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Event Information 230501

Monday, October 12

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by FactorLaw

8:30-9:45 a.m.

I Surrender! Strategies for Getting Rid of Unwanted Collateral

This panel will include a discussion of 363 sales by the debtor free and clear of liens and/or subject to liens, short sales by chapter 7 trustees, adding instructions to “catch all” sections of chapter 13 plans, and other strategies being used nationwide.

Richard Check

Bankruptcy Law Office of Richard A. Check, S.C.; Milwaukee, Wisc

Faiq M. Mihlar

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

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

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

Mark S. Zuckerberg

Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg; Indianapolis

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Living in the 3000s! Advanced Issues in Proof of Claim Objections, Including a Primer on the FDCPA Cottage Industry

Hon. Mary P. Gorman

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

James J. Haller

Law Offices of Mueller & Haller LLC, Belleville, Ill.

Karen Lobring

Lobring and Associates; Edinberg, Ind.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

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

Individual Chapter 11s: Comparative Proof that They Are Not Simply Chapter 13’s Older Sibling

C.R. Bowles

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, Ky.

Jonathan T. Brand

Transworld System Inc.; Chicago

Robert E. Eggmann

Desai Eggmann Mason LLC; St. Louis

Mary R. Jensen

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Madison, Wis.

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Luncheon

Sponsored by The Semrad Law Firm and Lakelaw

Ethics Keynote Presentation: “Honor the Profession”

Judith Greenstone Miller

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

1:15-2:30 p.m.

The Year in Consumer Case Law: What You Should Know, Learn and Love (or Hate)

Hon. James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Nathan Delman

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Gordon E. Gouveia

Gouveia & Associates; Merrillville, Ind.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (2)

In re Kaiser: A Study of Advanced Fraudulent Transfer Issues

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

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

David P. Holtkamp

The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.; Chicago

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

How to Get Paid: A Cost-Practical Primer

This session includes a review of best practices for obtaining attorneys’ fees and the new CARA form.

Hon. Janet S. Baer

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

Leslie Brodhead Griffith

Office of the Standing Chapter 13 and 12 Trustee; Madison, Wis.

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45-5:00 p.m

You Be the Judge: Evidence and the Consumer Practitioner

This session features an interactive presentation of the most common evidentiary issues faced by consumer practitioners, and the audience is the judge.

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

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

Catherine L. Steege

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

Paul G. Swanson

Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott; Oshkosh, Wis.

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

5:00-7:15 p.m.

Cocktail Reception to honor the career of Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP

 

Judicial Chair

Hon. Janet S. Baer

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

Planning Committee

Ariane R. Holtschlag, Co-Chair

FactorLaw, Chicago

Faiq M. Mihlar, Co-Chair

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

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

Mehul D. Desai

Swanson & Desai, LLC; Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

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

David P. Leibowitz

Lakelaw; Waukegan, Ill.

Hon. Thomas M. Lynch

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

Berton J. Maley

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

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (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

7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9 hours of general CLE credit, including 1 hour 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 7.5 hours, of which 1 hour 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 credit hours, of which 1 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 9 hours of CPE credit, including 1 hour 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 tkennedy@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 21, 2015. No refunds will be granted after September 21, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 21, 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

FactorLaw
Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC
Lakelaw
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
The Semrad Law Firm

Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 9/25/15)
Regular
(after 9/25/15)

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. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference. Membership is individual and nonrefundable.