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Thursday, February 2

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

Practicing Bankruptcy Law with Excellence: A Master Class in Professionalism and Ethics

Hon. Roberta A. Colton, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Orlando

Stephen D. Busey

Smith Hulsey & Busey; Jacksonville

G. Christopher Meyer

Squire Patton Boggs; Sarasota

Harley E. Riedel

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.; Tampa

4:10-5:10 p.m.

Plenary Session

Covering Your Assets!! The Ethics of Asset Protection

Attorney/Client Privilege and the Crime/Fraud Exception; Busting Up “Bankruptcy Remote” Entities

Hon. Cynthia C. Jackson, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Orlando

John A. Anthony

Anthony & Partners; Tampa

Alan S. Gassman

Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.; Clearwater

Michael C. Markham

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP; Tampa

5:15-6:45 p.m.

Opening Reception

Bar Sponsored by BakerHostetler, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP and Holland & Knight LLP

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Optional Event

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators Hockey Game

Sponsored by Anthony & Partners, LLC, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and Trenam Law

Friday, February 3

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome by Program Chairs

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session

You Paid How Much?? Valuation Issues in Business and Consumer Cases

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton, Moderator

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

Keith T. Appleby

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A.; Tampa

Nicole M. Noel

Kass Shuler, P.A.; Tampa

Nickolas N. Sypniewski

ComStock Advisors; Cincinnati

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session:

Hot Topics in Chapter 11

Lien-Perfection Issues; Ethical Considerations for Debtors’ Counsel; Authority to File; Creditor Standing to Prosecute Estate Claims; Cash Collateral/Adequate Protection

Hon. Paul M. Glenn, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Jacksonville

Michael P. Brundage

Phelps Dunbar LLP; Tampa

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman LLP; Miami

Mindy A. Mora

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP; Miami

Nicolette Vilmos

Broad and Cassel, Attorneys at Law; Orlando

 

Consumer Session

Hot Topics in Chapter 13

Equal Monthly Payments; Consequences of Surrender and Pay Direct; Rule 3001(c) issues; Fee-Shifting under Rule 3002.1; Circuit Splits on Service of Objections to Claims and Bar Dates for Secured Creditors; Unscheduled Claims

Hon. Caryl E. Delano, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa.

Gregory A. Champeau

Champeau Law, P.A.; Naples

Douglas W. Neway

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee; Jacksonville

Michael Waskiewicz

Burr & Forman LLP; Jacksonville

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Paskay Memorial Luncheon and Keynote

Sponsored by Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA

 

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes (ret.)

Ann Arbor, Mich.

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session

The Doctor Is In! Health Care Update

Qui Tam Cases in Bankruptcy Court; Applicability of the Automatic Stay under § 362; Are You Exhausted Yet? Better Take a Look at Those Administrative Remedies

Hon. K. Rodney May, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando

Danielle S. Kemp

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Tampa

Frank P. Terzo

GrayRobinson, P.A.; Fort Lauderdale

 

Consumer Session

Pay Up! Current Developments in FDCPA/FCCPA Cases

Is Technology Creating Liability for Lenders? Stay Now or Pay Later: The Discharge Injunction

Courtney A. McCormick, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Jacksonville

Christie D. Arkovich

Law Offices of Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.; Tampa

Carmen Dellutri

Dellutri Law Group; Fort Myers

Steven R. Wirth

Akerman LLP; Tampa

3:00-3:10 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Bush Ross, PA

3:10-4:40 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session

Show Me the Money! The ABC's of Getting Paid Your Attorney's Fees

Hon. Michael G. Williamson, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Adam L. Alpert

Bush Ross, P.A.; Tampa

Jill E. Kelso 

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Orlando

Brian A. McDowell

Holland & Knight LLP; Orlando

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Potpourri: Representing the Consumer Debtor

How to Survive Your Client’s 341 Meeting; The Elderly or Incapacitated Client; Exemption Issues

Hon. Dennis R. Dow

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

Robert C. Furr 

Furr & Cohen, P.A.; Boca Raton

Stephanie C. Lieb

Trenam Law; Tampa

Luis E. Rivera

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Fort Myers

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Happy Hour Networking

Sponsored by Akerman LLP and Phelps Dunbar LLP

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Tampa Bay Brew Bus Tour

7:00-9:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Dine-Around

7:00-9:30 p.m.

VIP Speaker/Sponsor Dinner (by invitation only)

Saturday, February 4

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session

Supreme Court Review and Recent Case Law Update

Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Daniel F. Blanks

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Jacksonville

Leanne M. Prendergast

FisherBroyles, LLP; Jacksonville

Theresa J. Pulley-Radwan

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport

Lynn Welter Sherman

Adams and Reese LLP; Tampa

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

You Lost! Now What? Appellate Issues: Is Your Order Final?

