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Seventh Annual Opperman Roundtable Coming in May - Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

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Posted on: Apr 16, 2014

The Seventh Annual Leonard H. Opperman Chapter 11 Roundtable will provide an exciting opportunity for attorneys to discuss and debate issues central to their everyday practice and will be moderated by two distinguished judges: Hon. James M. Carr, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana; and Hon. Alan C. Stout, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky. The program will take place at the IndyBar Education Center on Friday, May 9 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Because Chapter 11 cases involving ponzi schemes, insider dealing and fraud seem to be on the rise in recent years, this year's seminar will focus on fraud-related issues in Chapter 11 cases.

Attendees are encouraged to attend both the roundtable as well as the reception that will immediately follow to gain valuable networking experience with other attorneys and speakers in attendance. The roundtable will take place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., with the reception immediately following from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Two drinks and appetizers are included with reception.

Click here for more information and online registration.

Who is Leonard H. Opperman?
Leonard H. Opperman was a long-time member of both the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section. Mr. Opperman passed away in February 2004, and in 2007, the section presented the inaugural Leonard H. Opperman Chapter 11 Roundtable in honor of their friend and colleague.

Mr. Opperman was admitted to the bar in 1970, and in 1995, formed the firm Kunz & Opperman PC with his wife Kathryn M. Kunz. The firm represented clients in the areas of business law, real estate and creditors' rights, with Mr. Opperman focused in the creditors; rights area, involving business reorganizations in and out of court. He was the principal counsel for a large manufacturing enterprise, with facilities in ten states, and he represented borrowers in business transactions. Mr. Opperman also regularly represented debtors and creditors in insolvency proceedings.

Following Mr. Opperman's passing, the firm was absorbed into Lewis & Kappes PC in July 2004. Ms. Kunz remains as a director at Lewis & Kappes, where she is involved in tax and estate planning for clients with large estates.

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