2019 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference & Northeast Consumer Forum

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2019 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference & Northeast Consumer Forum

July 11-13, 2019 Newport Marriott, Newport, RI

On behalf of our faculty and Advisory Board, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Northeast Consumer Forum, to be held at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island! The Northeast Advisory Board has assembled a roster of great speakers on a wide variety of timely topics that offer something for everyone. In this ever-changing industry, you can’t afford to miss this top-notch conference with networking opportunities galore!

This year presents a shortened program (but the same amount of CLE). You still have the option to stay through the weekend to enjoy all that Newport has to offer. In between educational sessions and networking opportunities, you can take advantage of Newport’s many recreational and family-friendly activities. This conference and hotel will sell out, so don’t delay!

Please register for the 2019 Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Northeast Consumer Forum below:





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Thursday, July 11

2:00 p.m.

ABI Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Program

Calling all up-and-comers in the bankruptcy industry! Join your fellow emerging leaders for an interactive half-day program for insolvency professionals with less than 10 years of experience in either consumer or business bankruptcy. We invite lawyers, financial advisors, bankers, etc. to participate in an interactive program targeting issues of particular interest to emerging leaders. An Emerging Leaders Reception will immediately follow the program.


Hon. Christopher J. Panos, Moderator

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

Christopher M. Candon

Sheehan Phinney; Manchester, N.H.

Timothy J. Carter

Goulston & Storrs PC; Boston

Andre S. Digou

Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP; Providence, R.I.

Uchechi A. Egeonuigwe

Brown Rudnick LLP; New York

Chris Ferrara

Capstone Headwaters; Boston

Kate P. Foley

Mirick, O’Connell DeMallie & Lougee, LLP; Westborough, Mass.

Maegan L. Hurley

Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation, Inc.; Boston

Molly Jobe

CR3 Partners LLC; New York

Katherine M. Krakowka

Marcus Clegg; Portland, Maine

David A. Mawhinney

K & L Gates LLP; Boston

Latonia C. Williams

Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Hartford, Conn.

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Reception (invite only)

Sponsored by WilmerHale

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Duane Morris LLP and Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC

Bar sponsored by Argus Management Corporation, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones and Sullivan & Worcester

Friday, July 12

7:00-7:45 a.m.


Sponsored by Brown Rudnick LLP and Murtha Cullina LLP

7:30-7:45 a.m.

Welcome Address

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Bankruptcy and the U.S. Supreme Court

The panel will discuss recent cases and longstanding Supreme Court jurisprudence on recurring themes, including law vs. equity, approaches to statutory interpretation, the role of courts and limits to jurisdiction, and bankruptcy policy related to reorganization, discharge and the fresh start.


Hon. Brian K. Tester, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.

Dechert LLP; Hartford, Conn.

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier

Ropes & Gray LLP; Washington, D.C.

Prof. Margaret Howard

Washington & Lee Law School; Lexington, Va.

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Goulston & Storrs PC

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Business Track Sessions (2)

Nonprofits: The Internal Struggles of Officers and Directors

Two of the most currently challenged industries — higher education and health care — are also the two industries most likely to use the nonprofit form of organization. Recent high-profile cases have demonstrated the pull and tug on officers and directors of those entities. Tasked with both the practical realities imposed by the need to make payroll and the mission-based obligation to pursue the organization’s charitable purposes, the officers and directors are forced to weigh financial discipline against the obligation to heal or to educate. This panel will explore the seemingly conflicting fiduciary duties of the officers and directors of nonprofit companies, identifying those duties and the statutory protections afforded those who are faced with making real-time decisions. The discussion will also explore challenges to the actions taken, including additional hurdles to asset sales under § 363(d)(1), government agency investigations and oversight, and class action litigation.


Cynthia Romano, Moderator

CohnReznick Advisory; New York

William K. Harrington

Office of the U.S. Trustee; New York

John J. Monaghan

Holland & Knight LLP; Boston

Charles R. Powell, III

Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA; Manchester, N.H.

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.); Brooklyn

Early-Case Orders that Dictate the End-of-Case Orders: Efficient or Disenfranchising?

