40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar

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40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar

March 31-April 2, 2016 Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

The 40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, a memorial CLE program honoring the lifetime achievements of the late Judge Alexander L. Paskay, continues its legacy of insightful and timely programming. The Seminar features prominent regional and national speakers joined by bankruptcy judges to discuss both commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues. Several networking events and ethics CLE are also provided.

Sessions

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Thursday, March 31

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

Technology Tips: Use of Tablets (No, Not the Yellow Kind!) in Court, Documentation & Navigating the ABI Website

Samuel J. Gerdano

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

Karim Guirguis

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

4:10-5:10 p.m.

Plenary Session

Civility Now: More Than Just the Ethical Practice of Law

Hon. Catherine P. McEwen, Moderator

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

Tara E. Nauful

Adams and Reese LLP; Columbia, S.C.

James Patrick Shea

Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Las Vegas

5:15-6:45 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by BakerHostetler

7:00-9:30 p.m.

VIP Speaker/Sponsor Dinner (by invitation only)

Friday, April 1

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome by Program Chairs

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session

Preparing Corporate and Individual Clients for Bankruptcy - Who's Your Client? Possible Claims against the Person Who Hires you; Partnership and LLC Issues

Jimmy D. Parrish, Moderator

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Richard Johnston, Jr.

Johnston Law PLLC; Fort Myers, Fla.

Charles A. Postler

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA; Tampa, Fla.

Patricia A. Redmond

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

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Anthony & Partners, LLC

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session:

Maximizing the Estate: It’s Not Just Avoidance Actions Anymore!

Lara Roeske Fernandez, Moderator

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Soneet R. Kapila

KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mark S. Mitchell

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles W. Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Miami

 

Consumer Session

Special Challenges of Individual Chapter 11s: Not Just Chapter 13’s Older Sibling! What Every Chapter 13 Debtor’s Lawyer Needs to Know

Alberto F. Gomez, Jr., Moderator

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Sonia Colón

Ferraiuoli LLC; Orlando, Fla.

Stephen R. Leslie

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

William L. Norton, III

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Paskay Memorial Luncheon and Keynote

Sponsored by Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA

 

Hon. Robert E. Gerber

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session

What Ever Happened to Pre-Packs/Structured Dismissal?; You Can Check In Any Time You Like But Can You Ever Leave? In & Out Quick; Staying Out of Bankruptcy Court: How to Negotiate a Workout Agreement; Pros and Cons of ABC’s

Mark J. Wolfson, Moderator

Foley & Lardner LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Leyza F. Blanco

GrayRobinson, P.A.; Miami

Paul A. Giordano

Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Fort Myers, Fla.

Philip J. von Kahle

Michael Moecker & Associates, Inc.; Hollywood, Fla.

 

Consumer Session

Do You Want to Know a Secret? Do You Promise Not to Tell? Confidentiality of Personal Data Identifiers: Impact of Foreclosure Firm’s Bankruptcy or ABC; Mailing Lists; Proof of Claim Issues; Consequences of Disclosure

Donald R. Kirk, Moderator

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt; Tampa, Fla.

Lee Ann Bennett

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

Guy G. Gebhardt

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta

Dennis J. LeVine

Kelley Kronenberg; Tampa, Fla.

3:00-3:10 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:10-4:40 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session

Chapter 11 Pre-Confirmation Issues: Motions to Dismiss — Is Phoenix Piccadilly Still Alive?

Hon. Caryl E. Delano, Moderator

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

Stephanie B. Anthony

Anthony & Partners; Tampa, Fla.

W. Keith Fendrick

Holland & Knight LLP; Tampa, Fla.

David S. Jennis

Jennis & Bowen, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Jerry M. Markowitz

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

 

Consumer Session

Consumer Potpourri: Student Loan Discharge, Surrender Issues, Section 109(e); Chapter 13 Plan Modifications

Hon. K. Rodney May , Moderator

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

Gregory A. Champeau

Johnston Champeau; Fort Myers, Fla.

John D. Eaton

Shawde & Eaton, P.L.; Weston, Fla.

John Rao

National Consumer Law Center; Boston

Wayne Spivak

Chapter 13 Trustee’s Counsel; Orlando, Fla.

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Happy Hour Networking

Sponsored by Trenam Law

Saturday, April 2

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session

Supreme Court Update: Practical Impact of Supreme Court Decisions

Roberta A. Colton, Moderator

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Hon. Erik P. Kimball

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); West Palm Beach

Hon. K. Rodney May

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

Robert A. Soriano

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

 

Business Session

Chapter 11 Cramdown Issues: To (b) or Not to (b): The Pros and Cons of the 1111(b) Election

Prof. Jeffrey Davis, Moderator

University of Florida Levin College of Law; Gainesville, Fla.

