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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

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

The Small Business Restructuring Act of 2019 is one of the most important pieces of bankruptcy legislation passed since BAPCPA in 2005. This session will offer a deep dive into the practical aspects of the new Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code, offering insights into emerging case law, recent adjustments enacted by the CARES Act of 2020, and how to guide clients through a small business case from inception to confirmation.

Hon. Michael E. Ridgway, Moderator

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

William S. Hackney

SmithAmundsen LLC; Chicago

Anthony J. Kochis

Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Troy, Mich.

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

Alix v. McKinsey

Resolved: A financial advisor is required to disclose all connections, including the connections of its affiliates, when filing an application to be employed with the Court.

Brian Audette

Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

Claire Ann Richman

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Madison, WI

The Ethical Response to Client Misconduct

Resolved: If a client either refuses to comply with an obligation imposed by the Bankruptcy Code or Rules, or insists on taking action prohibited by the Code or Rules, the client’s attorney must file a motion to withdraw from representing the client and must disclose the disagreement regarding the client’s legal obligations.

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

Sponsored by Sherwood Partners

Friday, June 26

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

Welcome & Concurrent Sessions (2)

Hot Consumer Topics

The panelists will discuss the best practices for tricky Chapter 7s, Chapter 13 plan modifications filed pursuant to The CARES Act, tips for ensuring proper service, and a discussion of the current case law on 401(k) contributions and nunc pro tunc orders.

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

With many legal observers predicting an unprecedented tsunami of commercial bankruptcy filings, many companies will face challenges regarding the best strategies for liquidating their assets. This session will offer a range of options to consider, including § 363 sales, 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

Michael Deeba

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Oklahoma City

Rebecca DeMarb

DeMarb Brophy LLC; Madison, Wis.

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

In this virtual variation on the judicial “speed dating” format, a group of distinguished judges from the Central States region will offer discussions of current bankruptcy and practical skills issues in an innovative Zoom-style presentation. Every 15 minutes, judges will rotate to a new online “room,” allowing participants to maximize their time and gain valuable insights into best practices.

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. John Gregg

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

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger

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

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. Deborah Thorne

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

Hon. Eugene Wedoff (ret.)

Chicago

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

Networking Happy Hour

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 

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

Tracy M. Clark

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark; Southfield, Mich.

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

McDonald Hopkins LLC; Chicago

Cynthia A. Moyer

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.; Minneapolis

Joel D. Nesset

Cozen O’Connor; Minneapolis

Brittany Ogden

Quarles & Brady; Madison, Wis.

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

 

Partners

Networking Happy Hour Sponsor

AgencyIP Greenberg Traurig, LLP Sherwood

General Sponsor

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP DSI FreebornGodfrey & Kahn Jenner & BlockMorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd.Steinhilber Swanson LLP

Continuing Education Credit*

This program is eligible for 4 hours of general CLE credit including 1 hour of ethics in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 4.8 hours of general CLE credit including 1.2 hours of ethics 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 including 1 hour of ethics. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 4.5 credit hours of which 3.5 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement, 1 credit hour can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.

 

4.5 hours of CPE credit including 1 hour of behavioral ethics, 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.

When and how can I access the virtual conference?

Registered attendees will receive a link via email to the attendee website 48 hours before the first session begins. The link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the program, and this is how you will access all of the conference content. You’ll use the same link each day to access the attendee website for the live conference and whenever you choose to view the on-demand content.

What if I don't receive the link?

Contact [email protected], and a member of the ABI team can provide you with one.

Can I share this link with others?

As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure single sign-on experience for the user.

How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?

The virtual workshop takes place over about 3.5 hours in the afternoon on both Thursday and Friday. During breaks from the live sessions, you can visit other areas of the conference, such as the Attendee Lounge.

Are there any specific technology requirements?

You will be able to access the program sessions without downloading any plug-ins or software. However, for best results, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium Edge to access the sessions. The program will not be available on a mobile/cell phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), but can be accessed through laptop, desktop (PC or Mac) and certain other mobile devices (Surface Pro, iPad).

What are the suggested web browser prerequisites?

Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Chromium Edge 80 or higher
Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
Firefox 76 or higher
Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.