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Wednesday, August 17

Optional Events

A Night at the Ballpark

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie

Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins
Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.
Opening Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Enjoy the game from the Great American Ballpark’s private Party Deck, located on the second level along the right field line. The space features a semi-covered patio, television monitors, padded ballpark seating, and prime views of the baseball action and the Ohio River. Tickets cost $50 per person and include a Ballpark Buffet, unlimited soft drinks and two beers per person. Limited seating available; please check the appropriate box on the registration form. NOTE: Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call after 3 p.m. game day.  Additional information regarding this event will be sent to registered attendees on Monday, August 15.

Thursday, August 18

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Hot Breakfast

Sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

8:20-8:30a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Stephen D. Lerner

Squire Patton Boggs, Cincinnati

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law Update: Part I

This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2016 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

Prof. Melissa B. Jacoby

University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Judicial Town Hall

Judges will respond to questions submitted from attendees in advance of the event.

J. Michael Debbeler, Moderator

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Hon. R. Guy Cole, Jr.

U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Cir.); Columbus, Ohio

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson; New York

Hon. Lawrence S. Walter

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Cincinnati

Hon. John A. West

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court; Cincinnati

10:30 -11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

sponsored by Epiq Systems

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

All in the Family, or Who Is Your Client?

Knowing who your client is and what duties you have is a problem in cases ranging from the mega Caesars bankruptcy case to actions involving a distressed small family business that is jointly owned by several relatives. This presentation will address several attorney/client ethical issues, both in and out of bankruptcy, when jointly representing clients, including practical considerations when representing a group of closely related businesses, attorney/client privileges between multiple clients, and state and federal law ethical issues related to “who is your client.”

C.R. “Chip” Bowles, Moderator

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

Amy L. Bostic

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

Toby D. Merchant

Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

Hon. Alan C. Stout

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon

sponsored by Financial Resource Associates, LLC

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation: Discover ABI

Learn about the variety of resources available to ABI members, including ABI’s online products, key resources that may be used daily in insolvency work, ways to get involved in ABI committees, networking and business-development opportunities, and options for CLE credit.

Amy A. Quackenboss

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session: Boom Times Gone – What Bankruptcy Practitioners and Professionals Can Expect in Oil, Gas and Energy Chapter 11 Cases and Restructurings

This panel will discuss the recent filings in the oil, gas and energy sectors and provide an overview of what practitioners and professionals should know and understand about this changing and developing sector.

Ronald E. Gold, Moderator

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Kevin L. Colosimo

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Deborah D. Williamson

Dykema Cox Smith; San Antonio

 

Consumer Session: Current Issues in Chapter 7 Individual Cases, or a Meander Through Chapter 7 Issues

This panel will compare and contrast actions under §§ 707 and 727, with input from debtor’s counsel, the U.S. Trustee, the court and the chapter 7 trustee. The panel will discuss other current issues affecting parties in consumer bankruptcies, such as effects on the system caused by pro se debtors and how the system is handling those debtors, and how the new forms are affecting the effectiveness of the system.

William B. Logan, Jr., Moderator

Luper Niedenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

Monica Kindt

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Cincinnati

John W. Rose

The Rose Law Office; Cincinnati

Hon. Alan C. Stout

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session: State of the ABI Reform Commission for Chapter 11/ Individual Chapter 11

The Final Report of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 is the culmination of nearly three years of testimony, advisory reports and deliberations. This panel, consisting of several members of the Commission, will present key findings as submitted to Congress.

Prof. Melissa B. Jacoby, Moderator

University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bill Brandt

Development Specialists, Inc.; New York

Robert J. Keach

Bernstein Shur; Portland, Maine

Deborah D. Williamson

Dykema Cox Smith; San Antonio

 

Consumer Session: Chapter 13 — How to Confirm Your Plan

This panel of chapter 13 trustees will provide an in-depth analysis of the necessary steps to reach confirmation of your chapter 13 plan, including the necessary steps and analysis that are required to secure their recommendation. The panel judge will give his perspective of the mega dockets and volume of issues that are typically brought before the court.

Eric W. Goering, Moderator

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Margaret A. Burks

Chapter 13 Trustee; Cincinnati

Faye D. English

Chapter 13 Trustee; Columbus, Ohio

Jeff M. Kellner

Chapter 13 Trustee; Dayton, Ohio

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session: Plan Issues — Support Agreements, Injunctions, Releases & Competing Plans

This panel will discuss strategies for negotiating and confirming chapter 11 plans, from support agreements and competing plans to the proper use of releases and injunctions.

