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Thursday, June 13

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Young & New Members Pub Outing

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn SC

Bars Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Friday, June 14

 

All-Day Coffee

Sponsored by Wolfson Bolton PLLC

7:15-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP & MorrisAnderson

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Welcome by Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Program Chairs

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Top 10 Ethics Traps and How to Avoid Them

Hon. Thomas J. Tucker, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Brittany S. Ogden

Quarles & Brady LLP; Madison, Wis.

Peter J. Roberts

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (5)

Business Track

Preparing for the Next Recession

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Mark Iammartino

Development Specialists, Inc.; Chicago

James A. Lodoen

Ballard Spahr LLP; Minneapolis

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Contracting Around the Bankruptcy Code and Communicating with Your Corporate Partner

Hon. Mark A. Randon

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright PLLC; Detroit

Kim K. Hillary

Schafer and Weiner; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Nicholas M. Miller

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Chicago

 

Consumer Track

Who Gets What? Chapter 7 and 13 Conversions, Dismissal Considerations and More

Hon. James W. Boyd, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Elizabeth M. Abood-Carroll

Orlans P.C.; Troy, Mich.

Virginia E. George

Virginia E. George S.C.; Shorewood, Wis.

John T. Piggins

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Automatic Stay Violations and Sanctions Litigation

Hon. Beth E. Hanan, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Thomas E. Hoffman

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Minneapolis

Jennifer M. Schank

Fuhrman + Dodge, S.C.; Middleton, Wis.

Kristina M. Stanger

Nyemaster Goode, P.C.; Des Moines, Iowa

 

Skills Track

Effective Client Interviews, Deposition Strategies, Techniques and More

Carla O. Andres

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

James E. DeLine

Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC; Detroit

James R. Oppenhuizen

Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC; Grand Rapids, Mich.

James Patrick Shea

Kolestar & Leatham; Las Vegas

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Wolfson Bolton PLLC

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (5)

Business Track

Farm to Table, They Are All in Trouble!

This panel will discuss growers, processors, retailers and restaurants, especially fast casual (e.g., Chipotle), and the distress occurring along the entire “food chain.” How are changing consumer preferences driving this distress, including those of the Millennial generation?

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Minn.); Minneapolis

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Howard & Howard; Peoria, Ill.

John W. Menn

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Steven R. Wybo

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Birmingham, Mich.

Benefits and Pitfalls to Restructuring, Recapitalizing or Selling Out of Court

Daniel F. Dooley, Moderator

MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd.; Chicago

Hon. Janet S. Baer

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

Susan M. Cook

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Midland, Mich.

Sheryl S. Toby

Dykema Gossett PLLC; Detroit

Brian P. Welch

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Chicago

 

Consumer Track

The Small Business Owner’s Chapter 13

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Caralyce M. Lassner

Law Office of George E. Jacobs and Associates; Flint, Mich.

Benjamin Payne

Hanson & Payne, LLC; Milwaukee

Craig E. Stevenson

DeWitt LLP; Madison, Wis.

E-Discovery and Cybersecurity for Insolvency Professionals

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple, Moderator

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

Mark Kindy

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Megan P. McKnight

Tealstone Law, PLC; Royal Oak, Mich.

Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP; Chicago

 

Skills Track

Understanding DIP Financing Agreements, Valuation Approaches and More

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago

Scott A. Eisenberg

Amherst Partners; Birmingham, Mich

Michael R. Stewart

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Minneapolis

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Family Picnic

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Wine Tour

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Kayaking Excursion

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Tour de ABI Bicycle Outing

Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC & Ice Miller LLP

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Family-Friendly Dine-Around

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Dine-Around

8:00-10:00 p.m.

S’mores at the Shore

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP

Saturday, June 15

 

All-Day Coffee

Sponsored by Neal, Gerber, Eisenberg LLP

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP and Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Morning Announcements

7:45-9:00 a.m.

The Ethics of the Vulnerable Client Population in Bankruptcy

Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, Moderator

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

Michelle Bass

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Charles D. Bullock

Stevenson & Bullock, PLC; Southfield, Mich.

