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.
Rozanne M. Giunta
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Ivan M. Gold
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
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.