Program

MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE

2019 SEMINAR PROGRAM

December 12 – 13, 2019
Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019

TIME TOPIC FACULTY
7:45 – 8:30 Registration, Breakfast & Welcome Remarks

MORNING SESSION

8:30 – 10:00

The New Small Business Chapter 11 and Other Recent Developments in Chapter 11 Cases

This panel will discuss bankruptcy and appellate court decisions affecting Chapter 11 cases with an emphasis on current trends and circuit decisions reported during the past year.

Hon. Randal S. Mashburn 
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Middle District of TN

Hon. Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Northern District of AL

William Norton III
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville, TN

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 11:45

Recent Developments in Commercial Law

A review of selected commercial law cases and other developments in recent years, with an emphasis on matters of interest to commercial lenders and borrowers.

John E. Murdock, III
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville, TN

Amanda Stanley
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville, TN

Evelyn Hill
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville, TN

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:45 – 2:15

Reel Ethics

The ethics presentation will consist of topics that are especially relevant to commercial law, such as common ethical pitfalls in representing debtors and creditors. In addition, the presentation will also cover proper trust account procedures and practicing law in an age of social media.

Hon. Barbara D. Holmes
U.S. Magistrate Judge,
Middle District of TN

Edward D. Lanquist, Jr.
Patterson Intellectual Property Law
Nashville, TN

2:15 – 2:30

Break

2:30 – 4:00

Domestic Relations v. Bankruptcy Code

The panel will discuss common issues that arise when the Bankruptcy Code and domestic relations law intersect (and sometimes collide).

Hon. D. Sims Crawford 
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Northern District of AL

Hon. Joseph A. Woodruff 
Circuit Court Judge 21st Judicial District of TN

Gray Waldron 
Dunham Hildebrand, PLLC
Nashville, TN

4:00 – 5:00

History of the Mid-South and the Evolution of the Bankruptcy Code Over 40 Years

A discussion of the history of the Mid-South seminar and how the Bankruptcy Code has changed over the last 40 years.

Hon. Randal S. Mashburn 
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Middle District of TN

Hon. Keith Lundin (Ret.)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Middle District of TN

William Norton III
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville, TN

John M. Bailey, III 
Nashville, TN

5:00 – Following the program, please join Institute faculty and your fellow practitioners at a complimentary cocktail reception.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

TIME TOPIC FACULTY
7:30 – 8:00 Registration & Breakfast
MORNING SESSION
8:00 – 9:30

Recent Developments in Chapter 13 Cases

Former bankruptcy Judge Keith Lundin and Hank Hildebrand, the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee, will provide a review of all of the important Chapter 13 decisions from the past 18 months, presented in a comprehensive, fast and amusing style.

Hon. Keith Lundin (Ret.)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Middle District of TN

Henry E. Hildebrand, III
Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Middle District of TN

9:30 – 9:45

Break

9:45 – 11:15

Recent Developments in Chapter 7 Cases

A discussion of current Chapter 7 issues, focusing primarily upon cases decided within the past year.

Hon. Shelly Rucker
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of TN

Robert H. Waldschmidt
Law Offices of Robert H. Waldschmidt
Brentwood, TN

Kimberly Swafford
Asst. U.S. Trustee
Region 8

11:15 – 12:15

Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:15 – 1:15

Bill and Phil Show:  What’s Trending/What’s Ending in Tech for Legal Professionals

A discussion of the technology that is hot and the technology that is not.

William T. Ramsey 
Neal & Harwell, PLC
Nashville, TN

Phil Hampton 
LogicForce Consulting, LLC
Nashville, TN

1:15 – 2:45

Accounting for Lawyers

The panel will discuss areas of accounting as they are applied in a legal practice.

Kevin Crumbo 
Pine Haven Family Office
Nashville, TN

Eddie Denaburg
Christian & Denaburg, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

Steve Moore 
Tortola Advisors
Nashville, TN

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:30

Common Professional Responsibility Issues

A discussion of ethical issues that often arise in a legal environment and how to address them when they do.

Jeremy McIntire 
Asst. General Counsel , Alabama State Bar
Montgomery, AL
4:30

Concluding Remarks