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Thursday, June 8

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

American Board of Certification Exams

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Young & New Members Pub Outing

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

IWIRC Cocktail Reception at the ABI Central States Workshop

Please register here for this reception

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn SC

Bar Sponsored by Barron Business Consulting Inc. and Lindquist & Vennum LLP

8:00-9:00 p.m.

S'mores at the Shore

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP

Friday, June 9

7:15-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by MorrisAnderson

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Welcome by Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Program Chairs

7:45-9:00 a.m.

Ethics: Fraudulent Transfers, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Workshop

Matthew T. Gensburg - Moderator

Dale & Gensburg, P.C.; Chicago

Joel Applebaum

Clark Hill PLC; Birmingham, Mich.

Robert M. Fishman

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Paula Jacobi

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Chicago

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (7)

Farm/Agribusiness

Mark A. Bogdanowicz, Moderator

Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC; Peoria, Ill.

Susan M. Cook

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP; Midland, Mich.

Joseph A. Peiffer

Peiffer Law Office, P.C.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Paul G. Swanson

Steinhilber Swanson, LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

When Cases Collide

Robert N. Bassel, Moderator

Troy, Mich.

Rozanne Giunta

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP; Midland, Mich.

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

David K. Welch

Crane, Heyman, Simon, Welch & Clar; Chicago

Article 9: UCC Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Deanne M. Koll

Bakke Norman, S.C.; Menomonie, WI

Kay Standridge Kress

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Southfield, Mich.

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago, Ill.

Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.

Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg, Moderator

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP; Chicago

Kristin K. Going

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Washington, D.C.

Joe Graham

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

Paul V. Possinger

Proskauer; Chicago

Laureen Ryan

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

363 Sales

Evelyn Meltzer, Moderator

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Frank W. DiCastri

Husch Blackwell LLP; Milwaukee

David M. Neff

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Norman Neville Reid

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP; Chicago

George H. Singer

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Minneapolis

 

Consumer Track

Chapter 13 Potpourri

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.), Moderator

Oak Park, Ill.

Margaret Schmidt

Krekeler Strother, S.C.; Madison, Wisc.

Thomas D. DeCarlo

Chapter 13 Trustee Office; Southfield, MI

Debra L. Miller

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; South Bend, Ind.

Trusts and Other Interests

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Toledo

A. Todd Almassian

Keller & Almassian, PLC; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Nancy B. Johnson

Brennan Steil S.C.; Janesville, Wis.

Leon N. Mayer

Schafer & Weiner, PLLC; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Wolfson Bolton PLLC 

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

Concurrent Sessions (6)

Energy Case Studies

Marc J. Brown, Moderator

AlixPartners LLP; Chicago

Paul R. Hage

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, MI

Andrew O'Neill

Sidley Austin LLP; Chicago, Ill.

Thomas M. Wearsch

Jones Day; Cleveland, Ohio

Health Care Insolvency

Daniel F. Dooley, Moderator

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

Scott Davis

Grant Thornton LLP; Charlotte, NC

Daniel A. DeMarco

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland, OH

Thomas D. Anthony

Frost Brown Todd; Cincinnati, Oh.

Wendy D. Brewer

JensenBrewer, LLC; Fishers, Ind.

Chapter 11 Exit Strategies

James D. Sweet, Moderator

Sweet DeMarb LLC; Madison, Wis.

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright PLLC; Detroit

Terry E. Hall

Faegre Baker Daniels; Indianapolis

Melissa S. Kibler

Mackinac Partners LLC; Chicago

Nuts & Bolts Survey of Avoidance Issues in Bankruptcy

Hon. Gregory F. Kishel (ret.), Moderator

Saint Paul, Minn.

Patrick C. Lannen

Plunkett Cooney, P.C.; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Elliot Crowder

Stevenson & Bullock, PLC; Southfield, Mich.

 

Consumer Track

Chapter 7 Issues and Hot Topics

Hon. James. W. Boyd, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Anthony J. Kochis

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Wallace H. Tuttle

Wallace H. Tuttle & Associates, PC; Traverse City, Mich.

