Open and Shut: A Trade Creditor’s End-to-End Guide to Navigate a Chapter 11 Case
Date: 08/22/2024
Start Time: 11:00 AM PT
End Time: 12:30 PM PT

Dealing with and navigating a customer’s chapter 11 filing is an inevitable evil that virtually all trade creditors will have to grapple with. This program is designed to streamline and simplify that process by providing an end-to-end guide to navigate a chapter 11 case. In this program, Eric and Mike will highlight each of the key issues and action items that a trade creditor will typically need to be aware of and address during the chapter 11 process, from the first day of the case through the post-confirmation stage of the case. The speakers also encourage members to participate and interject throughout the program, as the intent is to thoroughly dive into the key issues and circumstances experienced by trade creditors – i.e., you!

Instructors Michael Papandrea and Eric Chafetz
Michael Papandrea provides counsel to debtors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors, liquidating trustees, and other interested parties with respect to corporate bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, including bankruptcy-related litigation.
Reliable and efficient, Mike is appreciated for his innate ability to effectively apply and convey his understanding of the law and general business principles with respect to complex issues, both while providing advice to clients and while aggressively advocating on their behalf. Mike works tirelessly to understand clients’ needs and provide practical solutions that are reasonable, balanced, and favorable to the clients he serves.
Mike enjoys keeping clients and relevant industry professionals in the loop regarding bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors’ rights issues, regularly writing articles for and speaking to professionals in the credit and risk management space. Mike also takes pride in his commitment to the community and provides pro bono representation to individuals and nonprofit organizations regarding bankruptcy and foreclosure-related matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike held multiple clerkships in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court; he clerked for the Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr. (District of New Jersey), the Hon. Ashely M. Chan (Eastern District of Pennsylvania), and the Hon. Gloria M. Burns (Chief Judge, District of New Jersey). Mike applies the valuable insights learned from working closely and directly with these members of the judiciary to his everyday practice.

Eric Chafetz is a trusted advisor to creditors' committees and individual trade creditors, debtors, and plan/liquidating trustees involved in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies throughout the United States.
He advises clients across a wide range of industries on all aspects of the Chapter 11 process, from pre-filing negotiation and preparation of first day pleadings, including financing and sale documents; through the drafting and negotiation of plans of reorganization and all related ancillary documentation.
Eric also has a strong track record in bankruptcy-related litigation, including investigating and prosecuting actions against officers, directors, and lenders, as well as in prosecuting and defending preference/fraudulent transfer actions.
Eric is a frequent speaker on current bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics, including previously serving as a guest lecturer at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, where he has lectured on such subjects as the intersection of bankruptcy and construction law. He participated in the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Commission's Avoidance Power Subcommittee's study of aspects of the Bankruptcy Code involving preferences, creditors' reclamation rights, and creditors' rights under Section 503(b)(9). Eric is also a prolific author, and has published numerous articles addressing various cutting-edge issues geared toward trade and other categories of creditors,

Event Sponsor:  NACM Commercial Services

Course Level:  I - Intermediate

CEU: 0.150
CCE: 0.150


 Members: $55.00 Non-Members: $85.00

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