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Tuesday, August 22

Optional Event

A Night at the Ballpark

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.
Opening Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Enjoy the game from the Great American Ballpark’s private Triple Play Suites, located on the ballpark’s third level down the left field line. Mingle comfortably indoors while enjoying access to an outdoor viewing deck with padded ballpark seating for prime views of the baseball action and the Ohio river. Tickets are $50 per person and include a Ballpark Buffet, unlimited soft drinks and two beers per person. Limited seating is available; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Wednesday, August 23

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:20-8:30a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law and Rules Update: Part I

This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2017 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Making It Rain Without Getting Muddy: Developing Business the Ethical Way

This expert panel will discuss different approaches to business development, including lawyer advertising, law firm websites, social media, beauty contests and wining and dining, and factors that may influence the effectiveness of various approaches. Examples will be used to illustrate business-development methods and explain how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the methods being discussed.

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr., Moderator

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

John M. Simms

Atkinson, Simms & Kermode PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

10:30 -11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

sponsored by Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

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

Restructuring Rules of the Road: Making the Right Decision as a Restructuring Professional

While financial and economic issues generally dictate whether a restructuring is likely to be successful, the success of a restructuring often will be meaningfully impacted, either positively or negatively, by more intangible factors that are at play. This presentation will examine the ways in which restructuring professionals, rather than the company’s balance sheet and industry outlook, may materially affect the restructuring landscape, including how such professionals approach financial and operational distress, prepare the restructuring game plan, communicate with the client and its stakeholders, and generally manage the restructuring process. Restructuring professionals’ adherence to applicable ethical obligations and professionalism best practices are critical to this process. Learn the essential “dos” and “don’ts” and other “rules of the road” for professionals in restructurings.

Stephen D. Lerner

Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentations

ABI Consumer Commission Forum 

Join Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.), ABI President and member of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, for a discussion of the Commission’s recommendations for improving the consumer bankruptcy system within the existing structure.  Attendees will have the opportunity to offer ideas and feedback on key issues, in advance of the Commission’s December 2018 release of its recommendations. To learn more about the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, visit consumercommission.abi.org.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

Luncheon Keynote: Reflections from the Bench & Practice

Join Judge Walter as he reflects on his more than 14 years on the bankruptcy bench. He’ll share his thoughts on building a successful practice, the importance of professionalism and ethical conduct, the duty of attorneys as officers of the court (and threats to that authority), and much more. 

Hon. Lawrence S. Walter

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

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Session

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Foreclosures (but Were Too Busy to Ask)

This panel will present a detailed look at filing foreclosures, state law defenses and post-judgment foreclosure matters, and when to file bankruptcy in the process.

Pamela N. Maggied, Moderator

Pamela N. Maggied Co., L.P.A.; Columbus, Ohio

Brian D. Flick

The Dann Law Firm; Cincinnati

Wayne P. Novick

Wayne Novick and Associates; Dayton, Ohio

William L. Purtell

Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss; Cincinnati

 

Commercial Session

How Will Jevic Change Chapter 11 Practice?

This panel features leading professionals in the chapter 11 practice area who were directly involved in the Jevic chapter 11 case, as well as a distinguished retired bankruptcy judge. This session will cover the underlying Jevic chapter 11 case, the Supreme Court’s opinion in Jevic and its impact on chapter 11 practice, and strategic alternatives in light of the decision.

Donald J. Rafferty, Moderator

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Daniel F. Dooley

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

Rene S. Roupinian

Outten & Golden LLP; New York

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Session

Interaction Between State and Bankruptcy Courts

This session will feature a discussion regarding the various bear traps and pitfalls of dealing with nonbankruptcy-related claims in the bankruptcy context. Issues will include how to avoid the bankruptcy court from dismissing your claim, the reasons that you would be estopped from challenging a claim, and when you should ask for relief to return to state court.

Michael B. Baker, Moderator

The Baker Firm PLLC; Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Stuart P. Brown

Stuart P. Brown, Attorney at Law; Covington, Ky.

