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An Introduction to the Wake Forest Law/Thomson Reuters Small Business Bankruptcy Series

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An Introduction to the Wake Forest Law/Thomson Reuters Small Business Bankruptcy Series
Small businesses, which account for nearly half of US economic activity, have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many have never been so seriously threatened by financial collapse.  Many are, or will, consider for the first time ever the possibility of bankruptcy. Advising these clients on the right answer requires an understanding of the basic tools bankruptcy offers. However, like their clients, many experienced business lawyers have never faced these issues before.
To help bridge this gap, Wake Forest School of Law and Thomson Reuters are providing, free to the legal community at large, a unique 15-hour course and CLE for bankruptcy newcomers.
Recorded in June 2020, just four months after the passage of a new small business bankruptcy relief act and in the midst of great economic uncertainty due to the pandemic, these programs are designed to provide legal, accounting, and business professionals with the skills and savvy necessary to help their small business clients navigate the post-COVID economy.
The first program introduces the concepts and tools generally available in any bankruptcy case, regardless of the type of debtor or the type of relief sought - tools that can help clients in fighting to keep their businesses alive and growing as long as feasible or, alternatively, help clients in winding down the business as efficiently as possible.
Four subsequent programs begin with broad overviews of the types of bankruptcy available to small business, narrowing to specific but commonly encountered topics and issues.
These presentations are designed as structured discussions among selected, practicing experts and other professionals. They will not just talk at you. They will talk among themselves and swap experiences and ideas to show how bankruptcy works generally and how it works differently depending on the client’s peculiar circumstances, needs, and interests.
Who Should Attend
This entire course, which includes five programs, all free of charge, is designed for and targeted at lawyers, small business owners, accountants, paralegals, and other experienced professionals who are new to bankruptcy and want practical, real-world advice from judges and practitioners to help them advise clients.
Course Content:
This complete course is divided into five programs:
I:        A Guide to Small Business Reorganizations and Liquidations
II:       A Practical Guide to Subchapter V
III:      Sole Proprietors in Chapter 13
IV.     Family Farm Bankruptcy Under Chapter 12
V.      Bankruptcy Liquidation in Chapter 7

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, Business Organizations & Contracts
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 06/01/2020
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 0 Hours, 9 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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