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Chapter 11 Hot Topics: Energy, Retail and Financial Services Industries

(479 reviews)

Produced on November 03, 2016

$ 59 Bankruptcy & Restructuring In Stock

Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Join practitioners Marc Hirschfield of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC and Ferve Ozturk of Baker Hostetler as they discuss cutting-edge issues in the energy, retail and financial services industries.

Topics within the energy sector include the Energy Future Holdings Chapter 11 case and other major energy sector cases; the state of market; the role of activist bondholders in bankruptcy cases; whether oil and gas interests are property of the estate; whether conveyances of oil and gas interests are unexpired leases or executory contracts; whether certain production payments should be treated as disguised financings or grants of property; and the role of state law differences.


Topics within the retail sector include reclamation claims and other trade creditor issues; assignments of rent and property of the estate; maximizing value in sale and auction processes; special provisions applicable to “shopping centers” regarding assignment of non-residential leases of real property; and bank and secured lender control of bankruptcy process.


Topics to explore in the financial services sector include lessons from the Lehman Brothers case; living wills; and legislative developments for systematically-important banks.


Learning Objectives: 

I.     Develop an understanding of energy, retail and financial services markets

II.    Understand unique issues of Chapter 11 cases in these industries

III.   Assess areas for future development of bankruptcy law in these industries


Ferve Ozturk


Ferve Ozturk has significant experience litigating and facilitating transactions in a wide range of matters in large-scale liquidations and restructurings. Her experience includes representing creditors in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in industries such as retail, automotive, financial, and professional services.


Marc Hirschfield

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Marc Hirschfield is an experienced practitioner in all aspects of insolvency and reorganization law. He regularly represents debtors, creditors' committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, and secured and unsecured creditors and acquirers of assets, in both out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases. His expertise extends beyond the United States to cross-border insolvency cases in various jurisdictions including Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, and Australia.

Marc is a court-certified mediator and has been appointed to the Mediation Panels for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware. He has been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2010 and been recognized as a New York City Metropolitan Region "Super Lawyer" since 2011.


Wilfrid N.

Great program and material

Andrew S.

Thorough review of the law

Evan S.

well done

Thomas L.

Friendly, in depth presentation of important and complicated areas of law.

Christina S.

Very thorough analysis of the energy market, and the pitfalls of dealing with corporate bankruptcy.

Linda B.

Excellent speakers

Kadra A.

Was surprisingly very interesting. Thanks!

Matthew T.

Very good

Michael P.

Great course

jay s.

Best presenters for 2016.

Sarah S.

excellent course

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