Landlord/Tenant Bankruptcy & Commercial Leases Seminar

April 5, 2011

Participants will gain a general overview on bankruptcy issues facing landlords and tenants in the commercial real estate context including the three main types of bankruptcy (chapters 7, 11 and 13). Topics covered include: (1) the automatic stay and how to avoid violations; (2) assumption and/or rejection of leases; (3) calculation of damages when a lease is rejected pre and post-petition; (4) 'stub rent;' (5) security deposits; (6) turnover; (7) landlords liens for distress; (8) proofs of claim and pitfalls in filing them; (9) credit reporting issues; and (10) guarantors and letters of credit as alternate means of recovery.


  • Types of Bankruptcy
  • The Automatic Stay
  • Treatment of Leases and Executory Contracts under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Calculation of Damages
  • Assumption and/or Rejection of Real Property Leases (commercial vs. residential)
  • Proofs of Claim
  • Accurate Credit Reporting
  • Guarantors and Letters of Credit

Presented by: Paul Campsen, Ryan Ferguson, Terry Frank, Dennis Lewandowski, and Jeffrey Marks.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kaufman & Canoles
150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100
Norfolk, Virginia

Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Presentation and Luncheon: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The cost to attend is $25, which includes lunch and parking. Seating is limited, please reserve your spot to attend one week in advance.

This seminar has been approved by DPOR's Real Estate Board for 1 credit of CE/PLE hours for licensed brokers, agents and property managers.

Please indicate your Real Estate License Number in the 'comments' section of the registration.

To register click the link below or call (757) 624-3232.