Business Law

The Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future

** Note: This program is canceled **

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

James M. Carter & Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, Jury Room
333 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Earn 1.50 Hours General Credit

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This program is presented jointly by the Insolvency Law Standing Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum.

Program Description

In 2019, two significant statutory enactments, the Small Business Reorganization Act and the HAVEN Act, provided for significant changes in bankruptcy practice. Join Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Latham and bankruptcy practitioners Diane Gibson and Kit Gardner for an interactive review and discussion of this new legislation and how it might impact your clients. Attendees will gain an understanding of the new Subchapter 5 of Chapter 11 designed to streamline the reorganization process for small businesses and reduce costs. The panel will also review the HAVEN Act and the changes in the treatment of military disability benefits.


  • Judge Christopher Latham
  • Kit Gardner, Esq.
  • Diane Gibson, Esq.

Moderator: Gary Rudolph, Esq.

Essential Information

Registration Information

  • $35 for CLA Business Law Section Members, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum Members, and San Diego County Bar Association Members
  • $45 for Non-Section Members and All Others
  • $25 for CYLA members and Law Students
  • $15 for Boxed Lunch (optional add-on, available only to pre-registrants)


The deadline to pre-register is Thursday, March 19, 2020.

How to Register

  1. Register Online Here
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    Program Registrations, CLA
    400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
    Sacramento, CA 95814
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  4. On-site registration is subject to availability. Call (916) 516-1757 to confirm space availability. No cash will be accepted; check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) will be accepted. The optional boxed lunch will not be available for purchase to on-site registrants.


Requests must be received in writing by Thursday, March 19, 2020. A $15 processing fee will be charged for requests received after March 19, 2020. For more information, call (916) 516-1757.

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