11th Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium

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11th Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium

May 4-5, 2017 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Conn.

ABI, the Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter, Turnaround Management Association's Northeast Chapter and the New York Institute of Credit are pleased to present the 11th Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., May 4-5, 2017! The program features a Views from the Bench session with three regional judges and a review of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy networking with your colleagues over a game of golf or cocktails, and to earn up to 3.25/3.5 hours of CLE and 3.5 hours of CPE/CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional) credit. We look forward to seeing you this May!

A joint program of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter, Turnaround Management Association's Northeast Chapter and the New York Institute of Credit.


Event Information 245645

Thursday, May 4

11:00 a.m.

Golf Carts Sponsored by Great American Group


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. Includes 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.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Sports Trivia with Hon. Alan S. Trust

Sponsored by EisnerAmper LLP

Richard Corbi, Moderator

Otterbourg P.C.; New York

Richard E. Mikels, Facilitator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Hon. Alan S. Trust

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

6:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Friday, May 5

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Burns & Levinson LLP and KeyBank N.A.

8:15-8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30-9:45 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.

Joshua Cohen, Co-Moderator

Day Pitney LLP; New Haven, Conn.

Beth Brownstein, Co-Moderator

Arent Fox LLP, New York

Hon. James J. Tancredi

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

Hon. Frank J. Bailey

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

Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y); New York

9:45-9:55 a.m.


Sponsored by RJ Reuter Business

9:55-10:55 a.m.

The First 100 Days of President Trump

Scott Moskol, Moderator

Burns & Levinson LLP; Boston

Steve Andrews

Webster Bank, N.A.; Stamford, Conn.

Jonathan Kozy

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; New York

10:55-11:05 a.m.


Sponsored by KCP Advisory Group

11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP

The Current Bankruptcy Climate

Joseph E. Myers, Moderator

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ

Jacen A. Dinoff

KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.

Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Chief Judge

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

Steven C. Reingold

Saul Ewing LLP; Boston

Hon. Alan S. Trust

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


Planning Committee

Jennifer Armstrong

KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.

Joshua W. Cohen

Day Pitney LLP; New Haven, Conn.

Richard J. Corbi

Otterbourg P.C.; New York

Jacen Dinoff

KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.

Leah Eisenberg

Arent Fox LLP; New York

Samuel J. Gerdano

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

Harvey Gross

New York Institute of Credit; New York

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Scott H. Moskol

Burns & Levinson LLP; Boston

Ryan J. Mulcunry

Great American Group; Needham, Mass.

Andrew R. Phillips

Wells Fargo; Boston

Gregory Pignataro

Bankwell Bank; Hamden, Conn.

Stephen B. Ravin

Saul Ewing LLP; Newark, NJ

Paul Rome

University Management Associates & Consultants Corp.; Hackettstown, NJ

Edward Schatz

The O'Connor Group Inc.; Bedford, Mass.

Andrew I. Silfen

Arent Fox LLP; New York

Hon. Alan S. Trust

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

David M. Weinstein

Ares Management LLC; Tarrytown, NY

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ

Event Co-sponsors

American Bankruptcy InstituteNYICTMA NortheastTMA Connecticut



Burns & Levinson LLP

EisnerAmper LLP





Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

RJ reuter

Saul Ewing LLP

Media Partner


View available sponsorship opportunities here.

Conference Information


Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier hotel, gaming, shopping and entertainment destinations in the Northeast. Foxwoods features a vast array of gaming in six casinos, AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters and exclusive retailers. The resort is within an hour’s drive of Providence, R.I., and Hartford and New Haven, Conn., and just over 90 minutes from Boston. New York is little more than two hours away. The hotel group block has closed. Rooms are still available, to make a reservation call (800) 369-9663.  

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by April 13, 2017. No refunds will be granted after April 13, but substitutions will be allowed. After April 13, 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 3.5 hours of general CLE credit 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 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, which can be applied toward professional practice. 3.5 hours of CPE and CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional) 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

(postmarked by 3/24/17)

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.