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Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights


Albert J. Derbes, IV


Christopher T. Caplinger



Upcoming Events:

"Hot Topics in Bankruptcy and Mistakes to Avoid, the U.S. Trustee" CLE

Every bankruptcy case passes through the Office of the U.S. Trustee at some point. Join us for a discussion on how to avoid the most common mistakes and potential pitfalls we see in bankruptcy practice. The conversation will also include the latest case law updates and Supreme Court rulings that may affect your litigation.


Mary Langston, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Region 5
Amanda George, Trial Attorney at the Office of U.S. Trustee
Glyn Miller, Bankruptcy Analyst at the Office of U.S. Trustee

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130

CLE: 1 hour of Continuing Legal Education

Cost: $35 - NOBA Member Discount; $55 - Non Member (light lunch included)

To Register:

1. Email Abigail Domingue or

2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 

4. Members can pay online here.

Save the date! - September 17, 2015

On Thursday, September 17th, The New Orleans Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Committee will be having a multi-hour CLE regarding “The Interplay of Bankruptcy and Oil & Gas Law." The  4 hour CLE program will begin with lunch at  and ending with cocktails. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!


Recent Events:

On December 4, 2014, the Committee held their annual Bankruptcy Holiday Social at Ohm Lounge

On September 18, 2014, the Committee held CLE "The Interplay of Bankruptcy and Domestic Law."


Practioners' Roundtable Discussion of Software Related to Practicing Bankruptcy on February 6, 2014

Entity Law in Bankruptcy CLE on September 19, 2013

  • Corporate Control Issue, with Christopher T. Caplinger; Nathan Horner; Joseph Briggett 
  • Involuntary Partnership Bankruptcies, with Evan Howell & Jan Hayden  
  • Special Issues with LLCs, with Fernand L. Laudumiey, IV  & David Messina 
  • Actions under 11 USC 510(b), with Albert J. Derbes, IV & Daniel J. Poolson, Jr.  
  • Disposal of the Entity Shell after Bankruptcy, Panel Discussion 


Chief Judge Elizabeth W. Magner, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, hosted two bench bar conferences on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Courtroom B-709, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lunch was provided by the Bankruptcy Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association.  

Committee Meeting on March 21, 2013 with Brian Richoux, the Eastern District of Louisiana Bankruptcy Chief Deputy Clerk who spoke on how the sequester is likely to impact practice in the Eastern District Bankruptcy Courts.

Proposed Amendments to EDLA Bankruptcy Court Rules (May 2012)


Meeting - Discussion of Proposed Rule Changes

The Bankruptcy Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association met at noon on Monday, June 25th at the New Orleans Bar Association Conference Room, 650 Poydras, Ste 1505, for a lunch meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy Local Rules and to collect comments in connection with the July 9, 2012 comment deadline. Members of the Committee as well as all bankruptcy practitioners are welcome.

On June 7, 2012, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, hosted a discussion on the proposed amendments to EDLA Bankruptcy Court rules.

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On Friday, May 18, 2012, the Bankruptcy and Tax Law Committees hosted a CLE on "Taxation and Accounting in Bankruptcy" at the New Orleans Bar Assocaition.