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Introduction to Corporate Restructuring

An introduction to corporate restructurings, including the differences between bankruptcy and restructuring and the factors companies consider when deciding whether and how to restructure or liquidate. Also covers the key players in a corporate restructuring on the debtor and creditor sides as well as the additional players involved in a Chapter 11 case.

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Corporate Restructuring Practice

This course explains corporate restructuring work at a large law firm and what restructuring lawyers do. It covers the various factors that influence the type of work involved, such as in-court vs. out-of-court restructurings and creditor vs. debtor representation, and what restructuring teams look like.

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Restructuring Options for Distressed Companies

An explanation of the different types of restructuring transactions, including in-court and out-of-court transactions and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Covers options such as traditional Chapter 11 filings, prepacks, prenegotiated cases, 363 sales, and workouts.

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Overview of a Chapter 11 Case

An overview of the main stages of a Chapter 11 case, including venue and liquidity runway considerations; filing and commencement; administration; the Chapter 11 plan, disclosure statement, and solicitation process; and plan confirmation and exit from Chapter 11.

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Prepackaged and Prenegotiated Bankruptcies

An introduction to prepacks and prenegotiated Chapter 11 cases, including what they are, why they’re used, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. Also covers process, solicitation of votes, hearings, and documentation.

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Bankruptcy Litigation Overview

At its heart, Chapter 11 is an adversarial process. This course explains the key litigation concepts and actions in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, including jurisdiction, the bankruptcy estate, core proceedings, contested matters, and adversary proceedings.

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First Days

The “first days” in a Chapter 11 case are very important and serve as the basis for the company’s operation in Chapter 11. This course explains what happens in the first days and covers the various first day orders, motions, and hearings.

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The 363 Sale Process

A discussion of the phases, process, and timeline in a 363 Sale. Includes marketing, stalking horse bidders, the APA, bidding procedures, the auction process, and court approval and closing.

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Chapter 11 Plan Confirmations

A discussion of plan confirmation requirements under Section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code, covering both consensual and nonconsensual (or cramdown) confirmations. Includes explanations of voting requirements, the best interests test, and the absolute priority rule.

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Chapter 11 Plans

A walkthrough of a sample Plan of Reorganization to show what’s in them and why, with explanations of the mandatory and discretionary plan provisions of Section 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code. Explains concepts like class designations and treatment, death trap provisions, and plan implementation.