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Thursday, January 26

8:30-11:45 a.m.

IWIRC Program (separate registration)

 

IWIRC Program

10:00 -11:45 am

How to Win Clients and Build Your Book of Business in Bankruptcy

Paige L. Ellerman

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Peggy Hunt

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City

Adelaide Maudsley

Kirton McConkie; Salt Lake City

Deanna L. Westfall, Esq.

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Broomfield, Colo.

11:00 a.m.

ABI Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, IWIRC Mountain Desert Network and The Faculty of Federal Advocates

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

Optimize Cognitive Fitness: The Connection Between Lawyer Wellbeing and Performance

Prof. Debra Austin, J.D. and Ph.D.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Chapter 11 Plans with Third-Party Releases and Exculpation Provisions

Lee M. Kutner, Moderator

KutnerBrinen, PC; Denver

Aaron J. Conrardy

Sender Wasserman Wadsworth, P.C.; Denver

Josh M. Hantman

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Denver

Hon. Michael E. Romero

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Brian L. Shaw

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

 

Ethics: Discharge Issues and Elements of Proof Under § 523/Consumer Mock Trial of a § 523 Discharge Case

Chad S. Caby, Moderator

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; Denver

Deanna L. Westfall, Moderator

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Broomfield, Colo.

Troy J. Aramburu

Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Salt Lake City

Hon. Elizabeth E. Brown

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Andrew D. Johnson

Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson; Denver

 

Roundtable Discussions on the Supreme Court

Theodore J. Hartl, Moderator

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Denver

Lars Henrik Fuller

BakerHostetler; Denver

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

Jennifer M. Salisbury

Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC; Denver

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

 

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Lindquist & Vennum LLP

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Receiverships, ABCs, Self-Managed Liquidations

Gil A. Miller, Moderator

Rocky Mountain Advisory; Salt Lake City

Edward T. Gavin, CTP

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

George B. Hofmann

Cohne Kinghorn; Salt Lake City

John C. Smiley

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Denver

 

Recent Updates to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

Peggy Hunt, Moderator

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City

Tom H. Connolly

Connolly Lofstedt Cadette & Pearce, P.C.; Louisville, Colo.

Hon. William T. Thurman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City

Robert G. Wing

Ray Quinney & Nebeker, P.C

Section 363 Sale Issues Involving Successor Liability and the Meaning of “Free and Clear”

Christian C. Onsager, Moderator

Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson; Denver

Jeffrey S. Brinen

KutnerBrinen, PC; Denver

Timothy A. Davidson, II

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP; Houston

Scott J. Goldstein

Spencer Fane LLP; Kansas City

Hon. Joseph G. Rosania

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith

Holland & Hart LLP; Denver

4:45-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Parsons Behle & Latimer and Rocky Mountain Advisory

Friday, January 27

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Holland & Hart LLP and Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC

8:00-8:55 a.m.

Judges’ Roundtable

Featuring the Judges of the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference.

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Consumer Workshop I

“Means Testing” and Post-Petition Income Sources

Karen Perse, Moderator

Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee; Denver

Stephen E. Berken

Berken & Associates; Denver

Tami Gadd-Willardson

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Salt Lake City

Matthew W. Hoelscher

Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee; Denver

Drew Moore

Drew Moore P.C.; Grand Junction, Colo.

Documentation Issues/Proper Structuring of Transactions to Strengthen Position in Bankruptcy

Caroline Case Fuller, Moderator

Fairfield and Woods P.C.; Denver

Steven J. McCardell

Durham Jones & Pinegar; Salt Lake City

Hon. R. Kimball Mosier

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City

Steven T. Waterman

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City

Repeat Concurrent Session

Chapter 11 Plans with Third-Party Releases and Exculpation Provisions

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Ray, Quinney & Nebeker

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Consumer Workshop II

Escrow Issues and Chapter 13 Cases, Including Home Mortgage Issues and the Conduit System

Deanna L. Westfall, Moderator

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Broomfield, Colo.

Hon. Thomas B. McNamara

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Drew Moore

Drew Moore P.C.; Grand Junction, Colo.

Kyle Payne

Payne & Associates; Houston

Repeat Concurrent Sessions

Ethics: Discharge Issues and Elements of Proof Under § 523/Consumer Mock Trial of a § 523 Discharge Case

Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Receiverships, ABCs, Self-Managed Liquidations

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

Sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP

Luncheon and keynote by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07)

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Consumer Workshop III

Practice and Procedure: General Practice Tips for Consumer Attorneys

Hon. Kevin R. Anderson, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City

Hon. Thomas B. McNamara

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Hon. Cathleen D. Parker

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Wyo.); Cheyenne

Repeat Concurrent Sessions

Recent Updates to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

Section 363 Sale Issues Involving Successor Liability and the Meaning of “Free and Clear”

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Roundtable Discussions on Supreme Court

Documentation Issues/Proper Structuring of Transactions to Strengthen Position in Bankruptcy

4:45-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Cordes & Company, Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC and Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP

 

Register for Consumer Program only

Friday, January 27

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Consumer Workshop I

“Means Testing” and Post-Petition Income Sources

Karen Perse, Moderator

Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee; Denver

Stephen E. Berken

Berken & Associates; Denver

Tami Gadd-Willardson

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Salt Lake City

Matthew W. Hoelscher

Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee; Denver

Drew Moore

Drew Moore P.C.; Grand Junction, Colo.

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Ray, Quinney & Nebeker

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions

Consumer Workshop II

Escrow Issues and Chapter 13 Cases, Including Home Mortgage Issues and the Conduit System

Deanna L. Westfall, Moderator

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Broomfield, Colo.

