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Thursday, July 21

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

American Board of Certification Exams

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders and Judges' Social (by invitation only)

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Adams and Reese LLP and Burr & Forman LLP

8:30-10:00 p.m.

S’Mores and Stars Evening Social

Sponsored by Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP

Friday, July 22

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

What Do ERR, DRB, PDR and PUD Have to Do with It? Unscrambling the Alphabet Soup of Energy Cases

This session is a nonlegal overview of the current state of the coal and oil & gas industries and will provide a primer on terminology, extraction methods and related industries. It will also address how energy workouts and restructurings are different from traditional restructurings, and why (with a particular focus on how these companies are financed and their operations are structured — i.e., lease rights, management/servicing agreements, etc.).

Elizabeth A. Green, Moderator

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

C.R. Bowles

Bingham Greenbaum & Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

James D. Decker

Guggenheim Securities, LLC; Atlanta

John-Paul Hanson

Houlihan Lokey; New York

Mark W. Wege

King & Spalding; Houston

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 BakerHostetler and GGG Partners, LLC.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Tax Talk a la Carte

Prof. Jack Williams, Moderator

Baker Tilly; Atlanta

Scott M. Grossman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kevin D. Heard

Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC; Huntsville, Ala.

Beware of Icebergs Ahead: How to Navigate Federal Rules Changes and Terabytes of E-Discovery to Avoid Titanic Sanctions

This panel will discuss the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as they pertain to e-discovery, as well as recent case law interpreting the new rules in the bankruptcy context. Our e-discovery expert and our bankruptcy practitioners will discuss the rules from the perspective of debtors, creditors and litigation targets in commercial bankruptcy cases.

Jeffrey R. Waxman, Moderator

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Alison A. Grounds

Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Judith Greenstone Miller

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.; Southfield, Mich.

Richard L. Wasserman

Venable LLP; Baltimore

Medley of Current Chapter 11 Issues: From Overcoming Challenges to Finding an Efficient Exit Strategy

This panel will explore current chapter 11 issues from case inception to exit and will discuss current case law and trends, including nonconventional financing obstacles, the ability of a lender to obtain default interest post-petition, plan-support agreements, structured dismissals, cramdown interest rates, third-party releases and the erosion of the equitable mootness doctrine on appeal.

John B. Hutton, Moderator

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami

Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.C.); Raleigh

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Lori V. Vaughan

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

 

Consumer Track

Money-Back Guarantee?

This panel explore what rights/causes of actions a debtor may reserve in plan confirmation and the binding effect of confirmation, and whether, in light of Harris v. Viegelahn, a means may still exist to avoid refunding undistributed funds to a debtor following the conversion of a chapter 13 to a chapter 7 case, as well as what should happen to undistributed funds upon case dismissal. The session will conclude with a discussion on the limitations on the equitable powers of bankruptcy courts following Law v. Siegel.

Chrisandrea L. Turner, Moderator

Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Lexington, Ky.

Hon. Jennifer H. Henderson

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

Charles N. Kelley

Cummings & Kelley P.C.; Gainesville, Ga.

Ryan J. Williams

Staff Attorney for Nancy J. Whaley, Chapter 13 Trustee; Atlanta

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Lights Out! Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Energy-Related Chapter 11 Cases

In light of the recent downturn in the energy markets, this panel will provide an update on recent developments in coal and oil & gas chapter 11 cases, including contract issues, § 1113/1114 litigation, treatment of environmental obligations, KERPs and KEIPs, surety bonds, perfection and credit bidding issues, and “cherry-picking” of good assets in § 363 sales.

Dion W. Hayes, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

Hon. Marvin Isgur

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Tex.); Houston

Hon. Keith L. Phillips

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Richmond

Sarah L. Schultz

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Dallas

Cracking the D&O Code: The Keys to Insurance Recovery and Injunctive Orders in Bankruptcy Court

Director and officer (D&O) insurance policies typically cover certain claims against the D&Os by third parties (often shareholders) and claims by a trustee in bankruptcy. The policies also cover certain claims against the debtor company. This panel will discuss the different coverages, the types of claims that may be pursued against officers and directors by shareholders, creditors and a bankruptcy trustee, defenses often asserted to the claims, and potential policy exclusions that may affect coverage. The panel will also focus on the tension, and often litigation, over D&O insurance proceeds when there are competing claims by a trustee and by shareholders or creditors, including the circumstances that may justify entry of a bar order precluding third-party claims as part of a settlement of claims by the trustee.

Hon. Robert A. Mark, Moderator

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

Vincent F. Alexander

Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Miami

Kevin G. Hroblak

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP; Baltimore

Cary D. Steklof

Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.; Miami

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Involuntary Bankruptcies

This panel will provide a brief, general overview of the mechanics and statutory framework for involuntary bankruptcies, with more in-depth discussions of current hot-button issues, including petitioning creditors’ good faith/bad faith, the conflicting approaches taken by various circuits in determining whether a petitioning creditor’s claim is subject to a bona fide dispute, and the potential legal fees and damage claims petitioning creditors face if their involuntary petition is ultimately dismissed.

