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Aug 2020
August 06, 2020
Treatment of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases in the New COVID-19 Environment

Webinar | Hosted By: Michigan State Bar, Federal Bar, American Bar Associations and the Turnaround Management Association

The panel will address and explore the treatment of executory contracts by the bankruptcy courts, and novel theories and arguments being presented to excuse performance thereunder in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will also address the interchange of Sections 105, 305, 502, 365 and 1129, as well as how they impact the treatment to be given to such contracts. The extent to which the doctrines of force majeure, impossibility, impracticability and frustration of purpose may justify excusing performance, and potential legislative initiatives to address the problems encountered by COVID-19 will also be discussed.

There is no charge for this webinar. No CLE credits are available. To register, visit this link: Treatment of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases in the New COVID-19 Environment.


Judith Greenstone Miller
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Southfield, Michigan


Rozanne M. Giunta
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Midland, Michigan

Ivan M. Gold
Of Counsel
Allen Matkins
San Francisco, California

Honorable Daniel S. Opperman Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Bay City, Michigan

Honorable Vincent F. Papalia
Judge, United States Bankruptcy
Court for the District of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

Natasha Songonuga
Gibbons P.C.
Wilmington, Delaware


The Sponsor of the webinar is the Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

The Co-Sponsors for the webinar are the Bankruptcy Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

The program was planned in cooperation with the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and its Executory Contracts Subcommittee.


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