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Thursday, June 25

4:00-4:15 p.m. EDT/3:00-3:15 p.m. CDT

Welcome

4:15-5:15 p.m. EDT/3:15-4:15 p.m. CDT

Small Business Restructuring Act of 2019

William S. Hackney

SmithAmundsen LLC; Chicago

Anthony J. Kochis

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Minn.); Minneapolis

Kesha Tanabe

Tanabe Law; Minneapolis

5:15-5:30 p.m. EDT/4:15-4:30 p.m. CDT

Break

5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT/4:30-5:30 p.m. CDT

Great Debates

The Ethical Response to Client Misconduct

Michael Richman

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Madison, WI

Hon. Eugene Wedoff (ret.)

Chicago

6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT/5:30-6:30 p.m. CDT

Networking Happy Hour

Friday, June 26

4:00-4:15 p.m. EDT/3:00-3:15 p.m. CDT

Welcome

4:15-5:15 p.m. EDT/3:15-4:15 p.m. CDT

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Hot Consumer Topics

The panelists will discuss document review, merchant cash advances to small businesses and how they impact individual chapter 7 guarantors, cramdown, strip-off valuation, notice under Rules 3012 and 7004, late claims under Rule 3002(c)(6), and other claim issues.

Hon. James. W. Boyd, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Barbara P. Foley

Chapter 13 Trustee; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Nauni Manty

Manty & Associates, P.A.; Minneapolis

Charissa Potts

Freedom Law, PC; Eastpointe, Mich.

Liquidating Assets

This session will focus on § 363, receiverships, Article 9 and other means of selling assets.

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Marc M. Bakst

Bodman; Detroit

Rebecca DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy LLC; Madison, Wis.

Anne Vanderkamp

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago

5:15-5:30 p.m. EDT/4:15-4:30 p.m. CDT

Break

5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT/4:30-5:30 p.m. CDT

Judicial Round and Round

This session will feature a “speed-dating-style” roundtable discussion of current bankruptcy and practical skills issues with regional judges. Judges will change Zoom rooms every 15-20 minutes.

Hon. Joel D. Applebaum

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Flint

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. James W. Boyd

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee, Wis.

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Minn.); Minneapolis

Hon. Eugene Wedoff (ret.)

Chicago

6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT/5:30-6:30 p.m. CDT

Networking Happy Hour

 

Workshop Chairs

Hon. James. W. Boyd, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Mark L. Radtke, Co-Chair

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

Scott A. Wolfson, Co-Chair

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

Advisory Board

A. Todd Almassian

Keller & Almassian; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright PLLC; Detroit

Kay Dee Baird

Krieg DeVault; Indianapolis

Matthew A. Beresh

Mackinac Partners LLC; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Brendan G. Best

Varnum LLP; Detroit

Chris L. Blacker

AlixPartners, LLP; Chicago

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; Peoria, Ill.

Steven B. Chaiken

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.; Chicago, Ill.

Scott R. Clar

Crane, Simon, Clar & Dan; Chicago

Rebecca R. DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy LLC; Madison, Wis.

Shelly A. DeRousse

Freeborn & Peters LLP; Chicago

Daniel F. Dooley

MorrisAnderson; Chicago

Scott A. Eisenberg

Amherst Partners; Birmingham, Mich.

Robert C. Folland

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Columbus, Ohio

Andrea Gonzalez

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC; Chicago

E. Philip Groben

Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

Nicholas L. Hahn

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Green Bay, Wis.

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Robert P. Handler

Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC; Chicago

Jeffrey A. Hokanson

Ice Miller LLP; Indianapolis

Allison B. Hudson

Vedder Price; Chicago

Thomas George King

Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, P.C.; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Richard E. Kruger

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

Harve C. Light

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; Birmingham, Mich.

James A. Lodoen

Ballard Spahr LLP; Minneapolis

Dennis W. Loughlin

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Southfield, Mich.

Hon. Brett H. Ludwig

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Evelyn J. Meltzer

Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington, Del.

John W. Menn

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Nicholas M. Miller

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Chicago

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

Joel D. Nesset

Cozen O’Connor; Minneapolis

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

John T. Piggins

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Melissa M. Root

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Jayson B. Ruff

U.S. Department of Justice; Houston

Nathan Q. Rugg

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP; Chicago

Anne R. Vanderkamp

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago

Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP; Chicago

Iana A. Vladimirova

Husch Blackwell LLP; Madison, Wis.

Eric E. Walker

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Matthew Warren

King & Spalding LLP; Chicago

David K. Welch

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Chicago

 

Continuing Education Credit*

This program is eligible for 4 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 4.8 hours of general CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 4 hours.

 

4.5 hours of CPE credit 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.

 

Conference Rates

 
 ABI Member & Nonmember:
$100
 ABI Membership for New Members*:
$300

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

 

Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.