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June 2021, SABBA Meeting – Ethical Issues in Recent Bankruptcy Cases.

 

The monthly meeting for June, 2021,  will be held on Tuesday,  June 22, 2021 at(!) the San Antonio Country Club, at 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas.

Social begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Map to San Antonio Country Club.

San Antonio Country Club’s current COVID-19 policy:

1. Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks. Unvaccinated guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors.

2. Social distancing is recommended.

3. If you do not feel well, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the facilities.

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Ethical Issues in Recent Bankruptcy Cases.

The SABBA CLE for June will be Jim Rose and Shane Tobin presenting on recent cases that raise ethical issues. (“Ethical Issues in Recent Bankruptcy Cases”) .

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May 2021 Meeting: The Various Roles the Attorney General Plays in Bankruptcy Cases.

The monthly meeting for May, 2021 will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for May is “Layla Milligan from the Attorney General’s Office will present information on the various roles the AG plays in bankruptcy cases. “

or – “We’re From the (State) Government, and We’re Here to Help,” – a discussion with Layla Milligan on behalf of the Bankruptcy Regulatory Team and Kimberly Walsh of the Bankruptcy Tax Team about the involvement of the Office of the Attorney General Bankruptcy & Collections Division in bankruptcy cases generally, specific issues that we see frequently, and ways to work together for successful and efficient resolutions of issues.

Layla Milligan

Layla D. Milligan
Assistant Attorney General
Bankruptcy & Collections Division
Office of the Attorney General
Direct (512) 475-4933
layla.milligan@oag.texas.gov

Info from Kimberly Walsh:

OAG Bankruptcy Collections Division
Main Number: 512/463-2173

The invitation to the Zoom Conference is in the email sent to you, notifying you of this meeting.

CLE CREDIT will be provided to participants. Following the session, please email your name and State Bar number to Trey White at treywhite@villawhite.com.

To prevent any zoom-bombing, the Zoom administrator will lock the meeting by 5:40 p.m. Once the meeting is locked, no one will be able to get in, even with the password. A recording of the session is anticipated, so that may be made available to anyone who can’t attend the meeting. Upon viewing the session, they can apply for CLE credit through the State Bar of Texas.

When Securities Claims Clash with the Bankruptcy Code.

The monthly meeting for April, 2021 will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for April is “When Securities Claims Clash with the Bankruptcy Code–the Story of PIABA Pete”, by Randall A. Pulman & Amber Fly, of Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP – pulmanlaw.com

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The invitation to the Zoom Conference is in the email sent to you, notifying you of this meeting.

CLE CREDIT will be provided to participants. Following the session, please email your name and State Bar number to Trey White at treywhite@villawhite.com.

To prevent any zoom-bombing, the Zoom administrator will lock the meeting by 5:40 p.m. Once the meeting is locked, no one will be able to get in, even with the password. A recording of the session is anticipated, so that may be made available to anyone who can’t attend the meeting. Upon viewing the session, they can apply for CLE credit through the State Bar of Texas.

Blast for SABBA Members

Trey White, SABBA Vice President announces that Judge Mott, through the Austin Bar Association, is hosting a free CLE on the topic of Subchapter V Confirmation. Our SABBA members have been invited. See Info below.

BANKRUPTCY SECTION REMOTE
CLE ON 4/30Topic
: Subchapter V of Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation
Speakers: Judge Mott; Michael Colvard, a Subchapter V Trustee; Shane Tobin, a trial attorney for the United States TrusteeDATE: Friday, April 30
TIME: 12 – 1 p.m.
CLE: 1 hour partic. CLE
COST: Free
A discussion regarding the unique aspects of drafting and confirming a plan in a case filed under Subchapter V of Chapter 11. Panelists will include Judge Mott, bankruptcy judge in the Western District of Texas, Michael Colvard, a Subchapter V Trustee in the Western District of Texas, and Shane Tobin, a trial attorney for the United States Trustee in the Western District of Texas.Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation message with a link to the Zoom meeting and password. If you have any questions, contact Kelli at kelli@austinbar.org.
CLICK HERE to register to attend the CLE via Zoom

March Message from SABBA President

Dear SABBA members,

Thank you for your responses regarding rescheduling the March 2021 meeting due to the scheduling conflict with the LEK Bankruptcy Inn of Court.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make an alternate date in March work with the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel.  Therefore, we will not be having a meeting in March.

