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Please join ABI and the Caribbean Insolvency Symposium on February 1, 2018, in Miami in our efforts to support an already struggling Puerto Rico in its recovery. As you may have surmised, the 2018 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium had to be cancelled due to the widespread destruction that Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the island. We could not stand by and watch our many friends and colleagues go through these trying times without supporting them.

Our special guest will be the bankruptcy Judges of Puerto Rico. This is a chance to show support for those in immediate need.

ABI will work with The Puerto Rico Recovery Fund and send ALL proceeds from this cocktail reception to aid in recovery efforts. The Puerto Rico Recovery Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, independent and non-partisan, focused on three strategic and interrelated areas:

  1. Addressing immediate humanitarian needs.
  2. Advocacy efforts in San Juan and Washington, D.C., to ensure maximum federal support and efficient resource coordination.
  3. Medium- and long-term economic development with a focus on resiliency.

How can you help?

  1. Register to attend and spend the an afternoon & evening with your colleagues in Miami. Pricing is as follows:
    • CLE Program Tickets: $75
    • Reception Tickets: $150
    • Tickets to both: $200
  2. Sponsor the reception: Contact Jennifer Guirguis at ABI to see options.
  3. Can't attend but still want to help? Please use this form and send back to ABI.


Thursday, February 1

3:00-4:30 p.m.

What’s Up with PROMESA?

This session will present an update on the pending PROMESA proceedings, focusing on recent rulings and litigation highlights, the status of revised fiscal plans and their importance under PROMESA, use of judicial mediation, the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the PROMESA proceedings and Puerto Rico’s economic development, and an overview of major economic development initiatives and critical infrastructure projects, and their relationship to PROMESA.

Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan

Sonia Colon

Ferraiuoli, LLC; Orlando, Fla.

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

Manuel Rodriguez

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC; San Juan, P.R.

Dr. Antonio Fernos Sagebien

VP, Advanced Research Center; San Juan

Carmen D. Conde Torres

C. Conde & Associates; San Juan, P.R.

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4:45-5:45 p.m.

A Conversation with the Judges

This session will provide, in a conversational setting, an opportunity for an exchange of observations and Q&A with Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Judges regarding the PROMESA proceedings, Puerto Rico’s financial condition, the effect of the Puerto Rico fiscal crisis and Hurricanes Irma and Maria on bankruptcy filings in Puerto Rico, and other related matters.

Zachary H. Smith, Moderator

Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Charlotte, N.C.

Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan

Hon. Brian K. Tester

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Caribbean Insolvency Symposium Cocktail Reception to Benefit Puerto Rico












If you are looking to sponsor this event please contact Jennifer Guirguis at [email protected]

Hotel Information

ABI has secured a small block of rooms at a rate of $259. To make reservations, contact the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove at (800-542-8680) and refer the group event name or code ABZ.

Approval for approximately 2.5 hours of CLE credit is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 3 hours 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 by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.5 hours. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 3 credit hours. 3 hours of CPE credit are also available.