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Thursday, July 23

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

American Board of Certification Exams

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Adams and Reese LLP and Osborn Group, LLC

8:30-10:00 p.m.

S’Mores and Stars Evening Social

Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP

Friday, July 24

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

The Future of Bankruptcy - The Good, the Bad and The Supreme Court's View

Hear from a noted Supreme Court scholar and the Reporter to the ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.

Dechert LLP; Hartford, Conn.

Prof. Michelle M. Harner

University of Maryland School of Law; Baltimore

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Beach Day

Enjoy a reserved beach area for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, with chairs, towels, umbrellas and some beach games courtesy of Deloitte CRG.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

When Health Care Goes on Life Support: The Intersection Between Health Care and Bankruptcy Law

Health care bankruptcy filings went up 38 percent between 2010-14. This panel will examine current issues facing the health care industry and the intersection of health care law and bankruptcy. Topics will include 363 sales, reorganization, issues related to provider agreements, regulatory issues and health care ombudsmen.

Elizabeth A. Green, Moderator

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jane Jordan

Chief Counsel for Health Affairs, Emory University; Atlanta

Louis E. Robichaux, IV

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP; Dallas

Receiverships and Bankruptcy: Between Scylla and Charybdis

This panel will discuss the increasingly prevalent use of receiverships under state and federal law by lenders to distressed companies as an alternative to bankruptcy. But the two schemes are not mutually exclusive, and sometimes they collide. The panel will explore the various legal and practical differences, benefits and disadvantages of receiverships vs. bankruptcy, and issues that arise when the two meet.

Eric W. Anderson, Moderator

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

Leyza F. Blanco

GrayRobinson, P.A.; Miami

Charles R. Goldstein

Protiviti Inc.; Baltimore

J. Michael Levengood

Law Office of J. Michael Levengood, LLC; Lawrenceville, Ga.

“Get Me Out of This Eleven!” Dealing with Bad-Faith Filings in Chapter 11 Cases

This panel will explore how to navigate the myriad issues caused by bad-faith chapter 11 filings and will discuss current case law and trends, including how and when a case should be dismissed, whether a business entity can be formed by real estate investors solely to file a chapter 11 bankruptcy, venue-shopping and a host of other issues.

Melissa A. Youngman, Moderator

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Mark A. Craige

Crowe & Dunlevy; Tulsa, Okla.

Robert C. Goodrich, Jr.

Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

Hon. James J. Robinson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ala.); Anniston

Consumer Tax Toolbox: What Wrenches, Hammers and Nails Do You Need to Deal with Consumer Tax issues

This panel will provide updates on the law and suggest the necessary tools for your consumer tax toolbox, in particular chapter 7 vs. chapter 13, what happens to IRS claims after discharge, offers in compromise, when creditors can send a 1099, whether a debtor can ask a creditor not to send 1099 as part of a settlement; and other thorny tax issues frequently facing consumer bankruptcy lawyers.

Christine L. Myatt, Moderator

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Leon S. Jones

Jones & Walden, LLC; Atlanta

Prof. Jack F. Williams.

Georgia State University/Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Atlanta

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Time for Trial: Evidentiary Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation

This panel, which includes a bankruptcy judge, experienced litigators, and an expert witness, will explore through a mock trial various evidentiary issues that routinely arise in trials in bankruptcy court.

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D.N.C.); Greensboro

Jacob A. Brown

Akerman; Jacksonville, Fla.

Melissa Davis

KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Amy Denton Harris

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Shelley A. Kinsella

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

It's All About That Till, ’Bout That Till, ’Bout That Till...

This panel will discuss why experts are needed for cramdown analysis and other plan-confirmation issues raised by the Supreme Court’s decision in Till, including how to identify, select, prepare and present experts on Till confirmation issues.

John M. Duck, Moderator

Adams and Reese LLP; New Orleans

Richard B. Gaudet

HDH Advisors, LLC; Atlanta

Franklind Davis Lea

Tactical Financial Consulting, LLC; Alpharetta, Ga.

Mark G. Stingley

Bryan Cave LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Yes, but Don’t Forget the Kitchen Sink: Secured Creditors’ Right to Recover Principal + Interest + Default Interest + Original Issue Discount + Late Fees + Prepayment Premiums + Fees + Expenses

This panel will examine and discuss the rights of oversecured lenders to obtain recoveries that go beyond principal and ordinary interest and recent case law dealing. The panel will focus on the right of oversecured lenders to recover late fees, reimbursement of attorneys’ fees, make-whole provisions/pre-payment premiums, original issue discounts and default interest.