Cash-collateral, DIP-financing, § 363 bid-procedure and assumption-of-restructuring-support-agreement orders all enter into the early stages of a chapter 11 case, and all have the potential to dictate how the case will end. Some argue that setting a firm course for the case in the early days promotes efficiency and recognizes the financial realities posed by current capital structures. Others argue that those same orders, fashioned by a small subset of the creditor constituencies, preclude all but those at the top of the capital structure from having an effective voice in the case. The panelists include people on both sides of that debate, and the discussion will feature such topics as benchmarks in DIP financing and cash-collateral orders, recent developments in bid-procedure orders such as the recent approval by some courts of multiple breakup fees and of a no-shop clause, and just how far a restructuring support agreement can go in a pre-negotiated case.


Hon. Hannah L. Blumenstiel, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Cal.); San Francisco

Stephen L. Coulombe

Berkeley Research Group LLC.; Boston

Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

Lisa Bittle Tancredi

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore


Consumer Forum Session

Access to Bankruptcy Justice: Expanding Opportunities (Ethics Panel)

Individuals with disabilities or with limited English proficiency often require accommodations to successfully access the relief afforded by the bankruptcy system. This requirement applies whether individuals are debtors or creditors. The panelists will discuss accessibility issues and the provision of reasonable accommodations to enable debtors or creditors with differing abilities to access the bankruptcy system. They will also provide practical steps that can be taken to ensure compliance with the Rules of Professional Responsibility, the Bankruptcy Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The panel will explore these issues from the perspectives of counsel, judges and the U.S. Trustee’s Office.


Hon. Peter G. Cary

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Maine); Portland

Stephen G. Morrell

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Portland, Maine

Marlene Sallo

Disability Law Center; Boston

Jacob T. Simon

Simon Law; Swampscott, Mass.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Bernstein Shur

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Business Track Sessions (2)

Not Your Parents’ Fraudulent-Transfer Action

Practitioners are constantly looking for ways to expand, or limit, the ability of estate fiduciaries and creditors to avoid transfers. This panel will explore several cutting-edge issues with respect to fraudulent-transfer actions currently playing out in bankruptcy courts, including whether trustees may recover tuition payments by debtor-parents for the benefit of their adult children and the meaning of “reasonably equivalent value” under Section 548(A)(1)(b). The panel will explore opportunities to expand a trustee’s avoidance powers, including a trustee’s ability to stand in the shoes of the IRS and benefit from the 10-year look-back period, Ponzi scheme issues, and applying avoidance powers to foreign defendants. The speakers will also discuss whether silence is still golden in light of Husky International v. Ritz.


Andrew Z. Schwartz, Moderator

Foley Hoag LLP; Boston

Hon. Julie A. Manning

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.); Bridgeport

Harold B. Murphy

Murphy & King, PC; Boston

Suzanne B. Roski

Protiviti Inc.; Richmond, Va

Achieving Consensus in Bankruptcy Disputes Through Mediation

In this program, three expert mediators, two retired judges and one federal judicial mediator will provide insights on what to expect in a mediation of a dispute in a contested matter or adversary proceeding in a bankruptcy case. They will focus on the types of bankruptcy disputes that are well-suited for mediation; procedures for implementing a mediation referral, including the referral order and mediation agreement; confidentiality issues; the conduct of the mediation session; different mediation techniques; strategies for parties and counsel to conduct effective negotiations in mediations; and bad-faith participation in mediation and remedies for such conduct. The panelists also will provide their insights on traps and problems to avoid before, during and after mediation, and best practices for counsel and parties in mediations.


Hon. Joan Feeney, Moderator

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

Hon. Louis H. Kornreich (ret.)

Bernstein Shur; Bangor, Maine

Berry B. Mitchell

U.S. District Court (D. R.I.); Providence


Consumer Forum Session

Student Loans: How Do We Deal with Them Before and After Bankruptcy?

It is estimated that U.S. student debt obligations now exceed $1.5 trillion. This panel will discuss the impact of student loans before and after the borrower files bankruptcy. What can an attorney do to assist his/her client in determining his/her options with student loan obligations? How can a student loan be modified, and what can be done outside the courtroom for the borrower? Further discussion will concentrate on when a student loan can be dischargeable, the difficulty in establishing a hardship discharge, how the lender defends against a debtor seeking a hardship discharge at trial, and how student loans are treated in chapter 13 proceedings throughout the First Circuit.


Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz

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

Adam S. Minsky

Law Office of Adam S. Minsky; Boston

Perry O’Brian

Bangor, Maine

Julia Pitney

Drummond Woodsum; Portland, Maine

1:00 p.m.

Optional Events

Golf Tournament at Newport National Country Club

Sponsored by Mackinac Partners LLC, Murphy & King, PC and Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

1:30 p.m.

Tour de ABI

Tennis Tournament at the Tennis Hall of Fame

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group Inc.

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sponsor Reception (by invite only)

Sponsored by Foley Hoag LLP

7:00-10:00 p.m.


Sponsored by Deloitte; Neubert, Pepe & Monteith; Pullman & Comley LLC; Ropes & Gray LLP; and Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C.

Bar sponsored by Capstone Headwaters, Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA and Sheehan Phinney

Dinner Entertainment sponsored by Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

Saturday, July 13

7:30-8:00 a.m.


Sponsored by BMC Group and McLane Middleton, PA

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Welcome to the New Age: Don’t Be Radioactive (or a Cybersecurity Victim)

Lawyers and law firms, as well as other professionals, need to understand the critical issue of data security. This panel will detail why you are at risk and what you should be doing to combat the threats. The focus will be on understanding cybersecurity risks, data-protection best practices, incident-response planning and ethical obligations. This plenary program will offer practical guidance that you can use both personally and professionally, whether focused principally on consumer or commercial issues.


Hon. Frank J. Bailey, Moderator

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

Tinamarie Feil

BMC Group, Inc.; New York

Robert S. Litt

Morrison & Foerster LLP; Washington, D.C.

John G. Loughnane

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP; Boston

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Casner & Edwards, LLP

9:45-11:00 a.m.

Business Track Repeat Sessions (1)

Not Your Parents’ Fraudulent-Transfer Action


Business Track Sessions (1)

Other Nonbankruptcy Alternatives: Exchange Offers, Strict Foreclosures and Workouts

ABCs and state receiverships are not the only chapter 11 alternatives. With even middle-market companies having widely held and tradeable note instruments, the exchange offer provides an out-of-court alternative that, if successful, can provide most of the benefits of a confirmed chapter 11 plan, and if unsuccessful, can still provide the basis for a confirmable prepackaged plan. The panel will provide an introduction to exchange offers: the goals, mechanics and documents. The panel will also explore the current thinking on the short reach of the Trust Indenture Act in exchange offers after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Marblegate Asset Management vs. Education Management Corp. In addition, the panel will explore opportunities to use strict foreclosure and other consensual, or nonconsensual, workouts, wind-downs and liquidations to maximize value.


William W. Kannel, Moderator

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.; Boston

Stefanie Birbrower Greer

Prudential Insurance Company of America; Newark, N.J.

Craig R. Jalbert

Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.; Foxboro, Mass.

Lisa M. Kresge

Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio McAllister LLP; Providence, R.I.


Consumer Forum Session

Violations of the Automatic Stay and the Discharge Injunction

This panel will discuss current developments in the law in the First and Second Circuits for both violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction. We will analyze the unique consequences debtors may face when filing for bankruptcy and what might or might not violate the automatic stay (e.g., revocation of a driver’s license after an uninsured motorist files), and how corporations are able to address stay violations. The panel will discuss preparing both stay- and discharge-injunction-violation cases, including how to develop emotional-distress and punitive-damage claims, and possible additional claims to explore.


Alex F. Mattera

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP; Boston

Steven M. Notinger

Notinger Law, PLLC; Nashua, N.H.

Hon. James J. Tancredi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.); Hartford

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP

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

Business Track Repeat Sessions (1)

Early-Case Orders that Dictate the End-of-Case Orders: Efficient or Disenfranchising?


Business Track Sessions (1)

Are Trademarks Really That Special, or Did Congress Just Miss Something?

