon, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA - NH
Dmitry Lev, The Lev Law Firm
Douglas B. Rosner, Goulston & Storrs PC

Ambassador's Program

New Lawyers and law students are invited to join senior members of the Bankruptcy Section for a special pre-conference reception.
Additonal information to come.


BBA Members: $275
Non-members: $325
Law Students: $100

First time attendee? Contact Rachel Andreas ( for a 30% discount.

Questions about registration? Contact Rachel Andreas (, 617-778-1904)

Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

Thank You to Our Reception Sponsor:


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Rachel Andreas


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