Robert G. Sanker, Moderator

Keating, Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Bill Brandt

Development Specialists, Inc.; New York

Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Robert J. Keach

Bernstein Shur; Portland, Maine

 

Consumer Session: Chapter 13 — Post-Confirmation Issues

BAPCPA established several hurdles that debtors have to overcome in order to obtain a discharge of a confirmed plan. Confirmation of the plan in many respects is only the beginning of the process. This panel, which includes two chapter 13 trustees and an experienced creditors’ counsel and is moderated by an experienced debtors’ counsel, will explore the issues that arise after confirmation, including the completion of required tasks for a debtor to obtain a discharge. Issues to be discussed include plan modification, requirements imposed upon lenders, and duties imposed upon debtors to obtain discharge.

Michael L. Baker, Moderator

Ziegler & Schneider PSC; Covington, Ky.

Beverly M. Burden

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Lexington, Ky.

Thomas L. Canary, Jr.

Fenton & McGarvey Law Firm, P.S.C.; Louisville, Ky.

Frank M. Pees

Chapter 13 Trustee; Detroit

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Friday, August 19

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Hot Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law Update: Part II

Prof. Melissa B. Jacoby

University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ponzi Schemes and Other Fraud Issues

This panel will address the unique issues presented when matters involving fraud, including Ponzi schemes, arise. The discussion will include best practices for responding to, or managing, fraud allegations directed to a client inside and outside of bankruptcy, addressing and investigating fraud from an accounting perspective (including strategies for identifying hallmarks of fraud), and current developments in case law relating to fraud and Ponzi schemes in the bankruptcy context.

Donald J. Rafferty, Moderator

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Jeffrey A. Hokanson

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Ralph W. Kohnen

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

John B. Pidock

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Dayton

 

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Allen Kuehnle Stovall + Neuman LLP

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

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session: All for One and One for All: Overcoming Challenges When the Interests of Creditors' Committee Members Diverge

Although a creditors’ committee represents the interests of all general unsecured creditors, committee members often have competing interests. This panel discussion will explore the types of conflicts and intercreditor issues that can arise, the impact of those issues on the ability of the committee to perform its duties, and how disputes among committee members are resolved.

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr., Moderator

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Julie J. Becker

U.S. Bank National Association; St. Paul, Minn.

Hon. James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Sharon L. Levine

Saul Ewing LLP; Newark, N.J.

Jackie Mulligan

Procter and Gamble Co.; Cincinnati

 

Consumer Session: Creditors’ Rights and Fights — A Walk in the Shoes of Creditors’ Counsel

Our expert faculty will pull back the curtain on representing creditors and will examine current issues facing mortgage and automobile creditors. Topics will include updates on the mortgage and automobile loan servicing industry, new proofs-of-claim rules and forms, servicing standards, statutes of limitations, and compliance issues.

Edward J. Boll, III, Moderator

Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss; Cincinnati

Edward Bailey

Reimer, Arnovitz, Chernek & Jeffrey Co., L.P.A.; Solon, Ohio

John A. Schuh

Schuh & Goldberg LLP; Cincinnati

Phyllis A. Ulrich

Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich Co., L.P.A.; Cleveland

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

Behind the Scenes of the Advisory Committee on the Bankruptcy Rules: Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Update

Hon. Arthur I. Harris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Cleveland

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ethics and Social Media: Tools, Traps and Temptations

This panel will present an examination of ethical and legal issues arising in the practice of bankruptcy law, with an emphasis on privacy, confidentiality and professionalism in the use of social media and networking.

Richard D. Nelson

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Great Debates

Timothy J. Hurley, Moderator

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Resolved: Impairment is a good thing and should be encouraged.

Pro: Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Con: Hon. John E. Hoffman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Columbus, Ohio

Resolved: If you get caught hiding assets from the piper, you should pay the piper   with exempt assets.

Pro: Hon.Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Con: Hon.James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Resolved: You should not be permitted to assert your claim against me. I'm new Jim.Go see Old Jim.

Pro: Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

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

Con: Bill Brandt

Development Specialists, Inc.; New York

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

To view the full program brochure, click here

Wednesday, August 17

Optional Events

A Night at the Ballpark

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie

Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins
Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.
Opening Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Enjoy the game from the Great American Ballpark’s private Party Deck, located on the second level along the right field line. The space features a semi-covered patio, television monitors, padded ballpark seating, and prime views of the baseball action and the Ohio River. Tickets cost $50 per person and include a Ballpark Buffet, unlimited soft drinks and two beers per person. Limited seating available; please check the appropriate box on the registration form. NOTE: Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call after 3 p.m. game day.  Additional information regarding this event will be sent to registered attendees on Monday, August 15.

 

Thursday, August 18

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Hot Breakfast

Sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

8:20-8:30a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Stephen D. Lerner

Squire Patton Boggs, Cincinnati

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law Update: Part I

This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2016 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

Prof. Melissa B. Jacoby

University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Judicial Town Hall

Judges will respond to questions submitted from attendees in advance of the event.