The First Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC held that the absence of trademarks from the definition of intellection property in § 101(35A) of the Bankruptcy Code means that, unlike other types of intellectual property, a licensor’s rejection of a trademark license deprives its licensee of any right to continued use of the mark. The Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the case and is expected to issue a decision late this Spring on the question of whether, under Bankruptcy Code § 365, a debtor-licensor’s rejection of a license terminates rights of the licensee that would survive the licensor’s breach under nonbankruptcy law. This panel will analyze the reach of the question presented, examine the arguments briefed, interpret the scope and breadth of the Court’s decision (assuming it is rendered before the term concludes), and consider the implications for commercial licensing and bankruptcy administration.


Hon. Michael A. Fagone, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Maine); Bangor

Lee Harrington

Nixon Peabody LLP; Boston

Lindsay Z. Milne

Bernstein Shur; Portland, Maine

Danielle Spinelli

WilmerHale; Washington, D.C.


Consumer Forum Session

Practice Pointers: When Bankruptcy and Consumer-Protection Statutes Collide

The same circumstances that lead debtors to bankruptcy often give rise to claims under various consumer-protection statutes. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage-servicing rules, and similar consumer-protection rules and statutes can have substantial impacts on the creditor/debtor relationship. Whether you represent business or consumer debtors, creditors, or estate fiduciaries, an understanding of how consumer-protection statutes intersect with bankruptcy will help you deal with the opportunities and challenges that your clients might face when bankruptcy and consumer-protection laws meet. The panelists will discuss practical implications of the common intersection of consumer-protection statutes and bankruptcy.


Steven J. Boyajian

Robinson & Cole LLP; Providence, R.I.

Hon. Diane Finkle

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. R.I.); Providence

Justin A. Kesselman

Arent Fox LLP; Boston

Sarah Petrie

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Boston

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Historic Walking Tour

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

4:00-5:00 p.m.

The Honorable James F. Queenan, Jr. Seaside Chat

Hon. Bruce A. Harwood

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.H.); Concord

Prof. Margaret Howard

Washington & Lee Law School; Lexington, VA

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; New York


Northeast Bankruptcy Conference Co-Chairs


Hon. Michael A. Fagone

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Maine)

Hon. Diane Finkle

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. R.I.)

David A. Rychalsky

Capstone Headwaters LLC

Adrienne K. Walker

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Northeast Consumer Forum Co-Chairs


Donald R. Lassman

Lassman Law

Anthony J. Manhart


Advisory Board


Kellianne T. Baranowsky

Green & Sklarz, LLC

Christopher M. Candon

Sheehan Phinney

Paul W. Carey

Mirick, O’Connell DeMallie & Lougee, LLP

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

Verrill Dana LLP

James C. Ebbert

Cratos Advisors, Inc.

Michael J. Epstein

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Michael J. Fencer

Jager Smith P.C.

Jeremy R. Fischer

Drummond Woodsum

Matthew R. Flynn

Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.

Edmond J. Ford

Ford & McPartlin, P.A.

Julia Frost-Davies

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Jay S. Geller

Law Office of Jay S. Geller

Douglas R. Gooding

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Lee Harrington

Nixon Peabody LLP

Eric A. Henzy

Reid and Riege, P.C.

D. Ethan Jeffery

Murphy & King

Jeffrey L. Jonas

Brown Rudnick LLP

Robert E. Kaelin

Murtha Cullina LLP


Marjorie E. Kaufman

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Benjamin W. Loveland


George J. Marcus

Marcus Clegg

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

Lindsay Z. Milne

Bernstein Shur

John J. Monaghan

Holland & Knight LLP

Paul D. Moore

Duane Morris LLP

William R. Moorman, Jr.

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Guy B. Moss

Riemer & Braunstein LLP

Nina M. Parker

Parker & Associates

David T. Plastino

EY Transaction Economics Group

Cynthia Romano

CohnReznick LLP

Tanya Sambatakos

Molleur Law Office

Andrew Z. Schwartz

Foley Hoag LLP

Douglas S. Skalka

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.