Kelly M. Hagan

Hagan Law Offices PLC; Traverse City, Mich.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (5)

Business Track

Farm to Table, They Are All in Trouble!

Benefits and Pitfalls to Restructuring, Recapitalizing or Selling Out of Court

 

Consumer Track

The Small Business Owner’s Chapter 13

E-Discovery and Cybersecurity for Insolvency Professionals

 

Skills Track

Understanding DIP Financing Agreements, Valuation Approaches and More

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (5)

Business Track

Preparing for the Next Recession

Contracting Around the Bankruptcy Code and Communicating with Your Corporate Partner

 

Consumer Track

Who Gets What? Chapter 7 and 13 Conversions, Dismissal Considerations and More

Automatic Stay Violations and Sanctions Litigation

 

Skills Track

Effective Client Interviews, Deposition Strategies, Techniques and More

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Judicial Roundtables

Hon. Janet S. Baer

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

Hon. James W. Boyd

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Robyn L. Moberly

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

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

Hon. Mark A. Randon

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Minn.); Minneapolis

Hon. Thomas J. Tucker

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple

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

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Workshop Chairs

Hon. James. W. Boyd, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Richard E. Kruger

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

Mark L. Radtke

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

Advisory Board

A. Todd Almassian

Keller & Almassian, PLC; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Carla O. Andres

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright PLLC; Detroit

Kay Dee Baird

Krieg DeVault; Indianapolis

Brendan G. Best

Varnum LLP; Detroit

Chris L. Blacker

AlixPartners, LLP; Chicago

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Howard & Howard; Peoria, Ill.

Steven B. Chaiken

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.; Glenview, Ill.

Scott R. Clar

Crane, Simon, Clar & Dan; Chicago

Tracy M. Clark

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark; Southfield, Mich.

Rebecca R. DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy, LLC; Madison, Wis.

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago

Daniel F. Dooley

MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd.; Chicago

Scott A. Eisenberg

Amherst Partners; Birmingham, Mich.

Robert C. Folland

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Columbus, Ohio

Andrea Gonzalez

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

E. Philip Groben

Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

Terry E. Hall

Terry Hall Law PC; Greencastle, Ind.

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Robert P. Handler

Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC; Chicago

Jeffrey A. Hokanson

Ice Miller LLP; Indianapolis

Richard S. Lauter

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Chicago

James A. Lodoen

Ballard Spahr LLP; Minneapolis

Dennis W. Loughlin

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Southfield, Mich.

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Evelyn J. Meltzer

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

John W. Menn

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Nicholas M. Miller

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Chicago

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

Richard D. Nelson

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Joel D. Nesset

Cozen O’Connor; Minneapolis

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Melissa M. Root

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Jayson B. Ruff

McDonald Hopkins LLC; Bloomfield, Mich.

Nathan Q. Rugg

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP; Chicago

Hon. John H. Squires (ret.)

Springer Brown, LLC; Wheaton, Ill.

Anne R. Vanderkamp

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago

Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP; Chicago

Iana A. Vladimirova

Husch Blackwell LLP; Madison, Wis.

Eric E. Walker

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

David K. Welch

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Chicago

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple

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

Scott A. Wolfson

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

 

Optional Events

Young & New Members Pub Outing

Thursday, June 13, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us for this perennial favorite! We will visit two of Michigan’s premier breweries: Right Brain Brewery and The Filling Station. #BeerNoEvil with Right Brain Brewery, voted one of the “Top 10 Best Breweries in Michigan.” The Filling Station features a rotating list of at least 10 craft beers, as well as views of Boardman Lake from inside the pub or out on the patio. The $65 fee includes transportation and sampler flights at both stops. Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form.

Golf Tournament

Friday, June 14, 1:00 p.m.

Spruce Run, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s original resort course, was given the name in 1992 as a reflection of the numerous fir and spruce trees that line its fairways and undulating greens. More forgiving than The Bear, Spruce Run is fun to play, yet still retains some of the challenge it was renowned for when it was the venue for the Michigan Open. It winds among the rolling hills surrounding the Hotel overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay. Water comes into play on 13 holes, and the 8th hole is the only hole on the course with no bunkers. The $140 fee for golf includes green fee and cart, box lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form, and indicate your handicap.

