Business Bankruptcy Institute: Business Disruption in the Age of COVID: How to Use Force Majeure Clauses and Insurance Claims to Enhance Recovery


Join the Consumer Bankruptcy Section for the all new Business Disruption in the Age of COVID and how to use Force Majeure and Business Interruption Claims to Enhance Recovery, on Day 2 of the MSBA’s first Legal Excellence Week!

This new and timely program will appeal to business and bankruptcy lawyers alike. Experienced faculty will focus their expertise on what reorganization strategies can be used to help navigate businesses and individuals dealing with insurance claims and leases and maximizing resources to enhance a successful reorganization

Learn what happens to business claims such as business interruption insurance claims and force majeure contract claims when a bankruptcy case is filed. These claims are actually assets in a bankruptcy case which, if meritorious, will generate funds for the bankruptcy estate and for creditors. The program will examine the intersection of bankruptcy law with insurance and state contract law and will be focused on all of the bankruptcy implications which arise as a result of the claims.
In this age of coronavirus, these claims, currently being litigated in the state courts throughout the county, will no doubt find their way into many of the bankruptcy cases which will be filed as a result of the pandemic. Attending this program will illustrate the issues to be aware of in regard to this evolving trend as businesses navigate their way through the pandemic.

Presented by Richard D. London, Esq. of Richard D. London & Associates, P.C., Jeffrey Scholnick, Esq. of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin White, Eric S. Steiner, Esq. of Steiner Law Group, LLC and Bud Stephen Tayman, Esq. of Bud Stephen Tayman, P.A., Joyce A. Kuhns, Esq. of Offit Kurman, P.A. , John D. Baumgartner, CIRA, CDBV of Stout Risius Ross, LLC and Robert S. Thomas, II, Esq. Chapter 13 Trustee, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee.

3 hours of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states.

Interested in attending multiple programs? With the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, you can attend one session or all. Earn up to 22.5 CLE in over 30 hours of substantive learning and another 4 hours of interactive sessions and Connections events. See details and savings HERE




Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business Law
General Practice
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Bud Stephen Tayman Eric Steiner Jeffrey Scholnick Richard London Joyce Kuhns Robert Thomas John Baumgartner
Event Information
Nov 10, 2020
9:00 am - 12:20 pm EDT
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am
9:00 am
Property of the bankruptcy estate and concept of exempt assets when applicable.
9:30 am
Force Majeure and Business Interruption Claims as property of the bankruptcy estate.
10:00 am
10:10 am
Employment of Special Litigation Counsel under the bankruptcy code.
11:10 am
11:20 am
How proceeds from liquidated claims are used in bankruptcy cases:

Chapter 7 cases, Chapter 13 cases, and Chapter 11 cases.

11:50 am
Force majeure and business interruption claims litigation in the bankruptcy case, or in state court through the bankruptcy case.
12:10 pm
Q and A
12:20 pm
Program Adjourns


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Business Bankruptcy Institute: Business Disruption in the Age of COVID: How to Use Force Majeure Clauses and Insurance Claims to Enhance Recovery