Samuel C. Wisotzkey

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.; Milwaukee

Student Loans

Hon. Donald R. Cassling, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Walter A. Metzen

Law Office of Walter Metzen & Associates; Detroit

Brittany Ogden

Quarles & Brady LLP; Milwaukee

Saskia Bryan

Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC; Chicago, IL

Kurt A. O'Keefe

Kurt A. O'Keefe Law; Grosse Point, MI

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Family Picnic

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Entertainment Sponsored by Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Beverage Cart Sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels
Golf Holes Sponsored by Schafer and Weiner, PLLC and Steinberg Shapiro & Clark

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Wine Tour

Sponsored by Gold, Lange & Majoros, PC

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Holiday Hills Ziplining

5:30-10:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Kids’ Night Out

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner & Dancing to ABI's own Indubitable Equivalents

Sponsored by Jaffe Rait Heuer & Weiss

Saturday, June 10

 

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Perkins Coie LLP

7:45-8:00 a.m.

Morning Announcements

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Unshackled: Musings of Retired Bankruptcy Judges

In retirement, the shackles of judgeships are removed. This panel of retired bankruptcy judges can and will speak freely of their experiences both on and off the bench during their respective tenures, along with their unique analyses and perspectives on current bankruptcy practice.

Brian L. Shaw, Moderator

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Hon. James D. Gregg (ret.)

 

Hon. Robert D. Martin (ret.)

Middleton, Wisc.

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes (ret.)

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Hon. Walter J. Shapero (ret.)

Detroit

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (6)

 

Business Track

Energy Case Studies

Health Care Insolvency

Chapter 11 Exit Strategies

Nuts & Bolts Survey of Avoidance Issues in Bankruptcy

 

Consumer Track

Chapter 7 Issues and Hot Topics

Student Loans

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (7)

 

Business Track

Farm/Agribusiness

When Cases Collide

Article 9: UCC Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral

Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.

363 Sales

 

Consumer Track

Chapter 13 Potpourri

Trusts and Other Interests

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Lunch Session

Supreme Court Round-Up

Oyez, oyez, oyez, all attendees are admonished to draw near and give their undivided attention to this panel as it delivers the most recent and updated analyses on this term’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Catherine L. Steege, Moderator

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

Kayla Britton

Faegre Baker Daniels; Indianapolis

Conor B. Dugan

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Timothy F. Nixon

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

Prof. John A.E. Pottow

University of Michigan Law School; Ann Arbor, Mich.

2:00 p.m.

Adjourn

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing

Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC and Law Office of Deborah Kanner Ebner

 

To view the full program brochure, click here

Optional Events

Young & New Members Pub Outing

Thursday, June 8, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us for this perennial favorite! We will visit two of Michigan’s premier breweries: Right Brain Brewery and The Filling Station. #BeerNoEvil with Right Brain Brewery, voted one of the “Top 10 Best Breweries in Michigan.” The Filling Station features a rotating list of at least 10 craft beers as well as views of Boardman Lake from inside the pub or out on the patio. The $60 fee includes transportation and sampler flights at both stops. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

IWIRC Cocktail Reception at the ABI Central States Workshop

Thursday, June 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

IWIRC Cocktail Reception at the ABI Central States Workshop (Prior to the ABI opening reception) Grand Traverse Resport and Spa, Director's Room Light hor d'oeuvres will be served. Please register here for this reception.

Golf Tournament

Friday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.

Beverage Cart Sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels
Golf Holes Sponsored by Schafer and Weiner, PLLC and Steinberg Shapiro & Clark

Spruce Run, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s original resort course, was given the name in 1992 as a reflection of the numerous fir and spruce trees that line its fairways and undulating greens. More forgiving than The Bear, Spruce Run is fun to play, yet still retains some of the challenge it was renowned for when it was the venue for the Michigan Open. It winds among the rolling hills surrounding the Hotel overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay. Water comes into play on 13 holes, and the 8th hole is the only hole on the course with no bunkers. The $150 fee for golf includes green fee and cart, box lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

Wine Tour

Friday, June 9, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Gold, Lange & Majoros, P.C.

