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 Bill Rochelle
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Post-Covid: Technology and the Courtroom
John Kolwe Dwayne Murray Madison Tucker

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

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help
Douglas Dodd Monica Griffith-Braud Kimberly Lewis

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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Update - Effects of the CARES Act - Chapter 13 Plan Extensions and Mortgage Forbearance
Ronda Winnecour
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 Meredith Grabill Ryan Richmond Robin De Leo Leo Congeni Armistead Long
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Commercial Breakout - Future of Chapter 11 in Louisiana
Michael Crawford John Kolwe Peter Segrist Laura Ashley Benjamin Kadden

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

Consumer Breakout - Chapter 13 Recent Developments and Case Update
Keith Lundin Stephen Wheelis
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Chapter 13 Brain Teasers, Nightmares, and Black Holes
Keith Lundin Ryan Robison Stephen Wheelis Jennifer Cruz Timothy Kirkpatrick

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

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
The Lightning Round - Short Sessions on Long Topics
John Hodge Karl Helo
  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?
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 Bill Rochelle
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Valuation in a Pandemic, Personal Guaranties and Post Confirmation Issues/Management
Meredith Grabill Douglas Draper David Waguespack Stewart Peck
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 Meredith Grabill R. Vance Albert Derbes, IV
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Student Loans – Payment of Loans/Interest in Chapter 13 and Discharge Update
Rachel Vogeltanz Stephen Wheelis Jenny Abshier
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ethics – Professional Retention Issues
John Hodge Cherie Nobles Erin Arnold
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Douglas Dodd Robert Summerhays
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Judges Panel - Policies, Procedures, and A Hint of Substance – The Post Pandemic View – An Interactive Discussion
Douglas Dodd Meredith Grabill John Hodge John Kolwe Stephen Wheelis