J. Michael Debbeler, Moderator

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Hon. R. Guy Cole, Jr.

U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Cir.); Columbus, Ohio

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson; New York

Hon. Lawrence S. Walter

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Cincinnati

Hon. John A. West

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court; Cincinnati

10:30 -11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

sponsored by Epiq Systems

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

All in the Family, or Who Is Your Client?

Knowing who your client is and what duties you have is a problem in cases ranging from the mega Caesars bankruptcy case to actions involving a distressed small family business that is jointly owned by several relatives. This presentation will address several attorney/client ethical issues, both in and out of bankruptcy, when jointly representing clients, including practical considerations when representing a group of closely related businesses, attorney/client privileges between multiple clients, and state and federal law ethical issues related to “who is your client.”

C.R. “Chip” Bowles, Moderator

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

Amy L. Bostic

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

Toby D. Merchant

Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

Hon. Alan C. Stout

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon

sponsored by Financial Resource Associates, LLC

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation: Discover ABI

Learn about the variety of resources available to ABI members, including ABI’s online products, key resources that may be used daily in insolvency work, ways to get involved in ABI committees, networking and business-development opportunities, and options for CLE credit.

Amy A. Quackenboss

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Consumer Program attendees may only receive CLE for Consumer sessions)

Consumer Session: Current Issues in Chapter 7 Individual Cases, or a Meander Through Chapter 7 Issues

This panel will compare and contrast actions under §§ 707 and 727, with input from debtor’s counsel, the U.S. Trustee, the court and the chapter 7 trustee. The panel will discuss other current issues affecting parties in consumer bankruptcies, such as effects on the system caused by pro se debtors and how the system is handling those debtors, and how the new forms are affecting the effectiveness of the system.

William B. Logan, Jr., Moderator

Luper Niedenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

Monica Kindt

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Cincinnati

John W. Rose

The Rose Law Office; Cincinnati

Hon. Alan C. Stout

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Consumer Program attendees may only receive CLE for Consumer sessions)

Consumer Session: Chapter 13 — How to Confirm Your Plan

This panel of chapter 13 trustees will provide an in-depth analysis of the necessary steps to reach confirmation of your chapter 13 plan, including the necessary steps and analysis that are required to secure their recommendation. The panel judge will give his perspective of the mega dockets and volume of issues that are typically brought before the court.

Eric W. Goering, Moderator

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Margaret A. Burks

Chapter 13 Trustee; Cincinnati

Faye D. English

Chapter 13 Trustee; Columbus, Ohio

Jeff M. Kellner

Chapter 13 Trustee; Dayton, Ohio

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Consumer Program attendees may only receive CLE for Consumer sessions)

Consumer Session: Chapter 13 — Post-Confirmation Issues

BAPCPA established several hurdles that debtors have to overcome in order to obtain a discharge of a confirmed plan. Confirmation of the plan in many respects is only the beginning of the process. This panel, which includes two chapter 13 trustees and an experienced creditors’ counsel and is moderated by an experienced debtors’ counsel, will explore the issues that arise after confirmation, including the completion of required tasks for a debtor to obtain a discharge. Issues to be discussed include plan modification, requirements imposed upon lenders, and duties imposed upon debtors to obtain discharge.

Michael L. Baker, Moderator

Ziegler & Schneider PSC; Covington, Ky.

Beverly M. Burden

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Lexington, Ky.

Thomas L. Canary, Jr.

Fenton & McGarvey Law Firm, P.S.C.; Louisville, Ky.

Frank M. Pees

Chapter 13 Trustee; Detroit

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Friday, August 19

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Hot Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law Update: Part II

Prof. Melissa B. Jacoby

University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ponzi Schemes and Other Fraud Issues

This panel will address the unique issues presented when matters involving fraud, including Ponzi schemes, arise. The discussion will include best practices for responding to, or managing, fraud allegations directed to a client inside and outside of bankruptcy, addressing and investigating fraud from an accounting perspective (including strategies for identifying hallmarks of fraud), and current developments in case law relating to fraud and Ponzi schemes in the bankruptcy context.

Donald J. Rafferty, Moderator

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Jeffrey A. Hokanson

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Ralph W. Kohnen

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

John B. Pidock

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Dayton

 

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Allen Kuehnle Stovall + Neuman LLP

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

Concurrent Sessions (Consumer Program attendees may only receive CLE for Consumer sessions)

Commercial Session: All for One and One for All: Overcoming Challenges When the Interests of Creditors' Committee Members Diverge

Although a creditors’ committee represents the interests of all general unsecured creditors, committee members often have competing interests. This panel discussion will explore the types of conflicts and intercreditor issues that can arise, the impact of those issues on the ability of the committee to perform its duties, and how disputes among committee members are resolved.

