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Thursday, August 3

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Cole Schotz P.C and SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Friday, August 4

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

TED Talks

Thomas M. Horan, Moderator

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Amy Edgy

Jones Day; Washington, D.C.

M. Natasha Labovitz

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; New York

Ted Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Steven K. Kortanek

Drinker Biddle & Reath, Wilmington, Del.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Let's Dip into the DIP Order

Do you know and understand what’s in your DIP order? This panel will break down some examples of issues that create frustration for bankruptcy judges through inconsistent language, overreaching requirements, misinterpretation or fundamental flaws. Panelists will navigate the typical DIP motion through drafting to final order.

Linda V. Donhauser, Moderator

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; Baltimore

Duncan Pickett

Berkley Research Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD

K. Elizabeth Sieg

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

Hon. Christopher Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Lisa Tancredi

Gebhardt & Smith LLP, Baltimore, MD

50 Shades of Valuations

This panel will review the art and science of valuations prepared for different stakeholders in the same case. Panelists will discuss how professionals can use the same data but arrive at dramatically different results through the manipulation of various methodologies and assumptions depending on the interests of their clients.

Anne Eberhardt, Moderator

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; New York

Neil Gupta

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark

Saul Ewing LLP; Baltimore

Robert J. Stearn, Jr.

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. John Sherwood

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

Paths for Committees Post-Jevic

This panel will review the shift of leverage to hold-out creditors and the requirement that structured dismissals must adhere to the absolute priority rule outside of a plan.

James Patrick Shea, Moderator

Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Las Vegas

Jeffrey Cohen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; New York

Maris J. Kandestin

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Michele Michaelis

BDO Consulting; New York

Hon. David Rice

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Chapter 13: Improving the Process

This panel will discuss means of improving the chapter 13 process, including how to reduce abuses and thereby accelerate chapter 13 cases, as well as the new Rule amendments going into effect Dec. 1, 2017, and will contrast plans under chapters 11 and 13.

Louis J. Ebert, Moderator

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP; Baltimore

Scott F. Waterman

Waterman & Mayer LLP; Philadelphia

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (Ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P

10:45-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Decisions, Decisions: Investment Strategy

This panel will analyze the impact of recent decisions on investment strategy, including the use of restructuring support agreements and federal and state law remedies, as well as the litigation risk of recoveries absent a bankruptcy filing; the acceleration of debt maturities and redemption/“make whole” premiums; and the scope of § 546(e) “safe harbor” provisions.

Rachel Jaffe Mauceri, Moderator

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Philadelphia

Teresa C. Kohl

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Clark Hill PLC; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Stacey Meisel

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

Kevin Clancy

CohnReznick LLP, Edison, New Jersey

A Unique Peek Inside Municipal Bankruptcy Cases

This panel will review some of the unique aspects of municipal bankruptcy cases, including the use of mediators, the role of a creditors’ committee and how committee professionals can be compensated, the involvement of state and federal laws and precedent for municipal bankruptcies, and the uncharted territory of Puerto Rico’s insolvency, as well as the potential impact on financially troubled states.

Robert M. Fishman, Moderator

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Cate Long

Puerto Rico Clearinghouse; New York

Morgan L. Patterson

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Turning the Page to the Next Chapter: Individual Chapter 11 Cases

This panel will review constitutional issues under § 1115 and the appointment of chapter 11 trustees, as well as debate whether conversion from chapter 7 to chapter 11 violates the 13th Amendment.

Scott D. Cousins, Moderator

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

Chantelle McClamb

Ballard Spahr LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Jeffrey C. Toole

Buckley King; Cleveland

Hon. Lori S. Simpson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Family Picnic

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club’s West Course

Golf Holes sponsored by Protiviti Inc.

1:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Trap-Shooting Tournament

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Delaware State Bar Association Reception

Sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

7:00-9:00 p.m.

