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The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section presents
Bankruptcy Hardball

September 17, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch will be provided.
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Do Bankruptcy Courts Unfairly Advantage Debtors to the Detriment of Creditors?

Tobias Keller
Keller & Benvenutti

Professor Jared Ellias
UC Hastings College of the Law

Jeff Garfinkle
Buchalter, A Professional Association

Valerie Bantner Peo
Buchalter, A Professional Association

Professor Ellias’s article, “Bankruptcy Hardball,” which examines several bankruptcy case studies in which debtors leverage the bankruptcy process to gain a strategic advantage over creditors, will serve as a springboard for a lively discussion about the role of bankruptcy courts in advancing or curtailing the ability of debtors to restructure obligations to creditors and other constituents.

• Case studies in which the debtor played “bankruptcy hardball”
• A defense of the strategic use of bankruptcy leverage to escape burdensome contractual obligations
• Are debtors overreaching?

Chair: Matthew J. Olson, Macdonald | Fernandez



One Market Restaurant
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


BASF Student Member$85.00
Section Member$85.00
BASF Member$95.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G191903

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