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Thursday, November 10

8:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Open and Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Welcome & Program Introduction

Panelists will assume the roles of management, board members and professionals at three key stages of a modern bankruptcy. From the moment a company begins to consider bankruptcy up through mediation or court, our expert faculty will provide insight and practical advice into the strategic decisions and negotiations that are part of the day-to-day reality of restructuring practice.

 

9:45 - 10:55 a.m.

Turnarounds, liquidity options and alternative forms of insolvency-driven transactions (ABC, Art 9, Ch 11)

Wayne P. Weitz, Moderator

EisnerAmper LLP; New York

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Stuart Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman, LLP; Miami

Marjorie Kaufman

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; Boston

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

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

“Who’s in Charge Here?” CRO, FA, Trustee, Debtor-in-Possession, Lender, other…?

Stephen Spitzer, Moderator

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Michael S. Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Mike Kaztenstein

FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York

Paul Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; New York

David S. Miller

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Prepacks and restructuring support agreements, focusing on how/why these get done, valuation issues, minority constituencies, indenture trustees

Kathryn A. Coleman, Moderator

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Derek C. Abbott

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Brian S. Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

Perry Mandarino

B. Riley Financial; New York

Natalie D. Ramsey

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Philadelphia

Geoffrey A. Richards

Canaccord Genuity Inc.; New York

Joseph Smolinsky

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Janet M. Weiss

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; New York

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

First Day Motion strategy – this is guided significantly by the strategy of the filing – prepack, pre-arranged, free-fall

Paul Deutch, Moderator

Rust Omni; New York

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Brian S. Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

Mike Kaztenstein

FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York

Drew McManigle

SierraConstellation Partners, LLC; Houston

Robyn F. Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP; Philadelphia

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

“There Must Be Some Other Way Out of Here” – Auctions, Plans, Conversions, (Structured) Dismissals

Eric J. Fromme, Moderator

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; Irvine, Calif.

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman, LLP; Miami

Michael S. Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Ann M. Miller

Houlihan Lokey; New York

David S. Miller

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Perry Mandarino

B. Riley Financial; New York

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Janet M. Weiss

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; New York

Christopher K. Wu

Carl Marks Advisors; New York

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Post-Confirmation Opportunities and Hijinks – the last bastion of unregulated billing

Wayne P. Weitz, Moderator

EisnerAmper LLP; New York

Stuart Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Paul Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; New York

Deirdre A. McGuinness

Epiq Systems, Inc.; New York

Robyn F. Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP; Philadelphia

Jeremy Ryan

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington, Del.

5:30-5:45 p.m.

Summary and Concluding Remarks

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Joint Reception and Dinner with 2016 Corporate Restructuring Competition Sponsors, Judges and Students

The Ritz-Carlton, Phildaelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by AlixPartners

 

Alix partners

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner

This event is one of the premier gatherings of area restructuring and legal professionals and will be attended by many local bankruptcy judges. Join students competing in the following day’s Corporate Restructuring Competition for an enjoyable evening of dining and networking with potential future colleagues.

 

 

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi will give remarks on his role in the 7th largest bankruptcy case ever.
 

Get Noticed by 300 Attendees

By sponsoring a table, members of your firm and your guests will rub elbows with the leading practitioners from the Philadelphia, New York and Wilmington bankruptcy communities. Your sponsorship associates your firm with ABI’s Corporate Restructuring Competition and helps defray the costs for MBA student competitors from the country’s most prestigious business schools.
To reserve your table, please select one of the options below and complete this form.

Sponsor benefits include:

  1. Four or eight complimentary admissions to the Cocktail Reception and Dinner
  2. Acknowledgment in all electronic and print promotions of the event
  3. Up to five (5) first-time ABI memberships for only $100 per person — a savings of $195 per membership

 

Co-Chairs

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Eric J. Fromme

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; Irvine, Calif.

Stephen Spitzer

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Wayne P. Weitz

EisnerAmper LLP; New York

Advisory Board

Derek C. Abbott

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Stuart Brown

DLA Piper; Wilminton, Del.

Michael S. Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman, LLP; Miami

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Brian S. Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

Mike Kaztenstein

FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York

Paul Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; New York

Perry Mandarino

B. Riley Financial; New York

Deirdre A. McGuinness

Epiq Systems, Inc.; New York

Drew McManigle

SierraConstellation Partners, LLC; Houston

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Ann M. Miller

Houlihan Lokey; New York

David S. Miller

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Robyn F. Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP; Philadelphia

Natalie D. Ramsey

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Philadelphia

Geoffrey A. Richards

Canaccord Genuity Inc.; New York 

Jeremy Ryan

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Joseph Smolinsky

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Janet M. Weiss

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; New York

Christopher K. Wu

Carl Marks Advisors; New York

 

Faculty

Faculty members will assume the following roles throughout the day. They will present strategies and perspectives to simulate the decisions made throughout the restructuring process.

 

Company Management

Drew McManigle

SierraConstellation Partners, LLC

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Nancy Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Joseph Smolinsky

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 

Investment Banker

Michael Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

 

Board of Directors

Derek Abbott

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Paul Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman, LLP

 

CRO

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Mike Katzenstein

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal

 

Senior Secured Creditors

Brian Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Stuart Brown

DLA Piper

David Miller

Alvarez & Marsal

 

Junior Secured Creditors

Geoff Richards

Canaccord Genuity Inc.

Ann Miller

Houlihan Lokey

Chris Wu

Carl Marks Advisors

 

Buyers/Liquidators

Janet Weiss

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Perry Mandarino

B. Riley Financial

 

Unsecured Creditors

Natalie Ramsey

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Deirdre McGuinness

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Mike Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP

Robyn Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP

Conference Information

Location

The program will be held at The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia (10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 19102), conveniently located in city center across from Philadelphia City Hall. The hotel is also the site of the combined CFRP/CRC reception and dinner.

Travel

Air: Fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Ground: The hotel is approximately 10 miles from Philadelphia International Airport. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, with a travel time of about 25 minutes to the Ritz Carlton.

Rail: The hotel is conveniently located between the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Metro lines.

Conference Attire

Business attire is requested throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by October 20, 2016. No refunds will be made if notice is received after October 20, although substitutions will be allowed. After October 20, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education Credit

6.5 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.5 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 6.5 hours of general CLE. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 7.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours can be applied toward professional practice. 7.5 hours of CPE credit are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement in 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, 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 adonohue@abiworld.org.

 

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked by 10/15/16)
Regular
(10/15/16-11/10/16)

ABI/TMA Member
$545
$595
ABI Govt./Nonprofit Member
$345
$395
Non-Member
$565
$615
New ABI Member*
$820
$870
New ABI Govt./Nonprofit Member* 
$440
$490

 

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration** $1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration*** $1,895
Additional Booth Representative  $300

* 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.

** 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.

 

CFRP Optional Event

Single Ticket to CRC Dinner - $150
(Available to registered CFRP attendees and exhibitors only)

Table Sponsor for CRC Dinner $1,000 (Includes 4 tickets to the CRC Dinner)
  $2,000 (Includes 8 tickets to the CRC Dinner)

To secure one of the following exclusive sponsorships, please select an option below:

I would like to sponsor the Cocktail Reception.
(includes a half table)*

$4,000

I would like to sponsor the dinner wine.
(includes a half table)*

$4,000

* Additional benefits apply.

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