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Basic Bankruptcy for Bankers

This webinar will introduce you to the world of bankruptcy.

Upcoming
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Robin Russell
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: Live Access, 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Lending
  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compliance Officer
  • Consumer Lender/Retail Banker
  • Credit Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Closer
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Mortgage Lender
  • Private Banker
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Management
  • Small Business Lender
  • Workout Specialist/Collector

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Every banker should have a fundamental understanding of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and your bank's rights and obligations thereunder. This webinar will introduce you to the world of bankruptcy. It is designed for lenders and support staff with the goal of educating them on the fundamentals of both consumer and commercial bankruptcy law. Practical information for daily use will be provided.

What You'll Learn

  • Talk the talk: Bankruptcy terminology
  • The basics of the Bankruptcy Court system and the role of the U.S. Trustee's office
  • An overview of the various chapters of the Bankruptcy Code (7, 9, 11, 12 and 13)
  • Setoffs and foreclosure sales: The automatic stay and what the bank can and cannot do after it goes into effect
  • Filing a proof of claim
  • Secured vs. Unsecured vs. Undersecured Claims
  • Exempt property
  • What debts of an individual can and cannot be discharged
  • The order or "priority" in which claims are paid in bankruptcy
  • The rules on Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Pursuing guarantors when a borrower files bankruptcy
  • Rejection of leases and executory contracts: how they can affect the bank's collateral values
  • Bankruptcy timetable and special rules for single asset real estate cases
  • Special protections afforded members of the armed forces under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Preferences, fraudulent transfers, and unauthorized post-petition transfers

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all lenders and their support staff.


Robin Russell

Instructor Bio

Robin Russell has practiced law for 35 years and is licensed in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, and has extensive experience in the energy sector, having been named to Oil and Gas Investor's 25 Influential Women in Energy in 2019. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecured creditors' committees, bank groups, private equity funds, landlords, trade creditors, and bidders for estate assets in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. She has also represented banks, institutional lenders, and corporate borrowers in commercial loan transactions and debt restructurings.

Robin is the principal author of Thomson Reuters' Texas Practice Guides for both Creditors' Rights and Financial Transactions and the Texas Bankers Association's Texas Secured Lending Guide, Texas Problem Loan Guide, Texas Real Estate Lending Guide, and Texas Account Documentation Guide. She is a frequent speaker on banking, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring-related topics and has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee. Robin received her LL.M. in Banking Law from Boston University and her J.D. from Baylor University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. She clerked for the Texas Supreme Court before beginning her legal career.