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San Antonio Speaker Series: Bankruptcy with Judge Gargotta

February 19, 2019 12:00 PM - February 19, 2019 01:30 PM

Texas A&M School of Law Business Speaker Series

Please join us for the Texas A&M University School of Law San Antonio ​Business ​Speaker Series ​during​ your lunch hour. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Judge Craig Gargotta
Presented by United States Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta (’81, ’84) of the Western District of Texas,
Board Member of the Texas Aggie Bar Association

Bankruptcy filings in the United States have slowly dropped over the past decade, but still hover around 1 million filings per year. The majority of those filings are individual or personal filings. That said, bankruptcy courts have seen a rise in business filings in the retail, oil and gas, and health care industries. Understanding the differences between personal and bankruptcy filings and the various chapters of the Bankruptcy Code that a debtor may file under is critical to a business creditor's enforcement and payment of its claim. Judge Gargotta will give a brief overview of the filing alternatives under the Bankruptcy Code and how claims are treated and paid. Judge Gargotta will also discuss the filing of proofs of claims and the bankruptcy statutes and rules that apply to proof of claims. Judge Gargotta will also discuss the relative costs involved when a business creditor participates in a bankruptcy case.

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
​Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse
615 E. Houston St., Conference Room 2 and 3 on the first floor
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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Continuing Legal Education credit (0.5 hours) will be offered for Texas attorneys who attend the event.

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