A Taste of Hershey Dinner and Dancing (kid-friendly)

Dinner sponsored by CohnReznick, Polsinelli and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Entertainment sponsored by Equity Partners HG LLC and Morris James, LLP

Saturday, August 5

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judicial Debates

James E. Van Horn, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Hon. Kevin Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Hon. Thomas Catliota

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Greenbelt

Hon. Michael Kaplan

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

Hon. Richard Fehling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Reading

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judicial Round-and-Round

Teresa C. Kohl, Moderator

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (Ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

Hon. Christopher Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Hon. David Rice

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Hon. Michael Kaplan

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

Hon. Richard Fehling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Reading

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

10:45-12:00 noon

Plenary Session

Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?

Lawrence A. Katz, Moderator

Hirschler Fleischer; Tysons Corner, Va.

Brett D. Fallon

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Nancy A. Valentine

Ice Miller LLP; Cleveland

Sara Temes

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

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Workshop Rates

Registration Rates* Early
(by 6/7/17)
Regular
(6/8/17- 7/14/17)
Late
(after 7/14/17)

ABI Member
$625
$675
$725
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
New ABI Member*
$925
$975
$1025
New Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member*
$440
$490
$540

* 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.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,925
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 one-year ABI membership; you must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. Note: All exhibitor rates include the Opening Reception, Friday and Saturday Breakfasts and all refreshment breaks.

Optional Events

 

 

Rate
Opening Reception
Guest

Child (12 and under)

FREE to registrant
$50
$25
Family Picnic
$15
Golf Tournament at Hershey's West Course
Handicap ____
$165
Trap-Shooting Tournament
$110
Friday Dinner & Dancing Registrant
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$25
$95
$45
Hershey Park Tickets Adult
Child (ages 3-8) and Senior Citizen (ages 55-69)

$40

$31

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.

 

2017 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg    Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC    CohnReznick

  Cole Schotz P.C.    Donlin Recano & Co Inc    EPHG 

East West Bank    GCG    Gavin Solmonese 

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC    Greenberg Traurig LLP    McGuireWoods LLP 

Miles & Stockbridge PC    Morris James LLP    Pachulski 

Polsinelli   Protiviti   Shaw Fishman 

Sherwood Partners, Inc.   Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.    SSG Capital Advisors

SHA    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP    Wilmington Trust

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Barnes & Thornburg LLP for the printed pocket agendas, Miles & Stockbridge PC for the hotel key cards, Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc for the mobile app, East West Bank for the water bottles, Gavin/Solmonese LLC for daily e-newsletter, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC for the conference lanyards Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall, and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

Conference Information

Hotel

One of the finest historic hotels in America, The Hotel Hershey is known for its refined elegance, signature service and highly rated amenities. Situated high atop the town of Hershey, Pa., this 1930s-era hotel has been recognized with both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award. Outfitted with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cabana rentals, nightly family s’mores roasts, a full sports complex and more, the Hotel Hershey has something for every family member. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $319 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by June 11, 2017, to secure this special rate. You will receive a unique room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

 

Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the June 11 cut-off or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. The hotel may sell out, so please make your reservations accordingly.

Continuing Education Credit

7 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 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 7 hours, of which 1.25 hours will 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 8 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 8 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 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 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 nstruyk@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 13, 2017. No refunds will be granted after July 13, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 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.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams at the Hotel Hershey on Thursday, August 3rd, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (319) 365-2222, by emailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC website at www.abcworld.org. The ABC certification programs are sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.

American Board of Certification Exams

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at The Hotel Hershey
Call (319) 365-2222 or e-mail assistantdirector@abcworld.org

___Consumer Bankruptcy Exam

___Business Bankruptcy Exam

___Creditors’ Rights Exam ($125 exam fee)

 

Make check payable to: American Board of Certification and return with this clipping to: American Board of Certification, The American Building, 4403 1st Avenue SE, Suite 113, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

 

___ Credit Card (Charge to acct. no. provided for conference)

 

A short form application and fee ($495) are also required prior to the exam. Please go to www.abcworld.org if you have not submitted the application.