Hon. Thomas B. McNamara

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Drew Moore

Drew Moore P.C.; Grand Junction, Colo.

Kyle Payne

Payne & Associates; Houston

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch Presentation

Luncheon and keynote by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07)

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Consumer Workshop III

Practice and Procedure: General Practice Tips for Consumer Attorneys

Hon. Kevin R. Anderson, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City

Hon. Thomas B. McNamara

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Hon. Cathleen D. Parker

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Wyo.); Cheyenne

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Lindquist & Vennum LLP

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions on the Supreme Court

Theodore J. Hartl, Moderator

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Denver

Lars Henrik Fuller

BakerHostetler; Denver

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

Jennifer M. Salisbury

Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC; Denver

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

 

4:45-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Cordes & Company, Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC and Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP

 

2017 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Advisory Board

 

Hon. Kevin R. Anderson, Co-Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City

Hon. Joseph G. Rosania, Co-Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver

Gil A. Miller, Co-Chair

Rocky Mountain Advisory; Salt Lake City

John F. Young, Co-Chair

Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC; Denver

Advisory Board

 

Stephen E. Berken, Co-Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Education

Law Offices of Stephen Berken; Denver

Deanna L. Westfall, Co-Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Education

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Broomfield, Colo.

Troy J. Aramburu, Sponsorship Coordinator

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.; Salt Lake City

Michael R. Johnson, Sponsorship Coordinator

Ray Quinney & Nebeker; Salt Lake City

Christian C. Onsager, Sponsorship Coordinator

Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson; Denver

J. Thomas Beckett

Parsons Behle & Latimer; Salt Lake City

David T. Brennan

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC; Denver

Chad S. Caby

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; Denver

Kenneth L. Cannon, II

Durham Jones & Pinegar; Salt Lake City

Bradford E. Dempsey

Faegre Baker Daniels; Denver

Caroline Case Fuller

Fairfield and Woods P.C.; Denver

Theodore J. Hartl

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Denver

 

Peggy Hunt

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City

Eric E. Johnson

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.; Denver

Lee M. Kutner

KutnerBrinen, PC; Denver

Bria LaSalle Mertens

Stoel Rives LLP; Salt Lake City

Sherilyn A. Olsen

Holland & Hart LLP; Salt Lake City

Karen Perse

Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee; Denver

Tara Gaschler Salinas

Colorado Bankruptcy Law Group, LLC; Denver

Harvey Sender

Sender Wasserman Wadsworth, P.C.; Denver

Prof. Michael D. Sousa

University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Denver

D. Ray Strong

S3 Advisory; Salt Lake City

Kimberley H. Tyson

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC; Denver

 

Conference Information

Hotel

An icon of sophistication housed inside a landmark 45-story tower, the Four Seasons Hotel Denver offers ultra-spacious guest rooms and suites. Inviting and residential in style, the hotel’s urban-chic design subtly reflects the natural beauty of Colorado, and its oversized windows offer thrilling downtown views and Rocky Mountain vistas.

 

A block of rooms is being held on a first-come, first-served basis. The special room rate is $250 per night; reservations must be made by December 26, 2016, to secure the special rate. Reservations may be made by calling the Four Seasons directly at (303) 389-3000 and asking to be placed in the specially rated ABI block. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the block is filled.

IWIRC Program

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation will hold its annual three-hour program prior to the start of the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference on Thursday, January 26. The cost is an additional $50; please mark the appropriate box on the registration form to attend.

Transportation

Denver International Airport (DEN) is a 30-minute cab ride to the Four Seasons Hotel Denver.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by January 5, 2017. No refunds will be granted after January 5, but substitutions will be allowed. After January 5, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education

 

Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference: Approval for approximately 10.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 13 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 10.5 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to legal ethics. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 13 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 13 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

Rocky Mountain Consumer Workshop: Approval for approximately 7.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 7.5 hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 8.5 credit hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics. 8.5 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

 

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to jdugas@abiworld.org.

Double Black Diamond Sponsors

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
IWIRC Mountain / Desert Network
KutnerBrinen, PC
Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson
Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Ray Quinney & Nebeker
Rocky Mountain Advisory
Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Spencer Fane LLP
Summit Investment Management

Black Diamond Sponsors

Ballard Spahr LLP
Cordes & Company
Holland & Hart LLP
Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC
Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP
The Faculty of Federal Advocates

Blue Sponsors

Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor P.C.
Buechler & Garber LLC
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Connolly Lofstedt Cadette & Pearce, P.C.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Moye White LLP
RubinBrown LLP
Sender Wasserman Wadsworth P.C.
Spencer Fane
S3 Advisory

Green Sponsors

Fabian VanCott
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC
r2 advisors llc
Sherman & Howard LLC

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Bloomberg BRIEF for the media partnership, Summit Investment Management for sponsorship of the wifi and lanyards, Thomson Reuters for the printed educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the conference tote bags.

 

2017 Conference Rates

  Early Bird
(postmarked by 11/18/16)
Regular
(11/19/16-1/6/17)
Late
(after 1/6/17)
Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference
ABI Member
$575
$650
$695
New ABI Member*
$850
$925
$970
Govt./Aca. ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
Govt./Aca. New ABI Member*
$440
$490
$540
 
Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing (program only on 1/27/17)
ABI Member $295 $345 $395
New ABI Member* $390 $440 $490
Optional Events
IWIRC Program Fee (includes lunch)
$50
 
 
Thursday Networking Reception
Free
 
 
Thursday Networking Reception Guest
$40
 
 
Friday Networking Reception
Free
 
 
Friday Networking Reception Guest
$40
 
 

*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $295 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee on this form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.