Another annual favorite! Get a taste of the Old Mission Peninsula as we visit Bonobo Winery, Bower’s Harbor and Chateau Chantal. Bonobo Winery is one of the newest additions to the peninsula and was co-founded by HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse. The next stop is the family-run Bower’s Harbor, followed by Chateau Cantal, where we can enjoy breathtaking views of the East and West Bays. The cost is $55 per person and includes transportation, tour, tastings and gratuity. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Holiday Hills Ziplining

Friday, June 9, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the 10-station zipline and take in the scenic views of Northern Michigan like never before! The cost is $125 per person and includes transportation. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Kids’ Night Out

Friday, June 9, 5:30-10:00 p.m.

Date night! Kids 6 years and older will enjoy dinner and a movie while you enjoy a night out on the town or a peaceful night at the resort. The cost is $35 per child and includes dinner and a movie. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing

Saturday, June 10, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC and Law Office of Deborah Kanner Ebner

The $20-per-person fee includes guide, snack and gratuities. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Conference Information

Hotel

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is regarded as one of Michigan’s premier vacation destinations. It has been ranked among the nation’s finest resorts, with accolades from Golf Digest, USA Today, Family Circle, Condé Nast, Travel + Leisure and more. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $192 single/double (Hotel rooms) and $221 single/double (Tower rooms) per night. Make your reservations by May 15, 2017, to reserve the special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the May 15 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

 

After May 15, until the hotel sells out, you can still reserve a room at the block rate. For Reservations, please call 800-236-1577.

 

Spa Discount: The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has graciously extended attendees a 10% discount off spa treatments valued at $99 or more. To receive the 10% group discount, make your appointment with the spa at 800-748-0303, ext. 6750 or spadesk@gtresort.com.

Transportation

Air: The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Mich., and 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). For guests who are flying in, the resort offers complimentary Airport Shuttle service to and from the resort. Contact the front desk at 800-236-1577 to reserve shuttle service. Detroit and Chicago are within a 4- to 6-hour drive.

 

Ground: Rental car discounts are available with the following companies: Avis Worldwide, www.avis.com, number (AWD) T312900; Budget, www.budget.com, number (BCD) Z823091; and Enterprise, www.enterprise.com, number EHSB16A and pin ENT.

Continuing Education Credit

9.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 11 hours of general 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 in the amount of 9.5 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 11 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 11 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 in 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 18, 2017. No refunds will be granted after May 18, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 18, 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.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on June 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (319) 365-2222, by e-mailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC website at www.abcworld.org. The ABC certification programs are sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.

 

American Board of Certification Exams

June 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Call (319) 365-2222 or e-mail assistantdirector@abcworld.org

___Consumer Bankruptcy Exam

___Business Bankruptcy Exam

___Creditors’ Rights Exam ($125 exam fee)

 

Make check payable to: American Board of Certification and return with this clipping to: American Board of Certification, The American Building, 4403 1st Avenue SE, Ste. 113, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

 

___ Credit Card (Charge to acct. no. provided for conference)

 

A short form application and fee ($495) are also required prior to the exam. Please go to www.abcworld.org if you have not submitted the application.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd
AlixPartners LLP

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Jenner & Block
KCC
Krieg Devault
MorrisAnderson
Perkins Coie LLP
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
Wolfson Bolton PLLC

Gold Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Barron Business Consulting Inc.

Gold, Lange & Majoros, PC

Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Silver Sponsors

Carlson Dash, LLC

Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC

East West Bank

Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC

Law Office of Deborah K. Ebner

National Automotive Brokerage Services

Orlans Associates PC

Plunkett Cooney

Schafer and Weiner, PLLC

Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks Donlin Recano & Company, Inc. for sponsoring the conference app, Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall and Wilmington Trust for providing the tote bags.

 

Conference Rates

Registration Rates* Early
(postmarked by 4/21/17)
Regular
(4/22/17- 5/19/17)
Late
(after 5/19/17)

ABI Member
$595
$645
$695
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$375
$425
$475
New ABI Member**
$890
$970
$990
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member*
$470
$520
$570

* There will be a $50 fee added to all on-site registrations.

** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $325 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee (see below).

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,200
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,525
Additional Booth Representative
$300

*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

**** Includes one 6’table and full registration for one booth representative AND one-year ABI membership.

Optional Events

 

 

Rate

Young & New Members Pub Outing

$60
Opening Reception
Opening Reception Guest

Opening Reception Child (13 and under)

$0
$40
$20
Family Picnic
$0
Golf Tournament
Handicap ____
$150
Wine Tour
$55
Holiday Hills Ziplining
$125
Kids’ Night Out
$35
Dinner & Dancing at the Shore
Dinner & Dancing Guest

Dinner & Dancing Child (13 and under)

$0
$15
$10
Tour de ABI Bicycling Outing

$20

ABI DEFINES A “GUEST” AS A SPOUSE, CHILD OR COMPANION — NOT A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. A professional colleague is defined as someone who consults with or is employed by an organization whose members are eligible for ABI membership. If a professional colleague is found to be registered as a guest, ABI reserves the right to cancel his or her event registration. Any person not meeting the criteria of “guest” who wishes to participate in any ABI function at the conference is required to register separately at the full conference rate.

 

Workshop Chairs

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Toledo

Hon. Donald R. Cassling, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Paul G. Swanson, Program Chair

Steinhilber Swanson, LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Stuart A. Gold, Advisory Board Chair

Gold Lange & Majoros, P.C.; Southfield, Mich.

Advisory Board

A. Todd Almassian

Keller & Almassian, PLC; Grand Rapids, MI

Carla O. Andres

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

Bernadette M. Barron

Barron Business Consulting, Inc.; Chicago

Brendan G. Best

Varnum LLP; Detroit

Chris L. Blacker

AlixPartners, LLP; Chicago

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC; Peoria, Ill.

Hon. James W. Boyd

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Marchand Boyd

East West Bank; Pasadena, Calif.

Winnifred P. Boylan

Lambert Leser, Attorneys at Law; Bay City, Mich.

Jonathan T. Brand

Transworld Systems, Inc.; Lake Forest, Ill.

Tracy M. Clark

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark; Southfield, Mich.

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago

Karen E. Evangelista

Karen E. Evangelista, PC; Rochester, Mich.

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Matthew T. Gensburg

Dale & Gensburg, P.C.; Chicago

Stephen M. Gross

McDonald Hopkins LLC; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Terry E. Hall

Faegre Baker Daniels; Indianapolis

Richard E. Kruger

Jaffe Raitt Heuer Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

Richard S. Lauter

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Chicago, IL

Barry P. Lefkowitz

BL Consultants; Birmingham, Mich.

James A. Lodoen

Lindquist & Vennum LLP; Minneapolis

Laura Marcero

Huron Consulting Group Inc.; Troy, Mich.

Evelyn J. Meltzer

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Nicholas M. Miller

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Chicago

Alex D. Moglia

Moglia Advisors; Schaumburg, Ill.

C. Daniel Motsinger

Krieg DeVault; Indianapolis

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

Richard D. Nelson

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Mark L. Radtke

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Shawn M. Riley

McDonald Hopkins LLC; Cleveland

Melissa M. Root

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Hon. John H. Squires (ret.)

Springer Brown LLC; Wheaton, Ill.

Iana A. Vladimirova

Husch Blackwell LLP; Madison, Wis.

Eric. E. Walker

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Thomas G. Wallrich

Cozen O’Connor; Minneapolis

Robert A. Weisberg

Carson Fischer, P.L.C.; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Scott A. Wolfson

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Craig E. Zucker

Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman, P.C.; Southfield, Mich.