Financial Poise™ and West LegalEd Center Announce “The Intersection of Bankruptcy and...Environmental Law," a Webinar Premiering May 7th at 2pm CST

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the May 7th premiere of a new webinar “BANKRUPTCY INTERSECTIONS 2018: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and..Environmental Law" which looks at the complex issues that arise when these two areas of law meet.

This panel of experts examines how environmental laws are often in conflict with bankruptcy laws’ general principles of a “fresh start” and the ability to shed certain financial burdens.

Bankruptcy law is generally a federal-based practice, and governed by Title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code). Bankruptcy law, however, is far from an insular practice; there is substantial interplay between bankruptcy law and almost every other area of law due to the myriad legal issues that arise during the course of a bankruptcy case. This Financial Poise BANKRUPTCY INTERSECTIONS 2018 webinar series focuses on how issues involving intellectual property, employment and labor, tax law, and environmental law are treated through the prism of bankruptcy.

The final episode of the series, The Intersection of Bankruptcy and...Environmental Law, airs on May 7th at 2:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Jonathan Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger. He is joined by Louis S.Chiappetta of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Joel Gross of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Shelley Kinsella of Elliott Greenleaf, and Thaddeus D. Wilson of King & Spalding LLP to discuss the tensions between bankruptcy and environmental law.

Environmental laws, propounded in order to hold polluters liable for remediation, are often in conflict with bankruptcy laws’ general principles of a “fresh start” and the ability to shed certain financial burdens. Bankruptcy laws automatic stay is one such protection – the enjoinment of parties from taking actions against the debtor upon the filing of the bankruptcy petition – that is sometimes trumped by environmental law concerns, namely, the police and regulatory exception to the automatic stay.

This webinar addresses the tensions between bankruptcy and environmental law, and examines how bankruptcy law deals with property contamination issues, the sale or abandonment of contaminated property, successor liability, environmental cleanup claims, and dischargeability of governmental claims.

The BANKRUPTCY INTERSECTIONS 2018 Series is produced by Financial Poise™. All episodes will be available live through West LegalEdCenter and then on-demand following the live premiere.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

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