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MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE

2017 SEMINAR PROGRAM

November 30 - December 1, 2017, Marriott at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
TIME TOPIC FACULTY
7:45 - 8:30 Registration, Breakfast & Welcome Remarks  
MORNING SESSION
8:30 - 10:00

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

10:00 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 11:45

Healthcare in Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss the issues commonly seen in bankruptcy cases involving healthcare providers. These issues often arise in the context of medical facilities, physician practices, long term care facilities, pharmacies, and medical vendors and are complicated by federal and state provisions related to Medicare and Medicaid. The panel will also address chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings of government owned healthcare providers. This panel includes a bankruptcy judge, a turnaround consultant, and two experienced healthcare attorneys. The panel will provide valuable insight and strategies regarding these issues.
Hon. Brenda Rhoades
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of Texas

John Tishler
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
Nashville, TN

Andy Taggart
Taggart, Rimes & Graham
Ridgeland, MS

Scott Phillips
Healthcare Management Partners, LLC
Nashville, TN

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch  
AFTERNOON SESSION
12:45 - 2:15

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 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

2:15 - 3:15

Economy 101 — Where are we? Where are we going?

Prof. Charles Baum at MTSU will discuss the current economic trends and will provide a peak into the future as to what we can expect in the U.S. and local economies..
Dr. Charles Baum
Professor Middle Tennessee State University
Murfressboro, TN

3:15 - 3:30 Break  
3:30 - 5:00

Reel Life 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

5:00 - TBA Reception & Dinner
Following the program, please join Institute faculty and your fellow practitioners at a complimentary cocktail reception sponsored by the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute and the Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.

 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
TIME TOPIC FACULTY
7:45 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast  
MORNING SESSION
8:30 - 10:00

Section 363 Sales in Chapter 11: a 360 Degree View From Cradle to Grave/Resurrection

This panel of bankruptcy judges and Chapter 11 lawyers will provide a thorough review of funding a chapter 11 case, Section 363 sales in Chapter 11 cases and the current trends and procedures in resolving a bankruptcy case once an asset sale is complete.
Ryan K. Cochran, Moderator
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville, TN

Hon. Suzanne H. Bauknight
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of TN

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

Rhea Bucy
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC
Nashville, TN

Katie Stenberg
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville, TN

10:00 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 11:45

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

Sam Crocker
U.S. Trustee
Region 8 and Region 20

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch  
AFTERNOON SESSION
12:45 - 1:45

The Bill & Phil Show: What's #Trending / What's Ending in Tech for Legal Professionals

Bill Ramsey and Phil Hampton will review technology products currently available for legal professionals and will provide valuable first hand recommendations as to whether such products are worth the price.
Bill Ramsey
Neal & Harwell
Nashville, TN

Phil Hampton
LogicForce Consulting, LLC
Nashville, TN

1:45 - 3:15

Common Issues in Attorney Ethics

Lucian Pera, a leader in the area of ethics in Tennessee, will review current issues in professional ethics with a focus on representation of clients in commercial and insolvency law matters.
Lucien Pera
Adams and Reese LLP
Memphis, TN

3:15 - 3:30 Break  
3:30 - 5:00

Recent Developments in Commercial Law

A review of selected commercial law cases and other developments from 2016 and 2017, with emphasis on matters of interest to commercial lenders and borrowers.
Hon. Neal McBrayer
Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals
Nashville, TN

John Murdock
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville, TN

Courtney Gilmer
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

5:00 Institute Concludes  

Mid-South Commercial Law Institute CLE seminar

 

 

 


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