David A. Wender, Moderator

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

Sarah R. Borders

King & Spalding; Atlanta

Terri L. Gardner

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Felton E. Parrish

Winston & Strawn LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Daniel D. Sparks

Christian & Small LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

CONSUMER TRACK: “What Is Hot in July Besides the Weather? Litigation in Consumer Cases, Part I

This two-part panel will cover a potpourri of current hot topics being litigated in chapter 7 and 13 cases, with a special focus on LVNV v. Crawford and related litigation, consumer protection (including the basics of credit reporting and regulatory actions), mortgage modifications and post-discharge actions, and the UST’s enforcement activities.

Nancy Whaley, Moderator

​Office of Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Atlanta

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee, LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Matthew T. Berry

Berry & Associates; Atlanta

Jeffery W. Cavender

Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta

Hon. Mary Grace Diehl

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

John R. Lehman, II

Regions Bank; Hoover, Ala.

Joann Needleman

Maurice & Needleman, PC; Philadelphia

David S. Weidenbaum

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Golf Holes Sponsored by Carl Marks Advisors, Heard Ary LLC and Title XI
Beverage Cart sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Bourbon and Rye Tasting

Sponsored by Elliott Greenleaf

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Sponsored by BMS and Christian & Small LLP

Saturday, July 25

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LL

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Case Updates: Business and Consumer Developments

Find out the latest about the cases that keep you up at night.

Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

Robert C. Furr

Furr & Cohen, P.A.; Boca Raton, Fla.

Prof. Michelle M. Harner

University of Maryland School of Law; Baltimore

Hon. John E. Waites

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. S.C.); Columbia

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Beach Day

Enjoy a reserved beach area for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, with chairs, towels, umbrellas and some beach games courtesy of GGG Partners, LLC.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Time for Trial: Evidentiary Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation

It's All About That Till, ’Bout That Till, ’Bout That Till...

Yes, but Don’t Forget the Kitchen Sink: Secured Creditors’ Right to Recover Principal + Interest + Default Interest + Original Issue Discount + Late Fees + Prepayment Premiums + Fees + Expenses

CONSUMER TRACK: “What Is Hot in July Besides the Weather? Litigation in Consumer Cases, Part II

This is the second part of a two-part panel that will cover a potpourri of current hot topics being litigated in chapter 7 and 13 cases, with a special focus on LVNV v. Crawford and related litigation, consumer protection (including the basics of credit reporting and regulatory actions), mortgage modifications and post-discharge actions, and the UST’s enforcement activities.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

When Health Care Goes on Life Support: The Intersection Between Health Care and Bankruptcy Law

Receiverships and Bankruptcy: Between Scylla and Charybdis

“Get Me Out of This Eleven!” Dealing with Bad-Faith Filings in Chapter 11 Cases

CONSUMER TRACK: Bankruptcy and Divorce: Critical Issues for Attorneys (and the Start of a Sad Country Song)

Domestic-support obligations, the impact of the automatic stay in domestic-relations cases, discharge litigation in chapter 13s, the retention of domestic-relations counsel in bankruptcy, same-sex spouses in bankruptcy cases in states where same-sex marriage is not recognized, and other “cheerful issues” frequently confronted in cases that involve both financial distress and domestic problems. This panel will provide an update on these and other important legal topics in this dark area of bankruptcy law.

C.R. “Chip” Bowles, Moderator

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

David R. Badger

David R. Badger, P.A.; Charlotte, N.C.

Justin B. Little

Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Hon. C. Ray Mullins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

1:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Tennis Tournament

Sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Ice Cream Afternoon Social

6:00-8:30 p.m.

20th Anniversary Beach Bash

Bars sponsored by Nexsen Pruet and Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Dinner sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Burr & Forman LLP

Join us on the beach for food, fun and special appearances — all in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop!

8:30-9:30 p.m.

Endowment Reception (by Invitation Only)

Sponsored by Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. and Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Sunday, July 26

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Rogers Towers, PA

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Ethics Session: Say Hello to My Little Friend, LLC: Ethical Issues Related to “Aggressive”

Asset-Protection Planning and Lying Clients

This presentation will discuss ethical issues relating to representing debtors who have engaged in “aggressive” asset protection/exemption planning, the problem with using involuntary bankruptcies to resolve corporate disputes, issues on representing involuntary debtors, and what to do about clients who lie under oath or knowingly fail to turn over discovery.

Narrator:

C.R. “Chip” Bowles

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

Actors:

 

Boris Badenough:

Robin E. Phelan

Haynes and Boone, LLP; Dallas

Boris’s Wife: 

Jennifer M. Meyerowitz

ZMA Consulting Group

Boris’s Attorney:

Jerry M. Markowitz

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A.; Miami

Debtor’s Bankruptcy Attorney:

David B. Wheeler

Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Charleston, S.C.

Debtor’s Asset-Protection Financial Advisor:

Amy A. Quackenboss 

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

Debtor:

Michael Newsom

National Creditor Recovery Services, LLC; Clearwater, Fla.

