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Thursday, July 26

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Young and New Members Reception

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Adams and Reese LLP, Broad and Cassel LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

8:00-10:00 p.m.

S’Mores and Stars Evening Social

Friday, July 27

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Why Not Here? An Examination of Why More Chapter 11 Business Cases Aren’t Filed in the Southeast

This panel will examine the factors considered by debtors and their advisors when determining where to file a large chapter 11 business case, and the occasional efforts to have the case transferred to a venue that is arguably more convenient to creditors, employees and/or shareholders. The panel will also discuss the pending legislation known as the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2282) — as well as the arguments both supporting and opposing its passage.

Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, Moderator

Atlanta

James D. Decker

Guggenheim Securities, LLC; Atlanta

Paul G. Jennings

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; Nashville, Tenn.

Patrick J. Nash, Jr.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

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 King & Spalding LLP.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Nexsen Pruet LLC

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Rescuing Hospitals from the Emergency Room

All types of hospitals — from acute care to highly specialized — are experiencing financial challenges. This is especially true for rural and nonprofit hospitals, which often rely heavily on slower and lower payments from Medicare and Medicaid. Often the best (or only) solution for a distressed hospital is a sale to a larger hospital operator or system. This panel will examine the unique challenges facing buyers and sellers in connection with such distressed hospital sales.

Margaret R. Westbrook, Moderator

K & L Gates LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel

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

Paul K. Ferdinands

King & Spalding LLP; Atlanta

Samuel R. Maziel

Dentons US LLP; Los Angeles

Louis E. Robichaux

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC; Dallas

Restaurant Bankruptcies and Restructurings: The Next Big Wave in Retail Insolvencies?

The restaurant industry, particularly the fast food and fast casual sectors, is under pressure from rising food and labor costs, the changing dining habits of millennials, and decreased foot traffic at retail shopping centers. This panel will examine those trends and explore potential strategies to maximize enterprise value, both in and out of bankruptcy court.

Joe A. Joseph, Moderator

Burr & Forman LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

William Bullock

Regions Bank; Birmingham, Ala.

Rebecca Finch Redwine

Hendren, Redwine & Malone, PLLC; Raleigh, N.C.

Jonathan M. Tibus

Alvarez & Marsal; Atlanta

D & O Insurance Coverage: “The Rest of the Story”

The only D&O insurance policy issues that get much attention — in the restructuring world, at least — are (1) the insured-vs.-insured exclusion and (2) obtaining stay relief to access policy proceeds. The panel will tell the “rest of the story” by addressing important — but often overlooked — coverage issues and offering practical advice for purchasing D&O insurance policies (on behalf of distressed entities) and monetizing such policies (on behalf of fiduciaries).

Robert M.D. Mercer, Moderator

Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP; Atlanta

Darryl Scott Laddin

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Atlanta

Jason S. Mazer

Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.; Miami

David A. Sellars

McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.; Roswell, Ga.

 

Consumer Track

The Bankruptcy Rules Seven Months Later: New Model Chapter 13 Plan, New Secured Proof of Claim Filing Requirement, and Other Changes

This panel will discuss and analyze the New Model Chapter 13 Plan and other changes in the Bankruptcy Rules that became effective in December 2017, the process of implementation, and any issues that have arisen since the new Rules took effect.

Christopher L. Hawkins, Moderator

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Hon. Henry A. Callaway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ala.); Mobile

O. Byron Meredith III

Office of Chapter 13 Trustee O. Byron Meredith III; Savannah, Ga.

Travis Sasser

Sasser Law Firm; Raleigh, N.C.

 

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Concurrent Sessions (4)

The Curious Case of the LLC: Often Used, but Rarely Understood

Limited liability companies are outpacing corporations as the preferred business form, but they are a newly popular type of entity. This panel will track LLC law as it rapidly evolves to deal with the unique issues LLCs present. How does the Bankruptcy Code interact with state law in handling these issues, including member- and manager-managed LLCs, single-member LLCs, LLCs as assets of an estate, charging liens, restrictions on attachment or transfer of membership interests, and forced insolvencies? Please join us as we examine the clues to unravel the case of this curious entity.

Elizabeth A. Green, Moderator

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Barbara G. Barton

Barton Brimm, PA; Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse

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

Brian K. Smithweck

Adams and Reese LLP; Mobile, Ala.

Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

The Best-Laid Plans...

This session will examine key chapter 11 plan and confirmation issues and considerations, including plan-support agreements, nonconsensual third-party plan releases, classification and voting, valuation and cramdown interest rates, and “gifting” in plans post-Jevic.

Joseph A. Weissglass, Moderator

Configure Partners, LLC; Atlanta

Jay R. Bender

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Katie Goodman

GGG Partners, LLC; Atlanta

Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff

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

David A. Wender

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

 

Consumer Track

All Things Discharge

This panel will discuss current litigation/case law on discharge injunction violations and remedies, including sanctions.

