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BBA Webinar: 2020 Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar: Part 2

Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


The BBA presents live webinars via Zoom. Access to this program is free, included as part of your member benefit. Please register through your BBA account at least two hours before the start of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. The link will be emailed to registrants on a rolling basis beginning 72 hours before the start of the program. If you have not received a link within one-hour of the program start, please email the BBA contact listed below.

This webinar is part 2 of the 2020 Bench Meets Bar, and is an opportunity for bankruptcy professionals to hear from the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Judges and bankruptcy practitioners about legal issues that have arisen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will include the following topics:

Impact of COVID-19 Emergency Measures on Chapter 13
This panel will discuss impacts of COVID-19 pandemic emergency measures on Chapter 13 practice, including the following:

  • Changes to bankruptcy law under the CARES Act.
  • Massachusetts Emergency Act (H.4647) placing a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions and its potential impact on the bankruptcy practice.
  • Potential pre-emption issues that have arisen in with respect to prior foreclosure prevention laws passed in Massachusetts.

The Small Business Reorganization Act In Action
This panel’s discussion will include the following:

  • Legal opinions regarding new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 since it became effective in February and how the holdings in these cases might impact future filings.
  • Steve Weiss, the first appointed small business SubChapter V trustee in Massachusetts, will discuss his (evolving) approach to SBRA cases as a trustee and how he expects to conduct the initial meeting with the debtor and the status conference.

*This program is open and free for members and non-members. If you are not a member and do not have a BBA account, please contact Jenna Kim at to register.

BBA Webinars are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. The fund was founded in 2015 in memory of Joan B. DiCola to support the programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers and law students. To support this fund contact Erica Southerland at

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