Environmental Obligations in Bankruptcy: Reconciling the Conflicting Goals of Bankruptcy and Environmental Laws


04 Apr 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT

This CLE webinar will investigate the conflicts that exist between the Bankruptcy Code and state and federal environmental statutes and provide counsel with an understanding of how to resolve these issues in bankruptcy proceedings. The panel will review relevant court decisions and why some environmental claims receive special treatment in bankruptcy.

Join Morrison & Foerster LLP partner Bill Tarantino among other experts during a live webinar on the following key issues.

  • When are environmental claims dischargeable in bankruptcy and what are the limitations?
  • What kinds of governmental actions are unaffected by the automatic stay?
  • When are post-petition cleanup expenses treated as first priority administrative expenses?
  • How are contingent environmental claims for contribution or cost recovery claims addressed in bankruptcy?
  • Can the bankrupt debtor sell or abandon contaminated assets?
  • How do governmental agencies with outstanding cleanup orders and environmental claims influence the outcome of the bankruptcy case?
  • Due diligence considerations for a sale of assets in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Drafting and negotiating tips



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