Is Your Order Final? Appeals from Confirmation Orders; It Just Doesn’t Matter Anymore: Equitable Mootness; Winning the Appeal but Losing the War: Stays Pending Appeal

Paul J. Battista, Moderator

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.; Miami

Paul A. Avron

Berger Singerman LLP; Boca Raton

Ceci C. Berman

Brannock & Humphries; Tampa

Mark D. Hildreth

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Sarasota

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Judicial Merry-Go-Round!

Judge-led rapid-fire roundtables on today’s provocative issues, with judges changing tables every 20 minutes.

Roy S. Kobert, Moderator

Gray Robinson, P.A.; Orlando

Hon. Roberta A. Colton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Orlando

Hon. Caryl E. Delano

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Hon. Paul M. Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Jacksonville

Hon. Dennis R. Dow

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

Hon. Cynthia C. Jackson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Orlando

Hon. K. Rodney May

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Hon. Catherine P. McEwen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

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

Hon. Michael G. Williamson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

12:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

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Optional Events

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators Hockey Game

Thursday, February 2, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Ottawa Senators at Amelie Arena while networking in one of three boxes reserved for the event. Tickets are $70 per person. The arena is a short walk from the hotel.

Tampa Bay Brew Bus Tour

Friday, February 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Discover the amazing breweries that make Tampa Bay’s beer scene so special. The $70-per-person fee includes Brew Bus beer during the ride plus two brewery tours. Please check 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.

Malio’s Prime Steakhouse Dine-Around

Friday, February 3, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Cuisine: Steak & Seafood

Malio’s Prime Steakhouse offers USDA prime beef and the freshest seafood available accompanied by a selection of more than 200 wines, along with unparalleled service and ambience. The $95-per-person fee includes transportation, dinner with two drinks, dessert and gratuity. Please check 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.

Ulele Dine-Around

Friday, February 3, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Cuisine: Native Floridian Fare

Ulele celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land that was once home to many Native Americans. Expect intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on the 10’ diameter barbacoa grill. The $95-per-person fee includes transportation, dinner with two drinks, dessert and gratuity. Please check 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.

 

 

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Judicial Co-Chairs

Hon. Caryl E. Delano

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Hon. K. Rodney May

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Program Chair

Jeffrey W. Warren

Bush Ross, P.A.; Tampa

Advisory Board

John A. Anthony

Anthony & Partners; Tampa

Keith T. Appleby

Hill Ward Henderson; Tampa

Paul J. Battista

Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA; Miami

Steven M. Berman

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa

Michael P. Brundage

Phelps Dunbar LLP; Tampa

Stephen D. Busey

Smith Hulsey & Busey; Jacksonville

Betsy C. Cox

Rogers Towers; Jacksonville

Denise Dell-Powell

Burr & Forman LLP; Orlando

James W. Elliott

McIntyre Thanasides; Tampa

W. Keith Fendrick

Holland & Knight LLP; Tampa

Lara Roeske Fernandez

Trenam Law; Tampa

Paul A. Giordano

Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Fort Myers

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman LLP; Miami

David S. Jennis

Jennis Law Firm; Tampa

Danielle Kemp

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Tampa

Franklind Davis Lea

Tactical Financial Consulting, LLC; Alpharetta, Ga.

Stephen Leslie

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.; Tampa

Dennis J. LeVine

Kelley Kronenberg; Tampa

Michael C. Markham

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP; Clearwater

Courtney McCormick

McGuireWoods LLP; Jacksonville

Dean Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport

Luis E. Rivera, II

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Fort Myers

Lynn Welter Sherman

Adams and Reese LLP; Tampa

Frank P. Terzo

GrayRobinson, P.A.; Miami

Charles W. Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Miami

Steven R. Wirth

Akerman LLP; Tampa, Fla.

 

Conference Information

Hotel

Enjoy a stay at the Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center hotel, convenient to dining and entertainment in downtown Tampa, Fla. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $219 single/double (Standard rooms) per night. Make your reservations by December 30, 2016, to reserve this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the December 30 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.

Continuing Education Credit

12 hours of general CLE credit, including 3.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 14 hours of general CLE credit, including 4.5 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 12 hours, of which 3.75 hours 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 14 credit hours, of which 4.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 14 hours of CPE credit, including 4.5 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 setup. 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 January 12, 2017. No refunds will be granted after January 12, but substitutions will be allowed. After January 12, 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.

 

 

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Premium Sponsors

Bush Ross, PA
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.
Trenam Law

Patron Sponsors

Akerman LLP
Anthony & Partners, LLC
Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Supporting Sponsors

BakerHostetler
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Holland & Knight, LLP

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. for the lanyards, Thomson Reuters for the printed educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

 

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Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 12/23/16)
Regular
(12/24/16 - 1/20/17)
Late
(after 1/20/17)

ABI Member
$365
$415
$465
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$215
$265
$315
New ABI Member*
$565
$615
$665
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member*
$310
$360
$410

 

* There will be a $30 fee added to all on-site registrations.

** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $295 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**
$1000
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,295
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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators Hockey Game
$70
Tampa Bay Brew Bus Tour
$70
Dine-Around
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
Ulele
$95

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.

 

 



 

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