Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:15pm
Hilton Garden Inn
CLE CREDITS: 3.0, including 1.0 ethics
Schedule and Faculty
1:00 CONFLICTS AND CONUNDRUMS: WHAT THE WATCHDOGS WORRY ABOUT
How do you identify conflicts? Why should you care about Jay Alix v. McKinsey & Company? What are your obligations to find out the rest of the story that your client doesn’t appear willing to share with you? With the use of technology, what is actually considered a signature? This panel will give you their thoughts on these issues and more and discuss best practices to stay on the right side of the law.
The Hon. Peter G. Cary, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Portland
Aria Eee, Bar Counsel, Board of Overseers of the Bar, Augusta
The Hon. William K. Harrington, Office of the United States Trustee Boston (Regions 1 and 2)
James F. Molleur, Esq., Molleur Law Office, Biddeford
2:15 CONSUMER CORNER
The Motion to Allow and Disallow Claims is now the stuff of legends, but what do we do now to address claims in a Chapter 13? There is nothing worse than being surprised by a previously unknown asset that the Chapter 7 Trustees are now identified. This panel will touch on these issues and other hot topics in consumer cases.
Shawn K. Doil, Esq., Eaton Peabody, Portland
Nathaniel R. Hull, Esq., Verrill, Portland
Anthony J. Manhart, Esq., Preti Flaherty, Portland
Jeffrey T. Piampiano, Esq., Drummond Woodsum, Portland
3:15 THE NEXT CHAPTER: THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES
Now that the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 has become law, what does that mean for businesses and debtors in Maine? Join us for a discussion on how this law will help our clients reorganize successfully. The panel includes Bob Keach, who was instrumental in leading the charge to amend the Bankruptcy Code to account for the practical realities facing small and medium sized businesses.
Robert J. Keach, Esq., Bernstein Shur, Portland
Katherine M. Krakowka, Esq., Murray Plumb & Murray, Portland
4:15 PROGRAM ADJOURNS