Debtor’s Asset-Protection Attorney:

Eric W. Anderson

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

Panelists:

Rudy J. Cerone

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC; New Orleans

Jonathan E. Gopman

Akerman LLP; Naples, Fla.

Patricia A. Redmond

Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Miami

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville, Fla.

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Don’t Have Egg on Your Face: Breakfast with the Judges

Enjoy a breakfast discussion with the judges of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.

Hon. Laurel Isicoff, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

Hon. Mary Grace Diehl

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D.N.C.); Greensboro

Hon. C. Ray Mullins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. James J. Robinson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ala.); Anniston

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

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

Hon. John E. Waites

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. S.C.); Columbia

10:45 a.m.

Adjourn

 

Optional Events

S’mores and Stars Evening Social

Thursday, July 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP

S’mores under the stars! Join us for s’more networking as we roast marshmallows and enjoy the glow of fire pits and one of summer’s great pastimes. The event is FREE for attendees and guests. Pre-registration is required.  Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Beach Days

Friday, July 24, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Deloitte CRG

Saturday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by GGG Partners, LLC

FREE! Enjoy a reserved beach area just for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, complete with chairs, towels, umbrellas and beach games.

Golf Tournament

Friday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.

Golf Holes Sponsored by Carl Marks Advisors, Heard Ary LLC and Title XI
Beverage Cart sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

The annual Golf Tournament will be held at The Golf Club of Amelia Island, adjacent to the hotel. Designed by PGA tour veterans Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, the course presents players with the ultimate in pure golfing pleasure. The $195 fee includes green fee and cart, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form to play, and indicate your handicap. For those participating in the ABI Golf Tour, this will be the fourth stop. Please check the ABI Golf Tour box on the registration form. For more information on the tour, see golf.abi.org.

Bourbon and Rye Tasting

Friday, July 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Elliott Greenleaf

Enjoy a true taste of the South at this event.  If you're a casual bourbon drinker or a passionate bourbon connoisseur, join us for a fun way to learn something new and understand the charm and lure of bourbon in the South.  The cost for this event is $30 per person, which includes bourbon and rye tastings and gratuities. (Must be 21 and over to participate.)  Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Friday, July 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by BMS and Christian & Small LLP

Cheers! Start happy hour early with bubbling conversation and sparkling wines as we sample a unique variety of proseccos, rosés and cavas. The cost for this event is $45 per person, which includes sparkling wine tastings, light snacks and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Tennis Tournament

Saturday, July 25, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP

The clay courts of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will be the site of our round-robin tournament. The $60-per-person fee includes tournament fees, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Ice Cream Afternoon Social

Saturday, July 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Make your own sundae, and enjoy the sweet side of summer at this family-friendly social. This event is $20 per person.

20th Anniversary Beach Bash

Saturday, July 25, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Dinner sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Burr & Forman LLP
Bars sponsored by Nexsen Pruet and Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Join us on the beach for food, fun and special appearances by Captain Louie and Princess Amelia— You don’t want to miss this event in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop! The price is $50 for attendees, $65 for guests and $35 for children 12 and under.

Ritz Kids®

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers the Ritz Kids® program, an exclusive supervised children’s program designed specifically for children ages 5-12. The Ritz Kids® program allows parents to play while children stay with trained and certified counselors. Each counselor is certified in infant, child and adult CPR, basic first aid and water safety. The staff takes extra care to ensure that each child enjoys a positive, rewarding experience in the Ritz Kids® program. The Full-Day Program takes place Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and includes juice, snacks and lunch. The program fee is $75 for the first child, $70 for each additional child. The Half-Day Program includes juice and snacks and is available Thursday through Sunday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon and Thursday through Saturday each afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The half-day program fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional $15. 24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time, or full charges will be applied to the guest account. To make reservations, please call Ritz Kids at (904) 321-5013.

Workshop Chairs

Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

Jennifer M. Meyerowitz, Co-Chair

ZMA Consulting Group

Soneet R. Kapila, Co-Chair

KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

2015 Advisory Board

Eric W. Anderson

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

C.R. “Chip” Bowles

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

David K. Bowsher

Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Jason S. Brookner

Gray Reed & McGraw, PC; Dallas

Jeffery W. Cavender

Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Robert A. Cox, Jr.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Diane P. Furr

Poyner & Spruill LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Terri L. Gardner

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Craig M. Geno

Law Offices of Craig M. Geno, PLLC; Ridgeland, Miss.

Leanne Gould

HDH Advisors, LLC; Atlanta

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Kevin D. Heard

Heard Ary, LLC; Huntsville, Ala

Paul G. Jennings

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; Nashville, Tenn.

Kristina M. Johnson

Jones Walker LLP; Jackson, Miss.

Joe A. Joseph

Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

W. Austin Jowers

King & Spalding; Atlanta

Jennifer B. Kimble

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell; Birmingham, Ala.

