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Annual Bankruptcy Law Update CLE
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The 2016 Montana State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Seminar will focus on the very issues that bankruptcy practitioners will face today in their practices and provide helpful information and tips to assist with the navigation of these issues affecting the region.

8/18/2016 to 8/19/2016
When: August 18 & 19
12:30 PM
Where: Crowne Plaza, Billings
27 North 27th Street
Billings, Montana  59101
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara
(406) 447-2206


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Annual Bankruptcy Law Update CLE

Approved for 9.75 Montana CLE Credits

Approved for 9.75 North Dakota CLE Credits

Approved for 9.75 Wyoming  CLE Credits

Pending approval in Idaho

What will you learn?

The economic outlook in the natural resource and agricultural industries has recently taken a hit with a slump in commodity prices. Major national and international oil and gas and coal companies have filed for bankruptcy protection, which has resulted in a ripple effect impacting local service companies and their employees, landowners and mineral rights holders, among a variety of many others living and doing business in our region.  Low agricultural commodity prices have also had an impact on local farmers and ranchers.  Due to the tumultuous economic environment the region is presently facing, the 2016 Montana State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Seminar will focus on the very issues that bankruptcy practitioners will face today in their practices and provide helpful information and tips to assist with the navigation of these issues affecting the region. 

Schedule

Thursday, 18th. 12:30 pm—5:00 pm

12:30-1:00

Registration

1:00-2:00

A Primer on Oil & Gas Law (Terms of Art)

Uriah Price & Josh Cook

2:00-3:00

Reading & Understanding an Oil & Gas Lease from a Landowner/Mineral Owner Perspective

Michael E. Zimmerman

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15-4:15

Troubles in the Oil Patch: Hot Topics & Ordinary Issues

Charles Beckham, Jr.

4:15-5:00

State Tax Update: The Intersection of State Taxes and Oil & Gas Industry Bankruptcies

Keith Jones

5:30-9:00 Reception at Billings Petroleum Club

Friday, 19th. 8:00 am—4:10 pm

8:30-9:30

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions of Interest & Relevance

Hon. James B. Haines, Jr.

9:30-10:30

Arbitration, Bankruptcy & Public Policy: A Contractarian Analysis

Dean Paul F. Kirgis

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Judges Panel

Hon. Ralph B. Kirscher, Hon. Jim D. Pappas,

Hon. Terry L. Myers, Hon. Shon Hastings, Hon. Cathleen Parker, Hon. James B. Haines, Jr.

12:00-1:00

Section Business & Lunch

1:00-2:00

Ag Defaults, Collections & Chapter 12 Bankruptcies

Scott K. Brown

2:00-3:00

U.S. Trustee Initiatives and Hot Topics in Practice

Gail B. Geiger

3:00-3:45

Chapter 7 Trustee Panel

Richard J. Samson, Joseph V. Womack, Christy L. Brandon, Robert G. Drummond

Who are the speakers?

Faculty:

· Hon. James Haines, Jr. Retired, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Maine

· Hon. Shon Hastings, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of North Dakota

· Hon. Ralph Kirscher, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana

· Hon. Terry Myers, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho

· Hon. Jim Pappas, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho

· Hon. Cathleen Parker, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Wyoming

· Charles Beckham, Jr., Esq. Haynes & Boone, LLP, Houston

· Christy Brandon, Esq. Brandon Law Firm, Bigfork

· Scott Brown, Esq. Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, & Christie, LLP, Phoenix

· Josh Cook, Esq. Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings

· Robert Drummond, Esq. Chapter 13 Trustee, Great Falls

· Eli Patten, Esq. Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings

· Gail Geiger, Esq. U.S. Trustee Region 18, Alaska

· Keith Jones, Esq. Montana Department of Revenue, Helena

· Dean Paul F. Kirgis, Esq. Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Missoula

· Uriah Price, Esq. Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings

· Richard Samson, Esq. Christian, Samson & Jones, PLLC, Missoula

· Joseph Womack, Esq. Waller & Womack PC, Billings

· Michael Zimmerman, Esq. Michael E. Zimmerman, P.C., Sheridan WY

Where is it?

The seminar is at the Crowne Plaza, 27 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101.  Rooms have been blocked; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE July 19, 2016 to get the discount price of $89 + tax. You may call the hotel at 1-800-588-7666 and reference State Bar of Montana. Thursday night reception located at the Billings Petroleum Club, 27 N 27th Street #2200, Billings, MT 59101. 

Registration and Pricing

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                      other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B         for attorneys practicing under five years and

                      members of the State Bar Paralegal Section.

 

                                           Price A               Price B

Paid before July 22:             $375                 $350

Paid after July 22:                $400                 $375

Optional Reception/dinner:  $40.00/Person

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar. Upon cancellation, materials will be provided after the seminar, subject to availability. Cancellations or substitutions may be made in writing or by calling 406-447-2206.