Peter Kaufman Speaking at Understanding Enforcement Issues in Bankruptcy Make-Whole Provisions in 2015 LIVE Webcast Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Understanding Enforcement Issues in Bankruptcy Make-Whole Provisions in 2015 LIVE Webcast

Thursday, April 30, 2015@ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)

» Registration is FREE courtesy of Gordian Group LLC «


Event Synopsis

Inclusion of make-whole claims in a bankruptcy often is a controversy between debtor and creditors. Make-whole premiums, also called yield premiums, protect the right of note-holder to interest payments by prohibiting early re-payment of debt or compensation for lost interest.

Inclusion of make-whole in a bankruptcy claims is often a controversial issue between the debtor and the various creditors and often, make-whole is seen as being un-fair. Make-whole provisions are up-held outside of bankruptcy, but their enforceability in bankruptcy is uncertain with courts focusing upon contractual language and viewing premiums as penalties, liquidated damages, or unmatured interest.

In this a two hour, live CLE webinar, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide bankruptcy and lender counsel and other listeners with a review of bankruptcy case law developments and their implications, a discussion of emerging theories of make-whole provision enforceability in loan agreements under bankruptcy, and procedures for counsel to protect lender’s entitlement to make-whole premiums. The speakers will also offer best practices in Understanding Enforcement Issues in Bankruptcy Make-Whole Provisions.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Overview on Make-Whole Provisions
  • Bankruptcy Courts Considerations
  • American Airlines & Calpine and Solutia Bankruptcy Cases
  • Drafting and Contractual Issues (Maturity Date)
  • Policy Arguments and Indentures
  • Debtors Vs. Creditors
  • Protections for Debt Holders
  • Enforceability of Make-Whole Premiums
  • Best practices for Counsel to Lenders and Bond-holders
  • Regulatory and Compliance Trends

Website for Speakers Bios, Agenda & More Info

Event Speakers

Peter Kaufman
President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A
Gordian Group LLC
Ben Rosenblum
Jones Day
Course Fee: Registration is FREE courtesy of Gordian Group LLC.Note: CLE/CPE/CE credit (a minimal Certificate of Attendance processing fee of $49 per participant (normally paid by the attendee) if credit is needed to apply to the bar.Please note, complimentary passes are available for the first 30 registrants. Once all of the passes are used, attendees can register for the deeply discounted rate of $25 each courtesy of Gordian Group LLC.



Credit Info:Course Level: IntermediatePrerequisite: NoneMethod of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet

Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 – 2.0

Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials

Course Code: 145153


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Attention Ohio Attorneys: 
Attorneys seeking CLE credit in OH state will have to register 65 days prior to the event in order to obtain CLE. Otherwise, The Knowledge Group shall only issue an attendee a Certificate of Attendance (COA) for the course without a guarantee to get CLE in OH.Attention Texas Attorneys:
If you are applying for CLE credit in Texas, you must register 20 days before the event date. Registration received thereafter will not obtain CLE credit.