Mark F. Stickney

Spinglass Management Group

Robert P. Wexler

The Tron Group

James M. Wilton

Ropes & Gray LLP


Optional Events

Golf at Newport National Country Club

Friday, July 12, 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Mackinac Partners LLC; Murphy & King, PC and Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Take your game to a higher level at this 18-hole, par-72 course. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to play. The $200-per-person fee includes boxed lunch, green fee and prizes. Please select the appropriate box on the online registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

Tour de ABI

Friday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for the annual Tour de ABI bike ride. A boxed lunch will be provided, and the ride will begin after lunch. The fee is $35 per personPlease select the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Tennis Tournament at the Tennis Hall of Fame

Friday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group Inc.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is where American Tournament Tennis began 100 years ago. The first national championships were held at the Casino in 1881. This is the world’s largest tennis museum, and it houses displays, artifacts and memorabilia covering over a century of tennis history. Outside the main building, you'll find the Casino’s 13 beautifully tended grass courts. This is a unique opportunity, so don’t miss out; space is limited! Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to play. The $100-per-person fee includes transportation, court fee and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form to play.

Historic Walking Tour

Saturday, July 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Newport is rich with history and New England charm. Its historic district is best seen on foot to experience Newport’s architectural, cultural and social heritage first-hand. There are more than 300 buildings in this area alone that pre-date the American Revolution. Tickets are $70 per personPlease select the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Afternoon Ice Cream Social

Saturday, July 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Enjoy the sweet side of summer at this family-friendly social. This event is free, but you must register. Please select the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

ABI has arranged for a special conference rate of $399 single/double per night at the Newport Marriott; additional fees apply for additional room guests. To secure the special rate, hotel reservations must be made by June 14, 2019. Reservations may only be made once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive a hotel reservation link to reserve your room. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the specially rated ABI block is filled.


For those interested in attending the consumer forum if you would like to see about a cheaper room option, please contact Jennifer Guirguis at [email protected]


Car: Newport is an easy drive from Providence, Boston and Hartford and is about 2.5-3 hours from Concord, Portland and New York.


Air: The resort is located 30 miles from the Providence’s T.F. Green Airport.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by June 20, 2019. No refunds will be made if notice is received after June 20, although substitutions will be allowed. After June 20, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education


Northeast Bankruptcy Conference: 11 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 13.3 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 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 13 credit hours, of which 1.5 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 11 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. 13 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.


Northeast Consumer Forum: 7.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 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 credit hours, of which 1.5 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 7.5 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. 9 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 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 the full registration fee. 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 at least 50% reduction in the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected].




Argus Management Company
Bernstein Shur
BMC Group
Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP
Capstone Headwaters LLC
Casner & Edwards, LLP
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
CR3 Partners LLC
Devine Millimet & Branch PA
Duane Morris LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Goulston & Storrs PC
Green & Sklarz, LLC
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Locke Lord LLP
Mackinac Partners LLC
McLane Middleton PA
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Murtha Cullina LLP
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.
Nixon Peabody LLP
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Polsinelli PC
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Pullman & Comley LLC
Robinson + Cole
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.
Second Avenue Capital Partners
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
Sherwood Partners, Inc.
Sullivan & Worcester
Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.
Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C.



Goodwin & Shipman
Holland & Knight LLP
Mirick O’Connell
Murphy & King
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
Phoenix Management Services
Riemer & Braunstein LLP



Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC
Bowditch & Dewey LLP
Creswell Law
Deloitte CRG
Drummond Woodsum
East West Bank
Eaton Peabody
Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Gordon Brothers Group LLC
Law Office of Gary W. Cruickshank
Law Office of Jay S. Geller
Mar-Bow Value Partners
Marcus Clegg & Mistretta, PA
Murray Plumb & Murray
Pierce Atwood LLP
Sternklar Law
The Tron Group
Tranzon Auction Properties
Verrill Dana LLP
William S. Gannon PLLC
Wilmington Trust


Registration Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(by 5/3/19)
(after 6/7/19)

Northeast Bankruptcy Conference
ABI Member
ABI Govt./Nonprofit Member
Join & Save*
Join and Save Govt./Nonprofit*

Northeast Consumer Forum
ABI Member
Join & Save*

* 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.



ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative

** 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.

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.

Evening Events

Opening Reception
Adult Guest

Child Guest (12 and under)

Friday Dinner
Adult Guest

Child Guest (12 and under)


Optional Events

Golf Tournament
Handicap _______
Tour de ABI
Tennis Tournament
Historic Walking Tour
Ice Cream Social