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Thursday, October 26

11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration

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

Welcome

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Frank W. Koger Lecture and Luncheon

Sponsored by BK Billing

Dealing with Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Direct Assault on Brunner or Ways Around It?

The Frank W. Koger Lecture was established by Frank W. Koger, UMKC JD '53, and Mrs. Jeanine Koger to enhance the understanding of commercial and bankruptcy law among students at the UMKC School of Law. Judge Koger was appointed as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri in 1986. In 1996, he was appointed to the newly formed Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, and served as its first Chief Judge until his death in 2003.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Plenary Session: The Alphabet Soup of Consumer Statutes

FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, so many letters, so little time. This panel will discuss the litany of statutes designed to protect the consumer that all practitioners that work in the consumer space should be aware of.

Dale Irwin, Moderator

Slough Connealy Irwin & Madden, LLC; Kansas City, Mo.

Jennifer Donnelli

Bryan Cave LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Michael Rapp

Stecklein & Rapp; Kansas City, Mo.

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Consumer Track: Appeals 101: Practical Tips and Considerations in Bankruptcy Appeals

Considering an appeal? Learn some practical tips and considerations from this panel of experts and judges.

Karie Fahrenholz, Moderator

Office of W.H. Griffin, Ch. 13 Trustee; Roeland Park, Kan. 

Dana Estes 

Office of Richard V. Fink, Chapter 13 Trustee; Kansas City, Mo.  

Hon. Thomas L. Saladino 

8th Circuit BAP, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Neb.); Lincoln

Hon. Janice Karlin 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Topeka 

 

Business Track: It Wasn’t Me!: Dealing with Successor Liability, Alter Ego, Veil Piercing and Substantive Consolidation Issues with respect to Insolvent Companies

Learn the various successor liabilities rules and considerations both under common law and specialized statutes, such as ERISA, and how those successor liabilities rules may be impacted by and impact a bankruptcy proceeding.

Marc Bossi, Moderator

Thompson Coburn LLP; St. Louis

Hon. Dennis Dow

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

G. Blaine Schwabe, III

GablesGotwols; Oklahoma City

Kay Standridge Kress

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Detroit

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Veris Consulting

3:45-5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Consumer Track: Best Ethical Practices for the Consumer Lawyer

Ethics is not just a course you must take to keep your license. Ethical guidelines are something that should be incorporated in your day-to-day practice.

Richard P. Carmody, Moderator

Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Shelley Forrest

Boul & Associates; Columbia, Mo.

Stan Hazlett

Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, State of Kansas; Topeka

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

 

Business Track: Practical Ethical Pitfalls in Chapter 11 Representations

A chapter 11 case can present a host of ethical pitfalls for unsuspecting attorney. Whether you represent debtors or creditors, this panel will discuss common ethical issues facing practitioners in a chapter 11 case.

Jeana Goosmann, Moderator

Goosmann Law Firm; Sioux City, Iowa

David Lander

St. Louis University School of Law; St. Louis

Kenneth Pasquale

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; New York

Sharon Stolte

Sandberg Phoenix; Kansas City

5:15-7:30 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception

Sponsored by Advisory Board Member Firms

Friday, October 27

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by MorrisAnderson

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Second-Day Announcements

8:15-9:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Current Developments with Bill Rochelle

Bill Rochelle will review the cases creating a bankruptcy buzz that practitioners should be aware of.

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by MarksNelson, LLC

9:45-11:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Bankruptcy Law Round-Up

This session will feature a “speed-dating-style” of roundtable discussion of current bankruptcy and practical skills issues with regional judges and trustees changing tables every 15-20 minutes.

Coordinating Moderators:

Lisa A. Epps

Spencer Fane LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Jill D. Olsen

The Olsen Law Firm; Kansas City, Mo.

Table Moderators:

Hon. Robert E. Berger

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Kansas City

Daniel J. Casamatta

Acting United States Trustee, Region 13; Kansas City

Hon. Thad J. Collins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Iowa); Cedar Rapids

Samuel K. Crocker

United States Trustee, Regions 8 and 20

Hon. Dennis R. Dow

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Hon. Brian T. Fenimore

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Richard V. Fink

Chapter 13 Trustee (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

W.H. Griffin

Chapter 13 Trustee (D. Kan.); Roeland Park

Hon. Lee M. Jackwig

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Iowa); Des Moines

Hon. Janice Karlin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Topeka

Kathleen A. Laughlin

Chapter 13 Trustee (D. Neb.); Omaha

Daniel M. McDermott

United States Trustee, Regions 9 and 12

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Hon. Robert E. Nugent

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Wichita

Hon. Charles “Sketch” Rendlen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mo.); St. Louis

Hon. Thomas L. Saladino

8th Circuit BAP, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Neb.); Lincoln

Hon. Barry Schermer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mo.); St. Louis

Hon. Anita L. Shodeen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Iowa); Des Moines

Hon. Dale L. Somers

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Topeka

Hon. Kathy Suratt-States

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mo.); St. Louis

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

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Consumer Track: Claims Madness

Discussion of various claims related topics and issues including the impact and implications of the Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson.

Rachel Lynn Foley, Moderator

Foley Law; Independence, Mo.

Diana Daugherty

Chapter 13 Trustee (E.D. Mo.); St. Louis

Wendee Elliott-Clement

SouthLaw, P.C.; Overland Park, Kan.

Patricia Hamilton

Chapter 7 Trustee; Topeka, Kan.