David Neal Stern, Moderator

Frank, Weinberg & Black P.L.; Boca Raton, Fla.

Jonathan T. Edwards

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

Michael A. Friedman

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.; Miami

Garret A. Nail

Thompson Hine; Atlanta

 

Consumer Track

Student Loans: 40 Million Borrowers — Average Debt $29,000 — Total Debt $1.2 Trillion

This panel of experienced lawyers will discuss policy issues underlying student debt, current cases, fraud issues in workouts, and possible solutions to this important issue facing our nation.

Robert C. Furr, Moderator

​Furr & Cohen, P.A.; Boca Raton, Fla.

Thomas W. Joyce

Jones Cork & Miller LLP; Macon, Ga.

Prof. Rafael Pardo

Emory University School of Law; Atlanta

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Golf Holes sponsored by Carl Marks & Co. Inc., Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC and Kilpatrick

Townsend & Stockton LLP
Beverage Cart sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP

Optional Event: Yoga on the Lawn

Anyone that wants to participate should meet in the Salon Foyer

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Sponsored by Nexsen Pruet

Saturday, July 23

7:00-7:30 a.m.

Optional Event: Conversation with Dr. Prabodh Kapila, Rheumatologist

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Case Updates: Business and Consumer Law Developments

This panel will present a lively discussion of key issues decided in business and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout the country over the past year.

Hon. John E. Waites, Moderator

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

Sherry F. Chancellor

Chapter 7 Trustee; Pensacola, Fla.

Prof. Rafael Pardo

Emory University School of Law; Atlanta

Lisa M. Schiller

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Deloitte CRG.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Lights Out! Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Energy-Related Chapter 11 Cases

Cracking the D&O Code: The Keys to Insurance Recovery and Injunctive Orders in Bankruptcy Court

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Involuntary Bankruptcies

 

Consumer Track

How to Fit a Round Peg into a Triangular Hole: Too Much Debt for a 13, Too Much Income for a 7, and/or Too Many Assets for an 11

This panel will explore options for dealing with the difficult situations experienced by consumer debtors who on the surface fail to qualify for relief under chapter 7, have too much debt for relief under chapter 13 jurisdictional limits, and are unable to satisfy the absolute priority rule to qualify for an individual chapter 11 case.

Jeffrey W. Cavender, Moderator

Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Jane Harris Downey

Moore Taylor Law Firm; West Columbia, S.C.

Maria J. Kirtland

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

Hon. James P. Smith, Chief Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ga.); Macon

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Tax Talk a la Carte

Beware of Icebergs Ahead: How to Navigate Federal Rules Changes and Terabytes of E-Discovery to Avoid Titanic Sanctions

Medley of Current Chapter 11 Issues: From Overcoming Challenges to Finding an Efficient Exit Strategy

 

Consumer Track

Real Estate Values Are Climbing (Again): Debtor, Watch Your Back!

This panel will explore legal trends relating to rising real estate values in consumer bankruptcy cases, including issues related to stay relief, lien-stripping, reaffirmation agreements, and what could happen post-discharge if a debtor fails to act in conformity with his Statement of Intention. This panel will also address the current state of mortgage modification mediation programs and the latest happenings with the CFPB.

Melissa A. Youngman, Moderator

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP; Orlando, Fla.

Hon. Paul M. Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Jacksonville

Michael J. McCormick

McCalla Raymer, LLC; Roswell, Ga.

Amy K. Tanner

Bond, Botes, Sykstus, Tanner & Ezzell, P.C.; Huntsville, Ala.

1:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Tennis Tournament

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Ice Cream Afternoon Social

Sponsored by Prime Clerk

5:00-6:00 p.m.

VIP/Sponsor Reception

Sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (by Invitation Only)

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Beach Bash

Bar sponsored by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Party Sponsored by Christian & Small, LLP and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Entertainment sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP and Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
Shoe Valet & Flip Flops sponsored by BMS
Join us on the beach for food, fun and special appearances!

Sunday, July 24

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

7:30-9:00 a.m.

“All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Practicing with Ethics and Civility.”

In his popular poem, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, writer Robert Fulghum proclaimed: “Most of what I really need To know about how to live And what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten.” Attorneys and others in the legal profession are often required to address challenging questions about ethics and unprofessional behavior. When faced with these issues, would you make the “right” call? You be the judge with interactive voting when faced with real issues from actual scenarios attorneys have had to address.

B. Summer Chandler

Chandler Law Firm, LLC; Panama City Beach, Fla.

Hon. James P. Smith, Chief Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ga.); Macon

Emily Taube

Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Hotcakes & Hot Topics: Breakfast with the Judges

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

Hon. John E. Waites, Moderator

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

Hon. Paul M. Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Jacksonville

Hon. Jennifer H. Henderson

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

Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.C.); Raleigh

Hon. Marvin Isgur

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Tex.); Houston

Hon. Robert A. Mark

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

Hon. Keith L. Phillips

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Richmond

Hon. James P. Smith, Chief Judge

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ga.); Macon

10:45 a.m.

