Avoiding Bankruptcy for Small Business in Financial Distress | The Legal Aid Society
- 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: The Legal Aid Society
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
- Nonprofit/Community Development
Avoiding Bankruptcy for Small Businesses in Financial Distress
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153
Obtain the knowledge to assist low-income small businesses - corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships - faced with financial distress due to loss of a lease, sustained business slowdown, financing issues, or an unforeseen disaster, by analyzing the relevant circumstances and weighing the potential courses of action. While the session is focused predominantly on filing for bankruptcy relief and using the protections afforded under the Bankruptcy Code, the session also includes a discussion of other key actions by which low-income business owners might salvage or, if necessary, wind down their companies. These include out-of-court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, winding up under state law, and obtaining financing from the Small Business Administration.
Faculty Chairs: Marcia Goldstein, Esq., Alfredo Perez, Esq., Ronit Berkovich, Esq., Abigail Zigman, Esq., and Candace Arthur, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Peter Laurinaitis, Man¬aging Director, Blackstone Restructuring Group.
CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 2 hours of professional practice/practice management. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.
The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its annual training series for attorneys interested in participating in The Society's Pro Bono Program.
The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms beginning in November of 2013 and continuing through April of 2014. They cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice including: administrative hearings and appeals, community economic development, prisoners' rights, criminal law, and general civil practice. Outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.
Participating Attorneys may attend every session of interest. Training is without charge, but space is limited and priority is given to law firms whose generosity makes this program possible and who partner with The Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers. These seminars also are open to Second Acts®* attorneys who are transitioning from a full-time legal practice or have retired and wish to contribute their time and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers. Attorneys who attend one or more of the sessions are expected to undertake the pro bono representation of one or more Legal Aid Society clients over the course of the next year. Additional information about The Legal Aid Society and its Pro Bono Practice can be found on our website, www.legal-aid.org.
Please complete the Registration Form included in this brochure and return by email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless specifically noted, each training session listed below provides two hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit ("CLE"), including Bridge the Gap. Additionally, unless we are informed otherwise, all participants will be enrolled as members of the NYC Pro Bono Center. This site provides pro bono attorneys online access to training materials, news, case opportunities, and other valuable pro bono resources across a wide range of substantive areas.
Registration for each session will be between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The program will immediately follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m. Security procedures at participating law firms mandate pre-registration. Space is limited at each session, so please RSVP as early as possible to ensure participation.
- CLE Credit Comments: CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 2 hours of professional practice/practice management. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.
Rosemary Hare-BeyThe Legal Aid Society
- Website: www.legal-aid.org