Hon. Anita L. Shodeen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Iowa); Des Moines

 

Business Track: The Implications of Czyzewski v. Jevic to Business Bankruptcies

In March 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation. The Jevic case has been regarded as the most important Supreme Court case impacting chapter 11 practice in the last decade. This panel of experts will be discussing the impact and implications that the Jevic decision will have on business bankruptcies for years to come.

Daniel Dooley, Moderator

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

David Going

Armstrong Teasdale; St. Louis

William Heuer

Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP; New York

Jeffrey Pomerantz

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; Los Angeles

Marshall Turner

Husch Blackwell; St. Louis

 

 

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Spencer Fane LLP

Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award Ceremony

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

I’m shocked, shocked to find that fraud is going on in here!: Bankruptcy Fraud and other Bankruptcy Crimes

This panel comprised of white collar legal specialists, prosecutors and litigators will discuss the various bankruptcy crime and fraud topics including 18 U.S.C. § 157, 11 U.S.C. §§ 523 and 727 and the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Shaw v. United States and Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz.

Patrick McInerney, Moderator

Spencer Fane LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

J.R. Hobbs

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian; Kansas City, Mo.

Kate Mahoney

Assistant U.S. Attorney; Kansas City, Mo.

Lloyd Mueller

Office of the United States Trustee; Kansas City, Mo.

Louis Wade

McDowell Rice Smith and Buchanan; Kansas City, Mo.

 

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:30-4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

Litigators Behaving Badly: Ethics and Trial Tactics

A discussion of what to do when you are in the middle of “Litigators Gone Wild” while maintaining your ethics and your cool.

Andrew Muller, Moderator

Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Jason Bush

Polsinelli; Kansas City, Mo.

Elizabeth Lally

Goosmann Law Firm; Sioux City, Iowa

Eric Madden

Reid Collins & Tsai LLP; Dallas

Hon. Robert. E. Nugent

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Kan.); Wichita

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Chairs

Hon. Dennis R. Dow, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

John J. Cruciani, Co-Chair

Husch Blackwell LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Rachel L. Foley, Co-Chair

Foley Law, PC; Independence, Mo.

Advisory Board

Bryan C. Bacon

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Columbia, Mo.

Mark V. Bossi

Thompson Coburn LLP; St. Louis

Jeffrey A. Deines

Lentz Clark Deines PA; Overland Park, Kan.

Daniel F. Dooley

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

Susan K. Ehlers

Armstrong Teasdale LLP; St. Louis

Lisa A. Epps

Spencer Fane LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Brian T. Fenimore

Lathrop & Gage LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Laurence M. Frazen

Bryan Cave LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Jeana L. Goosmann

Goosmann Law Firm, PLC; Sioux City, Iowa

Eric L. Johnson

Spencer Fane LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Benjamin F. Mann

Husch Blackwell LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Mark Moedritzer

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Andrew W. Muller

Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Andrew J. Nazar

Polsinelli PC; Kansas City, Mo.

Edward J. Nazar

Hinkle Law Firm LLC; Wichita, Kan.

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Gary A. Norton

Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.; Des Moines, Iowa

Jill D. Olsen

The Olsen Law Firm, LLC; Liberty, Mo.

Paul D. Sinclair

Polsinelli PC; Kansas City, Mo.

Wesley F. Smith

Stevens & Brand LLP; Lawrence, Kan.

Mark G. Stingley

Bryan Cave LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Bruce E. Strauss

Merrick, Baker & Strauss, PC; Kansas City, Mo.

Sherri L. Wattenbarger

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Kansas City, Mo.

Victor F. Weber

Merrick, Baker & Strauss, PC; Kansas City, Mo.

Ronald S. Weiss

Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, LLC; Kansas City, Mo.

T. Randall Wright

Baird Holm LLP; Omaha, Neb.

 

Conference Information

Location/Hotel Accommodations

The Institute will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, located at 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $209/single and $209/double per night. Make your reservations by October 3, 2017, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the October 3 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI. The hotel will sell out. Please make your reservations accordingly.

Ground/Air Transportation

Air: The Westin Kansas City is approximately 20 miles from Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

Ground: Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each baggage claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location. If calling from a personal phone, call (816) 243-2345.

Local Information

For information about Kansas City restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc., you can also visit the Visit Kansas City website at www.visitkc.com, as well as TripAdvisor at www.tripadvisor.com.

Continuing Education

This program is approved for 12.4 hours of CLE credit in Missouri, including 3.6 hours of ethics and professionalism. Kansas credit is pending. 12 hours of general CLE credit, including 3.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states, and 10.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour. 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 3 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 12 credit hours, of which 3.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 3.5 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.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 bspencer@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 5, 2017. No refunds will be granted after October 5, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 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.

 

Premium Sponsors

BK Billing
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

MarksNelson, LLC

MorrisAnderson

Polsinelli

Spencer Fane LLP

Veris Consulting, Inc.

Patron Sponsors

Bryan Cave LLP

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

General Supporting Sponsors

Allen Credit & Debt Counseling Agency
LegalPRO Systems, Inc.

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Gavin/Solmonese LLC for keeping us informed each day, Bryan Cave LLP for the pocket agendas and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked by 9/2/17)
Regular
(9/3/17- 9/30/17)
Late
(after 9/30/17)

Business Track: ABI Member
$335
$410
$455
Business Track: New ABI Member*
$610
$685
$730
Consumer Track: ABI Member
$265
$290
$325
Consumer Track: New ABI Member*
$540
$565
$600

 

* 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**
$1,000
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,295
Additional Booth Representative
$500

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

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