Richard B. Gaudet

HDH Advisors, LLC; Atlanta

Franklind Davis Lea

Tactical Financial Consulting, LLC; Alpharetta, Ga.

Robert C. Schweitzer

RCS Mediation & Consulting Services LLC; Boca Raton, Fla.

 

Consumer Session

You Be the Judge! Interactive Evidence for the Consumer Lawyer

Hon. Michael G. Williamson, Moderator

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

Douglas A. Bates

Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse; Pensacola, Fla.

Steven M. Berman

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Denise D. Dell-Powell

Burr & Forman LLP; Orlando, Fla.

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

“We Can Go ’Round and ’Round About That…”

Judges’ rapid-fire roundtables on today’s provocative issues, with judges changing tables every 20 minutes.

Jeffrey W. Warren, Moderator

Bush Ross, PA; Tampa, Fla.

Roberta A. Colton

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

Prof. Jeffrey Davis

University of Florida Levin College of Law; Gainesville, Fla.

Hon. Caryl E. Delano

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

Hon. Karen S. Jennemann

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

Hon. Erik P. Kimball

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); West Palm Beach

Hon. K. Rodney May

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

Hon. Catherine P. McEwen

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

Hon. Michael G. Williamson

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

12:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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Judicial Chair

Hon. Caryl E. Delano

Judicial Co-Chair

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

Hon. K. Rodney May

Judicial Co-Chair

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

Program Chair

Leonard H. Gilbert

Holland & Knight LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Advisory Board

John A. Anthony

Anthony & Partners; Tampa, Fla.

Keith T. Appleby

Hill Ward Henderson; Tampa, Fla.

Paul J. Battista

Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA; Miami

Steven M. Berman

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Andrew M. Brumby

Shutts & Bowen LLP; Orlando, Fla.

Sonia Colón

Ferraiuoli LLC; Orlando, Fla.

Denise Dell-Powell

Burr & Forman LLP; Orlando, Fla.

Lara Roeske Fernandez

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Larry M. Foyle

Kass Shuler, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Paul A. Giordano

Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Fort Myers, Fla.

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Jordi Guso

Berger Singerman LLP; Miami

David S. Jennis

Jennis & Bowen, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Franklind Davis Lea

Tactical Financial Consulting, LLC; Alpharetta, Ga.

Stephen R. Leslie

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

Dennis J. LeVine

Kelley Kronenberg; Tampa, Fla.

Courtney McCormick

McGuireWoods LLP

Richard J. McIntyre

McIntyre Thanasides; Temple Terrace, Fla.

Dean Theresa J. Pulley Radwan

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport, Fla.

Luis E. Rivera, II

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Fort Myers, Fla.

Lynn Welter Sherman

Adams and Reese LLP; Tampa, Fla

Robert A. Soriano

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville, Fla.

Frank P. Terzo

GrayRobinson, P.A.; Miami

Charles W. Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Miami

Jeffrey W. Warren

Bush Ross, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Steven R. Wirth

Akerman LLP; Tampa, Fla.

 

 

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Conference Information

Hotel

Set on 10 acres of white-sand beach, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort Clearwater Beach provides everything needed for an unforgettable stay. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $300 single/double (Standard rooms) per night. Make your reservations by February 29, 2016, to reserve this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the February 29 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

The Sheraton Sand Key Resort is sold out. There are several available options nearby, including a Marriott Suites across the street. Please contact Allyson Donohue at [email protected] with any questions.

Continuing Education Credit

12 hours of general CLE credit, including 3.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 14 hours of general CLE credit, including 4.5 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 3.75 hours 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 4.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 14 hours of CPE credit, including 4.5 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 setup. 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 [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by March 10, 2016. No refunds will be granted after March 10, but substitutions will be allowed. After March 10, 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.

 

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Premium Sponsors

Anthony & Partners, LLC
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA
Trenam Law

Supporting Sponsors

BakerHostetler
Gray Robinson, P.A.
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

General Sponsors

KapilaMukamal, LLP

Patron Sponsors

Michael E. Moecker & Associates, Inc.

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Donlin, Recano & Co. for the conference app, Michael E. Moecker & Associates, Inc. for the [email protected] Daily E-mail, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for the cell-phone charging station, Thomson Reuters for the printed educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

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Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 1/29/16)
Regular
(1/30/16- 2/26/16)
Late
(after 2/26/16)

ABI Member
$365
$415
$465
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$215
$265
$315
New ABI Member*
$565
$615
$665
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member*
$310
$360
$410

 

* There will be a $30 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 (see below).

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
$1000
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,295
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 one-year ABI membership.

Optional Events

Dine-Around Dinner
TBD
Dine-Around Dinner
TBD

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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