Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and Check-In

Breakfast Provided

 
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
 
 
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Recent Developments: An overview of National and Circuit Decisions
 
Louis Phillips - Kelly Hart & Pitre
William Rochelle - American Bankruptcy Institute
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Post-Covid: Technology and the Courtroom

Here to Stay? What is the “new normal”?

John Kolwe - US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Dwayne Murray - Murray & Murray
Madison Tucker - Jones Walker LLP
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help

IRS, State and other government issues, including Proofs of Claim – validity, documentation and timeliness

Douglas Dodd - U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Louisiana
Monica Griffith-Braud - United States Attorney's Office
Jerry Edwards - United States Attorney's Office Western District of LA
Kimberly Lewis - Louisiana Department of Revenue
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Update - Effects of the CARES Act - Chapter 13 Plan Extensions and Mortgage Forbearance
 
Ronda Winnecour - Western District of Pennsylvania
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
 
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The CARES Act: Why Elect SubChapter V and Its Perks and Pitfalls
 
Greta Brouphy - Heller, Draper & Horn, LLC
Meredith Grabill - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Ryan Richmond - Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC
Robin De Leo - De Leo Law Firm
Leo Congeni - Congeni Law Firm, LLC
Armistead Long - Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Commercial Breakout - Future of Chapter 11 in Louisiana

including oil & gas, choice of sub chapter, venue selection, etc.

Michael Crawford - Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
John Kolwe - US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Peter Segrist - Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC
Laura Ashley - Jones Walker LLP
Benjamin Kadden - Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
Consumer Breakout - Chapter 13 Recent Developments and Case Update
 
Todd Johns - Office of Todd S Johns, Chapter 13 Trustee
Keith Lundin - Middle District of Tennessee
Stephen Wheelis - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Chapter 13 Brain Teasers, Nightmares, and Black Holes

Sticky issues with no clear answer – including community property; Jointly Administered and severed cases; post petition divorce

Keith Lundin - Middle District of Tennessee
Ryan Robison - Ch. 13 Trustee Keith A. Rodriguez, Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette/Lake Charles Divisions
Stephen Wheelis - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Jennifer Cruz - Staff Attorney- Chp 13 Trustee Western District Alexandia Division
Timothy Kirkpatrick - Kirkpatrick & Associates, LLC
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
The Lightning Round - Short Sessions on Long Topics
  1. Lien Avoidance and Cancelation of Judgments
  1. No Stay Here!
    • Holding collateral seized prepetition.
    • A discussion of City of Chicago v. Fulton and its implications.
  2. “With respect to” – 362(c)(3)(A) – Split Circuits – So when does the stay really terminate?
John Hodge - U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Joseph Moore - E. Orum Young Law, LLC
Kevin Payne - Rogers, Carter & Payne, LLC
Karl Helo - Simon Fitzgerald, LLC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Judge Jerry A. Brown Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

The initial, annual meeting of the Brown Inn will be held during the LSU Bankruptcy Seminar at 5:30 pm, December 1, 2021 in the Lod Cook Conference Center. There will be a presentation to Judge Brown’s family and a reception following. You are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

Kelly Hart & Pitre

Louis M. Phillips

Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC

 
Thursday, December 2, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and Check-In

 Breakfast Provided

 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Recent Developments (Continued)
 
Louis Phillips - Kelly Hart & Pitre
William Rochelle - American Bankruptcy Institute
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Valuation in a Pandemic, Personal Guaranties and Post Confirmation Issues/Management
 
Brooke Altazan - Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC
Meredith Grabill - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Douglas Draper - Heller, Draper & Horn, L.L.C.
David Waguespack - Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC
Stewart Peck - Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Evidence – A Discussion on How to Gather, Present and Use Evidence in Making Your Case in Bankruptcy Court
 
Bradley Drell - Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell, APLC
Meredith Grabill - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
R. Vance - Jones Walker, LLP
Albert Derbes - The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Student Loans – Payment of Loans/Interest in Chapter 13 and Discharge Update
 
Rachel Vogeltanz - The Law Office of Rachel Thyre Vogeltanz, LLC
Stephen Wheelis - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Jenny Abshier - Big Easy Law
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
 
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ethics – Professional Retention Issues
 
John Hodge - U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Cherie Nobles - Fishman Haygood, LLP
Erin Arnold - Kelly Hart & Pitre
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Professionalism
 
Douglas Dodd - U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Louisiana
Robert Summerhays - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Judges Panel - Policies, Procedures, and A Hint of Substance – The Post Pandemic View – An Interactive Discussion
 
Douglas Dodd - U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Louisiana
Meredith Grabill - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
John Hodge - U.S. Bankruptcy Court
John Kolwe - US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Stephen Wheelis - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana