True Lease or Not True Lease, That is the Question

Event Description

Remote participation only.

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Bankruptcy Section.  There will be a brief Section business meeting prior to the CLE.

Labeling an agreement covering the financing of personal property as a lease doesn’t make it so. To ascertain whether an agreement is a true lease or a disguised security agreement, courts must look to state law. In the context of treatment in bankruptcy, the determination is often significant. However, courts haven’t necessarily been consistent in addressing what circumstances are dispositive. We’ll explore the legal authority on this topic and discuss what factors are typically examined.


Benjamin J. Court | Partner, STINSON LLP

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 341971


Governmental Personnel: $5 (use discount code "Government" at check out)
Bankruptcy Section Member: $10*
MSBA Member not in the Bankruptcy Section: $20
Non-MSBA Member: $35
Law Student: Free

*Join the Bankruptcy Section: Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30th, 2022. That’s 16 months for the price of 12!

Deadline to register: March 14, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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