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Tuesday, August 21

5:20 p.m.

Optional Event

Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs

Cincinnati Food and Culture Experience

Want to make your MRBS EP into a full album? Fill it with a culinary tour of Cincinnati the evening before the conference starts! We’ll meet in Fountain Square, then work our way through tastings at three restaurants: We Olive, Nicholson’s Scottish Pub and Bru Burger. Next, you’ll hop on a streetcar with your colleagues and head to Over-the-Rhine for ice cream and donuts at Buzzed Bull and Holtman’s Donuts. Throughout this delicious food tour, you will learn about Cincinnati’s history and culture from experienced guides. Tickets cost $55 per person and include all tastings, tour guides, streetcar passes and gratuities.

Wednesday, August 22

7:30 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by Allen Kuehnle Stovall & Neuman LLP

8:20-8:30 a.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 2018 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Exploring New Frontiers: Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency

The panel will discuss best practices in cybersecurity and provide an overview of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and some of the legal issues emerging from the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr., Moderator

Wood + Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

David J. Myers

SpliceNet; Cincinnati

Hon. Frank W. Volk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. W.Va.); Charleston

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

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

Legal Writing: Part I

As a lawyer or financial professional, you depend on writing to communicate your position to judges, clients and other lawyers. In this two-part session, you will learn why it is important for you to shed any bad habits that you may have formed in law school or throughout your career. Judge Painter will show you how to make your legal writing more concise, understandable and effective by stripping away unnecessary legal jargon and other clutter that distracts your readers. You will then put your new skills to practice during Part II — and see immediate improvements in your legal writing.

Hon. Mark Painter (ret.)

Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham, LPA; Cincinnati

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

Legal Writing: Part II

Hon. Mark Painter (ret.)

Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham, LPA; Cincinnati

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: ADR, Arbitration and Mediation in Chapter 11

T. Kent Barber, Moderator

Barber Law PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

Hon. Joan N. Feeney

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

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Grant T. Stein

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: Trustees, Unusual Assets and the Unwary: How to Keep a Discharge and Not Be Sued for Malpractice

Join this session to discuss filing claims for creditors; selling purely secured property with and without carve-outs; selling jointly owned property, property of the estate and unusual assets; and trusts, inherited assets and life insurance policies.

Hon. Jessica Price Smith, Moderator

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

Michael L. Baker

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

John G. Jansing

Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A.; Dayton, Ohio

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: Negotiating Strategies and Issues Related to Financing a Chapter 11 Case, Cash Collateral and DIP Financing

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.), Moderator

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Geoffrey S. Goodman

Foley & Lardner LLP; Chicago

Kim Martin Lewis

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Cincinnati

Jeffrey A. Marks

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Cincinnati

John B. Pidcock

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Dayton, Ohio

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: Evidence and Trial Skills in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

Learn concrete skills while experiencing a lively mock valuation hearing.

Pamela N. Maggied, Moderator

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

Hon. C. Kathryn Preston

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

 

Debtor:

Michael B. Baker

The Baker Firm PLLC; Fort Mitchell, Ky.

 

Creditors:

Thomas L. Canary

Reimer Law Co.; Louisville, Ky.

Scott T. Rickman

Morgan & Pottinger, P.S.C.; Lexington, Ky.

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

 

Thursday, August 23

7:30 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

8:15-8:30 a.m.

Distinguished Law Student Awards

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.

What Social Science Can Teach Us About Good People and Bad Choices

Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Las Vegas

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

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

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: The Dysfunctional Corporate Client

Learn how to represent and navigate clients that are closely held companies with self-dealing owners, misbehaving boards, nonfunctioning boards and other similar challenges.

Ellen Arvin Kennedy, Moderator

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.

Dean Langdon

DelCotto Law Group PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

Brian H. Meldrum

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird; Louisville, Ky.

Jason B. Sims

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Cincinnati

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: A Full Run-Down of the Shut Down: How to Close a Corporate Entity

This panel will do a run-through of closing a corporate entity, touching on the pros and cons of bankruptcy, ABCs and receiverships; the tax implications of all and who pays; the new Ohio receivership law; and who you represent.

