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Event Information 240764

Monday, October 10

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Case Law 2016: At Least Some Courts Have Spoken

Nathan E. Curtis, Moderator

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Hon. Laura K. Grandy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ill.); East Saint Louis

Craig E. Stevenson

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.; Madison, Wis

Hon. Deborah L. Thorne

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

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Equity? You Don’t Have No Stinkin’ Equity! Valuation Issues and the Underwater Property

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

Steven M. Wallace

HeplerBroom LLC; Edwardsville, Ill.

James T. Young

Rubin & Levin, P.C.; Indianapolis

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Law v. Siegel and the Ever-Changing Face of Exemptions

Mark S. Zuckerberg, Moderator

Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg; Indianapolis

Hon. Thomas L. Perkins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Ill.); Peoria

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

William E. Wallo

Weld Riley, S.C.; Eau Claire, Wis.

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Luncheon

Sponsored by Lakelaw

Watch Out for the Bus!! Succession Planning for Lawyers and Their Firms

Brian Shaw, Moderator

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Mary F. Andreoni

Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; Chicago

Alan R. Olson

Altman Weil, Inc.; Milwaukee

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Things Don’t Always Go as Planned: Post-Confirmation Modifications and Appealing an Order Denying Confirmation

Nathan E. Delman, Moderator

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Hon. G. Michael Halfenger

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

Debra L. Miller

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; South Bend, Ind.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

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

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Crafty Creditor Remedies for Chapter 13

Cherie K. Macdonald, Moderator

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.; Belleville, Ill.

Amy A. Aronson

Aronson & Walsh, PC; Vernon Hills, Ill.

Gary A. Norton

Whitfield & Eddy Law; Des Moines, Iowa

Susan E. Trent

Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP; Fort Wayne, Ind.

Controlling the Crafty Chapter 13 Creditor

David P. Leibowitz, Moderator

Lakelaw, Chicago

J. David Krekeler

Krekeler Strother, S.C.; Madison, Wis.

George Vogl

Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC; Chicago

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Codilis & Associates, PC

3:45-5:00 p.m

Ethical Alliteration: Due Diligence, Difficult Clients and Divorce

Hon. Margaret Dee McGarity, Moderator

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

Deborah K. Ebner

Law Office of Deborah K. Ebner; Chicago, III.

Berton J. Maley

Codilis & Associates, P.C.; Burr Ridge, Ill.

Mary Robinson

Robinson Law Group, LLC; Chicago

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP.

Sponsored by The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.

 

Judicial Chair

Hon. Janet S. Baer, Judicial Chair

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

Co-Chair

Ariane R. Holtschlag, Co-Chair

FactorLaw; Chicago, Ill.

Berton J. Maley, Co-Chair

Codilis & Associates, P.C.; Burr Ridge, Ill.

Planning Committee

Joseph A. Baldi

Baldi Berg, Ltd.; Chicago

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

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

A. Stewart Chapman

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago

Nathan E. Curtis

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Nathan E. Delman

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Mehul D. Desai

Swanson & Desai, LLC; Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

Heather Giannino

Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC; Decatur, Ill.

David P. Leibowitz

Lakelaw; Waukegan, Ill.

Hon. Thomas M. Lynch

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

Brian L. Shaw (ex-officio)

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

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

Mark S. Zuckerberg

Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg; Indianapolis

 

Conference Information

Location

The conference will be held at the Jenner & Block Conference Center, located at 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Continuing Education Credit

8 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 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 8 hours, of which 1.25 hours will 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 9.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 9.5 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 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 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 September 19, 2016. No refunds will be granted after September 19, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 19, 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.

Sponsors

 

Codilis & Associates, PC

Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC

Jenner & Block LLP

Lakelaw

The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Allyson Donohue at adonohue@abi.org.

Exhibitors

Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 9/23/16)
Regular
(after 9/23/16)

ABI Member
$225
$250
New ABI Member*
$350
$375

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $295 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.