Event Information 260247

Thursday, April 26

11:00 a.m.


As the #1 golf course in Connecticut, the Rees Jones-designed North Course at Lake of Isles challenges players with more than 7,300 yards of manicured fairways and greens. Five sets of tees at each hole give golfers of all skill levels a chance to score. Players can arrive as early as 10:00 a.m., with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. Golf Fee includes amenities, prizes and a boxed lunch.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Golf Clinic

This two-hour golf clinic with Golf Academy PGA Professionals will include one hour of full swing and one hour of short game.

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Bentham IMF

Friday, April 27

7:45-8:45 a.m.

Hot Breakfast

Sponsored by Aurous Financial and Burford Capital

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP

Views from the Bench

Leading judges from three circuits will discuss cutting-edge bankruptcy and restructuring issues, developing or changing bankruptcy jurisprudence, and practice tips and advice on recent trends.

Andrew I. Silfen, Moderator

Arent Fox LLP; New York

Hon. Frank J. Bailey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Boston

Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. N.Y.); Brooklyn

Hon. James J. Tancredi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.); Hartford

10:15-10:30 a.m.


Sponsored by RJ Reuter Business Consulting

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Litigation Funding in the Bankruptcy Space

Richard E. Mikels, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wayland, MA

Kenneth Epstein

Bentham IMF; New York

Jonathan Friedland

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP; New York

Christy Searl

Burford Capital LLC; New York

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Veritas Financial Partners


Jacen A. Dinoff, Moderator

KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.

Robert P. Grbic

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC; New York

Robert A. Miller

Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.; New York

Mark Seigel

Veritas Financial Partners; Boca Raton, Fla.

Jeff Sirchio

Aurous Financial


Symposium Information


The Mohegan Sun is one of the world’s most amazing destinations, containing some of New England’s finest dining, hotel accommodations, shopping and golf. The resort is within 45 minutes of Providence, Hartford and New Haven, and just over 90 minutes from Boston. New York is little more than 2 hours away. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $159 single/double from April 25-26, 2018. Make your reservations by April 4, 2018, to reserve this special rate. You can make your reservation online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/NYIC18. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the April 4 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by April 5, 2018. No refunds will be granted after April 5, but substitutions will be allowed. After April 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 Credit

3.25 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 3.75 hours of general CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. 1 hour of CPE credit will also be available. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s credit and approval rules. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 3.25 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 3.5 credit hours. 3.5 hours of CPE credit are also available.


*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some 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 course 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 complaints and refunds, 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. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected].



Symposium Rates

(by 3/30/18)

Golf Clinic**

* A “GUEST” IS 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.

** 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.

*** Includes registration for the Symposium.



Event Co-sponsors


American Bankruptcy Institute    NYIC    TMA Northeast   

TMA Connecticut   



aurousfinancial    Arent Fox LLP    Bentham Capital LLC   

Burford Capital LLC 2018    Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones    RJ REUTER   


Media Sponsors


DailyDAC    Debtwire Limited    Financial Poise   

Planning Committee

Joshua W. Cohen

Day Pitney LLP; New Haven, Conn.

Jacen Dinoff

KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.

Samuel J. Gerdano

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

Harvey Gross

New York Institute of Credit; New York

Sarah Kuhns

New York Institute of Credit; Fairfield, Conn.

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Ryan J. Mulcunry

Great American Group; Needham, Mass.

Paul Rome

Paul Rome and Associates, LLC

Andrew I. Silfen

Arent Fox LLP; New York

David M. Weinstein

Ares Management LLC; Tarrytown, NY

Dorri Weinstein

Turnaround Management Association; Weston, Conn.

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