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Monday, August 19

Optional Event

Baseball Night Out

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres
Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.
Opening Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Enjoy a night of America’s favorite pastime in one of the Great American Ballpark’s private Triple Play Suites. From the third level along the third-base side, you’ll have a prime view of home team Reds as they take on the San Diego Padres. Mingle comfortably indoors, or watch the game under the lights from the outdoor viewing deck with ballpark seating. Tickets are $70 per person and include an unlimited ballpark buffet, unlimited soft drinks and two beers per person.

Tuesday, August 20

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

8:20-8:30 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 2019 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Modern Issues in Ethics and Professionalism

Jason V. Stitt, Moderator

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

#MeToo: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Attorney Mental Health

Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr.

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

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

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

Economics of Law Practice: The Future of Shutdowns and the 2017 Tax Act Effects

Ellen Arvin Kennedy, Moderator

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Lexington, Ky.

Peter Evangelakis

REMI; Washington, DC

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

David Stewart

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Washington, D.C.

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Rembrandt, the Bankrupt Printmaker: His Life and Bankruptcy Proceeding of 1656

This presentation combines art and insolvency law to reveal fascinating insights into Dutch artist Rembrandt’s life (1606-69): his Amsterdam workshop, loves, real estate and art investing, fraudulent transfers and secret corporations, along with asset auctions and jurisdictional issues not seen since Stern v. Marshall.

Hon. Scott C. Clarkson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Cal.); Santa Ana

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: The Most Important Bankruptcy Cases in the 40 Years of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Join experts from the Sixth Circuit and across the country as they debate which bankruptcy decision has been the most important since the U.S. Bankruptcy Code was adopted.

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz; Moderator

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

Jeffrey M. Hendricks

Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP; Cincinnati

Joseph E. Lehnert

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Demetra L. Liggins

Thompson & Knight LLP; Houston

Donald W. Mallory

Wood + Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: Selected Topics on Case Administration and the Estate in Chapter 7

Our expert faculty will review the groundbreaking final report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy and the findings of its Subcommittee on Case Administration and the Estate.

Pamela N. Maggied, Moderator

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

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by National Automotive Brokerage Services

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: Pushing the Envelope in Chapter 11 — How Far Can You Go?

Take it to the limits in this commercial bankruptcy session while examining whether lenders should push for deal terms that are not contemplated by, nor consistent with, local rules or practice concerning financing orders. In an “emergency” filing that is followed by an immediate asset sale, why aren’t directors and officers exposed for undue delay, and what happens to that claim?

A.J. Webb, Moderator

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Alpesh A. Amin

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Chicago

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Tiffany Strelow Cobb

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

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: ABI Consumer Commission Final Report — Committee on Chapter 13

Speakers, including members of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, will analyze the focus of and suggestions by the Commission on the reduction of barriers to entry into chapter 13, enhancing the fresh start and making chapter 13 work for all stakeholders.

Michael B. Baker, Moderator

The Baker Firm, PLLC; Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Beverly M. Burden

Chapter 13 Trustee (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

 

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs

 

Wednesday, August 21

7:30 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

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.

Judicial Town Hall

The judges will discuss ethical issues involved with the representation of parties in bankruptcy proceedings. Topics for discussion include pre-filing obligations (e.g., investigation of assets, conflicts, employment and fee-sharing agreements), duties upon filing the case (e.g., disclosures, fee applications, § 341 meetings, adversary proceedings), and ongoing and other obligations (e.g., fee disgorgement, duties throughout a chapter 13 proceeding, sanctions). The discussion will consider federal bankruptcy statutes, federal and state rules of procedure, and state rules for attorney conduct.

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf, Moderator

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

Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr.

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

Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins

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

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

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

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Commercial Session

Commercial Session: How to Decide Where to File — and When to Object to the Chosen Venue

Taking in the perspectives of the debtor and secured lenders, including the appropriateness to decline to support a filing in a jurisdiction that one believes is “unfavorable” in terms of permitted financing terms and covenants, how does a practitioner decide where to file? What goes into the decision? Why are the Sixth Circuit courts not as popular for selection? When should a venue be challenged?