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr., Moderator

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Julie J. Becker

U.S. Bank National Association; St. Paul, Minn.

Hon. James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Sharon L. Levine

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jackie Mulligan

Procter and Gamble Co.; Cincinnati

 

Consumer Session: Creditors’ Rights and Fights — A Walk in the Shoes of Creditors’ Counsel

Our expert faculty will pull back the curtain on representing creditors and will examine current issues facing mortgage and automobile creditors. Topics will include updates on the mortgage and automobile loan servicing industry, new proofs-of-claim rules and forms, servicing standards, statutes of limitations, and compliance issues.

Edward J. Boll, III, Moderator

Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss; Cincinnati

Edward Bailey

Reimer, Arnovitz, Chernek & Jeffrey Co., L.P.A.; Solon, Ohio

John A. Schuh

Schuh & Goldberg LLP; Cincinnati

Phyllis A. Ulrich

Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich Co., L.P.A.; Cleveland

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

Behind the Scenes of the Advisory Committee on the Bankruptcy Rules: Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Update

Hon. Arthur I. Harris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Cleveland

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ethics and Social Media: Tools, Traps and Temptations

This panel will present an examination of ethical and legal issues arising in the practice of bankruptcy law, with an emphasis on privacy, confidentiality and professionalism in the use of social media and networking.

Richard D. Nelson

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Great Debates

Timothy J. Hurley, Moderator

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Resolved: Impairment is a good thing and should be encouraged.

Pro: Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Con: Hon. John E. Hoffman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Columbus, Ohio

Resolved: If you get caught hiding assets from the piper, you should pay the piper   with exempt assets.

Pro: Hon.Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Con: Hon.James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Resolved: You should not be permitted to assert your claim against me. I'm new Jim.Go see Old Jim.

Pro: Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

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

Con: Bill Brandt

Development Specialists, Inc.; New York

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

To view the full program brochure, click here

Conference Information

Hotel

Overlooking historic Fountain Square, the Westin Cincinnati boasts being in an outstanding location in the heart of Cincinnati’s bustling central business district and downtown’s vast array of restaurants, shops, theaters and sporting events. A block of rooms is being held on a first-come, first-served basis. The special room rate is $169 per night; reservations must be made by August 1, 2016, to secure the special rate. Reservations may be made online here or by calling the Westin reservations center at (1) 800-Westin 1 and asking to be placed in the specially rated ABI block. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the block is filled.

Transportation

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located approximately 12 miles/20 minutes from the Westin Cincinnati.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 28, 2016. No refunds will be granted after July 28, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 28, 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*

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar: Approval for approximately 12 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, which include Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 14 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 12 credit hours, of which 2 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Consumer Program: Approval for approximately 12 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, which include Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 14 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 12 credit hours, of which 2 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, 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 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, 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. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to ccolligan@abi.org.

 

Judicial Chairs

Hon. Beth A. Buchanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Cincinnati

Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Cincinnati

Program Chair

Stephen D. Lerner

Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

Advisory Board

Michael L. Baker

Ziegler & Schneider P.S.C.; Covington, Ky

Edward J. Boll, III

Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss; Cincinnati

C.R. “Chip” Bowles, Jr.

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

J. Michael Debbeler

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Eric W. Goering

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Ronald E. Gold

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Timothy J. Hurley

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Kim Martin Lewis

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Cincinnati

William B. Logan, Jr.

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr.

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Donald J. Rafferty

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Robert G. Sanker

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Lori A. Schlarman

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC; Hebron, Ky.

Monica V. Kindt

Cincinnati

 

 

Premium Sponsors

Conway MacKenzie

Squire Patton Boggs

Platinum Sponsors

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Financial Resource Associates, LLC

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Gold Sponsor

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Silver Sponsor

New Growth Advisors, Inc.
Vorys Sater

Bronze Sponsors

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC
Allen Kuehnle Stovall + Neuman LLP
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Goering & Goering, LLC
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss
Luper Neidenthal & Logan
Wood & Lamping LLP
Ziegler & Schneider P.S.C.

Epiq Systems

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP for the educational materials on thumb drives, Donlin, Recano & Co. for the conference app, Thomson Reuters for the educational materials book and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked by 7/8/16)
Regular
(after 
7/8/16)

ABI Member
$425
$495
New ABI Member*
$520
$590
Govt./Aca. ABI Member
$125
$150
Govt./Aca. New ABI Member*
$220
$245
Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing
ABI Member $295 $345
New Member* $390 $440

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $295 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee on this form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration** $625
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration*** $720
Additional Booth Representative $95

** 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.

 

Optional Events

Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins
$50
Thursday Networking Reception
Free
Thursday Networking Reception Guest
$40

 

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.