Financial Poise™ Airs “Contesting Confirmation," Ep.#5 of the Bankruptcy Battle Royale - Common Litigation Webinar Series, Premiering May 30th through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the May 30th premiere of a new webinar “Contesting Confirmation," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of the bankruptcy confirmation process. Moderator Lisa Vandesteeg of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer joins panelists from firms including FisherBroyles, PSZJ and Tannenbaum Helpern to discuss confirmation contests and how to both defend and attack the confirmation of a debtor's chapter 11 plan.

The standard end goal of a chapter 11 bankruptcy is the confirmation, or court approval, of the debtor’s plan for reorganization or liquidation. The confirmation process is often rife with dispute and litigation.

No matter the involvement in a bankruptcy proceeding, there is a real chance of winding up litigating some issue. Litigating in bankruptcy court, however, is very different than litigating in any other federal or state court because the customs, rules and players are all different. Whether for a general litigator or a business person who has never had to fight in bankruptcy court, this Financial Poise webinar series explains some of the more commonly litigated issues in bankruptcy cases.

The 5th episode of the Bankruptcy Battle Royale - Common Litigation Scenarios series, "Contesting Confirmation," (Register Here) airs on May 30th and features Moderator Lisa Vandesteeg of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer. Lisa is joined by Leanne Prendergast of FisherBroyles, Rob Feinstein of PSZJ and Michael Riela of Tannenbaum Helpern.

The standard end goal of a chapter 11 bankruptcy is the confirmation, or court approval, of the debtor’s plan for reorganization or liquidation. The debtor’s plan is the document that controls the methodology and order by which the debtor plans to pay its creditors. The plan is subject to comment and criticism by any party affected by it – namely, each and every creditor of the debtor, potential targets of causes of action that the debtor may have, and parties that may have potential causes of action against the debtor. The confirmation process is often rife with dispute and litigation. There are battles not only over specific plan provisions, but also those regarding the fundamental confirmability of the plan (i.e. can the debtor actually do what it proposes to do, and does the plan meet the bankruptcy code requirements). Confirmation contests often require evidentiary hearings with experts presenting testimony and opinions as to valuation issues. This webinar explores this process and provides guidance as to how to both defend and attack the confirmation of a debtor’s chapter 11 plan.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without much background in these areas, yet is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. Each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. And, as with all Financial Poise Webinars, 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 of the episodes.

ABOUT FINANCIAL POISE™:
Financial Poise™ (http://www.financialpoise.com ) provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information contact Jennifer Storch at jstorch(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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