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Intersection of Bankruptcy and Construction Contracts

Total Credits: 2.75 CLE

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Construction Law |  Bankruptcy
Chad L Schexnayder |  Daniel P Collins
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Original Program Date:
Jun 15, 2023


The program examines the intersection of bankruptcy and its impact on construction contracts and provides perspectives from both debtor and creditor counsels on key issues to consider when dealing with a bankruptcy filing on a large construction project.

What You’ll Learn:

1. Debtor’s & creditor’s rights

2. Differences between Chapter 7 and 11 filings and procedures

3. Practice tips to reduce risks

Presented by: Construction Law Section



Chad L Schexnayder Related Seminars and Products


is a partner in the Phoenix office of Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod, LLP. For more than 35 years, his practice has focused principally on the construction industry, representing builders, public and private owners, design professionals, suppliers, sureties and insurers. He represents clients before agencies, mediators, arbitrators, and in state and federal courts, including U.S. bankruptcy courts, throughout the country. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Schexnayder is an editor and author in numerous industry publications, including Surety Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, American Bar Association (2021) (ed.), Chapter 145 in the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, and Intersections of Bankruptcy and Construction: Treatment of Executory Construction Contracts and Mechanic's Liens in Bankruptcy, for the Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Summer 2010). He has spoken before the American College of Construction Lawyers, Surety Claims Institute, American Bar Association, Pearlman Association, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, the Surety and Fidelity Association of America, and the Arizona State Bar Construction Law Section on surety and construction law subjects. He is a cum laude graduate of Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and a cum laude graduate of Washington University at St. Louis. (03/2022)

Daniel P Collins Related Seminars and Products

United States Bankruptcy Court

was appointed a Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, effective as of January 18, 2013. He served as the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona from March 2014 to March 2018. Immediately prior to taking the bench, he was a shareholder of the law firm of Collins, May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C., located in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a B.S. in finance and accounting (1980) and J.D. (1983) from the University of Arizona. He started his legal career with the law firm of Rawlins, Burrus, Lewkowitz & Feinstein, P.C., practicing primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation and commercial transactions. Dan served on the State Bar of Arizona Subcommittee on the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. He served as chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the State of Arizona and was a Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was granted the St. Thomas More Award in 2017. Dan is presently an At Large Governor of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, on the Board of the Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the University of Arizona Law School's Board of Visitors. He is a founding member of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, State Bar of Arizona, American Bar Association and Maricopa County Bar. Dan and his wife raised their 5 children in Phoenix.