Michael A. Galasso

Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker; Cincinnati

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

 

Commercial Session

Enjoining the Future: Unknown Claims and the Limits of Due Process

This panel will examine the strategies for dealing with unknown claims in chapter 11, the limits that due process places on those strategies, and the impact that the Second Circuit’s recent decision in In re Motors Liquidation may have on those strategies going forward.

Robert G. Sanker, Moderator

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Natalie D. Ramsey

Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoads LLP; Delaware, Pa.

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Session

Complex Tax Issues

This session will present an in-depth analysis of the interplay among tax law, liquidation and bankruptcy. The panelists will examine some of the tax traps that exist for an individual when business obligations remain unpaid in a closure or bankruptcy, as well as how to use an insolvency defense to defeat phantom K-1 and 1099 income.

Eric W. Goering, Moderator

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Bethany J. Hamilton

Office of the U.S. Attorney; Columbus, Ohio

Terry Serena

Serena Law LLC; Cincinnati

 

Commercial Session

How to Heal a Hospital

In this session, the panelists will discuss the unique operational issues that arise when guiding a hospital or health care agency through the bankruptcy or restructuring process, including calculation and collection of account receivables through Medicare and private insurance, proper maintenance of patient records, and the sale and transfer of operational licenses and patient lists. We will also discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care operations, and what might be expected in future restructurings in today’s political climate.

Ellen Arvin Kennedy, Moderator

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.

Adam M. Back

Stoll Keenon & Ogden PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

Shawn M. Riley

McDonald Hopkins LLC; Cleveland

Lori Ritchey-Baldwin

St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Fort Mitchell, Ky.

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs

 

Thursday, August 24

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:20-8:30a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Case Law and Rules Update: Part II

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Judicial Town Hall

The participating judges will respond to questions submitted from attendees in advance of the event.

J. Michael Debbeler, Moderator

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Hon. Beth A. Buchanan

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

Hon. C. Kathryn Preston

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

Hon. Jessica Price Smith

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

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

sponsored by Allen Kuehnle Stovall & Neuman LLP

11:00-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer Session

FDCPA/FCRA Class Actions: Strategies and Pitfalls

This session will provide an in-depth look at recognizing these types of claims and determining when and how to file the actions.

Lori A. Schlarman, Moderator

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

Christian A. Jenkins

Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA; Cincinnati

Hon. C. Kathryn Preston

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

Matthew T. Sanning

Sanning & Sanning, PSC; Falmouth, Ky.

Robert R. Sparks

Strauss Troy Co., LPA; Cincinnati

 

Commercial Session

Officer and Director Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

In recent years, fiduciary duties have dominated the landscape of bankruptcy cases. Often, claims against officers and directors are the only source of recovery for unsecured creditors. This panel will examine recent trends and case law impacting officers and directors in bankruptcy cases. The panel will also discuss best practices for counsel representing debtor officers and directors.

Ronald E. Gold, Moderator

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Dan A. Bailey

Bailey Cavalieri LLC; Columbus, Ohio

Paige L. Ellerman

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Hon. Guy R. Humphrey

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

W. Timothy Miller

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

     Public and Governmental Policies in the Trump Administration in the Financial Services Arena

With President Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress, dramatic shifts may be coming to the insolvency industry. In this presentation, we will examine the potential impact of executive orders, legislative action, and other policy developments – including tax reform – that could affect insolvency practitioners.

Matthew D. Cutts

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Economics 101

Join this nationally renowned speaker for an overview of our national economic outlook, along with some possible risk factors that could impact the forecast, and household balance sheets in particular.

Dan White

Moody’s Analytics; West Chester, Pa.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Great Debates

Timothy J. Hurley, Moderator

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Resolved: Passively holding an asset of the estate in the face of a demand for turn-over violates the stay. (I swear, Your Honor, I didn’t do anything!)

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Robert A. Goering

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Resolved: Gift plans violate the Bankruptcy Code and are outlawed by Jevic. (Is it really a birthday without the gifts?)