T. Kent Barber, Moderator

Barber Law PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

Hon. Joan N. Feeney (ret.)

Boston

Kim Martin Lewis

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Cincinnati

Peter R. Morrison

Squire Patton Boggs; Cleveland

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Session: Complex Cases and Advanced Trustee Issues

Our panel of chapter 7 trustees and consumer practitioners will discuss how to analyze corporate-entity assets, sales of real estate and other advanced issues.

Eric W. Goering, Moderator

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

John G. Jansing

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

L. Craig Kendrick

L. Craig Kendrick, Attorney at Law; Florence, Ky.

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

The Bankruptcy Code at 40: A Q&A with Richard Levin, an Author of the Code

Stephen D. Lerner, Moderator

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Cincinnati

Richard B. Levin

Jenner & Block; New York

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Into the Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

Take a look forward as this panel predicts where the Code will be in the next 40 years. Will venue be mandated or constricted? How will student loans be handled? What technologies will be in the courtrooms of the future? Does current case law foreshadow what is to come? How will the international insolvency landscape change? Will there even be a need for bankruptcy?

Raymond J. Pikna, Jr., Moderator

Wood + Lamping LLP; Cincinnati

Whitman L. Holt

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP; Los Angeles

Kathryn B. McGlynn

AlixPartners LLP; New York

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Life Under the Act

Join experienced practitioners in a historical look at the U.S. Bankruptcy Code from 41 years ago to today, and where the Code may go in the future. Learn the challenges of practicing under the Bankruptcy Act in the 1970s, from the “first meeting of creditors” in front of a bankruptcy judge to reaffirmation of debt and filing two petitions for a husband and wife. How did attorneys, debtors, creditors and the courts adjust to the Code? How has the court and bar changed in terms of diversity? What is the importance of local precedent, and how was and is it disseminated? With the formalization of the bankruptcy courts, how did the judicial appointment, assignment of cases, and general contact and communication with the courts change? From the U.S. Trustee pilot program to the current model, how has the chapter 7 trustee appointment process changed, and what are the effects? How did local practice change, and how does it continue to evolve? What are the results of the exemption compromise and its effects on current practice?

Hon. Beth A. Buchanan, Moderator

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

Robert A. Goering

Goering & Goering, LLC; Cincinnati

Richard B. Levin

Jenner & Block; New York

William B. Logan, Jr.

Luper Neidenthal & Logan; Columbus, Ohio

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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

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

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

Donald J. Rafferty

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Erin C. Renneker

Harold Jarnicki and Associates; Lebanon, Ohio

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

Lori A. Schlarman

Bankruptcy Panel Trustee; Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

Jason Stitt

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Cincinnati

Casey M. Cantrell Swartz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati

A.J. Webb

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

 

Conference Information

 

Hotel

A block of rooms at the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown is being held on a first-come, first-served basis. The special room rate is $179.95 per night; reservations must be made by July 30, 2019, to secure the special rate. Reservations may be made online (http://tinyurl.com/mrbs2019) or by calling Marriott Reservations at 800-228-9290 and asking to be placed in the specially rated ABI Regional Seminar 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 Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown.

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 July 30, 2019. No refunds will be granted after July 30, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 30, 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*

13 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 15.6 hours of CLE credit, including 2.2 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 15 credit hours, of which 2 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 13 hours, of which 2 hours will apply to ethics. 12 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 bspencer@abi.org.

 

 

Partners

Platinum Sponsors

 

Conway MacKenzie Squire Patton Boggs

Silver Sponsors

 

Frost Brown Todd Gavin/Solmonese LLC Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Wilmington Trust

Bronze Sponsor

 

National Automotive Brokerage Services

Exhibitors

722 Redemption Funding Inc. National Automotive Brokerage ServicesTranzon,LLC

2019 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Registration Rates

 

 

Early Bird 
(by 7/12/19)

Regular 
(after 7/12/19)


ABI Member $445 $515
Join and Save* $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 $350 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.

 

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 $350 value.

 

Optional Events

 

Baseball Night Out: Padres vs. Reds
$70
Baseball Night Out Guest
$70
Tuesday Networking Reception
Free
Tuesday 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.

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