Frank B.B. Knowlton

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Columbia, S.C.

John H. Maddock, III

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

Jerry M. Markowitz

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A.; Miami

Jennifer M. McLemore

Christian & Barton, LLP; Richmond, Va.

Lance T. Miller

Deloitte CRG; Atlanta

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Michael Newsom

National Creditor Recovery Services, LLC; Clearwater, Fla.

Edward J. Peterson, III

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Patricia A. Redmond

Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Miami

Robert P. Reynolds

Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville, Fla.

Richard H. Thomson

Clark & Washington, P.C.; Atlanta

Charles W. Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.; Miami

David A. Wender

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

Nancy J. Whaley

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

David B. Wheeler

Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Charleston, S.C.

Rory D. Whelehan

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Greenville, S.C.

Melissa A. Youngman

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

 

Conference Information

Hotel

In the Ritz-Carlton tradition of elegance and unparalleled service, the top-rated Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is one of the finest getaways in the world. Nestled at the edge of a 13-mile beach along the Atlantic Ocean, this resort offers beachfront horseback riding, wave runners, ocean kayaks, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools and spa service, as well as golf and tennis. The ABI Group rate has closed, but rooms are still available at the hotel by contacting the reservations department at (904) 277-1100 or online at: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/AmeliaIsland/Default.htm

 

Alternate Hotels:

Amelia Island Hotel: http://www.ameliahotel.com/

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation: http://www.villasofameliaisland.com/stay-here

 

Spa Discount: The Ritz-Carlton is graciously offering Workshop attendees a 10% discount off spa treatments of 60 minutes or longer, as well as 10% off retail products in the spa boutique. Since the spa sells out on a daily basis, please contact the spa in advance at (904) 277-1087 to receive the 10% group discount by letting a spa concierge know you that are with the American Bankruptcy Institute 2015 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.

Continuing Education Credit

12 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 14 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 12 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 14 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 14 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. 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 more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to ecarden@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 2, 2015. No refunds will be granted after July 2, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 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.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exam at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (319) 365-2222, by e-mailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC website at www.abcworld.org. The ABC certification programs are sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.

American Board of Certification Exams

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Call (319) 365-2222 or e-mail assistantdirector@abcworld.org

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Exam
  • Business Bankruptcy Exam
  • Creditors’ Rights Exam ($125 exam fee)

 

Make check payable to: American Board of Certification and return with this clipping to: American Board of Certification, The American Building, 4403 1st Avenue SE, Suite 113, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

 

  • Credit Card (Charge to acct. no. provided for conference)

 

A short form application and fee ($495) are also required prior to the exam. Please go to www.abcworld.org if you have not submitted the application.

Premium Sponsors

Adams and Reese LLP
Alvarez & Marsal
Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos
BakerHostetler
Bass, Berry & Sims, Burr & Forman LLP
BMS
Burr & Forman LLP
Campbell, Guin, Williams, Guy & Gidiere, LLC
Christian & Small LLP
Deloitte CRG
Epiq Systems, Inc.
Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA
GGG Partners, LLC
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Guggenheim Securities, LLC
Heritage Equity Partners
King & Spalding LLP
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.
McCalla Raymer, LLC
McGuireWoods LLP
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
Osborn Group, LLC
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Protiviti Inc.
Qorval, LLC
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
Rogers Towers, PA
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Signature Bank
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA
Troutman Sanders LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Patron Sponsors

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Bull Realty Commercial Brokers
Carl Marks Advisors
Elliott Greenleaf
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Jones Walker LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP

Supporting Sponsors

Alston & Bird LLP
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Law Offices of Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Heard Ary, LLC
Hirschler Fleischer
International Sureties, Ltd.
KapilaMukamal, LLP
Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A.
Morris James LLP
National CRS, LLC
Thompson Hine LLP
Title XI

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Bloomberg BRIEF, Conway MacKenzie for the educational materials on thumb drives, Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. for the conference app, Sherwood Partners, LLC/agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall, Thomson Reuters for providing the printed educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 
5/1/15)
Regular
(
5/2/15-6/26/15)
Late
(after 
6/26/15)

ABI Member
$620
$670
$720
ABI Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member
$420
$470
$520
New ABI Member*
$895
$945
$995
Govt./Nonprofit New ABI Member**
$515
$565
$615

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

** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $295 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***
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,895
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 one-year ABI membership.

Optional Events Rates

Opening Reception
Guest

Child (12 and under)

Free
$50
$25
S’Mores and Stars Evening Social
Free
Golf Tournament
$195
ABI Golf Tour
$195
Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social
$45
Tennis Tournament
$60
Ice Cream Afternoon Social
$20

Beach Bash Dinner

Guest
Child 

$50

$65

$35

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.