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Resolved: A trustee should be permitted to avoid transfers occurring many years prior to the petition date by stepping into the shoes of “special” creditors such as the IRS or the FDIC pursuant to § 544(b). (I’m Baaaack!!!)

Robert G. Sanker

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Henry E. Menninger, Jr.

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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Conference Information

Hotel

A block of rooms at the Westin Cincinnati is being held on a first-come, first-served basis. The special room rate is $179 per night; reservations must be made by July 25, 2017, to secure the special rate. Reservations may be made online (www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MRBS2017) or by calling the Westin reservations center at 800-Westin1 and asking to be placed in the specially rated ABI/MRBS block. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the block is filled. [Overlooking historic Fountain Square, the Westin Cincinnati boasts 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.]

Transportation

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

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is requested, though not required.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by August 2, 2017. No refunds will be granted after August 2, but substitutions will be allowed. After August 2, 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: Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar: Approval for approximately 13.5 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, which include Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 15.5 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hour 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 15.5 credit hours, of which 1 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 15.5 hours of CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are also available.

 

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Consumer Program: Approval for approximately 13.5 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, which include Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 15.5 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 15.5 credit hours, of which 2 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 15.5 hours of CPE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, 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 courses 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. 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 cmackey@abi.org.

 

 

Seminar Chairs

Hon. Beth A. Buchanan, Judicial Co-Chair

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

Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins, Judicial Co-Chair

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

Stephen D. Lerner, Program Chair

Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

Seminar Advisory Board

Michael B. Baker

The Baker Firm PLLC; Fort Mitchell, Ky.
 

Michael L. Baker

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

T. Kent Barber

Barber Law PLLC; Lexington, Ky.
 

Edward J. Boll, III

Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss LPA; Cincinnati
 

Marchand Boyd

East West Bank; Delaware, Ohio
 

J. Michael Debbeler

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati
 

Patricia J. Friesinger

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.; Dayton, Ohio
 

Eric W. Goering

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati
 

Ronald E. Gold

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati
 

Timothy J. Hurley

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati
 

Ellen Arvin Kennedy

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.
 

Monica V. Kindt

Assistant U.S. Trustee; Cincinnati
 

 

William B. Logan, Jr.

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio
 

Pamela N. Maggied

Pamela N. Maggied Co., L.P.A.; Columbus, Ohio
 

Jeffrey A. Marks

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

John B. Pidcock

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Dayton, Ohio
 

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr.

Wood & Lamping LLP; Cincinnati
 

Donald J. Rafferty

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati
 

Erin C. Renneker

Harold Jarnicki & Associates; Lebanon, OH
 

Robert G. Sanker

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati
 

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

Lori A. Schlarman

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

Hon. Jessica E. Price Smith

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

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

Squire Patton Boggs

Conway MacKenzie

 

Platinum Sponsors

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

 

Silver Sponsors

New Growth Advisors

 

Bronze Sponsors

Allen Kuehnle Stovall & Neuman LLP

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing 

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC

Coolidge Wall Co., PA

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Goering & Goering, LLC

East West Bank

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Keating Muething & Klekamp LLP

Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss

Luper Neidenthal & Logan

Stoll Keenon Ogden

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Wood & Lamping LLP

Ziegler & Schneider P.S.C.

 
 

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Donlin Recano & Company, Inc., an AST Company for sponsoring the conference app, Gavin/Solmonese LLC for the daily e-newsletter, Grant Thornton for the conference lanyards and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

2017 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Registration Rates

 

Regular 
(postmarked by 7/14/17)

Late 
(after 7/14/17)


     
Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing  
ABI Member $295 $345
New ABI Member* $390 $440

* Includes a one-year membership for first-time members only — a $325 value! Expired members will be prompted online to renew or will be invoiced. for their membership renewal. 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, full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership.

 

Optional Events Rates

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
$50
Wednesday Networking Reception
Free
Wednesday 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.