Optional Events

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Cole Schotz P.C and SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Bring the family along! The Opening Reception is included with registration; guest tickets are $50 per person and children (12 and under) are $25 each.

Family Picnic

Friday, August 4, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Before heading off to afternoon activities, join us for a picnic on the historic lawn of The Hotel Hershey. Tickets are $15 per person.

Final Night Dinner and Dancing

Friday, August 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner sponsored by CohnReznick, Polsinelli and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Entertainment sponsored by Equity Partners HG LLC and Morris James LLP

Enjoy an August night at The Hotel Hershey with a family-friendly evening of dinner and dancing. Kid-friendly entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $25 each for registrants, $95 for guests and $45 for children (12 and under).

Cocoa Kids Club

The Cocoa Kids Club is the perfect place for young vacationers (ages 5+) to make new friends and learn new skills, including tennis, basketball, swimming, arts and crafts and ice cream making. Kids can also visit the Children’s Garden and Butterfly House. Full-day (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) pricing is $75 per child and includes lunch; half-day (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 12:00-4:00 p.m.) is $55 per child and includes lunch. Cocoa Clubhouse also offers an evening camp option from 5:00-9:00 p.m., which includes a meal and is $60 per child. To enroll your child(ren) in the Cocoa Kids Club, please call the Hotel Hershey directly at (717)-533-2171.

Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club’s West Course

Friday, August 4, 1:00 p.m.

Protiviti Inc.

Hershey Country Club’s West Course provides a bird’s-eye view of the town – including play atop the hill on the front lawn of Milton Hershey’s estate, High Point Mansion. This par-73 course was designed in 1930 with tree-lined fairways, lush greens and challenging hazards. Green fees are $165 per person, which includes lunch and cart. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form, and indicate your handicap.

Trap-Shooting Tournament

Friday, August 4, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

Both addictive and challenging, trap-shooting launches targets from a single ‘house’ or machine, generally away from the shooter. Instead of sinking a ball into a hole, shooters aim to break targets. All family members over 12 years of age can safely enjoy this energetic sport at the Palmyra Sportsmen’s Club. The $110 fee includes a boxed lunch, transportation and all tournament fees. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Discounted Tickets to Hershey Park

You can purchase discounted tickets to Hershey Park during your stay (tickets are general admission and can be used on any date through 2017). The cost per person is $40 for adults and $31 for children (ages 3-8) and senior citizens (ages 55-69); children 2 and under are free. Purchased tickets will be distributed at registration when you arrive at the hotel. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Workshop Chairs

Hon. Nancy V. Alquist, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Hon. Laurie S. Silverstein, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Thomas M. Horan, Co-Chair

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Teresa C. Kohl, Co-Chair

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

James E. Van Horn, Co-Chair

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Advisory Board

Robert S. Brady

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Kevin P. Clancy

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

Scott D. Cousins

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

G. David Dean

Cole Schotz P.C.; Baltimore

Paul H. Deutch

Rust Omni; New York

Stephen A. Donato

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

Linda V. Donhauser

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; Baltimore

Louis J. Ebert

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP; Baltimore

Brett D. Fallon

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Mark E. Felger

Cozen O’Connor; Wilmington, Del.

Charles M. Forman

LeClairRyan; Newark, N.J.

Jason W. Harbour

Hunton & Williams LLP; Richmond, Va.

Michael R. Herz

Fox Rothschild LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Reginald W. Jackson

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Columbus, Ohio

Ericka F. Johnson

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Laura D. Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Lawrence A. Katz

Hirschler Fleischer; Tysons Corner, Va.

Rachel J. Mauceri

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Philadelphia

Erika L. Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Whitefish Bay, Wis.

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard W. Riley

Duane Morris LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Michael J. Roeschenthaler

Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP; Baltimore

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Clark Hill PLC; Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey M. Schlerf

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del

Joseph L. Schwart

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Stanley B. Tarr

Blank Rome LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Jeremy VanEtten

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Robert A. Weber

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Christopher B. Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

Diane E. Vuocolo

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Philadelphia