Young And New Members Committee


Post date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reaffirmation agreements are appearing more frequently on courts' dockets because of changes implemented by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).

Post date: Saturday, November 01, 2008

A recent decision of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (court) halted a proposed §363 sale, and this decision could significantly impact future bankruptcy sales of retail businesses holding inventory on consignment. In re Whitehall Jewelers Holdings Inc., 2008 WL 2951974 (Bankr. D. Del. July 28, 2008).

Post date: Monday, September 01, 2008

Two commonly misunderstood remedies in the young bankruptcy practitioner's tool box are the defenses of setoff and recoupment. Section 553 of the Bankruptcy Code preserves the nonbankruptcy right of a "creditor to offset a mutual debt owing by such creditor to the debtor that arose before the commencement of the case...." 11 U.S.C. §553(a).

Post date: Friday, February 01, 2008

The enactment of 11 U.S.C. §503(b)(9) as part of BAPCPA was widely lauded as providing a great benefit to trade creditors. Under §503(b)(9), a creditor shall be allowed an administrative expense for “the value of any goods received by the debtor within 20 days before the date of the commencement of a case under [Title 11 of the U.S.


Mr. David R. Doyle
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
(312) 474-1648

Ms. Tara J. Schellhorn
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Morristown, NJ
(973) 538-0800

Mr. John T. Baxter
Communications Manager
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nashville, TN
(615) 664-5323

Ms. Bodie B. Colwell
Education Director
Preti Flaherty
Portland, ME
(207) 791-3000

Ms. Christina Sanfelippo
Education Director
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
(312) 474-4455

Ms. Gabrielle G. Palmer
Membership Relations Director
Siri & Glimstad LLP
Littleton, CO
(720) 419-0263

Mr. Christian A. Pereyda
Membership Relations Director
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL
(205) 254-1854

Mr. Joseph M. Esmont
Newsletter Editor
Cleveland, OH
(216) 861-7835

Ms. Alexandra CC Schnapp
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
(404) 215-1005

Mr. John Richard O'Connor
Special Projects Leader
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Chicago, IL
(630) 308-2487

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