Wine Tour

Friday, June 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Gold Lange & Majoros, P.C.

Another annual favorite! Get a taste of the Old Mission Peninsula as we visit Black Star Farms, Bower’s Harbor and Chateau Chantal. Black Star Farms is a small winery with a hand-crafted approach to wine-making. The next stop is family-run Bower’s Harbor, followed by Chateau Cantal, where we can enjoy breathtaking views of the East and West Bays. The cost is $70 per person and includes transportation, tour, tastings and gratuity. Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form.

Kayaking Excursion

Friday, June 14, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

The $50-per-person fee includes guide, 4-hour kayak rental, snack and gratuities. Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Tour de ABI Bicycle Outing

Friday, June 14, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

The $20-per-person fee includes guide, snack and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Family-Friendly Dine-Around

Friday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

More Information To Come! Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Dine-Around

Friday, June 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m

More Information To Come! Please select the corresponding option on the online registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Conference Information

Hotel

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is regarded as one of Michigan’s premier vacation destinations. It has been ranked among the nation’s finest resorts, with accolades from Golf Digest, USA Today, Family Circle, Condé Nast, Travel + Leisure and more. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $198 single/double (Hotel rooms) and $238 single/double (Tower rooms) per night. Make your reservations by May 10, 2019, to reserve the special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the May 10 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

 

Spa Discount:The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has graciously extended attendees a 10% discount off spa treatments valued at $99 or more. To receive the 10% group discount, make your appointment with the spa at 800-748-0303, ext. 6750 or spadesk@gtresort.com.

Transportation

Air: The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Mich., and 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). For guests who are flying in, the resort offers complimentary Airport Shuttle service to and from the resort. Contact the front desk at 800-236-1577 to reserve shuttle service. Detroit and Chicago are within a 4- to 6-hour drive

 

Ground: Rental car discounts are available with the following companies: Avis Worldwide, www.avis.com, number (AWD) T312900; Budget, www.budget.com, number (BCD) Z823091; and Enterprise, www.enterprise.com, number EHSB16A and pin ENT.

Continuing Education Credit

8.25 hours of CLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.9 hours of CLE credit, including 3.3 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 9.5 credit hours, of which 3 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 8.25 hours, of which 2.75 hours will apply to ethics. 9.5 hours of CPE credit, including 3 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 adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 23, 2019. No refunds will be granted after May 23, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 23, 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.

 

Partners

Platinum Sponsors

 

Adelman & Gettleman Ltd
AlixPartners, LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Godfrey & Kahn SC
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Jenner & Block
Krieg DeVault LLP
MorrisAnderson
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Wolfson Bolton PLLC

Gold Sponsors

 

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
McDonald Hopkins PLC
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Silver Sponsors

 

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC
DeMarb Brophy LLC
Ice Miller LLP
Keller & Almassian, PLC

Special Thanks

 

We extend our special thanks to Wilmington Trust for providing the tote bags.

 

Conference Rates*

Registration Rates* Early
(by 4/19/19)
Regular
(4/20/19-5/24/19)
Late
(after 5/24/19)

ABI Member
$625
$675
$745
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$375
$425
$475
New ABI Member**
$950
$1,000
$1,080
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member**
$500
$550
$600

* There will be a $50 fee added to all on-site registrations.

** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $350 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***
$1,200
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,550
Additional Booth Representative
$300

*** 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

 

 

Attendee
Young & New Members Pub Outing
$65
Opening Reception
Opening Reception Guest

Opening Reception Child (13 and under)

$0
$40
$20
Family Picnic
$0
Golf Tournament
Handicap _____
$140
Wine Tour
$70
Kayaking Excursion
$50
Tour de ABI Bicycle Outing
$20
Dine-Around: Family-Friendly
TBD
Dine-Around
TBD
S’mores at the Shore
S’mores Guest

S’mores Child (13 and under)

$0
$15
$10

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.