Basic Bankruptcy for Bankers
Bankruptcy law is complex, and sooner or later every bank must deal with customers and borrowers who file for bankruptcy protection. This program introduces you to the fundamentals of both consumer and commercial bankruptcy law.

This program will introduce you to the world of bankruptcy. It has been designed for lenders and their support staff with the goal of educating them on the fundamentals of both consumer and commercial bankruptcy law. Practical information for daily use will be provided.


  • Talk the talk: bankruptcy terminology
  • The basics of the Bankruptcy Court system and the role of the U.S. Trustee’s office
  • An overview of the various chapters of the Bankruptcy Code (7,9,11,12,13,15 and 20)
  • Setoffs and foreclosure sales: the automatic stay and what the Bank can and cannot do after it goes into effect
  • Filing a proof of claim
  • Secured vs. Unsecured vs. Undersecured Claims
  • Exempt Property
  • What debts of an individual can and cannot be discharged in bankruptcy
  • The order or “priority” in which claims are paid in bankruptcy
  • The rules on Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Pursuing guarantors when a borrower files bankruptcy
  • Rejection of leases and executory contracts: how they can affect the bank’s collateral values
  • The bankruptcy timetable and the special rules for single asset real estate cases
  • The special protections afforded members of the armed forces under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Preferences, fraudulent transfers and unauthorized post-petition transfers.


This program is designed for all lenders and their support staff.


Robin Russell co-chairs the bankruptcy and restructuring section of the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP. She has represented banks, DIP lenders, debtors, creditors, committees and trade creditors in bankruptcy courts across the United States for over 25 years and regularly speaks on bankruptcy related topics. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and has authored numerous publications including the Texas Practice Guide on Creditors Rights and the Texas Bankers Association’s Texas Problem Loan Guide.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2.5 hours CLBB 


Live Webinar:

Member price: $265.00 | Non member price $530.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $280.00 | Non member price $560.00


Online: Visit the CBA Webinar Catalog

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Phone: Call ConferenceEdge at (877) 988-7526 (credit card payments only)

Please Note:

  • Preferred Payment Method: Online
  • Please register online or by phone when paying with a credit card
  • Payment Must Accompany Registration – Invoices are Not Provided

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