Adjourn

 

 

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Optional Events

S’mores and Stars Evening Social

Thursday, July 21, 8:30-10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by 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, $15 for guests and $10 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration is required; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Beach Days

Friday, July 22, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by BakerHostetler and GGG Partners, LLC

Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Deloitte

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

Golf Tournament

Friday, July 22, 1:00 p.m.

Golf Holes sponsored by Carl Marks & Co. Inc., Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC and Kilpatrick
Townsend & Stockton LLP
Beverage Cart sponsored by Troutman Sanders 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 2016 ABI Golf Tour, this will be the fourth stop. Please check the ABI Golf Tour box on the registration form.

Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Friday, July 22, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Nexsen Pruet

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 23, 1:30 p.m.

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 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Prime Clerk

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.

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 and $70 for each additional child. The Half-Day Program includes juice and snacks and is available Thursday through Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.-12 noon and Thursday through Saturday afternoons 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.

 

 

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Workshop Chairs

Hon. John E. Waites, Judicial Chair

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

Soneet R. Kapila, Co-Chair

KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Nancy J. Whaley, Co-Chair

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

2016 Advisory Board

Eric W. Anderson

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

David K. Bowsher

Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Christine E. Brimm

Barton Law Firm; Columbia, S.C.

Jeffery W. Cavender

Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Robert A. Cox, Jr.

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

Melissa Jane Davey

Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Atlanta

Jane Harris Downey

Moore Taylor Law Firm; West Columbia, SC

Curt S. Friedberg

GGG Partners, LLC; Atlanta

Robert C. Furr

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

Craig M. Geno

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

Leanne Gould

HDH Advisors, LLC; Atlanta

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

James Hadfield

Guggenheim Securities, LLC; Atlanta

Kevin D. Heard

Heard Ary, LLC; Huntsville, Ala

John B. Hutton

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami

James R. Irving

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

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.

Stephanie Crane Lieb

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Justin Little

Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC, Tuscaloosa, AL

John H. Maddock, III

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

Jennifer M. McLemore

Christian & Barton, LLP; Richmond, Va.

Jennifer M. Meyerowitz

Epiq Systems, Inc.; Atlanta

Lance T. Miller

Deloitte CRG; Atlanta

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Edward J. Peterson, III

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

Ashley S. Rusher

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.; Winston-Salem, N.C.

Lisa Schiller

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Michael L. Schuster

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.; Miami

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles W. Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.; Miami

David A. Wender

Alston & Bird LLP; 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

Melissa A. Youngman, P.A.

 

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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. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $309 single/double per night for Coastal View rooms. A limited number of Oceanfront Suites and Club Coastal rooms are also available to conference attendees at a rate of $459 per night (Oceanfront Suite) and $499 per night (Club Coastal). Make your reservations by June 20, 2016, to reserve these special rates. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the June 20 cut-off or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. The hotel will sell out, so please make your reservations accordingly.

 

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 2016 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 non-transitional 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 adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by June 30, 2016. No refunds will be granted after June 30, but substitutions will be allowed. After June 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.

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 21, 2016, 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 21, 2016, 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.

 

 

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Premium Sponsors

ABTV
Adams and Reese LLP
Alvarez & Marsal
BakerHostetler
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
BMS
Burr & Forman LLP
Deloitte
Furr & Cohen, PA
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.
GGG Partners, LLC
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Guggenheim Securities
Heritage Equity Partners
King & Spalding
McGuireWoods LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nexsen Pruet
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Protiviti Inc.
Qorval, LLC
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Signature Bank
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Patron Sponsors

CourtCall, LLP

Christian & Small, LLP

FTI Consulting, Inc.

International Sureties, Ltd.
Jones Walker LLP
Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP

Manion Gaynor & Manning, LLC
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Prime Clerk

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Supporting Sponsors

Alston & Bird LLP

Blanco Tackaberry & Matamoros, P.A.
Bryan Cave LLP
Carl Marks & Co. Inc.

Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC
KapilaMukamal, LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A.
Morris James LLP
Thompson Hine

Title XI Software Solutions
Trenam Law
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Alvarez & Marsal for the educational materials on USB drives, Bloomberg BRIEF for the media partnership, Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. for the conference app, Heritage Equity Partners for the printed pocket agendas, KapilaMukamal, LLP and Morris James LLP for the daily e-newsletter, King & Spalding for the conference lanyards, Sherwood Partners Inc./agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall, Signature Bank for the conference wi-fi, Thomson Reuters for the printed educational materials, Trenam Law for the cell-phone charging station and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

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Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 4
/29/16)
Regular
(4
/30/16-6/24/16)
Late
(after 
6/24/16)

ABI Member
$620
$670
$720
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. Member
$420
$470
$520
New ABI Member*
$895
$945
$995
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. 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)

$0
$50
$25
S’Mores and Stars Evening Social
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$0
$15
$10
Golf Tournament
Handicap ________
$195
 
ABI Golf Tour
Handicap ________
$195
 
Paint Party
Guest
$60
$60
Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social
$45
Tennis Tournament
$60

Ice Cream Afternoon Social

Guest
Child (12 and under)

$0

$20

$20

Beach Bash

Guest
Child (12 and under)

$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.

 

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