However, we will be meeting virtually on April 27th for  “When Securities Issues Collide with the Bankruptcy Code” presented by Randy Pulman, Chief Judge King, and Judge Gargotta.  

Trey is planning a full slate for summer, and it looks like the Chapter 7 Trustees will be rescheduled to July, which is normally a month we skip.

Please stayed tuned for information about resuming in person meetings and rescheduling the Holiday Party for the Clerk’s office. Remember to register for the SBOT Bench Bar Conference (virtual) April 8-9, if you haven’t already.

Stay well,

Natalie Wilson
SABBA President

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February 2021 SABBA Meeting: SBRA Case Update!

The monthly meeting for February, 2021 will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for February is “Small Business Reorganization Act, Case Update”, by Subchapter V Trustees: Eric Terry, Michael Colvard, Steve Sather and Brad O’Dell.

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The invitation to the Zoom Conference is in the email sent to you, notifying you of this meeting.

CLE CREDIT will be provided to participants. Following the session, please email your name and State Bar number to Trey White at treywhite@villawhite.com.

To prevent any zoom-bombing, the Zoom administrator will lock the meeting by 5:40 p.m. Once the meeting is locked, no one will be able to get in, even with the password. A recording of the session is anticipated, so that may be made available to anyone who can’t attend the meeting. Upon viewing the session, they can apply for CLE credit through the State Bar of Texas.

January 2021 Meeting – “Cybersecurity: What Lawyers Need to Know” by Paul Guido, CISSP.

The monthly meeting for January, 2021 will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for January is “Cybersecurity: What Lawyers Need to Know” by Paul Guido, CISSP.

Tribute to Nancy Ratchford (on Retirement)

Message forwarded by Ms. Natalie Wilson:

After more than 32 years of public service, 28 of which were spent with the United States Trustee Program, Nancy Ratchford will start her well-deserved retirement at the end of January 2021. We are grateful to Nancy for her dedication to ensuring the integrity of the bankruptcy process, as well as her sharp legal analysis, professionalism, and reliable willingness to educate the bar on important and evolving issues. On behalf of the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, I send Nancy our sincere thanks and best wishes for a pleasant retirement.

To fill the vacancy left by Nancy’s departure, a Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of AUST, Region 7, San Antonio, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 3 February 2021.

Interested personnel can view the announcement and application procedures by clicking on Job Announcement. If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy this hyperlink and paste into your browser: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-trustee-aust-22

Thank you!!!

Natalie Wilson, President

Natalie Wilson, CIPP/US
Shareholder
Langley & Banack, Incorporated
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
745 East Mulberry Avenue | Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone  (210) 736-6600
Fax  (210) 735-6889

Kevin Epstein, Appointment as Region 7 U.S. Trustee

Message forwarded by Ms. Natalie Wilson:

The San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association wishes to congratulate Kevin Epstein on his appointment as the US Trustee for Region 7.  He has been a valued member of our Bar Association for many years, including his tenure as President in 2018 and his numerous contributions to our CLE programs.  We wish Mr. Epstein the best in this exciting new chapter of his career.

Notice Attached Below.

Thank you!!!

Natalie Wilson, President

Natalie Wilson, CIPP/US
Shareholder
Langley & Banack, Incorporated
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
745 East Mulberry Avenue | Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone  (210) 736-6600
Fax  (210) 735-6889

Message about Attorney Fee Study

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