Eric W. Goering, Moderator

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Susan M. Argo

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Rick Flynn

Flynn & Company; Cincinnati

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

 

Images of Lawyers in Film: Legal Ethics and the Movies

Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Las Vegas

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Judicial Town Hall
Ethics of Decision-Making

This panel of judges will discuss how they reach decisions based on unique fact scenarios from cases and often-encountered issues. Participants will also be asked to use their judgment to decide questions directed toward them.

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

Hon. Frank W. Volk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. W.Va.); Charleston

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Great Debates

Timothy J. Hurley, Moderator

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

We've Had Our Differences, but Your Bankruptcy Filing Makes Me Whole

Resolved: Provisions for Make Whole Premiums on Debts Automatically Accelerated by a Bankruptcy Filing Should be Enforced

For: William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

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

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

There's Gold in Them Thar Shares

Resolved: Golden Share Provisions Restricting the Debtor’s Authority to File Bankruptcy Should be Enforced

For: Kim Martin Lewis

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Cincinnati

Against: Ellen Arvin Kennedy

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.

Damned If I Do (Fraud), Damned If I Don't (Malpractice): Bankruptcy Planning, Exempt Assets and Stuff Like That

Resolved: The Debtor Should Convert Non-exempt Assets Into Exempt or Restricted Assets Whenever Possible Before Filing Bankruptcy.

For: Robert A. Goering

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Against: Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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 27, 2018, to secure the special rate. Reservations may be made online (https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MRBS) or by calling the Westin reservations center at 800-Westin1 and asking to be placed in the specially rated ABI/MRBS 2018 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

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 1, 2018. No refunds will be granted after August 1, but substitutions will be allowed. After August 1, 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 13 hours of CLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics, are 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 2.5 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 2.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 15.5 hours of CPE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Consumer Program: Approval for approximately 13 hours of CLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics, are 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 2.5 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 2.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 15.5 hours of CPE credit, including 2.5 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 bspencer@abi.org.

 

 

Judicial Co-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 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; Cincinnati

Marchand Boyd

East West Bank; Columbus, Ohio

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

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

Timothy J. Hurley

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Ellen Arvin Kennedy

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.

Monica V. Kindt

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Cincinnati

William B. Logan, Jr.

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

 

Pamela N. Maggied

Pamela N. Maggied Co., LPA; Columbus, Ohio

Jeffrey A. Marks

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Cincinnati

John B. Pidcock

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Dayton, Ohio

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr.

Wood + Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Hon. Jessica E. Price Smith

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

Donald J. Rafferty

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Erin C. Renneker

Harold Jarnicki & Associates; Lebanon, Ohio

Robert G. Sanker

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

Lori A. Schlarman

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

A.J. Webb

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

 

Partners

Platinum Sponsors

 

CONWAY MACKENZIE, INC.     Squire Patton Boggs   

Gold Sponsor

 

East West Bank   

Silver Sponsors

 

Allen Kuehnle Stovall & Neuman LLP    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP   Frost Brown Todd

    Gavin/Solmonese LLC    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP    Wilmington Trust Corporation   

Bronze Sponsors

 

BMS    Phoenix Management Services   

Exhibitors

 

722 Redemption Funding, Inc.    CARE    CINgroup  

Cricket Debt Counseling    National Automotive Brokerage Services    7Tranzon, LLC.    Trustee Resource Group   

2018 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Registration Rates

 

Regular 
(by 7/13/18)

Late 
(after 7/13/18)


ABI Member $445 $515
New ABI Member* $540 $610
Govt./Aca. ABI Member $145 $170

Govt./Aca. New ABI Member*

$240 $265
 
Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing  
ABI Member $315 $365
Join and Save* $410 $460

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $325 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.

 

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—a $325 value.

 

Optional Events

Cincinnati Food and Culture Experience
$55
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.