Melissa J. Davey, Moderator

Office of Melissa J. Davey, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Atlanta

Sarah Edwards

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC; New Orleans

Robert C. Furr

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

Hon. William R. Sawyer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ala.); Montgomery

 

Skills/Young Lawyer Track

Accounting in the Bankruptcy Context

This panel will focus on what the numbers mean, who cares about them and why they care — and why you should care, too.

Gregory G. Hesse

Hunton & Williams LLP; Dallas

Suzanne Kelly

Kelly Garfinkle Strategic Restructuring LLC; Washington, D.C.

Heather G. Williams

Protiviti, Inc.; Richmond, Va.

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Beverage Cart sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC

Golf Holes sponsored by Heard Ary & Dauro LLC and K&L Gates LLP

1:15-4:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Paint Party

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Saturday, July 28

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

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. Michelle M. Harner, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Prof. Angela K. Littwin

University of Texas School of Law; Austin, Texas

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

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

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 Burr & Forman LLP.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

The Curious Case of the LLC: Often Used, but Rarely Understood

The Best-Laid Plans...

 

Concurrent Sessions (2)

 

Consumer Track

Appeals in Consumer Bankruptcy

This panel of judges, trustees and attorneys will explore appellate issues in consumer bankruptcy cases, including how to preserve and file an appeal, procedural requirements, rule impediments, best practices and recent appellate case law.

Melissa A. Youngman, Moderator

Melissa A. Youngman, PA; Orlando, Fla.

Hon. Bernice B. Donald

U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Cir.); Memphis, Tenn.

Jane Harris Downey

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

Hon. William R. Sawyer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ala.); Montgomery

Nancy J. Whaley

Office of Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee; Atlanta

 

Skills/Young Lawyer Track

How the Three Little “Ps” — Pitching, Presentation and Performance — Can Blow Your Audience Away

Learn how to enhance your client and committee pitches, hone your panel presentations, and “wow” your court or your audience from this group of skilled advocates and public speakers. This workshop, suitable for attorneys of all levels, will provide you with tips, lessons and examples to help you improve your presentation skills.

Carrianne Basler

AlixPartners LLP; Chicago

J.P. Cournoyer

Northern Blue, LLP; Chapel Hill, N.C.

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet LLC; Greensboro, N.C.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Rescuing Hospitals from the Emergency Room

Restaurant Bankruptcies and Restructurings: The Next Big Wave in Retail Insolvencies?

D&O Insurance Coverage: “The Rest of the Story”

 

Concurrent Session

 

Skills/Young Lawyer Track

Litigation Skills

Rory D. Whelehan, Facilitator

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Greenville, S.C.

G. William McCarthy, Jr.

McCarthy, Reynolds & Penn, LLC; Columbia, S.C.

Thomas J. Salerno

Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Phoenix

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

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

1:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Tennis Tournament

Sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Ice Cream Afternoon Social

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Speaker/Sponsor Cocktails (by invitation only)

Sponsored by Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC and Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Beach Bash!

Join us on the beach for food, fun and special appearances!

Dinner sponsored by Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., HDH Advisors, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Bar sponsored by Deloitte and Morris James LLP

Shoe Valet & Flip Flops sponsored by GGG Partners, LLC

Entertainment sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Party sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Sunday, July 29

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Family Breakfast

Sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Enhancing Justice, Reducing Bias: Examining the Bankruptcy System

Join the growing conversation about the intersection of race and socioeconomic barriers in bankruptcy. What are the facts? What can be done about reducing bias? What is our professional responsibility as bankruptcy professionals to overcome these barriers?

Prof. Robert M. Lawless

University of Illinois College of Law; Champaign, Ill.

Hon. Bernice B. Donald

U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Cir.); Memphis, Tenn.

Henry E. Hildebrand

Chapter 13 Trustee; Nashville, Tenn.

Prof. Angela K. Littwin

University of Texas School of Law; Austin

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Judicial Merry-Go-Round

Don’t miss these roundtables on today’s provocative issues, led by the judges of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.

Hon. John E. Waites, Moderator

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

Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel

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

Hon. Henry A. Callaway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ala.); Mobile

Hon. Bernice B. Donald

U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Cir.); Memphis, Tenn.

Hon. Michelle M. Harner

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse

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

Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff

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

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

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

Hon. William R. Sawyer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Ala.); Montgomery

10:45 a.m.

Adjourn

 

Optional Events

S’mores and Stars Evening Social

Thursday, July 26, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

It’s 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 online registration form.

Beach Days

Friday, July 27, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by King & Spalding LLP

Saturday, July 28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Burr & Forman LLP

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

Golf Tournament

Friday, July 27, 1:00 p.m.

Beverage Cart sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC

Golf Holes sponsored by Heard Ary & Dauro LLC and K&L Gates 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 online registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

Paint Party

Friday, July 27, 1:15-4:30 p.m.

Uncork your inner artist! Paint, mingle and take home a keepsake. The cost for this event is $60 per person, which includes canvas, paint supplies, snacks and keepsake. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social

Friday, July 27, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 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 $40 per person, which includes sparkling wine tastings, light snacks and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Tennis Tournament

Saturday, July 28, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs 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 online registration form.

Ice Cream Afternoon Social

Saturday, July 28, 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 FREE for attendees and $10 for guests of all ages.

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.

 

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 $339 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 $529 per night (Club Coastal). Make your reservations by June 25, 2018, 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 25 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 2018 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.

Continuing Education Credit*

 

12 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics/professionalism, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 14 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics/professionalism, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s credit and approval rules. 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/professionalism. 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/professionalism, are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of 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, 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. 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 July 5, 2018. No refunds will be granted after July 5, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 5, 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.

Workshop Chairs

Hon. John E. Waites, Judicial Chair

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

David K. Bowsher, Co-Chair

Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

W. Austin Jowers, Co-Chair

King & Spalding LLP; Atlanta

Advisory Board

Jody A. Bedenbaugh

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

Edward C. Boltz

The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C.

Christine E. Brimm

Barton Brimm, PA; Columbia, S.C.

Matthew R. Brooks

Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Robert A. Cox, Jr.

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

Melissa Jane Davey

Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Atlanta

Melissa Davis

KapilaMukamal; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jane Harris Downey

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

Reid E. Dyer

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

Ashley A. Edwards

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

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.

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

James S. Hadfield

Configure Partners, LLC; Atlanta

Kevin D. Heard

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

John B. Hutton III

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.

Jennifer B. Kimble

Prime Clerk; New York, NY

Stephanie C. Lieb

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Justin B. Little

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

John H. Maddock III

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

John Makuch

Alvarez & Marsal; Atlanta

Jennifer M. McLemore

Christian & Barton, LLP; Richmond, Va.

Robert M. Mercer

Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP; Atlanta

Jennifer M. Meyerowitz

GCG; Atlanta

Lance T. Miller

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP; Atlanta

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet LLC; Greensboro, N.C.

Edward J. Peterson, III

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

James (Jay) S. Rankin, Jr.

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

David L. Rosendorf

Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Miami

Ashley S. Rusher

Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.; Winston-Salem, N.C.

Lisa M. Schiller

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Burr & Forman LLP; Jacksonville, Fla.

Nicolette C. Vilmos

Broad and Cassel LLP; Orlando, Fla.

Michael H. Weaver

McNair Law Firm, P.A.; Columbia, S.C.

David A. Wender

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

Margaret R. Westbrook

K&L Gates LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Nancy J. Whaley

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

Rory D. Whelehan

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Greenville, S.C.

Melissa A. Youngman

Melissa Youngman, PA; Orlando, Fla.

 

Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(by 4/27/18)
Regular
(4/28/18-6/22/18)
Late
(after 6/22/18)

ABI Member
$645
$695
$745
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. Member
$425
$475
$525
Join & Save*
$940
$990
$1,040
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 $325 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***
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,925
Additional Booth Representative
$300

*** 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.

Optional Events

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
 
Paint Party
$60
Sparkling Wine Afternoon Social
$40
Tennis Tournament
$60
Ice Cream Afternoon Social
Guest (all ages)
$0
$10

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.

 

Partners

Premium Sponsors

Adams and Reese LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC
BakerHostetler
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Broad and Cassel LLP
Burr & Forman LLP
CR3 Partners LLC
Deloitte
Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.
Epiq Systems, Inc.
Equity Partners HG
Furr & Cohen, P.A.
Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.
GGG Partners, LLC
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
HDH Advisors
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Morris James LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nexsen Pruet LLC
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Polsinelli
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Patron Sponsors

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.
Carl Marks & Co. Inc.
Jones Walker LLP
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
McNair Law Firm, P.A.
Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP

Supporting Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Law Offices of Craig M. Geno, PLLC
GCG
Heard Ary & Dauro LLC
KapilaMukamal
K&L Gates LLP
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A.
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.
Thompson Hine LLP
Trenam Law

 

We extend our special thanks to BakerHostetler for the conference lanyards, Bloomberg BRIEF for the media partnership, Equity Partners HG for the printed pocket agendas, Gavin/Solmonese LLC for the daily e-newsletter, GCG and KapilaMukamal for the cellphone charging stations, Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall, Wilmington Trust for the tote bags and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP for the conference Wi-Fi.